Playboy, Quibi and Smyle Mouse take center stage in this week’s subscription headlines. Playboy lays off its remaining editorial staff as it pivots to eCommerce, Quibi advertisers want changes to their contracts since the short-form video platform has not lived up to expectations, and Smyle Mouse launches a subscription that allows people with disabilities to have hands-free control of their computers. Also this week, subscription craft club Craftsy calls it quits after struggling during the coronavirus crisis, Google tests one-click subscription sign-ups for the Android TV Play Store, and subscribers are not happy as Sky announces that Sky Sports plans to stop its subscription pause program.
The Subscription Experience
March 4, 2021 • Noon Eastern