YouTube could compete with Apple and Amazon by offering third-party video subscription services

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YouTube is reportedly mulling over offering third-party subscriptions to users that will take attention away from Amazon and Apple — and keep people in Google’s ecosystem.

The company is considering giving customers the ability to sign up for a “wide range of subscription-streaming services run by entertainment companies,” according to a new report from The Information. Essentially, YouTube could allow people to purchase subscriptions to services from networks like Showtime, HBO, Netflix, CBS All Access, and others if it goes forward. YouTube declined to comment on the report when asked by The Verge.

There are a number of companies that already do this, but Amazon and Apple are two of the biggest collectors of services and giving them…

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