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Headspace, Vimeo and Google Play Music: Three services worth paying for

by Danny Zepeda | September 20, 2016September 20, 2016 5:00 pm EST

Not too long ago, the smartphone race was built upon the foundation of hundreds of thousands of apps. Now that most of us have found our core apps, the landscape is shifting towards paid services. Chances are you’re already paying for one of these services (think Netflix, Spotify). Those curtail to the most well-known services, but there are a few gems out there that you probably haven’t heard of.

Services like Netflix and Spotify present a great value—unlimited streaming and all the content you could want. That’s pretty cool, but what about the next big thing? Spotify is great, but what if you can get a music streaming service and video add-on? Let’s take a look the services you should be paying for.

Headspace – starts at $7.99 per month

Headspace is a meditation service that is better than it sounds. The main objective of Headspace is to introduce a layman to the world of meditation, and it does this through its intuitive app and services that make the entire experience really easy to use. Pricing ranges from $7.99 per month to a $420 lifetime plan.

Google Play Music and YouTube Red – $9.99 per month

You may have heard of these two services, but did you know that when you subscribe to Google Play Music you get a YouTube Red subscription for free? That’s a great deal if you’re immersed in the Google ecosystem. You get a Spotify-like music service and the benefits of YouTube Red, including special programming and commercial-free content.

Vimeo – free to $599 per year

Vimeo has always been known as YouTube’s lesser known step-brother. But did you know the service also been an excellent avenue for lesser known movie makers to release their independent projects? These independent filmmakers make great use of their liberty and create fantastic short movies in the process.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...