Verizon has launched early access to the beta of +play – its streaming subscription management hub that is exclusive to Verizon mobile and 5G Home and LTE customers. The company says the “first-of-its-kind” content hub will allow customers to discover new content, manage their subscriptions to streaming services and access exclusive savings.
Due to the large number of subscription services available in the market, Verizon believes customers are finding it hard to keep up with new services, as well as to access attractive promotions and manage the services they already have. +play helps by, among other things, sending alerts when free trial periods end or prices change. Access to the web-based platform is free no additional cost for Verizon customers.
Users can join by visiting plusplay.verizon.com from a desktop or mobile device. From there they can log into the platform using their existing Verizon credentials and can toggle between the Discover tab to explore content available through +play, the Shop tab to access exclusive offers and savings and the Manage tab to centralise account payments in one place.
Once subscribed to a service through +play, customers will continue to access the service directly through the provider’s streaming app or online portal (not via +play). Customers signing up for early access to the +play beta will get 12 free months of Netflix’s Premium plan if they purchase a 12-month or seasonal subscription from a range of +play partners, including NFL+, NBA League Pass, AMC+ and more. This offer results in an annual savings of $240 and is available for a limited time during early access.
Erin McPherson, Chief Content Officer for Verizon, says: “We’re thrilled to officially launch +play in an open beta, offering our customers exclusive access and to offers and the tools to manage their growing number of subscription services. As one of the largest direct to consumer distributors in the U.S., Verizon is the partner of choice for content and subscriptions services, and we’re positioned to move the industry forward by offering customers more choice, and enabling a seamless billing and management experience.
“The exclusive relationships Verizon has with the top subscription services and content providers, coupled with our distribution scale and customer retention, differentiates us and makes us the partner of choice for providers and customers alike. On +play, customers can get savings and value they can’t access anywhere else and our content providers get vast distribution and stickiness that’s beyond reproach.”