Luminary unveils new, lower, pricing
January 14, 2020 · 2.7 minutes to read
EXCLUSIVE: Premium podcast service Luminary has announced new pricing: a significantly cheaper monthly plan: down from US$7.99 to $4.99, and a new annual plan at US$34.99 (about $2.99 a month). The company tells Podnews that the new prices are “based on the success of Luminary’s holiday promotion, our latest consumer research, and data insights about the evolving streaming content ecosystem”. International pricing has also been reduced: the pricing is available in the app now.
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