To help clear up most questions, here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about our new Pay It Forward set up.
How does Paying It Forward benefit the paying customer? What are the perks for Paying it Forward?
There are some beneficial reasons to Pay It Forward vs using just the free method. Some of those are:
- Pay It Forward at Least 10 Streams Per Month
- Unlimited Access to The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, etc
- Unlimited Access to Netflix & Amazon Filters
- Help Create Season 2 of The Chosen And Other Great Original Content)
Free vs Pay It Forward Perks
Paying it forward ensures you get to watch what you want whenever you want, without limitations. Limitations mean that with every Pay It Forward, 10 streams are added to the community pool of free streams available. So with the free VidAngel service, there is a possibility that you may sit down to watch something and realize at that moment there are not enough free streams available. At that point you will have to wait until there is an available stream.
Here is a little chart that shows the quick comparison of both plans.
If I choose to use the free version, what restrictions will I have?
The free version will still give you access to VidAngel. The limitation is that you will have limited access to the number of streams.
What that means is that with every Pay It Forward, 10 streams are added to the community pool of free streams available. So you may sit down to watch something and realize at that moment there are not enough free streams available. At that point you will have to wait until there is an available stream.
Paying it forward ensures you get to watch what you want whenever you want, without limitations. This is helpful for binge-watching that TV series you have been dying to see.
How can I choose who benefits from my contribution?
At this time you are unable to Pay It Forward to a specific person. We love the idea though and will be sure to consider if it is something we can add in the near future.
If I don't want to pay for someone else, can I get a discounted rate?
We do not have a discounted rate as an option currently. Our goal is to make sure everyone is able to enjoy our service no matter what their financial situation may be.
Do I pay per episode/season/movie? Is there a monthly option?
Our service is still a monthly subscription plan. We do like the idea of the pay per episode/season/movie plan and our team will be discussing that for a possible future release.
If I have VidAngel credits, will they still be used each month to cover the subscription?
VidAngel credits will still be used the same as they have in the past. If you have credits on your account then they will be used to pay for your subscription before your credit card is charged.
Can my credits be used to cover someone else's subscription as well?
Only if you transfer your credits to someone else. Your credits can cover your subscription but not someone else's unless transferred first.
How long can I be a recipient of free access under Pay It Forward?
The purpose of the Pay It Forward is to help provide our customers who can not financially afford to use our services, with free service. We hope once people are able to financially support paying for VidAngel service they will help others in the way they were helped.
Will there be a free trial?
With the new Pay It Forward model there is no longer a need for a free trial. You can start using it right away for free or help others who would like to try but are unable to afford it.
Will I be renewed automatically or do I need to accept to Pay It Forward every month?
Using Pay It Forward is like a subscription. Every month you will automatically be charged for your Pay It Forward subscription that will help you as well as other families enjoy our service. Feel free to cancel at any time by logging into your account settings at www.vidangel.com/account and scroll to the bottom to cancel.