Skyfire 4.0 For Android Now Costs Money To Play Video

Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customisable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favourites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, a "share" button, and sports, news and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video playback feature.

It'll be a one time fee of $US2.99 for their famed video feature - Skyfire use their own servers to convert and optimise video, after all - that lets you watch more videos on the web than your normally could on your Android phone (it does cost $3.99 on the iPhone and $5.99 on the iPad). It's not all bad though! Users who are upgrading to Skyfire 4.0 (from a previous version of Skyfire) will get the video option for free and in a deal struck with Big Red, Verizon Android users will also be able to access the video option for free. Hopefully you guys are in that boat. [Skyfire via Skyfire]

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