A warm welcome to another Let’s Simplify Things! post!
In this post let us have a look at LBRY.
I would simplify LBRY by saying it as another take, mainly, on YouTube.
You will have noticed that I said it is trying "mainly" to be the new YouTube but actually, it tries to become the place to go for all kind of digital content, be it videos, ebooks, music, podcasts etc.
And yes mainly you will go there for the videos and I have to say in comparison to COS.TV the quality is a bit better and there is a bit more variety.
But again, the quality and variety are not even close to YouTube, by no means whatsoever!
The good thing is that they haven’t made it overcomplicated like COS.TV.
As expected they do have their own cryptocurrency LBRY Credits ( LBC ).
You earn it by either posting content or by completing various tasks ( yes, yes I know! There is also a mining option but it is not for the average user).
You don’t really get any by viewing content, not like you do at COS.TV.
There is a counter of the number of videos, ebooks, etc you have visited as part of the tasks but it has nothing to do with the amount of time spent.
You can access it via a browser but it is easier to use their app which is available for MacOS, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.
I have the feeling that they base the promotion of LBRY as the alternative of YouTube for people disappointed by the various policies of YouTube.
It is not a bad promotion in my opinion as they do not lie about it and a lot of people are upset with YouTube!
It is just that the value earned part is....hmmm how should I put it politely... not really there!
I just would like them to pay they content providers better and attract the type of content most of us are looking for!
If you are a content provider, at least for now, don’t expect to make any significant amount of money at LBRY.
You should go and check both of them for yourself and if you do so, please do use my referral links!
I not only highly appreciate it but it also helps!
The above reflect my personal views and by no means should be taken as a recommendation to use or not use any service or equipment whatsoever!
Please feel free to make any suggestions or comments especially on what you would like to see next being simplified!
Until the next post....
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
LBRY invitation link: https://lbry.tv/$/invite/9cUZYgFqTcBZp59YMo4Dh6dBFGqJzEnV
COS.TV invitation link: https://cos.tv/account/register?invite_code=GFNUE