Sixty days after beginning its beta-testing, Vessel, the premium short-form video start-up by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, has opened its doors to all.
Vessel provides early access to leading online short-form video creators for $2.99 a month, enabling members to watch those creators’ videos and shows before they are available elsewhere for free.
Creators offer their new videos exclusively on Vessel for a limited time, typically 72 hours, after which they are available for free on Vessel and anywhere else creators want to make them available (whether it’s on their own website, on YouTube or elsewhere).
“We’re thankful to the many creators who have invested their time and placed their trust in Vessel,” reads a blog post from the new start-up. “As a special gift for the fans of these creators, we’re inviting them to try Vessel free for a year. For the next 72 hours, everyone who signs up for Vessel will get a free year of early access, on us — no strings attached. Just download the Vessel app from the Apple App Store , or visit Vessel.com.”