Wink is a company that makes smart devices for the home, and recently announced that it would force customers to pay a subscription of US $ 5 / month or lose access to the functionality of the device.
To ensure continued development and growth, we are moving to a monthly subscription of $ 4.99 as of May 13, 2020. These fees are designed to be as low as possible. […] If you choose not to subscribe, you will no longer be able to access your Wink devices from the app, with voice control or via the API, and your automations will be disabled on May 13. Your device connections, settings and automations can be re-enabled if you decide to subscribe at a later date.
1: I think it’s called extortion or fraud at the very least. 2: Apparently Wink belongs to will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, and has trouble paying employees. It is not relevant, I have not heard any of these names for years.
Check it out: Wink: give us $ 5 a month or lose access to your devices