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Wink gives customers one extra week after accusations of extortion [U]

Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription

In a move which seems unlikely to change the way anyone feels about it, the company has edited its blog post and emailed users to say they will now get one extra week before functionality is lost.

Smart home company Wink has been accused of extortion by customers furious at an announcement that they will be forced to pay a monthly subscription else their existing products will cease to function.

Wink says any customers who don’t pay the $4.99/month subscription will no longer be able to access devices via the app, voice or API, and that automations will no longer work …