In the centralized cloud world there has been the potential for a big firm to stream the whole world of content, services and apps for an ad free flat rate subscription. Problem has been content strikes.
Note that before this stuff would run on the serverside. Now Amazon is telling its customers, no ads and no bills its free to you and we will pay developers by the minute based on how much you use their wares. Note the twist. They will pay developers for stuff that runs on your hardware , your power bill your network bill in exchange for a little phone home action. I’d imagine a work around for the phone home might be streaming from the serverside possibly with more of a subscription flavor.
This model if it catches on has the power to drive centralization further. The proper counter is a free(dom) model where wares are offered openly without strings or ads (crucial) and survive on the tipped likes of potentially 8 billion plus people. Ripping of wares won’t bar the propper accrual of anonymous and non anonymous tips, and that may be key.