Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Best Buy launches a Geek Squad fix-it subscription service

Best Buy Co. Inc. is rolling out a subscription service for its Best Buy tech support unit, betting that the growing complexity of smart homes and connected devices will create demand for offerings that go beyond the one-off repair job.

The service, which runs $200 per year, provides unlimited phone, online and in-store help on basic tasks like setting up home networks, car-stereo installation and basic data-recovery tasks. Home visits to install theater equipment or do more complex tasks will cost $50. . . . more