Want more Kim Kardashian in your life? There's an app for that

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For $2.99 a month, you can now subscribe to a Kim Kardashian West or Kylie Jenner channel on your smart phone.

Four famous Kardashian-Jenner family members launched their own paid apps on Monday in partnership with a media company called Whalerock Industries.

The apps are part of what is known as a "direct to consumer strategy" -- selling content directly and individually through an online store instead of being part of a cable TV-style bundle.

The Kardashians and Jenners are mainstays of the E! cable channel and will continue to be.

But the apps open up a new avenue to make money and make deeper connections with fans.

Kim and Khloé Kardashian have apps, and so do Kendall and Kylie Jenner. (So that's $11.96 a month for all four!) Kourtney Kardashian's app is coming soon, according to Whalerock.

The apps are a vision for the future of media -- where a viewer subscribes directly to the stars and brands they're most interested in.

Whalerock launched a similar app with Tyler, the Creator over the summer.

The apps -- and companion web sites -- have videos, diaries, and a variety of lifestyle content (like beauty tips and travel guides). The celebrities "are involved in the content creation on a daily basis," a Whalerock spokeswoman said Monday.

Once fans have paid for the apps, there are more ways for the celebs to profit -- through pay-per-view extras and merchandise sales, for example.

Whalerock is seeking to sign up other A-listers for similar apps.

Kim Kardashian has had quite a bit of success with apps already -- her "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game has sold millions of digital copies.


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