I'm sick of goddamned streaming services

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Hey! Hollywood! :waving:

    Want to know why more and more people are finding "alternative" means to view your stuff?

    It's because of this bullshit:

    Disney to pull content from Netflix

    So Disney is pulling out of Netflix so they can start yet another streaming service that consumers will have to pay for if they want to watch your crap.

    Fuck all y'all, you piece of shit cocksucking money-grubbing douchebag studios.
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  2. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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    Pretty happy with Exodus right now. Every tv show and movie ever made basically.
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  3. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    But is it legal? :unsure:
  4. Paladin

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    Right now, I've got Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Now, and this seems like too much. I'm going to narrow it down to two; probably dropping HBO once I get caught up on Game of Thrones.

    I am definitely NOT in the market for yet another streaming service.

    Disney's will probably make it because there's a crapload of parents out there who can keep their kids continually entertained with a small monthly fee.
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  5. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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  6. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    Yep, every channal seems to want to have their own streaming service with only their own content. No thanks. I don't feel like paying for 10 different streaming services.
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  7. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    But if you only watch 2 or 3, it's a hellavalot better than paying for 150 of which 100 are religious, 30 are paid promotional programs, and 20 might have watchable content, most with wall to wall commercials. Amazon Prime is $100/yr and that gets me free fast shipping. HBO is $15. Netflix is $9. A la carte Amazon is nice when there's something recent or not on the other services. I'm ponying up $10/mo for Showtime, but I think I'll stop after Twin Peaks is done.
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  8. Chad Kardashian

    Chad Kardashian Don't believe his lies

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    Currently subscribed to Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Now. Similar to @Paladin, I will likely drop HBO once the current season of Game of Thrones has ended. I hate Hulu because you're paying for the same 5 commercials on repeat, but the better half has a lot of shows she watches on it.

    With this move, Disney has encouraged everyone to go pirate their content--I'm not paying for a Disney-only streaming service. Similarly, when the new Star Trek series begins, I won't be paying for the CBS-only streaming service. As with Disney, CBS has encouraged viewers to pirate their content.

    The music industry has it figured out. Most music can be easily found on one of a handful of streaming services (Spotify, Pandora, Prime), or purchased through iTunes. I no longer need to pirate music because everything I want to listen to is readily available for a fair price.
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  9. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Look at it this way. If you walk into WalMart, Target, Best Buy, etc... and took a movie of the shelf, walked out with it and didn't pay for it. You stole the movie. If you went into one of those stores, and the store was playing the movie on their TV displays, and you watched the whole movie, you didn't do anything that can really be considered a crime. The store however can be held accountable for displaying the movie without getting permission or paying the copyright holder.

    That's a simplified way of looking at it.
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  10. Skrain Dukat

    Skrain Dukat Banned

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    Disney pulls content from Netflix for own app. Netflix has nothing but Netflix content. Every network has own app. It’s cable again.
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  11. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Netflix will have a series on witcher books to fill are game of thrones needs.
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  12. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I don't mind the whole cable a la carte setup, though I think $5 a channel is more reasonable. If I could have Netflix, hgtv, travel, and maybe the cooking shows, I'd be good.
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    That's what we have and the sheer number of things to watch is almost overwhelming. The first time I saw what was available on HBO Now, I was :wtf: .
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  14. Paladin

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    Based on the amount of time I actually spend watching streaming services, I may not really need to have any.
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  15. Tuckerfan

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    For a while. What's going to happen with a lot of these services is that they're going to discover not enough people are willing to pay for their crap. Or, they'll get a big influx of subscribers when a new series/movie shows up on their service, only to have folks cancel after they've burned through all the episodes of what it is that they want to watch. (Lots of folks are starting to do that with HBO. They sign up to watch GoT, then cancel until the next season starts.)

    Amazon's attempting to be cable 2.0 by offering packages to various streaming services, but that's unlikely to attract huge numbers of viewers. Most services are going to find that they can't get enough subscribers to maintain interest, and other services, like Disney, are going to figure out that it's a good idea to have some of their back catalog available on places like Netflix, etc., because it will attract people to their service, in order to get the latest episodes, or related content.
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  16. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I watch AmazonPrime the least, but the streaming service isn't the reason I pay for Prime.
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  17. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Ron moore and brian cranston are creating a dean cootz seris for amazon prime.
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  18. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Ditto, but were it not for the streaming service, I might not renew on schedule like I do.
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  19. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    Wordforge needs audio fan fiction streaming service where dayton3 and soma read their fan fiction.
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  20. shootER

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    Autorenew FTW.

    I actually don't recall when the renewal date is.
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  21. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Unlike some people around here, I live on the margins, so I have to think about such things.
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    BTDT.

    Still do, occasionally. :calli:
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  24. Zombie

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    Same here.

    Of all the streaming services I use that one gets used the least.

    But really can anyone complain? This is what A La Carte is like.

    I won't be subscribing to Disney. Kids will have to suffer.

    Nor will I subscribe to CBS for Star Trek.
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  25. Paladin

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    I have Prime to save on shipping, but being able to watch The Grand Tour and The Man in the High Castle sweetens the deal.
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    Captain Conspiracy Making Frogs Gay Again

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    Never heard of The Grand Tour, but Man in the High Castle is great.
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  28. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Well if the Marvel shows get pulled from Netflix, that's the only reason I got Netflix. Their original movies are good, but not worth the subscription just for them.

    I have Amazon Prime, but I never get around to using the streaming service. Still haven't caught up on High Castle season 2 yet.

    Thing is I have a fuckton of old TV shows on DVD to watch too, but I only watch one thing per weekend day over lunch - life is too short to spend all day in front of the screen. Once I retire I'll be watching one thing per day over lunch, but that still will keep me happy for the rest of my life without needing more than one streaming service.
  29. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    What is it with pirated media that makes you think it's ok? Do you shoplift from walmart too? That someone else did the looting shouldn't make you feel ok.
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  30. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Or, people will find... alternative... means to watch the shows.

    We're currently seeing a huge surge in Android video streaming services, whose legality is questionable at best. There's a parallel between what's happening now and music in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Pirate services like Napster took off like wildfire until Apple finally came around and figured out a way to (partially) solve the problem. It certainly doesn't mean that people still don't pirate music, but I bet the ratio of legal/illegal music streaming is a lot better than it was in the heyday of Napster and the like.

    Hopefully some smart person figures out a way to address the streaming video issue. But, as usual, consumers will be the collateral damage until that day...
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