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Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Old 03-13-12, 09:39 PM
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Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

I presume most people here have Netflix or Hulu, but other than those, what do you subscribe to?

For me:

TWIT Network -- the main reason I got a Roku was so I could watch TWIT while still using my laptop.
Crunchyroll -- Finally, I can watch recent anime legally.
Dramafever -- East Asian TV series.
Crackle -- Doesn't have the selection of Netflix, true, but I actually think that makes it more fun. It's sorta like the steaming equivalent of channel surfing -- you just browse around until you stumble across something really weird or that you vaguely remember seeing once when you were six.
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Old 03-13-12, 09:42 PM
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Pandora
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Posted in the wrong thread previous:

Glad to see this sub-forum created......Vudu for me....no subscritption fee (pay for what you rent...credit card needed on file though), new releases come out same day as the DVD, and they have the more obscure titles available for rent as well - win-win.

Also, this is the company that was recently bought out by Walmart.

The prices are a little high for a flick ($2.99 up to $3.99 for max HD) but I don't care...I don't rent that much anymore so it's a good service for me - watched three movies so far and haven't been disconnected once. You can also access the vudu app across all the video game systems, supported blu-ray players, etc...
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Old 03-13-12, 10:34 PM
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Just Netflix, for the most part. I'll occasionally use some of the other channels on the Roku, typically the Nowhereman TV channel. Once in a while I'll use Pandora. If Spotify ever shows up on the Roku, which was hinted at a while back, I would probably use it quite a bit.
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Netflix and Pandora. I have Amazon Prime, but they don't have an app for my WD TV Live.
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Netflix (Kindle Fire, PS3, Roku, HTPC) - for casual movies and TV shows.
Amazon Instant Video (Roku, HTPC) - for actual rentals. I'm always checking in to see which movies are $1.99, or which new shows have the pilot for free (ie: Touch and Awake).
Spotify (Android Phone, Laptop, HTPC, wife's iPhone) - for 99% of my music needs.
Pandora (Roku) - Only when I'm not in the mood to pick something specific to listen to.

Last edited by Dan; 03-14-12 at 01:52 PM. Reason: updated post as per Raul3's suggestion, which is smart. Very smart.
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Old 03-14-12, 05:35 AM
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

I have paid subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crunchyroll and The Anime Network. I also have a current subscription to the TNA Wrestling channel, but I don't plan on renewing.

I'll often sign-up to Hulu+ for a month if there's something I want to watch. But I don't like all the commercials, especially when I'm paying for it.

For the free channels, I frequently watch Youtube and listen to iTunes Podcasts. Sometimes I'll surf the other channels like Revision3, Twit.tv, Machinima, etc. But I don't watch them on a regular basis.
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Great thread.

If possible, list the device or devices where you watch the service.
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^ good suggestion. I've edited my post.
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Old 03-14-12, 03:59 PM
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I use Hulu+ and Rhapsody regularly. I actually paid for Napster just for use on my phone, but now that it switched over to Rhapsody, I hate it. Namely the Rhapsody app for iOS, just sucks ass, always laggy and freezing up, never had that issue with Napster. I do like Hulu+ quite a bit, even with the commericals. Shit, there are commercials everywhere, especially on Cable and I pay for that shit too.

I also have Netflix but eh, I have enough movies and TV Shows, I just had the itch to watch a few shows I know they had on there.
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Old 03-16-12, 01:59 AM
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Netflix and CinemaNow. Netflix for all of my streaming and CinemaNow for rentals.

I've tried Crackle, but the commercials were annoying and the selection was shit.
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Hulu Plus (Roku, BD player and XBox 360)

Netflix (XBox 360 and sometimes my BD player)

Dramafever (Roku)

Amazon Instant Video (Paid and free Prime videos) - (My 2 Sony BD players and Roku)
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

What are you guys watching on Dramafever? I checked it out a few times, but I'm not very familiar with the shows. Is there anything that's really good?

Here's the website if anyone else is interested:

http://www.dramafever.com/
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

netflix, hulu, pandora, espn360 primarily
did a free demo of prime and found it too limited
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What are you guys watching on Dramafever? I checked it out a few times, but I'm not very familiar with the shows. Is there anything that's really good?

Here's the website if anyone else is interested:

http://www.dramafever.com/
It's pretty much Korean television dramas and other programming like travel and food shows. There are a few Chinese dramas as well. All of them have subtitles.

However, Dramafever just raised the prices recently for new subscribers. I'm currently paying $39.99 per year (My Mother uses it since she's a fan of them) and they promised to keep it that price everytime I need to renew. I signed up before the price increase. If your a new subscriber, it's $100 per year.
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What are you guys watching on Dramafever? I checked it out a few times, but I'm not very familiar with the shows. Is there anything that's really good?
I mainly just go for the historical dramas. They aren't Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Seven Samurai, but they're still pretty good.

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
It's pretty much Korean television dramas and other programming like travel and food shows. There are a few Chinese dramas as well. All of them have subtitles.

However, Dramafever just raised the prices recently for new subscribers. I'm currently paying $39.99 per year (My Mother uses it since she's a fan of them) and they promised to keep it that price everytime I need to renew. I signed up before the price increase. If your a new subscriber, it's $100 per year.
I'm not even bothering with the subscription -- the ads for free users are minimal, and there aren't any series that I can't wait to watch when they become available to free users.
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Old 03-17-12, 09:50 AM
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Crackle, Vudu, Epix, PopcornFlix, Vanguard Cinema
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Netflix
Spotify
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Netflix
VUDU
Cinemanow
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Old 03-17-12, 11:07 PM
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amazon prime (roku & kindle fire)
netflix (roku, kindle fire, & iphone)
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Old 03-19-12, 08:31 PM
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Netflix
Hulu+
Amazon for Walking Dead
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Crackle
I just discovered Crackle's App on XBOX live. The audio and video is crap and they don't update that often.....but everything is FREEEEEE.

Godzilla channel.
Anime Channel
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Old 03-22-12, 07:45 PM
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Re: Which Streaming Services Do You Use?

Netflix(Roku)
Spotify
Pandora

I also use the Warpia PC Streaming adaptor to mostly stream Hulu to the TV, bypassing an additional Hulu Plus subscription
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Old 03-23-12, 10:56 AM
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netflix and sometimes hulu for hgtv and food network shows.
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Old 03-28-12, 09:41 PM
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When it comes to monthly(or when it comes to amazon yearly) subscriptions, Netflix is a must, and finally became an amazon prime member when we got the Roku for the bedroom. Had to do something since on the weekends I couldn't watch netflix till 11 since they have that stupid 2 device rule and my daughters bogart it till lights out. It doesn't have the content netflix does but it did help me rediscover Red vs. Blue. We're also trying out Hulu plus for a few months because I'm trying to talk my wife into letting me cancel our cable service and I thought it would help.If i'm actually paying to rent something I prefer Vudu over other ppv sites, I got "Dressed to kill" on amazon since the roku doesn't offer Vudu and it was full frame and looked like crap so I bit bullet and went in the other room and paid for the HD version on vudu.
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