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Netflix
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Hulu
16.67%
Peacock
4.17%
Discovery+
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Apple TV+
4.17%
Disney+
8.33%
HBO Max
29.17%
Criterion Channel
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Amazon Prime Video (kinda since paying for AP)
16.67%
Paramount+
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YouTube TV
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Showtime Anytime
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Starz
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AMC+
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fuboTV
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Crackle
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Shudder
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Epix
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Philo
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Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Old 09-17-21, 06:48 PM
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Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

With $4.99/mo and $50/year, loving itsí 2 most popular shows in Ted Lasso and The Morning Show, interested in others, especially Jon Stewart and Jared Harris one, movie, I think? Fucking loved the hell out of CODA. I think, though others got more stuff, just canít beat no ads at $5 a month with Apple TV+.

The service that makes best use of your paycheck?
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Iíd say we get a lot of use out Hulu. Netflix would be second.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Most bang for your buck is going to be switching services every few months and catching up.

For my family (young kids), I'd say Disney + or Netflix, though..
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Hulu and HBO Max are definitely worth their weight in gold. They're the most expensive, yes, but for our household, the quality of content is top tier.

Worth it.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
With $4.99/mo and $50/year, loving itsí 2 most popular shows in Ted Lasso and The Morning Show, interested in others, especially Jon Stewart and Jared Harris one, movie, I think? Fucking loved the hell out of CODA. I think, though others got more stuff, just canít beat no ads at $5 a month with Apple TV+.
You should check out Mythic Quest, For All Mankind, and Dickinson on Apple TV+.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

For A-List content whether it's movies and shows, I have to give it to HBO Max

If you want to be overwhelmed by 60-100 shows and movies per month and 80% of them you probably don't have time to watch, Netflix.

Crackle, Xumo and Pluto are free, so I don't really consider that "Bang for your buck"

YouTube, Sling and Fubo are live TV streaming services that carry live cable and network channels. They aren't content producers. So I don't know if it really fits the criteria with others mentioned.

I like Apple TV+, but the one drawback with them is that they don't license content from other studios. So they rely 100% on newly produced films and shows made for them or purchased outright like Greyhound. So their library is small.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Originally Posted by lwhy?
You should check out Mythic Quest, For All Mankind, and Dickinson on Apple TV+.
I’ve been watching Mythic, love it too. Like It’s Always Sunny reunion with no Howerton and Day just producer, but so good and love video game setting and F. Murray kills it each and every scene.

Dickinson def on list bc I love Steinfeld.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

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For A-List content whether it's movies and shows, I have to give it to HBO Max

If you want to be overwhelmed by 60-100 shows and movies per month and 80% of them you probably don't have time to watch, Netflix.

Crackle, Xumo and Pluto are free, so I don't really consider that "Bang for your buck"

YouTube, Sling and Fubo are live TV streaming services that carry live cable and network channels. They aren't content producers. So I don't know if it really fits the criteria with others mentioned.

I like Apple TV+, but the one drawback with them is that they don't license content from other studios. So they rely 100% on newly produced films and shows made for them or purchased outright like Greyhound. So their library is small.
was Greyhound good?
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

It was alright. It's super short at about 90 minutes. If you're a history buff and like WW2 movies, it's worth a watch.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Originally Posted by DJariya
It was alright. It's super short at about 90 minutes. If you're a history buff and like WW2 movies, it's worth a watch.
I do and many WWII historical movies, except didn’t love Dunkirk. Loved Hacksaw Ridge, Jojo Rabbit, Darkest Hour was amazing.

What’s about? Hanks great per usual?
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Sort of like Forrest Gump, except no Gump. And it’s during WWII only. More battles.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

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I do and many WWII historical movies, except didnít love Dunkirk. Loved Hacksaw Ridge, Jojo Rabbit, Darkest Hour was amazing.

Whatís about? Hanks great per usual?
Just pull up the thread in Movie Talk and watch the trailer.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Ok. Prolly watch Cry Macho now.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Gotta go with Peacock, the monthly WWE PPVs is the worth it alone and now the new Halloween will be shown the same day as theater.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

^ plus AP Bio and a few others coming. Nice syndicated stuff like Modern Family, I believe.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

We use HBOMax and Disney+ the most. Netflix and Hulu behind that. We're using Apple for Ted Lasso as a couple, but my wife has watched a lot more shows on that service on her own. Prime video only for an occasional movie.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

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We use HBOMax and Disney+ the most. Netflix and Hulu behind that. We're using Apple for Ted Lasso as a couple, but my wife has watched a lot more shows on that service on her own. Prime video only for an occasional movie.
Same here.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

For the price, it's still Disney +. I mean, HBO Max has been great in 2021 with their day-and-date movies, but that will be going away in January and they still cost almost three times as much as Disney + does. Paramount + has a lot of potential, but they just aren't equal with the other two yet.
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

Technically, free services would be the best bang for the buck (maybe Paramount Plus should be included in that given how frequently they have free month codes), but I voted for Amazon Prime, because in addition to Prime Video, you also get 1-week (and sometimes one months) trials to the various channels (which tend to renew after a year, I think), and frequently, discounts for various channels. There have been lots of promotions of 99 cent month subscription (for 1 or 2 or 3 months) to: AMC+, Showtime, Britbox, AcornTV, Starz, Epix, The Great Courses, PBS Masterpieces, and plenty of others. Which gives you a large, rotating library for a little more than the base cost.

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Old 09-18-21, 08:15 PM
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I vote for Epix on Roku Channel .

It's only 6 dollars and I think they have just about as many movies as anyone(Netflix,Hulu,Amazon Prime included).

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I still have to put Netflix at the top of my list. Disney+ is giving NF a run for their money when it comes to how much content I watch. The rest kind of flow into each other, as I watch stuff on Hulu, Peacock, and HBO Max, but not a ton of content from each provider.
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Which ever one has the most stuff you want to watch on it.
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Netflix has gone down in my opinion. I usually only turn it on when Stranger Things drops, but started it back up for a month to see Cowboy Bebop.

Prime has two of my all-time favorite shows, The Expanse and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Now they have The Wheel of Time, so it could be three of my favorites.

HBO Max was good this year for the same day as theatrical drops. I also enjoyed watching John Oliver and they have a decent set of TCM movies as well as Studio Ghibli.

The small cost of Apple is worth is just for Ted Laso. The Morning Show is good too. I've been frustrated with Foundation though.

Disney+ is by far the greatest for me personally. I love Star Wars, Marvel, and the large collection of Disney and Pixar movies. I subscribed to the 3-year deal and will definitely keep it going after that's up.

Any of the streaming services are worth it if there's something you want to see and you only activate it for a month or so. I used to spend more on crappy VHS tapes from Blockbuster every weekend. There's frequently free trials and specials to take advantage of too. I got Hulu the other day for $0.99/month for a year, but there isn't much on it really.
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Prime is the best value, IMHO, not because of its TV and movie selection but because of all the other benefits the service offers (2-day shipping, Kindle, Music, Cloud storage, etc.).
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Re: Most bang for your buck pay streaming service?

HBO Max. I'm paying less than sticker price for it because I'm still subscribed through my cable company. I'm not even factoring in the day and date movies because I'm still using AMC A-List for those. It's all the HBO original programming; I love the movie catalog, and there are more than enough MAX originals that I find new stuff all the time. Plus, and this is a huge plus, it's just easier to search.

--Netflix has stuff I watch, but generally I have to have an idea on what I want to watch before I go there.
--I'll say this for hulu; they have a whole bunch of recent b-movie dreck for me to choose from. The issue with some of their TV programming for me are the ads. I know there is an ad-free plan, but it's at a price point designed to make you not really consider it.
--I like Disney+, but I only go there if I know what I want to watch. I imagine it is a better service if you have children. I don't know if I'll keep it after my three years are up.
--I'm a recent subscriber to AppleTV, and I've enjoyed some of there shows enough to go ahead and do an annual subscription, but there's just not nearly enough depth to call this the best.
--Prime has a ton of unsearchable stuff. Unless, I know what I want to watch finding something is almost by accident. It's the service that comes with the free shipping.
--Paramount+ - The shows are conveniently located, and there are a lot of Paramount movies, but there just isn't enough original programming for it to rate.
--Peacock - It's fine. I'd probably like it more if I still watched wrestling, but I stopped. They have slightly more original stuff than Paramount.

So in order, HBO Max, Netflix, hulu, Prime, Peacock/Paramount, Disney, Apple

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