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Are streaming services out of control?

Old 01-10-24, 03:18 PM
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Re: Are streaming services out of control?

Originally Posted by fujishig
At least in my area the one thing cable has going for it is that it is one of the only options for internet and they bundle together. However my cable bill is set to go up in a few months and I'm probably dropping it if they refuse to give me a new client rate.
Some streaming services are getting bundled with internet service now. For example, I get HBO Max for free with my AT&T fiber.
Old 01-10-24, 07:58 PM
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Re: Are streaming services out of control?

I'm not sure it 's strike-related, but it seems like the streaming services have really cut back on their original content, or at least the stuff I'd be interested in watching.

Take Netflix, for example, they have maybe a half a dozen shows I'm interested in, and it seems like they take two years between seasons. And then there's Disney+, which seems like it's just a bunch of underwhelming Star Wars and Marvel content. Paramount+ has cut back on their Star Trek content; we went from having something new almost every week to only three ongoing series.

Shouldn't be surprising that they're pushing people back into piracy... https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-di...piracy-to-boom
Old 01-11-24, 04:15 AM
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Re: Are streaming services out of control?

Originally Posted by kefrank
Some streaming services are getting bundled with internet service now. For example, I get HBO Max for free with my AT&T fiber.
Spectrum, with their latest TV price increases, is now including ad supported Disney+ with the TV service. They are also beginning to really push their "Xumo" streaming device as a replacement for the cable box. I wonder how much it reports back to Spectrum on everything watched using the device.
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Re: Are streaming services out of control?

Originally Posted by Meathead
Spectrum, with their latest TV price increases, is now including ad supported Disney+ with the TV service. They are also beginning to really push their "Xumo" streaming device as a replacement for the cable box. I wonder how much it reports back to Spectrum on everything watched using the device.
Note that the ad supported Disney+ can't even be integrated with your current Disney+ account. Like I would love some sort of discount on my current Disney+ ad free account but nope.

And again they are "pushing people to piracy" because people expect content for dirt cheap, regardless of how much money it costs to make or distribute the content. No wonder they are cutting back on expensive original programming. If people don't want ads and people don't want to pay then I'm not sure what the expectation is. As it is now you can still get a ton of content for relatively cheap, on demand, and you don't really need to subscribe to 30 services at a time (who has time to watch all of that?)

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