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Mar 13, 2019 23:55:21

Streaming Services

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Keenen Charles

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Netflix was supposed to be the one service to unite them all. You'd get every show and movie available at your fingertips for a low monthly fee. Just like we have now for music. Now it seems like every studio and network wants to have its own service and we're back to a world that resembles cable.

There's more great content being produced than ever before but it's all isolated on various platforms. Many of these services only have a handful or less that's worth subscribing for, but just one show can get you to check it out.

Disney's upcoming service looks like it'll be the first to truly compete with Netflix. Their library is massive and they own all the franchises every one love. They had me at Star Wars. They'll have most people with their animated movies, Marvel, Disney Channel, and every other type of content you never knew they owned.

Maybe we'll see some consolidation happen and the smaller services will merge with larger ones. It seems inevitable that you'll have to subscribe to multiple services to get your favourite content. The difference is that you get to choose which you subscribe too and there are no bundles you're forced into. Unless Apple's plan is to screw that up...

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    @keenencharles I have been waiting for the one service to rule them all as well. It will be interesting to see Disney's final offering and Apple's. In the meantime I have dialed back my content consumption. I think it's finally time to ditch DirecTV.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 13, 2019 08:54:51
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      @brandonwilson The only thing that's making me keep cable at the moment is football (soccer). There's no proper streaming option yet and when there is it'll probably be another service to subscribe to ugh.

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Mar 14, 2019 11:37:34
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