valerie wrote: The only one at this point in time for me that I prefer to keep and that is Amazon Prime.
It's worthy because there is a lot of programs to watch, even old movies and new Amazon shows, etc.
In addition, I keep my photos uploaded in the cloud and free shipping, etc. So everything I get with
Amazon is a good deal for me.
Initially I had subscribed to Prime not for the streaming but for the same day / next day shipping
I saved a bundle on shipping ever since I am a member, well worth it, and eventually I started using the streaming side, there's lots of perks when you are a Prime member, not just the series and movies, and it's affordable too, . It's amazing what you get for that low price. Not like Netflix that dings me $13.99 a month :/ But still I have both because there is stuff I want to watch that is NOT on Prime but that is on Netflix. This is the problem when you have multiple streaming services, I mean there was a time when Netflix ruled the streaming world, not anymore, eventually you will have dozens or more new streaming services........
Check out Tubi.tv, it's 100% legit and FREE, they have a deal with a few studios and production companies.
As far as all the individual companies charging for their networks, well that might bite them on the
arse and not take too long about it. Today, one can watch and read a lot of stuff online on video
sites and news sites. Even many free to watch movies at YouTube. With this coronavirus and people
being unemployed, many are not going to be capable of paying for all those subscriptions.
It might be the opposite, because these new streaming services will charge far less than Netflix, that wold be their strategy of building their member base
Just like Netflix did, and years later when they build their member base,
then they will raise the price. It's fairly easy to win your customers over with a good price AND their favourite shows, they will follow you.
With a huge drop in income, Netflix is going to struggle, because it might not have the resources it once had to produce their own exclusive series, so we might see less Netflix exclusive series or watered down, low budget garbage.
I have smart tvs and also Roku box's. Mostly I use Roku and there is about 100 channels in my Roku.
Many of the channels are free to watch. I even get my local news that is a channel in my Roku.
Yes I've heard of Roku. I have a Smart TV too, it's a Samsung and it supports installing of apps. It comes with Samsung's own ad supported TV streaming service, free, with hundreds of channels.
Netflix has been bound and determined to continue their dvd options. I used to do 3 out at a time
about 20 years ago when Netflix first started. Eventually decreased it to 1 out at a time simply
because we did not have time to watch them and because were only interested in the new release
Really ? Who uses DVDs now anyway, the DVD Player and some BluRay players are being phased out. Finding quality DVD and BR media is near impossible now, they are all being phased out. Nowadays people are using USB, SSD and Hard Drive for storage. HDs are very cheap now, you can store your entire collection of music and DVDs on a single HDD. And now with the digital age, you can order, pay and download your movie - store that movie on your HD and play it when you want. DVD rentals are a thing of the past. Of course movie studios are still producing to DVD and BluRay, but eventually they will produce exclusively on BluRay, and eventually on memory modules, it might one day be actually cheaper to distribute movies that way than actual DVD and BluRay, and with media that can potentially store several times a BluRay, this means studios could pack more content and at a higher bit rate, so this means better quality, less compression, more content, no more swapping of DVDs and BluRay.
I have already started moving all my DVD / BR collection into digital copies and on an extra HD for backup.
It's practical when I need to watch something I just plug the hard disk to the smart TV's USB port. I'm using software I purchased online that converts authored DVD/BR into single file MKV and MP4 format.