Cord cutters - How many streaming services do you pay for?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by telliott, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. I have Comcast Xfinity now. When I use CNN on my iPad or desktop I also get the commercial in progress screen. I don't get that they just don't have apps for stand alone news channel viewings. Even with commercials. That would be great.

    Just looking towards next year when I might consider cutting Xfinity completely !!!???

    BTW I love having Netflix and Amazon Prime. Also have Hulu through a share with my ex. Apparently we can have on multi devises in second homes.. She gets my Prime. But with Hulu, two people can't watch at the same time. Works for us.
     
  2. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    We have
    Netflix
    HBO
    CBS
    Amazon Prime
    Hulu with Live TV...which is where I watch CNN and MSNBC (no interest in Fox News)
    of course we have to keep a Comcast Internet cable connection as well.
    I also have a small antenna on my chimney for over the air TV...it looks great, and it’s a good backup in case all of the above fails for whatever reason.
    I’m ok with this set up.
     
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  3. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    I have a DirectTV password that I rarely use. HBO blocked me after they updated their tech and could see that I don't have DirectTV - that was interesting. For about six months a couple years ago I was downloading MSNBC news shows direct from the NBC servers that their employees access. I remember when I first started using that hookup that I found using gooogle - I was looking at the url and thinking, "Hmmm, it looks like I'm in MSNBC's servers." That was cool. :laugh:
     
  4. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    Netflix only, although I get tired of the content. I had Hulu twice and wasn't into it. The only section I looked at was the Criterion Collection and now that is gone. Netflix has the right offerings (movies, good tv). More classics would be better. But I guess I have that covered!
     
  5. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky!

    Location:
    Midlands UK
    Only NETFLIX, don't even watch Freeview (standard TV) and haven't for about 5-6 years..tell I lie I watch 4 On Demand for Formula 1 .. listen to a helluva lot more Music these days :)
     
  6. The problem is that they want us to subsidize all those crappy channels we don't care about. But I guess there is someone for every channel??

    I would love a total a la carte pick each channel you want one my one. See how it all plays out.....
     
  7. My modem has the twoc hannels 2.4 and 5. I get around 275 MPS with 5 if I am in the same room and around 22o if I am downstairs (2.4 is better through walls). I get about 90-100 MPS with 2.4. This is Comcast Xfinity and NOT with their upgrade Blast service. This is in Seattle.
     
  8. bldg blok

    bldg blok Forum Resident

    Location:
    Elmira, NY
    Valid point, but I would say it depends on your circumstances. My situation? I don't have others that I have to satisfy and I'm no longer tied to the hip with mainstream media. I turned in my cable box and modem for VOIP phone with TWC (now Spectrum) two and a half years ago. It was tough going at first since I was a MLB/NFL junkie going cold turkey, but I managed. Hey, I quit smoking almost 33 years ago so there's no reason I couldn't ween myself off TV.

    I pay $65/mo. for internet and $27/mo. for unlimited talk/text and 4GB data with H2O having just switched from AT&T (can't stand Verizon). I was looking to pay less than $100/mo. for combined Internet and that allowed me to do it. As far as streaming I had Netflix but cancelled over a year ago because I use YouTube Red and Google Play Music far more. I have Amazon Prime, but I very rarely stream video or music. I do HBO Now when GOT is on. I do have access to TV when I go to dialysis, but when I do watch it's just Turner Classic Movies and I have to admit to seeing some classic, wonderful movies there like White Heat with James Cagney, Dark Victory with Bette Davis, and Out of the Past with both Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas. If I could just stream that channel I would.

    I don't want to say I would never pay for TV again, but right now I don't feel it's worthwhile.
     
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  9. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

    Location:
    Tennessee
    No, I don’t get any of those. The only news I get is what’s offered on the major networks such as ABC and NBC. Stuff like that isn’t available with what I have. I use the internet for that stuff.

    The converter box I have gives me things like PBS and other local stations. I do get CW and Fox which I do watch occasionally.

    I mostly watch movies if I’m going to watch a lot of tv which is what I get through Amazon Prime. I had Netflix for a little while but I have found Prime to be more favorable.
     
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  10. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Definitely not two dogs in a people costume.

    Location:
    New York
    Just cut the cable over the weekend. Now it’s Netflix and Hulu. We will probably add Amazon prime at some point and I’ll get HBO for a month when the next season of Game of Thrones is about to finish (so i can binge them all in a weekend).

    Since I heard they cancelled The Mick and Brooklyn 99 I was honestly paying $192/month to watch Bobs Burgers and Family Guy. Just no value anymore. For what I’m saving I could finance a new motorcycle.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    That thing runs on dinosaur juice. Get with it man and buy battery electric. Electrons are hot! :)
     
  12. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

    Location:
    illinois
    Right now I use Netflix on my friends account and that's it

    I stream baseball, football, college football, college basketball and formula 1

    If I miss it...oh well. there's always highlights
     
  13. AleYeah

    AleYeah Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    I cut the cord with DirecTV a coupla months ago after fifteen years (!) of continuous service with them. I really think they should get in on the action and pursue a streaming-only option for consumers.

    Amazon Prime and Netflix are providing more than enough content for me so far, but I also installed a digital antenna for local channels. (I was able to utilize the mounting base and coax cables already in place as leftovers from my DirecTV days.)
     
  14. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plano, Texas U.S.
    From a cursory scan of this thread, it seems like the most common and popular pair of streaming services is Netflix and Hulu.
     
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  15. GrahamBW

    GrahamBW Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois, USA
    Technically, Amazon Prime, since I have that membership and it includes a streaming service, but I rarely watch anything.

    I check out a lot of DVDs from my local library now. It's well-stocked and free.
     
  16. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    youtube tv is great and has every channel we need..only $40 per month.

    Also split Netflix and Hulu..
     
  17. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern IL
    Hulu plus
    Amazon Prime, but streaming is just the bonus for two day shipping.
    WWE Network off and on, growing up in the 80s and 90s I was a big wrestling fan and sometimes want to feed my nostalgia.
     
  18. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hulu Plus
    Netflix
    Amazon Prime

    Plus using my mother’s access from her cable subscription (she never uses them herself):

    HBO Go
    Showtime

    That access also let’s me in to FXNow and Starz and many others via Apple TV.

    It’s way more content than I have time for, but I like knowing it’s all there when I want it.
     
  19. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    CraveTV
    Netflix
    Amazon Prime
     
  20. vinyldreams

    vinyldreams Forum Resident

    Location:
    Main St.
    Google Play Music so I can get Youtube Red.
     
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  21. gitters

    gitters Forum Resident

    None.
    I borrow DVDS from the library. With interlibrary loan you can get just about anything. I do buy used DVDS, usually for $1.00 or less.
     

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