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(CNN)   Headline: "The streaming wars are over." So who won? No one, but obviously we all are the losers   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 9:02:21 PM  
In terms of content, HBO Max is the winner and the new douchebag in charge needs to be a lot more hands-off.
 
2022-08-11 10:38:27 PM  
I did since my bill for streaming services is a lot smaller than a cable bill would be. As evidenced by the 'deals' that Spectrum keeps sending me to 'bundle' my cable and Internet connection.
 
2022-08-11 11:31:57 PM  
How are we all the losers? You can subscribe and cancel willy nilly, and everything is completely on-demand while you're in. Watch what you want to watch and GTFO. Right now my daughters are working through the whole PJ Mask series, so we have Disney+ for the moment. Maybe we'll move on to something else next month or cancel everything and hang out until there's something interesting.

The day consumers will really have lost is if and when streaming becomes so expensive that it gets anywhere near cable packages (we're not anywhere close).
 
2022-08-11 11:32:12 PM  
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2022-08-12 12:30:19 AM  
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2022-08-12 12:30:31 AM  

Naido: In terms of content, HBO Max is the winner and the new douchebag in charge needs to be a lot more hands-off.


The idiots running Discovery and Netflix have given basic cable at least a five year extension on life. Either one of them could have become the dominant force in video but decided instead that pumping out garbage was more important than maintaining a customer base. Their churn these next few years is going to be unprecedented.
 
2022-08-12 1:10:29 AM  
I think YouTube won.
 
2022-08-12 4:03:15 AM  

hubiestubert: I did since my bill for streaming services is a lot smaller than a cable bill would be. As evidenced by the 'deals' that Spectrum keeps sending me to 'bundle' my cable and Internet connection.


This, I have Disney+, Paramount+ and HBO Max, everything else I just rent or buy on Prime.  It's way cheaper than what my parents were paying for cable in the 90's and that's not even fixed for inflation, and don't even get me started on the trips to Blockbuster.
 
2022-08-12 5:54:36 AM  

adamatari: I think YouTube won.


We watch youtube on our smart TV and smart boxes all the time, and I was...
[!]BUY THIS AMAZING GAMING HEADSET NOW!!! EPIC AWESOME!!! USE THE PROMO CODE[!]
...going to write what problems we have with youtube, but I just can't think of any.
 
2022-08-12 6:05:26 AM  

Likwit: How are we all the losers? You can subscribe and cancel willy nilly, and everything is completely on-demand while you're in. Watch what you want to watch and GTFO. Right now my daughters are working through the whole PJ Mask series, so we have Disney+ for the moment. Maybe we'll move on to something else next month or cancel everything and hang out until there's something interesting.

The day consumers will really have lost is if and when streaming becomes so expensive that it gets anywhere near cable packages (we're not anywhere close).


Because it used to be on 1 or 2 services instead of the fractured landscape we have now.

"Want to watch the 2 big series of the season? Too bad, they're on competing platforms. Better pay for them both!" is objectively worse than "Get it all on netflix."
 
2022-08-12 6:28:24 AM  

DerAppie: Likwit: How are we all the losers? You can subscribe and cancel willy nilly, and everything is completely on-demand while you're in. Watch what you want to watch and GTFO. Right now my daughters are working through the whole PJ Mask series, so we have Disney+ for the moment. Maybe we'll move on to something else next month or cancel everything and hang out until there's something interesting.

The day consumers will really have lost is if and when streaming becomes so expensive that it gets anywhere near cable packages (we're not anywhere close).

Because it used to be on 1 or 2 services instead of the fractured landscape we have now.

"Want to watch the 2 big series of the season? Too bad, they're on competing platforms. Better pay for them both!" is objectively worse than "Get it all on netflix."


No, it isn't. There was always a if stuff that just wasn't on Netflix at all. So you had Netflix or pay for stuff a la carte (or just go without it). Now there's a much better chance you'll find something on a streaming service with a monthly fee less than the price of the DVD or download. And if it's a service you've not used before, there's likely a free trial. Things are better than they've ever been.
 
2022-08-12 6:48:47 AM  
People used to b*tch about being locked into a single expensive provider (cable) that came with a ton of channels they never watched, and wanted to be able to pick and choose the channels they wanted to get a lower cost.  We were given a ton of really low cost channels, in the form of streaming services, and what do people do?  They keep b*tching, of course.

We just moved and left behind Comcast plus three add-on services (Netflix streaming, Netflix DVD, Hulu/Disney bundle) which totaled 319.00/month (275.00 + 8.41 + 15.49 + 19.99).  And until the pandemic, we didn't stream anything.  We added them because we were respecting the quarantining.

Now we have fiber that's faster, more reliable, and only 80.00/month.  We still have the same three add-ons (44.00), added Youtube TV (55.00) that has almost every basic cable channel we used to watch with Comcast, and added HBO Max (150.00 yearly subscription, averaging to 12.50/month).  It all adds up to 191.50, a savings of 127.50 every month.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure we're doing pretty well there.
 
2022-08-12 7:07:04 AM  

Likwit: DerAppie: Likwit: How are we all the losers? You can subscribe and cancel willy nilly, and everything is completely on-demand while you're in. Watch what you want to watch and GTFO. Right now my daughters are working through the whole PJ Mask series, so we have Disney+ for the moment. Maybe we'll move on to something else next month or cancel everything and hang out until there's something interesting.

The day consumers will really have lost is if and when streaming becomes so expensive that it gets anywhere near cable packages (we're not anywhere close).

Because it used to be on 1 or 2 services instead of the fractured landscape we have now.

"Want to watch the 2 big series of the season? Too bad, they're on competing platforms. Better pay for them both!" is objectively worse than "Get it all on netflix."

No, it isn't. There was always a if stuff that just wasn't on Netflix at all. So you had Netflix or pay for stuff a la carte (or just go without it). Now there's a much better chance you'll find something on a streaming service with a monthly fee less than the price of the DVD or download. And if it's a service you've not used before, there's likely a free trial. Things are better than they've ever been.


"Better than they've ever been before"? Maybe, if we're comparing it to the dark ages before streaming.If Disney just kept their stuff in Netflix, I would have 1 fewer subscription now. Paying for two is objectively worse than paying for one. Things got worse when Disney created Disney+.
 
2022-08-12 7:36:20 AM  
Roku with Netflix, Amazon Plus, a Digital Antenna and sports stream services on top of a internet connection comes to about $70 / month.  That setup gets me access to more passive entertainment than I can consume.  Although disjointed, It is objectively better than cable days.
 
2022-08-12 8:08:02 AM  

DerAppie: "Better than they've ever been before"? Maybe, if we're comparing it to the dark ages before streaming.If Disney just kept their stuff in Netflix, I would have 1 fewer subscription now. Paying for two is objectively worse than paying for one. Things got worse when Disney created Disney+.



Then don't pay for two. Service hop. You're not obligated to pay forever once you sign up for streaming, you know?
 
2022-08-12 8:20:58 AM  
I did. I have Netflix and Prime Video. There's so much content for me to watch, I'll never catch up. And since I prefer not to have multiple subscriptions adding up to the cost of a Comcast bill, I'm not buying any other subs.

In addition to these streaming platforms, I have games on Epic and Steam that I have yet to start playing. I have more than enough ways to fill time already.
 
2022-08-12 8:35:09 AM  
The consumer lost for sure. Especially for the ones that went to mobile apps that are awful at integrating with your TV. Paramount plus and HBO Max are ass apps.
 
2022-08-12 8:45:09 AM  

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2022-08-12 8:46:53 AM  

adamatari: I think YouTube won.


DTube is the future youtube
 
2022-08-12 8:48:55 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

We watch youtube on our smart TV and smart boxes all the time, and I was...
[!]BUY THIS AMAZING GAMING HEADSET NOW!!! EPIC AWESOME!!! USE THE PROMO CODE[!]
...going to write what problems we have with youtube, but I just can't think of any.


You have to pay 13 smacks for YT prime otherwise u get pile driven w propaganda that poses as commercials
 
2022-08-12 9:07:10 AM  

Linux_Yes: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

DTube is the future youtube


lol. Keep farking that chicken.
 
2022-08-12 9:12:34 AM  

rideaurocks: DerAppie: "Better than they've ever been before"? Maybe, if we're comparing it to the dark ages before streaming.If Disney just kept their stuff in Netflix, I would have 1 fewer subscription now. Paying for two is objectively worse than paying for one. Things got worse when Disney created Disney+.


Then don't pay for two. Service hop. You're not obligated to pay forever once you sign up for streaming, you know?


Yes, then I will miss discussing series that happens for both services when the stuff is still relevant.

If disney kept their stuff on netflix, things would be better.
 
2022-08-12 9:30:18 AM  
Well some streaming services have decided to shoot themselves in the dick and start playing commercials and then seem surprised when people leave.
 
2022-08-12 10:22:04 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

We watch youtube on our smart TV and smart boxes all the time, and I was...
[!]BUY THIS AMAZING GAMING HEADSET NOW!!! EPIC AWESOME!!! USE THE PROMO CODE[!]
...going to write what problems we have with youtube, but I just can't think of any.


To be frank about my wasted money, YouTube Premium family is well worth the $20 to avoid their intentionally stupid ad algorithm.

Almost all of my channels have videos that require concentration to watch, and if YT drops an ad on the middle of a lecture, it shatters the mental inertia.

An aside; am I screwing content creators by subscribing to YTP to avoid the ads? There are more than a few content builders out there who rival professional studios in the quality of their work.
 
2022-08-12 10:46:48 AM  

ajgeek: Ganon D. Mire: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

We watch youtube on our smart TV and smart boxes all the time, and I was...
[!]BUY THIS AMAZING GAMING HEADSET NOW!!! EPIC AWESOME!!! USE THE PROMO CODE[!]
...going to write what problems we have with youtube, but I just can't think of any.

To be frank about my wasted money, YouTube Premium family is well worth the $20 to avoid their intentionally stupid ad algorithm.

Almost all of my channels have videos that require concentration to watch, and if YT drops an ad on the middle of a lecture, it shatters the mental inertia.

An aside; am I screwing content creators by subscribing to YTP to avoid the ads? There are more than a few content builders out there who rival professional studios in the quality of their work.


Ad blockers are a thing for a reason. Just sayin.
 
2022-08-12 11:09:30 AM  

sirrerun: Ad blockers are a thing for a reason. Just sayin.



THIS! Since running pfblockerNG on my pfsense router, I haven't seen an ad on YT in years save for the product shilling in the videos themselves. One can do the same thing with PiHole.

Combine that with youtube-dl and I can watch whatever, whenever without Google's constant tracking.
 
2022-08-12 11:13:45 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Linux_Yes: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

DTube is the future youtube

lol. Keep farking that chicken.


Will do

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2022-08-12 12:45:56 PM  
"So who won? No one, but obviously we all are the losers"

Not sure where you're coming from here.  I've found plenty to like on the various streaming services.
 
2022-08-12 1:34:58 PM  
The streaming stuff is amusing to me.

Essentially, people are watching cable TV except instead of paying one company for all of it, they're paying numerous companies for some of it.

I mean, you do you. But ... LOL, it's pretty much all coming from the same people via the same place cable TV comes from: a wire sticking out of a wall.
 
2022-08-12 2:30:37 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: The streaming stuff is amusing to me.

Essentially, people are watching cable TV except instead of paying one company for all of it, they're paying numerous companies for some of it.

I mean, you do you. But ... LOL, it's pretty much all coming from the same people via the same place cable TV comes from: a wire sticking out of a wall.


Except it's drastically cheaper, there's infinitely more content, everything is 100% on demand, there are very few ads even on "ad supported" services, and you can quit any time you want.

It's exactly the same only different.
 
2022-08-12 3:59:48 PM  
Sure, go ahead and call a dinner now.
Amazon is likely going to buy that winner in a few years.
/offer not valid for Disney
 
2022-08-12 4:20:00 PM  

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2022-08-12 11:23:36 PM  
We won mostly.

No ads and no discs.

There are more than one Star Trek series going on and there are Star Wars TV series.
 
2022-08-13 12:06:59 AM  

Linux_Yes: Ganon D. Mire: adamatari: I think YouTube won.

We watch youtube on our smart TV and smart boxes all the time, and I was...
[!]BUY THIS AMAZING GAMING HEADSET NOW!!! EPIC AWESOME!!! USE THE PROMO CODE[!]
...going to write what problems we have with youtube, but I just can't think of any.

You have to pay 13 smacks for YT prime otherwise u get pile driven w propaganda that poses as commercials


You get served ads based on how you've been tracked across the web, and you get videos based on what you've already watched. If you're getting weird propaganda, that's on you.
 
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