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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2015, 06:50:47 PM »
I wasn't impressed with Amazon's video streaming service when I tried it a couple years ago. Netflix is much better and the entertainment my kids get out of it more than justifies the expense. If I were the only one using it, I'd probably drop it. I can watch pretty much whatever I want online without a subscription service.
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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2015, 05:58:12 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2015, 10:36:45 AM »
Hulu is going to offer a commercial-free service for $12/mo

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/business/media/hulu-starts-a-commercial-free-option-to-rival-netflix-and-amazon.html

Umm....

I currently don't see commercials on Netflix or Amazon Prime.   And they're both cheaper. 

WTF?

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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2015, 12:27:41 PM »
If they are talking about Hulu Plus (they don't say) I think they tend to get recent episodes of shows sooner than Netflix. If I could pay $12 a month for those without commercials I might look into it. I guess I need to get more details.

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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2015, 12:59:23 PM »
For starters, this newest tier of Hulu's service still isn't completely ad-free

http://lifehacker.com/hulu-is-adding-a-new-11-99-plan-without-commercials-m-1728227577

Games like that are enough to ensure that I will not subscribe. If I'm paying for the service, I don't want to see ads, ever.
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Re: Epix and Netflix Parting Ways
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2015, 01:06:12 PM »
Hulu is going to offer a commercial-free service for $12/mo

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/business/media/hulu-starts-a-commercial-free-option-to-rival-netflix-and-amazon.html

Umm....

I currently don't see commercials on Netflix or Amazon Prime.   And they're both cheaper. 

WTF?

Amazon is inferior to Netflix and Hulu, imho, and should be cheaper. I'm not sure how much cheaper Netflix really is than Hulu. The basic streaming package is $7.99, but that is SD and one screen at a time. Netflix's HD, 4 screen package is already $11.99. And you can probably expect price increases from Netflix in the near future.

Netflix is already experimenting with advertisements for its own shows

http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/1/8700921/netflix-advertising-house-ads-test
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 01:08:22 PM by mirth »
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