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« Reply #1845 on: November 15, 2021, 02:12:49 PM »
Question, I have Netflix and Crave, both offer very little new content. If I was going to invest in buy one other service; would you choose Amazon Prime or Disney.  Or any others I may not know about. I like good series tv, movies you can get just about anywhere.  I have heard a ton about Ted Lasso and like the premise.  I heard Yellowstone is worth watching but its Prime?
I heard Besos just spent a gazillion on a new Game of Thrones clone.

Any advice at all would be welcome.

Well, if you're looking for Ted Lasso, you're looking at the wrong options, as it's on Apple TV+
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« Reply #1846 on: November 15, 2021, 04:21:52 PM »
Question, I have Netflix and Crave, both offer very little new content. If I was going to invest in buy one other service; would you choose Amazon Prime or Disney.  Or any others I may not know about. I like good series tv, movies you can get just about anywhere.  I have heard a ton about Ted Lasso and like the premise.  I heard Yellowstone is worth watching but its Prime?
I heard Besos just spent a gazillion on a new Game of Thrones clone.

Any advice at all would be welcome.

New content has been pretty dry on all services due to the pandemic.

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« Reply #1847 on: November 15, 2021, 04:24:37 PM »
Question, I have Netflix and Crave, both offer very little new content. If I was going to invest in buy one other service; would you choose Amazon Prime or Disney.  Or any others I may not know about. I like good series tv, movies you can get just about anywhere.  I have heard a ton about Ted Lasso and like the premise.  I heard Yellowstone is worth watching but its Prime?
I heard Besos just spent a gazillion on a new Game of Thrones clone.

Any advice at all would be welcome.

As Busta mentioned Ted Lasso is on Apple TV+ which might be a good option for you as besides Ted Lasso it has some other shows that are pretty good like For All Mankind. It's also I think the cheapest of the streamers at 6 bucks a month. That said it is fairly light on raw content compared to some of the others but if you're not using your streaming services to watch old episodes of Cheers or whatever, that may not be a problem.

Prime Video's pretty good. It has a big content library, including a lot of movies, and if you get the yearly Amazon Prime membership at 80 a year it's almost as cheap as Apple TV+(and you get other stuff with it like their music streamer, a twitch prime subscription and various deals re: shopping with Amazon). It doesn't have a ton of original shows that I think are great but the Boys is pretty good, Yellowstone is watchable, some people seem to like Bosch. The Game of Thrones thing you mention is a Lord of the Rings series but I don't think that's going to be out for a while. Unless you mean their Wheel of Time series which also won't be out for a while.

Honestly, of all the services I actually find Crave/Netflix to have the most new stuff and because Crave has the HBO stuff it's what I probably watch the most but if you're not getting your value there I'd pick one of the others, get it for a few months, watch what you want and then cancel that and move onto the next service. Tha'ts probably what I'd do if I were paying for all of the ones I had access too.
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« Reply #1848 on: November 15, 2021, 04:35:15 PM »
Unless you mean their Wheel of Time series which also won't be out for a while.

Premiere's this Friday.

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« Reply #1849 on: November 15, 2021, 04:51:23 PM »
Unless you mean their Wheel of Time series which also won't be out for a while.

Premiere's this Friday.

Well, there you go. Still, I think the Lord of the Rings one is what cost all the money.
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« Reply #1850 on: November 15, 2021, 05:08:56 PM »
You can also look to split the cost of some of these services with family and share logins. Works well for Apple TV, crave, Netflix and Disney. Amazon we don’t bother because everyone seems to have their own prime account.

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« Reply #1851 on: November 15, 2021, 05:24:48 PM »
You can also look to split the cost of some of these services with family and share logins. Works well for Apple TV, crave, Netflix and Disney. Amazon we don’t bother because everyone seems to have their own prime account.

Yup. I pay for Disney, Apple and have my Prime account and then just have passwords from friends and family for the others.
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« Reply #1852 on: November 15, 2021, 05:29:33 PM »
Crave is basically HBO and I think things are eventually going to trend toward a more HBO Max model where same day release stuff will eventually become more common once theatre interest continues to cool.

If you have no interest in Disney core products there is still a lot of content on Star but new content is going to be 30% for kid, 60% Marvel/Star Wars and 10% other

Prime is a pretty mediocre service but if you do online purchasing through Amazon already probably makes sense to get just given the cost isn’t that much if you are getting the free shipping

We have them all…AppleTV is still free from phone purchase, and I share the Disney account with my family (and I like Disney stuff itself).

Disney plus is probably my favourite service overall but I don’t think you are going to especially love any one service over another.

This is a bad time to judge new content too as the pandemic nerfed a lot of shows
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« Reply #1853 on: November 15, 2021, 05:33:00 PM »
With Disney, for me anyway, it’s all about Star Wars. None of the Disney content itself matters to me.

However Starz is kinda cool. I finally started watching it’s always sunny in Philadelphia (how in the world have I missed out on this show for so long?) family guy, American dad and I started watching that Steve martin, Martin short Selena Gomez show (only murders in the building) and it’s a fun watch.

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« Reply #1854 on: November 15, 2021, 06:00:48 PM »
This is a bad time to judge new content too as the pandemic nerfed a lot of shows

That plus there are just so freaking many streaming services now(all of the ones we mentioned plus things like Hulu and Peacock and Paramount in the states) that realistically we're never going to see any one service have the sort of output that Netflix did a while back.
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« Reply #1855 on: November 16, 2021, 04:52:30 AM »
This is a bad time to judge new content too as the pandemic nerfed a lot of shows

That plus there are just so freaking many streaming services now

I remember a decade or so ago in the UK we had a competitions tribunal re sports TV rights and it was decided that one channel couldn't own all the football (soccer) rights cos then they could just charge whatever they wanted and it wouldn't be good for the consumer.

Now we have them split across 3 companies and the cost if you want to have access to all the live football is 3 different subscriptions that individually cost at least the same as when you got all the content on one.

Same thing with all these entertainment streaming services. Netflix, Disney, Apple, Sky TV etc here

Even worse is when one of the streaming services owns 2 or 3 seasons of a show and another one has 2 or 3 other seasons. Or when one streaming service drops a show when you're midway through watching it and another picks it up so you then have to subscribe elsewhere if you want to continue it
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« Reply #1856 on: November 17, 2021, 01:46:08 PM »
Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it.
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« Reply #1857 on: November 17, 2021, 02:25:38 PM »
We've got Netflix, Disney, Amazon, and Crave (through a family member).

Honestly, they're all good. "My List" on Netflix is so long I probably couldn't get through it in my lifetime. Amazon is improving. My wife loves watching older shows (Felicity, Roseanne, Golden Girls), so she really likes Amazon and Disney.

I'm mostly a Netflix guy, but am getting more into Crave's offerings as well.

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« Reply #1858 on: November 17, 2021, 02:27:09 PM »
A great site to find out where a show/movie is streaming is here:

https://www.justwatch.com/ca/

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« Reply #1859 on: November 17, 2021, 02:56:14 PM »
We've got Netflix, Disney, Amazon, and Crave (through a family member).

Honestly, they're all good. "My List" on Netflix is so long I probably couldn't get through it in my lifetime. Amazon is improving. My wife loves watching older shows (Felicity, Roseanne, Golden Girls), so she really likes Amazon and Disney.

I'm mostly a Netflix guy, but am getting more into Crave's offerings as well.

We have the same, as well as Apple TV+, split among various family members. Netflix definitely has the largest catalog, but Amazon has some great original programming, as well as some original shows from other services that aren't available in Canada. Apple TV+ is more sparse, but their original stuff is typically very high quality. Disney+ is much more niche, but within the niche I'm partial to, their stuff has also been very very good. Crave we really only use for HBO and ShowTime stuff - great back catalog, though, as they have all the early "peak TV" shows.
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