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I think I'm going to wind up having to take advantage of this discount, because if I don't I'm probably going to pay more over the next few years when I inevitably do cave.

Is anyone else doing this?

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-preorder-disney-plus-for-less-than-4-a-month-1837621368?fbclid=IwAR2hvuWhG79yOwZphDGB7puaFwPYWqb9qlj60fyF_MQopwX0Xe0q7djUjo0
 
 

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srossi wrote: I think I'm going to wind up having to take advantage of this discount, because if I don't I'm probably going to pay more over the next few years when I inevitably do cave.

Is anyone else doing this?

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-preorder-disney-plus-for-less-than-4-a-month-1837621368?fbclid=IwAR2hvuWhG79yOwZphDGB7puaFwPYWqb9qlj60fyF_MQopwX0Xe0q7djUjo0
 
 
Fuck that.  There is a ton of content for kids that is free of charge.  Don't cave in. 

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It’s not just for my kid, even though he’ll surely watch it a ton as he gets older. If you’re interested in anything at all that’s Marvel or Star Wars, it’s going to be very hard to get elsewhere. Plus the other original programming that they’re working on. 

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I assume most people on here have Netflix. Unless you are a 14 year old girl, you'd be crazy not to drop Netflix for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN deal (both are $12.99). Assuming you don't want both.

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Kriss wrote: I assume most people on here have Netflix. Unless you are a 14 year old girl, you'd be crazy not to drop Netflix for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN deal (both are $12.99). Assuming you don't want both.
As far as I can tell, Netflix is down to Ozark, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, and Black Mirror (which runs about 3 episodes every 18 months) as far as decent original series go. Everything else has either run its course or has been pulled because of Disney. Unless they announce about half a dozen killer shows for 2020, I imagine they’re going to lose half their subscriber base. It’s not like you can watch movies on Netflix either. You need the DVD plan to see any new releases. Streaming offers nothing. 

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: I assume most people on here have Netflix. Unless you are a 14 year old girl, you'd be crazy not to drop Netflix for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN deal (both are $12.99). Assuming you don't want both.
As far as I can tell, Netflix is down to Ozark, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, and Black Mirror (which runs about 3 episodes every 18 months) as far as decent original series go. Everything else has either run its course or has been pulled because of Disney. Unless they announce about half a dozen killer shows for 2020, I imagine they’re going to lose half their subscriber base. It’s not like you can watch movies on Netflix either. You need the DVD plan to see any new releases. Streaming offers nothing. 


I use a VPN to be able to watch Netflix from any country, and that makes it just about worthwhile. I have an app on my phone that shows you what is being added and removed every day. To keep their numbers up, they are adding a LOT of Korean and Indian movies and TV shows, along with third-rate documentaries (some are just 20 mins of drone footage without commentary called "INSERT PLACE NAME From Above"). A lot of movies are only on Netflix for 2 months before they are removed again, some only last six weeks. I'd happily pay $30, maybe up to $50 for "Spotify for TV and movies." One service that has 90% of everything that has ever existed. By spreading everything around an ever increasing number of providers, they are just encouraging piracy. For me, the Disney+/Hulu deal is the closest we will get. That covers Disney/Pixar/Marvel/LucasFilm/ABC and now everything from Fox. Fox wanted people to pay for a streaming service that only had The Simpsons, now The Simpsons is part of Disney+.

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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: I assume most people on here have Netflix. Unless you are a 14 year old girl, you'd be crazy not to drop Netflix for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN deal (both are $12.99). Assuming you don't want both.
As far as I can tell, Netflix is down to Ozark, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, and Black Mirror (which runs about 3 episodes every 18 months) as far as decent original series go. Everything else has either run its course or has been pulled because of Disney. Unless they announce about half a dozen killer shows for 2020, I imagine they’re going to lose half their subscriber base. It’s not like you can watch movies on Netflix either. You need the DVD plan to see any new releases. Streaming offers nothing. 


I use a VPN to be able to watch Netflix from any country, and that makes it just about worthwhile. I have an app on my phone that shows you what is being added and removed every day. To keep their numbers up, they are adding a LOT of Korean and Indian movies and TV shows, along with third-rate documentaries (some are just 20 mins of drone footage without commentary called "INSERT PLACE NAME From Above"). A lot of movies are only on Netflix for 2 months before they are removed again, some only last six weeks. I'd happily pay $30, maybe up to $50 for "Spotify for TV and movies." One service that has 90% of everything that has ever existed. By spreading everything around an ever increasing number of providers, they are just encouraging piracy. For me, the Disney+/Hulu deal is the closest we will get. That covers Disney/Pixar/Marvel/LucasFilm/ABC and now everything from Fox. Fox wanted people to pay for a streaming service that only had The Simpsons, now The Simpsons is part of Disney+.

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I am looking forward to Disney +, and I am hoping beyond hope that they unlock the vault. I don't expect that they'll play Song of the South, but I do think that a lot of vintage programming can be shown that we have had no access to in years. They've played like a half dozen "Disneyland" tv shows over the past 20 years, but that was a weekly broadcast. Mickey Mouse Club hasn't been shown since the earliest days of the Disney Channel. And all of the shorts they have - they made a ton of DVD box sets in the early '00s with these called the Walt Disney Treasures. Would be nice if they showed these, even as one short at a time.

I haven't even mentioned Marvel, Lucas, other Disney properties, and the Fox vaults. Disney + has the chance at being the best service from the minute it launches. And unlike WWE Network, they've really spent the better part of the past 18 months getting ready. WWE put their network out basically with no testing if you all remember and we were getting really pissed with how bad it was streaming.

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So everything that Disney has access to or the rights to will be available on day one. That is supposed to include everything in the Vault, the first 3 Star Wars movies, all the Marvel movies that aren't currently locked into Netflix, the entire Simpsons catalog, all the Pixar movies and shorts, etc. And everything will be available for downloading and playing back at your own convenience, no limitations except the storage of your device.

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wittman2 wrote: So everything that Disney has access to or the rights to will be available on day one. That is supposed to include everything in the Vault, the first 3 Star Wars movies, all the Marvel movies that aren't currently locked into Netflix, the entire Simpsons catalog, all the Pixar movies and shorts, etc. And everything will be available for downloading and playing back at your own convenience, no limitations except the storage of your device.When I see them uploading Oswald shorts, I'll believe that they are going to unlock the vault!!!  Really, really hoping that you are right.

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I'm curious if they'll open up the "Marvel Vault", with all their old TV shows. Similar to what DC has done on "DC Universe", only with Marvel. The 60's "Marvel Super Heroes", 70's TV movies, the 1980 (solo) "Spider-Man", etc. Marvel even had "Japanese Spider-Man" on their website, circa 2004, so who knows how deep it could go.

I've heard about Loki and Wanda/Vision, but I'm hoping that other junk will pop up.

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Erick Von Erich wrote: I'm curious if they'll open up the "Marvel Vault", with all their old TV shows. Similar to what DC has done on "DC Universe", only with Marvel. The 60's "Marvel Super Heroes", 70's TV movies, the 1980 (solo) "Spider-Man", etc. Marvel even had "Japanese Spider-Man" on their website, circa 2004, so who knows how deep it could go.

I've heard about Loki and Wanda/Vision, but I'm hoping that other junk will pop up.
Does Disney own "Spider Man '66"?  Because that was released on DVD about 15 years ago and should be all set to go up on any streaming service.

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Superstar wrote: Erick Von Erich wrote: I'm curious if they'll open up the "Marvel Vault", with all their old TV shows. Similar to what DC has done on "DC Universe", only with Marvel. The 60's "Marvel Super Heroes", 70's TV movies, the 1980 (solo) "Spider-Man", etc. Marvel even had "Japanese Spider-Man" on their website, circa 2004, so who knows how deep it could go.

I've heard about Loki and Wanda/Vision, but I'm hoping that other junk will pop up.
Does Disney own "Spider Man '66"?  Because that was released on DVD about 15 years ago and should be all set to go up on any streaming service.


Anything that was owned by Marvel or Fox can now go on Disney+. Something like the 70s Incredible Hulk TV series, made by CBS, won't be available.

As for the new series, they've announced:

2020: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
2021: WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye and an animated What If...? series
TBA: Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, She-Hulk

I'm really looking forward to all this.

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I believe all of Marvel's old cartoons (1980's and earlier) are owned by them. They used to sell videos of 2 or 3 episodes of "Marvel Super Heroes" and even "Spider-Woman" in the early 90's.

"Marvel Super Heroes" always sounds cool and a Marvel Zombie's dream. Cap! Thor! Iron Man! Hulk! Namor! But then you watch one or two episodes and you're shot. They're basically someone reading a comic to you, with low-level "animation" borrowed directly from the comics. Still...would be a Fun to Have.

I think Spider-Man '66 (IN COLOR) was on Netflix, circa 2011. I definitely used Netflix to watch the 1980 "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends", back then. Netflix stopped showing them all around 2013.

Curious about the 80's Marvel/Sunbow projects (GI Joe, Transformers, Bigfoot & the Muscle Machines, Robotix, Jem, Robocop, etc.). With FOX ownership, the 90's-2000's Spidey and X-men shows can go up. Even the weird 1998 Silver Surfer series and 1999's "Avengers: United We Stand".

It's all worthless speculation on my part, until I find a list of "Marvel Stuff that will be on Disney +".

On the Disney side, I'd be happy with the original DuckTales. And original Mickey Mouse Club, just so I can give my wife some context on the "Annette's getting pretty big" line from "Stand By Me".

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Found a few sites that reported the following Marvel animated shows will be on Disney+:

-1979 Spider-Woman
-1980/81 Spider-Man (solo)
-1982-1984 Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
-1994-1995 Iron Man
-1994-1995 Fantastic Four
-1992-1997 X-men (FOX)
-1998 Silver Surfer
-1999 Spider-Man Unlimited (I think this is the one where he goes to "Counter-Earth" and it's like the Sweet Pickles Bus)

That's a good chunk to get them started.

I'm guessing the licensed stuff from the 80's (GI Joe, Transformers, etc) is owned by Hasbro and what not. Makes sense that it would not pop-up.

I wouldn't be surprised if the 1987 "Pryde of the X-men" one day shows up as their version of a "Hidden Gem".

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There is an obscure cable channel (I forget the name) currently airing the GI Joe's from the 1980s and possibly the Transformers from the same era too. Because TV episodes run shorter now, to chop time without losing story content, the "Now I know! And knowing is half the battle", PSA segments aren't shown.

There were Marvel comic books for both toy lines, but the intellectual material was owned by Hasbro and Marvel had nothing to do with the TV cartoons. They're not likely to show up on Disney+ unless some more media consolidation occurs.

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Tubi TV (app and website) has had the GI Joe and Transformer cartoons for awhile. It's actually a pretty cool app and has all kinds of cheesy 80's/90's sci-fi and horror flicks. With limited ads. I recommend it.

GI Joe, Transformers, etc were done under "Marvel Productions", which partnered with Sunbow to produce the various Hasbro cartoons in the 80's. A lot of the same production personnel, voice actors and background music were used in both "Marvel Productions" and "Sunbow". So Duke had the voice actor as 80's NBC animated Bruce Banner, etc. Sunbow was pretty much the Hasbro properties, partnered with "Marvel Productions".

I don't believe that "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" and "The Incredible Hulk" had the Sunbow branding on them, though. Just "Marvel Productions". Whereas the Hasbro shows usually had both brandings.

Marvel Productions also did RoboCop in the late 80's. But I imagine that's currently owned by whoever has the RoboCop license. Same for Fraggle Rock and others:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Productions


So yeah, to bring it back to Disney+... it makes sense that the Marvel/Sunbow/Hasbro shows would not be included, nor expected.

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So it is up and running..just watched Mandalorian, It was ok for the first episode. Nothing really mind blowing. Only 40 mins.

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I guess you couldn't download the app before today? I'm probably going to need to buy a new Roku to watch this because I don't know if the 1 is supported and my smart TV is "too old" (less than 5 years) to have it. This is really annoying. Same issues with Apple TV.

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wittman2 wrote: Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: I assume most people on here have Netflix. Unless you are a 14 year old girl, you'd be crazy not to drop Netflix for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN deal (both are $12.99). Assuming you don't want both.
As far as I can tell, Netflix is down to Ozark, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, and Black Mirror (which runs about 3 episodes every 18 months) as far as decent original series go. Everything else has either run its course or has been pulled because of Disney. Unless they announce about half a dozen killer shows for 2020, I imagine they’re going to lose half their subscriber base. It’s not like you can watch movies on Netflix either. You need the DVD plan to see any new releases. Streaming offers nothing. 


I use a VPN to be able to watch Netflix from any country, and that makes it just about worthwhile. I have an app on my phone that shows you what is being added and removed every day. To keep their numbers up, they are adding a LOT of Korean and Indian movies and TV shows, along with third-rate documentaries (some are just 20 mins of drone footage without commentary called "INSERT PLACE NAME From Above"). A lot of movies are only on Netflix for 2 months before they are removed again, some only last six weeks. I'd happily pay $30, maybe up to $50 for "Spotify for TV and movies." One service that has 90% of everything that has ever existed. By spreading everything around an ever increasing number of providers, they are just encouraging piracy. For me, the Disney+/Hulu deal is the closest we will get. That covers Disney/Pixar/Marvel/LucasFilm/ABC and now everything from Fox. Fox wanted people to pay for a streaming service that only had The Simpsons, now The Simpsons is part of Disney+.

What app do you use?


Didn't see this until today, sorry. I used to use one called Upflix. It's not in the App store anymore but you can download it from their website and they still update it.

Now I use the Justwatch app. It's more fiddly to check different countries, and changing countries also changed the language. It has a huge upside in that it covers every streaming service, not just Netflix. Theh also have a website. Even if you don't have a VPN it's great just to check if/where a TV show or movie is available to stream via any method imaginable.

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They are having first day problems..Log in issues, Streaming not playing.

I was Was able to to watch the Mandarlorian but couldn't watch anything else just keep loading. When i hit refresh the page comes up but there is no play button.

After about a hour went back and was able to watch A spider man cartoon from 81. Then a few mins ago I went back because I read there is a change to the Han Gredo scene in A new Hope. I couldn't get to the movie or anything else Keeps saying something went wrong try later.

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Really stupid question, but how the fuck did you guys log in? I never got a password or anything.

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As it turns out, we get a free year of this because of the package we have with Verizon FIOS. My wife signed up. I don't see shit that interests me.

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srossi wrote: Really stupid question, but how the fuck did you guys log in? I never got a password or anything.
I signed up a few days ago. Made my own password.  

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bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: Really stupid question, but how the fuck did you guys log in? I never got a password or anything.
I signed up a few days ago. Made my own password.  

How about your log-in?  Just your e-mail?  I'm at work and haven't looked at anything yet so I don't know how the app works, but I was just surprised to see nothing e-mailed to me with the slightest bit of direction.

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srossi wrote: bpickering wrote: srossi wrote: Really stupid question, but how the fuck did you guys log in? I never got a password or anything.
I signed up a few days ago. Made my own password.  

How about your log-in?  Just your e-mail?  I'm at work and haven't looked at anything yet so I don't know how the app works, but I was just surprised to see nothing e-mailed to me with the slightest bit of direction.

Yeah asks you for your email then your Password.    I never got anything either other than I signed up and when my free week is over.   

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I signed up for the Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu bundle. I was expecting to have billing issues (get overbilled) since I already have Hulu with Live TV. Surprisingly, there was no issues. Disney billed it correctly the first time by charging me less for the package (Only charged $7 instead of $12 for the current billing cycle).
So far, so good. No billing issues. No streaming issues for me. Disney+ works, ESPN+ works, Hulu still working. Given the large number of people projected to sign up, I was expecting things to be problematic for a week or so. I am pleasantly surprised.
So glad that I dropped Netflix :)

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I have Hulu and never realized until today that it can be bundled with Disney+ and apparently with ESPN+ too. Was it easy to sign up in this way or was it sort of a hidden thing that was hard to do?

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tamalie wrote: I have Hulu and never realized until today that it can be bundled with Disney+ and apparently with ESPN+ too. Was it easy to sign up in this way or was it sort of a hidden thing that was hard to do?
It was easy to do. When I entered my credit card info and clicked submit, it was able to tell that I already had a Hulu account and then billed appropriately. I assume it checked against my name/e-mail address somehow.
https://www.disneyplus.com/welcome/bundle?cid=DSS-Search-Google-71700000051863720-&s_kwcid=AL!8468!3!395367933343!b!!g!!%2Bdisney%20%2Bplus&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrJmEurrl5QIVCm6GCh1zsQyhEAAYASAAEgK5MPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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You people really like cartoons, huh?

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Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?

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srossi wrote: Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?
Next Episode comes out the 15th then every 7 days after that. 

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srossi wrote: Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?
It will be awhile..Its a Sony film so they can't have it on the site. Read they are trying to work out a deal so it can be on the site. 

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srossi wrote: Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?From what I've read, Disney+ and even Netflix are looking into releasing new streaming shows on a weekly basis. The idea being it will be easier to retain those customers. 
Had heard the upcoming Marvel television shows will be handled like that as well. 

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Managed to get Disney+ working in Germany after a few trys. I think it's excellent. Yes, the content is aimed at kids/teens, and my parents do hope that I will become an adult one day, but until then I am very happy with what I see so far. I'm particularly pleased to see the extra features. I love to watch a good making-of documentary or to check out the deleted scenes.

The problem is that I now have 5 different streaming subscriptions. I think Prime Video and the WWE Network are not going to make the cut and I'm going to find "alternative" sources when I need them.

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Matt Farmer wrote: srossi wrote: Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?From what I've read, Disney+ and even Netflix are looking into releasing new streaming shows on a weekly basis. The idea being it will be easier to retain those customers. 
Had heard the upcoming Marvel television shows will be handled like that as well. 

So they're trying to undo years of binge-watching conditioning now?  That's not gonna go well.  I'm sure many people with no lives expected to send all day yesterday watching "The Mandalorian".

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I have over 40 years of reading comic books, so I'm totally cool with the spaced-out episodic format.

I like the "one a week" streaming concept. Hulu did this for all 3 seasons of "The Handmaid's Tale" and I can honestly say that, if they hadn't done that, I probably would've not gotten into it as much. I think one reason I got SO into "Lost", circa 2004-2009, was because I was strung along. Gives ya' time to think about what happened and what could happen. "Game of Thrones" was the same way.


For bpickering--- I'd say the ending of the first episode of "The Mandalorian" was mind-blowing. I marked out.

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According to a report from Variety, based on research from Apptopia, the Disney+ mobile app was downloaded a whopping 3.2 million across both Apple and Android devices. The app is currently at the top of the Apple App Store charts in the United States and Canada.

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Now Disney is saying that there are no plans for Spiderman Homecoming or Far from home to be on the site.

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srossi wrote: Matt Farmer wrote: srossi wrote: Checking it out now. Did they only upload the first episode of The Mandalorian so far? When do they get the latest Marvel movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home?From what I've read, Disney+ and even Netflix are looking into releasing new streaming shows on a weekly basis. The idea being it will be easier to retain those customers. 
Had heard the upcoming Marvel television shows will be handled like that as well. 

So they're trying to undo years of binge-watching conditioning now?  That's not gonna go well.  I'm sure many people with no lives expected to send all day yesterday watching "The Mandalorian".
Couldn't be more correct.  I guess Disney is treating plus as if it were a network with a vault.  WWE I think was going to do that, as they have their "live stream" channel within the network, but mostly the shows are uploaded well before they show them on the live channel.  I can't imagine that people are happy that they have to spend the next three months watching Mandalorian.  I did not subscribe yet, Disney got way too much of my money over the past ten days, so I'm waiting until December.  I am going to do the seven day free trial around the Thanksgiving weekend (that's when my Hulu expires) and then sign on for the $12.99 deal including Hulu and ESPN.  I would never buy ESPN, but I've had Hulu for a year for 99 cents a month and it's changed the way I watch TV.  I'm going to be cutting way back on cable in December as my contract for FiOS runs out over Thanksgiving as well, then go more into streaming.  Not cutting the cord completely - there's a lot of basic shit that we watch on Hulu that you need a subscription for and it all comes with a mid level package.  I don't care about cost, as long as it doesn't go up, so if I come out of this paying the same price I did for full cable I will be getting more for the same money and that's my goal.

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On Wednesday morning, just over 24 hours after the launch of Disney+, Disney revealed that more than 10 million users had already signed up for the streaming service. This is significantly higher than the estimates for Disney+ ahead of Tuesday's launch, which predicted a signup total in the range of eight million.

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Erick Von Erich wrote: ...I like the "one a week" streaming concept. Hulu did this for all 3 seasons of "The Handmaid's Tale" and I can honestly say that, if they hadn't done that, I probably would've not gotten into it as much. I think one reason I got SO into "Lost", circa 2004-2009, was because I was strung along. Gives ya' time to think about what happened and what could happen. "Game of Thrones" was the same way....


I am just the opposite. I intentionally wait to start watching a series (not a season, I mean the entire series) until it is has been cancelled / finalized so that I can binge watch the entire series in a couple of days / weeks. I don't like having to remember or re-watch previous seasons to remind myself of all the various storylines in the series. FX used to piss me when I had to wait so long between seasons of "The Shield". Before each season started, I would have to Netflix (DVD by mail) all of the previous seasons to get back up to speed. I have totally sworn off watching weekly programming on the networks.

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Chapter 2 of the The Mandalorian is up. My only complaint is the length of the episodes. The 2nd was only 30 mins.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: Erick Von Erich wrote: ...I like the "one a week" streaming concept. Hulu did this for all 3 seasons of "The Handmaid's Tale" and I can honestly say that, if they hadn't done that, I probably would've not gotten into it as much. I think one reason I got SO into "Lost", circa 2004-2009, was because I was strung along. Gives ya' time to think about what happened and what could happen. "Game of Thrones" was the same way....


I am just the opposite. I intentionally wait to start watching a series (not a season, I mean the entire series) until it is has been cancelled / finalized so that I can binge watch the entire series in a couple of days / weeks. I don't like having to remember or re-watch previous seasons to remind myself of all the various storylines in the series. FX used to piss me when I had to wait so long between seasons of "The Shield". Before each season started, I would have to Netflix (DVD by mail) all of the previous seasons to get back up to speed. I have totally sworn off watching weekly programming on the networks.

I'm not to that extent, but I do think I enjoy the nuances of shows much better when I binge multiple seasons as opposed to waiting YEARS between the first show and a show in Season 3.  I started Breaking Bad that way before I caught up to real time and it helped a lot.  I just binged Ray Donovan and am now caught up when it comes back next week.  I've done this with a few others also.  I wish I had binged Mr. Robot because I'm totally lost on the last season and can't remember anything.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: I signed up for the Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu bundle. I was expecting to have billing issues (get overbilled) since I already have Hulu with Live TV. Surprisingly, there was no issues. Disney billed it correctly the first time by charging me less for the package (Only charged $7 instead of $12 for the current billing cycle).
So far, so good. No billing issues. No streaming issues for me. Disney+ works, ESPN+ works, Hulu still working. Given the large number of people projected to sign up, I was expecting things to be problematic for a week or so. I am pleasantly surprised.
So glad that I dropped Netflix :)

I take back all of the nice things I said earlier. I just got an e-mail from Hulu advising that the cost for Hulu with Live TV is being increased from $44.99 per month to $54.99 per month. 

It is still way cheaper than what Comcast wanted to charge me for its basic cable package and the channel lineup available on Hulu includes a lot of sports channels (live sports is the only reason that I still get live television or else I would be content to binge watch everything online).

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Watched the first 2 episodes of “The Mandalorian” tonight. Very basic storytelling, and slow moving, but well executed. The feel is somewhat similar to the original trilogy much moreso than the prequels and sequels. Visually it all looks great. There’s just not a whole lot to say about the plot yet.

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There's actually not a lot of dialogue at all, which is a staple of many of Dave Filoni's early Clone Wars episodes (which I can't recommend enough, along with Rebels). So far, so good.

Watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 tonight too.



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