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 Posted: Tue Nov 12th, 2019 03:30 pm
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Citizen of nowhere

Joined: Wed Dec 12th, 2007
Location: Parts Unknown
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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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