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Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:51 PM

Netflix, Prime , Hulu or ??

Is there a consensus here?

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Reply Netflix, Prime , Hulu or ?? (Original post)
cilla4progress Mar 2021 OP
CurtEastPoint Mar 2021 #1
yellowdogintexas Mar 2021 #14
MuseRider Mar 2021 #21
brewens Mar 2021 #2
eleny Mar 2021 #24
CurtEastPoint Mar 2021 #26
eleny Mar 2021 #29
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #38
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #3
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #9
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #19
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #39
Rorey Mar 2021 #23
yellowdogintexas Mar 2021 #16
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #18
cilla4progress May 2021 #35
Hugh_Lebowski May 2021 #36
KarenS Mar 2021 #4
rsdsharp Mar 2021 #5
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #7
cilla4progress Mar 2021 #8
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #12
rsdsharp Mar 2021 #15
Demsrule86 Mar 2021 #6
samplegirl Mar 2021 #10
tulipsandroses Mar 2021 #11
Laffy Kat Mar 2021 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #17
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #20
Phoenix61 Mar 2021 #22
CurtEastPoint Mar 2021 #30
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #44
exboyfil Mar 2021 #25
bif Mar 2021 #27
Auggie Mar 2021 #28
Binkie The Clown Mar 2021 #31
Harold Shea May 2021 #32
IronLionZion May 2021 #33
nuxvomica May 2021 #34
bif May 2021 #37
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #40
vanlassie Jun 2021 #41
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #42
Demsrule86 Jun 2021 #43

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:57 PM

1. Yes, to all 3

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:38 PM

14. Seconding that. We have all 3 as well.

I got Hulu to watch Handmaid's Tale but I am very pleased that I can watch current TV as well.

The interesting variety of original programming makes it worthwhile to have all 3.

It is a heck of a lot cheaper than cable!!!

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:53 PM

21. That was why I got Hulu too.

My husband who thinks this is all ridiculous was satisfied with just over the air (we get 6 channels only) and Netflix. My so gave me a subscription to Hulu so I could watch Handmaids Tale then I picked it up after the first year. We now have Amazon, Hulu and Netflix and I love all the different things we can see. I have a pretty bad case of tinnitus and keeping the TV on at a low level helps keep me from losing my mind. I also sleep with it on quietly so having different things to either ignore, watch or sleep through is helpful.

We had DirecTV and this is def cheaper than that and we never watched most of what came in their packages.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:58 PM

2. I thought Netflix was better than Prime. I only have Prime now. I may go back to Netflix to catch

up on a few shows, then dump them again. I'm just being a cranky ol' tightass that won't give them much of my money. I also have thousands of DVD's, hundreds I haven't watched yet, courtesy of Netflix and a burner. Yo Ho ho as I like to say!

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 11:10 PM

24. Can you save your Netflix downloads on dvd indefinitely?

I thought they disappeared after a short time. Let's talk!

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Response to eleny (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:55 AM

26. You cannot 'download' things from Netflix via streaming. I believe they're talking about rental DVDs

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #26)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 01:25 PM

29. Netflix does allow downloading of their programming to dvd

I read that they allow it so people can use the recordings for instance in their cars so the kids can keep occupied. But the recordings are programmed to disappear from the dvd after a short time. Maybe several days at the most.

I thought that you may have found a way to permanently save Netflix downloaded to dvd.
Thanks for clearing up my misunderstanding.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:36 PM

38. You can use an app called Playon...you can save it to a memory stick or hard drive or to the

Playon cloud.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:59 PM

3. Prime Video is a great bonus to having Amazon Prime ... I wouldn't pay for it just for the streaming

but because I like my Amazon stuff to come fast, with no delivery fee ... I have Prime Video.

Netflix is worth the cost in terms of quality of content, no question to me.

I also have HBOMax, which I also find to be worth the $15/month, but just. If $15/month was dear to me, I'd probably skip it.

I don't have Hulu so someone else can speak to that.

Overall my most worthwhile streaming purchase is Spotify for $9.99, which I enjoy all day, every day.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:10 PM

9. Hulu is great if you like network shows...they don't do cable but the day after a show is on

network, it is on HULU.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:48 PM

19. Exactly. I don't. So I don't have it :)

But I figured there was a scenario for some where it make sense to have it

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:37 PM

39. They have excellent Hulu original programs too.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:59 PM

23. I would like to see Nomadland

Have you seen it? Supposedly it's on Hulu, so I'm thinking of subscribing to that tomorrow.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:40 PM

16. I do not really think about cost of Prime because I would have Amazon Prime just for the free

shipping even if the video part was not there.

Each of these streaming services offers something the others do not.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:42 PM

18. You're pretty much saying the same thing I am :)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #3)

Wed May 26, 2021, 03:03 PM

35. I have Spotify too

but I only use it for music and podcasts. Does it have a video function as well??

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #35)

Wed May 26, 2021, 03:08 PM

36. Not that I know of and if they do, it's nothing like Amazon Prime for sure (nt)

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:01 PM

4. Yes to all 3,,,, plus Peacock and something else,,,

We usually only pay for one premium at a time,,,, but this year is different,,,,
and we always have prime because of the shipping on Amazon,,,, now I need to go check,,,

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:02 PM

5. We have Hulu and Prime.

We also have Disney+ through Hulu, and Paramount+ through Prime.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:05 PM

7. We have Disney and Paramount also.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:10 PM

8. Do you pay for

Paramount? We have Prime. Did you get Paramount for no additional cost?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:15 PM

12. You pay for it but it is quite cheap and worth it in my opinionl.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:39 PM

15. We just got it a week or two ago.

I think itís $9.95/month.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:04 PM

6. I have all three...and love them. With prime you also get free shipping.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:10 PM

10. We have all

three but I use Netflix the most for movies.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:14 PM

11. Yes to Netflix and Prime. I've always had Prime for so many other reasons-

shipping, ,store card
I had HULU but didn't really see the benefit after I signed up to watch one show which doesn't seem to be returning. I am tempted to sign up again to watch the Billie Holiday movie though. I think Netflix has better original content.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:25 PM

13. Netflix because I'm too cheap to pay for an additional streaming site. nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:42 PM

17. Yes. I have all three.

I do hate the fragmentation of the streaming services. There is a limit to how much I'm willing to pay altogether. I feel as if those three are reasonable, given the amount of watching I do.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:51 PM

20. Netflix in a runaway

I have Netflix, Prime, HBO Max and Crunchyroll and Funimation for my anime. For pure content, Netflix is a runaway winner, IMO.

Edit to say we also have Disney, but only because of wifey.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat Mar 20, 2021, 10:56 PM

22. Netflix and ACORN

Prime was a waste of money for me as I always get free shipping anyway. Plus, Iíd click on a show then find out I had to pay to watch it, very irritating. Got HULU for Handmaids Tale and then dropped it. ACORN has great shows from England and Australia. Plus they have new shows all the time.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

30. I LOVE Acorn. Now hooked on Balthazar! And Miss Fisher

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:06 AM

44. I wish we had another season of Miss Fisher or a new season for the spin off set in the

60's where her niece shows up and Miss Fisher is missing...the first one was so good. I just checked again and the spinoff, Ms Fisher's modern mysteries is here! It is only available on Acorn according to the computer and my TV. I think you might enjoy it.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 12:03 AM

25. I have ad supported Hulu for $2/mo.

but I don't use it all that much (a lot of overlap with Prime in movies).

Prime with a $1/mo. for Starz (ending this month)
HBO Max on the six month special. Not sure if I will rejoin when it comes up in June. It is a great service though.
I have Disney Plus where I have a year special.

If I dip into some of the others, I can get 7 days free through both Amazon and Hulu.

I watch Netflix when I am at my mom's house. I may watch it a few times at my own house, but not regurally.

I will keep Prime for one more year to finish Bosch up. After that I am not sure.

If Disney Plus keeps the Star Wars and MCU shows up, then I will stay with them on the long term. My wife and I also like watching the older Disney movies.

Peacock pulled its Universal monster content so it is of little interest to me.
Paramount Plus doesn't have much that I am interested in. I was less than impressed with the Star Trek and Twilight Zone offerings.

There are a lot of old movies that are PVOD. I wonder if the streaming services will eventually get the strea,omg licenses to boost sales. That is what I like about HBO Max and Disney - they both have a bunch of their classic movies.

Check out Reelgood.com or Justwatch.com to get search features for year, rating, genre, and streaming service.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:46 AM

27. If you only go with one, Netflix by a long shot!

Great offering of films. Especially if you enjoy foreign movies and indie films. I've had it forever and still find a ton of movies to watch. And I watch a ton of them--like more than 365 movies a year!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:55 AM

28. Yes, but I suggest you binge-watch month-to-month ...

that way you're not paying for all three at one time.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 05:56 PM

31. I barely have time for Netflix and Prime. Hulu would be overkill for me.

Except when each new season of Handmaid's Tale comes out. Then I get Hulu for the a short while to binge watch the season.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 06:48 PM

32. Currently all 3 and Peacock "Basic" for no charge.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 09:29 AM

33. All 3, because there is excellent content on all 3

Netflix has original content on streaming plus a very large selection of DVD/BluRay by mail.
Prime has original content plus rental options plus premium channels like HBO and Showtime that are cheaper than cable companies
Hulu has network shows and a live streaming option for people who want to cut the cord for live TV

I also use Starry 5G internet for the past 2 years so I have literally cut the cord. Everything is wireless for me.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 01:17 PM

34. Netflix, Prime and HBO Max

The biggest problem with Netflix is finding an obscure show you might like. For example, I liked The Stranger but they never suggested The Five, even though it's a very similar type of story. I had to find it by searching for Stranger's author (Harlan Corbin) and discovered a bunch of stuff, some foreign-language, based on his works.

Prime Video is great for old series and movies and I started using it a while after getting Amazon Prime just for the shipping.

HBO Max was "free" because I already subscribe to HBO on cable. I was delighted to see they include the TCM library as well.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 04:57 PM

37. And I've found lots of decent content on Tubi

Like Naked City and Rifftrax. There are commercials however.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 12:42 PM

40. For those who miss certain cable shows...like HGTV or Hallmark, TBS what have you,

I suggest Philo...it is a great bargain at $20.00 a month and has an unlimited cloud DVR. I really like it...there are certain channels I really like such as Hallmark's mystery channel and the Travel Channel. You get these with Philo. You can also watch it anywhere. Also, check with your internet provider or cell phone provider as HBO max is free with ATT's best internet. If you roll it in with the phone...you can get the internet for $59.00 and get HBO max for free in my area (Cleveland). You can also get HBO max with some wireless plans...I know ATT has one...I am pretty sure other providers do too.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 9, 2021, 10:43 PM

41. I feel chained to the cable for one single reason: MSNBC.

I donít know of a way to get it in real-time without paying Comcast a ton of money. 😕

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 10:57 AM

42. Peacock offers Morning Joe I know and I watched Lawrence there recently...I would have to look into

it...Also MSNBC has a free app I believe that allows you to stream shows.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:00 AM

43. Also, sling offers all of the News channels...MSNBC and CNN...

I had sling for years...both orange and blue, but when hubs lost his job I needed to make a change for financial reasons. Also, I needed a break from the news which causes me great anxiety at times so I switched to Philo. But I have Peacock and Paramount which gives me access to local news and in Peacock's case many of the MSNBC shows...I think Peacock has a version that has commercials and is free.

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