But Is It on Netflix? - Streaming Video Service Thread: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock, YouTube TV, AT+T Watch, Philo, Playstation Vue, HBO Max, HBO Now, Facebook Live and many more

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A thread to discuss the ongoing balkanization of streaming, cord-cutting, new options, lament and laud the coming and going of new competitors and so on.

Sound off with your obsessive subscriptions!

I'm using Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Mubi, Criterion, HBO Max, Showtime; might very well find myself doing Apple+ if I upgrade my phone/ipad at some point but can't imagine getting Disney.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

thanking u for having a long enough subcription list to make my own look reasonable

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:30 (three months ago) link

subscription, yikes

mh, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

Here's the projected pile of noteworthy streaming channels purported to have unique programming to choose from in 2020... surely this will need to contract at some point in the near future?

Netflix
Hulu
Amazon Prime
Apple TV+
Disney+
NBC Peacock
YouTube TV
AT+T Watch
HBO Max
HBO Now
Showtime
Starz
Facebook Live
CBS Interactive
Discovery/BBC
Criterion
Mubi
Shudder
Acorn
Crunchyroll
DC Universe
Kanopy
AMC Premiere
Pluto

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:35 (three months ago) link

I have netflix. That is all.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:36 (three months ago) link

Plus a space to talk about delivery services! Roku, Playstation Vue and the like.

Give thanks and praise to PLEX, which is free, has virtually no ads and mostly just magically works.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

We use a Roku and currently pay for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and we have HBO Go since we currently have it in our cable package. We've been considering ditching cable completely, but when we talk to our provider (Xfinity) they want so much $$ for our internet service alone without a bundle that it still doesn't make sense. Since my wife works from home as a consultant and does a lot of video editing, we need a dependable connection. They really still push the bundles so dropping the cable alone doesn't seem to be the cost savings we hope for.

I know for sure we'll add Disney+ and I'm pushing for the Criterion one too, unsuccessfully thus far.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:46 (three months ago) link

I am curious, how much of a difference is it just for internet, vs internet+cable where you are?

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:49 (three months ago) link

i cord cut earlier this year with the Hulu/No Ads cable package and i have not missed cable at all. I think it's $60 for that package and another $65 for high speed internet.
Supplementing occasionally with tt0rre3ntz helps keep FOMO at bay.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:50 (three months ago) link

I have Hulu and Amazon Prime. I had a Showtime add-on through Hulu while Billions was airing, but dropped it after that; I had HBO for a while through Amazon to watch Insecure and Big Little Lies, but dropped that too.

If a show is on a particular streaming platform, it'll often be available for rent/purchase through Amazon, so if it looks really good I'll do that sometimes. I barely ever watch movies anymore - maybe one a month, so none of the movie-oriented services are at all appealing. And since there are no kids in my house, I don't have to worry about Disney, Marvel, etc.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:51 (three months ago) link

xp I'd be curious to hear more about Plex's video features, I have a server installed but only use it for music.

Currently we've got Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Shudder ... at some point I want to shut down my Uverse TV service and switch to Hulu or YouTube or some other way to stream live sports and Turner Classic Movies.

Brad C., Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:51 (three months ago) link

I'm not sure offhand, my wife is the biggest push for cutting the cord in our house and she's been the one talking to them directly. Iirc, we pay around $140 for both right now, but I think she said they'd still want nearly $100 for just internet.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

i pay for netflix (though i should really stop, i watch almost nothing on it), hulu (through spotify which is practically like not paying for it), shudder (the greatest), and criterion. i've never had cable as an adult

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

Hulu's live TV option is ridiculously expensive, to me.

I should add that I also have a digital antenna that pulls in network TV and some other channels like ION (lots of cop-show reruns) and Grit (old Western shows).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:53 (three months ago) link

yeah, I haven't had cable for a very, very long time (15 years?) and I was wondering how much of a difference it is these days to not have them bundled.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:53 (three months ago) link

I recently saw a meme about how all these subscription services with unique programming is basically reinventing into a more tedious cable tv.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:55 (three months ago) link

Yep. Thanks capitalism for taking an legitimately game-changing technology and just turning it back into the old overpriced thing we all hated 20 years ago.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

Remember back in the 1990s when they kept promising truly ala carte cable packages? "Only pay for the channels you actually watch!". Well it's here now, finally, except you have to pay $9.99 to $12.99 for each of the channels.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

2019 US pricing chart for now and future reference:

Netflix (standard plan, 2 HD screens) - $13 monthly
Hulu - $6 a month
Hulu/No Ads - $12 a month
Hulu/No Ads/Cable/enhanced cloud DVR - $61 a month <- recommend this for cord cutters as it is pretty solid for sports
Amazon Prime - $13 a month, $120 a year; comes with amazon's other stuff
Apple TV+ - $5 a month; free with purchase of new apple hardware
Disney+ - $7 a month or $70 a year; pre-order starts today
NBC Peacock - As yet unannounced
YouTube TV - $50 a month cable package
YouTube Premium - $12 a month
AT+T Watch - $15 a month cable package, free if you're on their network
HBO Max -Currently reported at $15 a month, presumably will offer a package deal with HBO Now
HBO Now - $15 a month
Showtime - $11 a month
Starz - $9 a month
Facebook Watch - Free at the moment
CBS Interactive - $6 a month
Discovery/BBC - As yet unanounced
Criterion - $11 per month, $99 per year
Mubi - $11 pre month
Fandor - $10 per month, $99 per year
Shudder - $5 per month, $48 per year
Acorn - $6 per month, $60 per year
Crunchyroll - Free option or $7 per moth with hi-def and better programming
DC Universe - $8 a month or $75 per year
AMC Premiere - $5 a month
Pluto - Currently Free
Crackle - Currently Free
Kanopy - Currently Free

On the sports tip:
NFL Sunday Ticket is $74 a month or $294 a year
NBA League Pass is $120 a year for one team or $200 to $250 a year for all teams
NHL Season Pass is $140 a year
MLB Season pass is $25 a month via Amazon, $90 a year for one team or $120 for all teams

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:13 (three months ago) link

We currently pay for Netflix (incl. dvds!), get Hulu through a friend's account, and HBO Go through a family account that was supposedly canceled but still magically works! All through PS4. Have never rented/bought a digital show or movie a la carte.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:14 (three months ago) link

if you were to buy all the above with hulu as a basic cable delivery option, that plus hi-speed internet would run you around $275 a month for television.

I highly recommend just downloading PLEX as it's free. Basically, if you have any kind of smart tv option, you can stream whatever you download directly to your television.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:28 (three months ago) link

That netflix standard plan for me is $8usd a month but it's another country's pay structure I guess.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:37 (three months ago) link

yeah there's a "standard definition" single screen plan for $8

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:37 (three months ago) link

No, this is for 2 screens HD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:39 (three months ago) link

I just looked up the basic one screen it's about 6.50 USD.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (three months ago) link

torrent everything, $0

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:41 (three months ago) link

a given.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (three months ago) link

well ya gotta pay for internet and hard drives! plus not everybody is ethically down with / has the technical expertise / willingness to take the time to learn how to join better groups / etc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:44 (three months ago) link

although do people really torrent tv shows and movies that much anymore when you can find a free stream of almost anything?

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

for me it's most helpful when the tv show in question just isn't commercially available in my region

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

Worth noting that YouTube Premium also includes YouTube Music (and formerly Google Play Music).

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:54 (three months ago) link

a recent streaming experience with hulu, trying to start an episode in the middle:

click episode, cannot seek to middle, 90 seconds of commercials
seek to middle, 90 seconds of commercials
accidentally clicked on another episode while trying to close the app on my fone, 90 seconds of commercials starts
click original episode again, 90 seconds of commercials
close hulu, torrent entire season of show, cancel hulu

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:58 (three months ago) link

i won't front: all video streaming services are flawed in a dozen ways that piracy frankly is not.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:01 (three months ago) link

My friends who are subletting my place have like 6 subscriptions and when I stay there I have to leave the room when they are trying to find something to watch (which always ends up taking a minimum of 20 minutes). A lot of the user interfaces are completely horrid.

Yerac, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:04 (three months ago) link

wish the cinema was cheaper

imago, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:05 (three months ago) link

xp -- ha - i have netflix, amazon, hbo (through amazon), britbox, acorn (which i should cancel because it's pretty much the same as britbox -- i had acorn first), and MhZ --

omg the user interfaces -- yeah some are really bad -- some are not awful, but are crap when it comes to subtitle options

i watch stuff via roku -- my roku is about 6 yrs old at this point and seems to be "dying" -- is this just standard planned obsolescence?

sarahell, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:11 (three months ago) link

among the most frustrating things is that depending on your device, the interface and remote controls are totally different! You can't even play Criterion on an Amazon Fire and you can't play Mubi on a Playstation. Prime is easy to explore on a Fire but nearly impossible on a Roku. Everything's fucked!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:15 (three months ago) link

I do Netflix and will do Disney+. More often than not, if I want to see a movie badly enough I buy a physical copy or, if that isn't an option, just watch that shit on YouTube or whatever. I watched a shitty, washed-out '30s movie on Internet Archive this weekend because it appears to have never been released via any legit home video format. Does that count as a streaming service?

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:28 (three months ago) link

youtube and archive.org certainly remain the people's netflix if netflix isn't already the people's netflix

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

I still pay for cable (and the Criterion Channel) but need to talk to people who get TCM through other services.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:54 (three months ago) link

i'm dumping cable as soon as we get fiber internet installed at the end of the month, and signed up for Hulu Live. This looks like it'll save me about $80 a month for basically the same channels and faster internet than the shitty Comcast service I have. Still have netflix, amazon prime, and hbo through hulu. I'll pick up disney as well.

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:45 (three months ago) link

oh yeah, and we use the latest generation Apple TVs. I had a Roku that was a few years old and yes, it crapped out. The apps developed by the providers become too resource intensive for the devices.

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:46 (three months ago) link

"That netflix standard plan for me is $8usd a month but it's another country's pay structure I guess." how is this possible?

akm, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:01 (three months ago) link

i use vrv sometimes for anime and amazon until my last ill-advised prime resub runs out next year, and that's it.

ciderpress, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:12 (three months ago) link

Moving to the Los Angeles area with its video stores and cinemas means not having to really care about any of this shit and it rocks.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:16 (three months ago) link

We cut the cable 2-3 years ago and had Vue for about a year until a price hike, then Sling. The current fight between Fox and Dish/Sling has cramped my baseball watching, so I'm going to drop all channel-package delivery in the next few weeks and not worry about it until the next season of Better Call Saul starts. Dropping Sling and not renewing MLB.tv next season will free up more than enough $$ for Disney, which my wife wants to get. Otherwise, we have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, CBS (for my wife) and Criterion (for me). Our donation to our PBS affiliate is just big enough to give us access to everything on the PBS channel.

When Filmstruck shut down, Fandor offered subscribers a special deal -- I think it was $25 for a year? Anyway, I got that but probably won't renew it.

WmC, Thursday, 3 October 2019 02:20 (three months ago) link

Netflix & Prime, but in Australia we can also access iView and SBS On Demand, which are half-decent public broadcaster options.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 3 October 2019 06:21 (three months ago) link

I signed up for Youtube TV so I could talk my mom into ditching her cable bill (you can share accounts with 2-3 people) and it's been the best cable replacement I've experienced. No buffering, standard TV Guide style menu, good enough channel selection. I'm so used to going straight to Netflix or Prime I rarely think of opening the app unless I want to watch sports, though.

Netflix and mlb.tv are free w/ my cell phone, I keep forgetting to cancel HBO Now, keep Prime out of habit, pay for the Criterion Channel so I can feel guilty when I'm too numb at the end of the day to watch something with subtitles and just turn on a CW sci-fi show on Netflix instead.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 3 October 2019 07:04 (three months ago) link

I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime. I watch all of these via roku as well as a fair amount of free YouTube and Twitch. I also use roku to play music via Spotify, as the TV plugs straight into my stereo.

The quality of film selections on Netflix seems to have really plummeted lately. Amazon has the best selections of those three.

I'm strongly considering Disney+ because I'm a sucker and want to watch the Star Wars shows.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 3 October 2019 11:36 (three months ago) link

akm xpost. I set up my netflix in Chile so the fees are 4,990; 5,990; and 8,990clp for the 3 tiers. There is currency fluctuation of course but it's been in the $8 range at least for the last year (I just checked) regardless if I am using it in the US or Europe.

Yerac, Thursday, 3 October 2019 12:25 (three months ago) link

I have no doubt they're going to be rotating out their content. Vaulting it, if you will.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:45 (two months ago) link

What's the point of having their own channel then?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:08 (two months ago) link

is that rhetorical?

mh, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:16 (two months ago) link

the idea is people will sign up for all the exclusive stuff that will, in good time, be totally D+ exclusive and never available anywhere, but you don't get all of it at once so that you get that general sense of "ooh new stuff being added" that keeps you from unsubscribing

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:16 (two months ago) link

I mean, slowly yank content from the service as long as they're still maintaining or growing a subscriber base. As soon as it flatlines: "Welcome to Beauty & The Beast month on Disney+! We're bringing back all your favorite B&tB content along with two exclusive interview specials!"

mh, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:18 (two months ago) link

They've made mad bank for decades fomenting artificial scarcity. They aren't about to stop now.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:18 (two months ago) link

Like did you guys know The Black Hole has finally been released on Blu-ray? Oh, but only to Disney Movie Club members, sorry proles.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:21 (two months ago) link

Weren't Disney DVDs of their big movies only available for a limited time? xp

groovypanda, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:23 (two months ago) link

And on VHS before that!

While it would not surprise me, it would, well, surprise me if Disney+, which was created as an exclusive subscription home for Marvel, Disney, Pixar, etc., started taking their own stuff out of circulation from their exclusive subscription service to create a sense of artificial scarcity to get people to ... subscribe to its exclusive service?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:24 (two months ago) link

Yeah, that's still the case for their core of old-school animated classics. They're at least only vaulting shit for a couple of years now but it's still stupid as hell. And I say that as someone who owns those old-school classics and has no personal reason to grouse.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

Like, it seems as unlikely to me that they would ever take off, say, "Star Wars" or "The Little Mermaid" as it does that they would withhold a cartoon I've never heard of as an incentive for people to subscribe in the future.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:26 (two months ago) link

Not to mention that they've had some sort of falling out with at least Amazon and possibly other retailers so that being a DMC member is about the only easy/affordable way to buy some of their stuff.

Despite having affection for some of their output, never let it be said that I don't hold the corporate entity in utter contempt.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:28 (two months ago) link

If Netflix started vaulting content I think people would flip out.

DJI, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:29 (two months ago) link

Exactly, because it's ... why people subscribe to Netflix! If Disney already has exclusive content, and has it locked down, then why would they remove it?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

the disney vault is a tactic they have used forever

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:33 (two months ago) link

designing scarcity of their IP for commercial reasons

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:34 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1zXTIUYzc

DJI, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:34 (two months ago) link

Also, Netflix is constantly rotating out content. All of the streaming services do it. I don't know why Disney+ would be any different. Their original programming will probably stay put but I wouldn't count on anything else.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:37 (two months ago) link

Because Disney owns everything on their channel, but Netflix and Amazon and Criterion and so on are essentially leasing/borrowing most of their content.

But again, I cannot conceive of Disney taking a beloved property like "Frozen" offline just so that they can announce "'Frozen' is coming back to Disney+!" Maybe in the distant future, perhaps.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:39 (two months ago) link

Per the above, it would be like Netflix taking away "Stranger Things." Why would they do that? I understand the concept of artificial scarcity, but this is a subscription model; they already have our money on an ongoing basis. It's built in to the model, unlike selling a videotape, which is a one and done deal.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

because they'll go through a fallow period like the mid-90s pre-Pixar acquisition and their main value proposition will be remastering and re-releasing old faves or whatever the new cynical business pitch is

I mean, that's if they're relatively pragmatic. It's not really in the interest of publicly-held companies to imply that they have anything less than an infinite growth model right now, regardless of industry. And it not growth, then trimming of expenses

mh, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:49 (two months ago) link

xpost Nah, as I mention, I'd expect them to adopt the Netflix model and keep all of the stuff created specifically for the services.

Look, I know this doesn't make sense. I agree with you. I'm just saying that there's scads of precedent suggesting what they'll likely do and I'll be way more surprised if they do just make everything available in perpetuity.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:50 (two months ago) link

I think what they're far more likely to do is just keep jacking up prices, which is a much better extortion scheme. "We have your beloved Mermaid, now pay up!"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:54 (two months ago) link

If Netflix wanted to test out vaulting, they have the perfect show to try it with: House of Cards.

Vernon Locke, Thursday, 21 November 2019 23:40 (two months ago) link

"Vaulting" before was to make you buy the object quick so you could play it over and over in the future... is there a Blu-ray promotion aspect to Disney+, yet? The streaming equivalent is already in effect, it's built in..... Pay the monthly toll or else you can't watch Frozen every day.

Extras and stuff could be "cool" limited time features ("beauty and the beast month!")

maffew12, Friday, 22 November 2019 03:21 (two months ago) link

what Josh said

maffew12, Friday, 22 November 2019 03:21 (two months ago) link

FYI, Disney+ only allows 50 items in your watchlist, so don't try to add more than that. You won't be notified that you're removing stuff from the bottom of your list.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:29 (two months ago) link

due to the general limited availability of the company's golden era of hand-drawn animation material (which is really all I'm interested in), I signed up for a trial of Disney+. They do have a lot, but it doesn't look like it comes close to everything and it's organized in a really weird way. For example, if you search for Goofy or Donald, it won't turn up all the shorts that they appear in - and the collection of shorts they do have are not complete either. Still, looks like all the feature films are there, which is great, and the shorts they do have are fantastic.

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 November 2019 17:17 (two months ago) link

I searched for Donald Duck yesterday, myself

so there's stuff that didn't show up because they've tagged it poorly? that's good, because... I need more Donald

mh, Monday, 25 November 2019 17:21 (two months ago) link

FYI, Disney+ only allows 50 items in your watchlist, so don't try to add more than that. You won't be notified that you're removing stuff from the bottom of your list.

I generally try to be forgiving about clunky interface stuff when things like this first launch, but LOL that is super fucking dumb.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 25 November 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link

speaking as someone with 194 films in their Kanopy watchlist, and a five-item-a-month viewing limit, getting through <49 TV series at a time before adding another >49 is probably a sensible piece of guided user design

betting that not telling the user about the limit was a different person's decision

insecurity bear (sic), Monday, 25 November 2019 19:08 (two months ago) link

yeah but what do they care what % of your watchlist you actually get through or if youre watching things in a sensible orderly fashion, just as long as youre continuously watching a steady diet of High Quality Disney Content? Its a feature that can only be experienced as an inconvenience.

If anything I'd think theyd want to encourage watchlist-bloat to make people think theyre getting more out of the service than they are. ("how can I cancel when I've still got 375 wonderful items of Disney Content queued up & waiting to delight me?")

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 25 November 2019 19:24 (two months ago) link

Please tell me that the classic Muppet Show is on here and it's just another weird search error, because all I can find is nu Muppets.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 02:13 (two months ago) link

Please. They never even finished releasing the series on DVD, and a good number of bits were excised even then. Pretty sure it's in music rights limbo.

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 03:07 (two months ago) link

Yes mh, things are tagged poorly. I searched for donald duck too, and only returned a handful of shorts. But then i looked through some other collections like “Disney through the Decades” and spotted a bunch of other shorts featuring Donald that had not turned up in my search.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 03:14 (two months ago) link

Xps

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 03:14 (two months ago) link

I have a lot of childhood fond memories of the educational “Donald in Mathmagic Land” and would love if it was streaming and not just a VHS tape I saved from my parents’ basement

mh, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 03:22 (two months ago) link

Yeah thats not on Disney+ I have the tin collection w that tho. Its great

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 03:50 (two months ago) link

yeah but what do they care what % of your watchlist you actually get through or if youre watching things in a sensible orderly fashion, just as long as youre continuously watching a steady diet of High Quality Disney Content?

mb a calculation made on the amount of eg database calls / processing time / etc per login, freeing resources for menu rendering or content loading

Its a feature that can only be experienced as an inconvenience.

only if they don’t tell you! it could be sold as a feature: “pick your top 50 out of our 794 content options” or w/e, grabbing the chance to sell rather than obfuscate

insecurity bear (sic), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 07:03 (two months ago) link

even if i knew, i would still find it inconvenient if i had 50 things in my queue and noticed something i wanted to see sometime and had to make a mental note to go back add it after i watched the next thing that i watched, but i dunno maybe my streaming habits are outside the mainstream, i usually have huge queues of stuff

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:16 (two months ago) link

I never queue anything

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:31 (two months ago) link

Things come and go so quickly/randomly I figure whats the point?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:33 (two months ago) link

I actually just went through a bunch of my streaming stuff and edited my watch list, which was useful, because there was stuff I had downloaded months ago that I hadn't gotten around to watching yet, and I learned a bunch of it had finally made its way to one of the services.

Looks like Muppets Take Manhattan isn't there either, and some other Muppets stuff. Rights must be a mess.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:29 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

For All Mankind on Apple TV is pretty good

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 21 December 2019 03:58 (one month ago) link

yes! agree. I am enjoying it. Ep 3 with their take on theMercury 13 women was really great imo

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 22 December 2019 23:53 (one month ago) link

Ooh, that looks just my thing!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 23 December 2019 10:20 (one month ago) link

100% your thing

it’s so spacenerdy, i love it so much

though it is weird af that frank sobotka is deke slayton

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 03:38 (one month ago) link

I ordered, then cancelled Disney + after being unable to stream anything without it freezing for extended periods or just simply stalling out before ever loading any content. Would be nice if the apps would allow you to adjust streaming quality settings, or for that matter any common customizations like that.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 24 December 2019 03:55 (one month ago) link

ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is censored on Disney+, altering the only good line ("Don't fuck with the babysitter" becomes "Don't fool with..."). How is this a paid streaming service?

— Bill Chambers (@flmfrkcentral) January 2, 2020

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Sunday, 5 January 2020 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK2ZGOsbeqo

When I was a kid we lived next to an office building which housed the local McDonalds corporate office. We would skateboard in the underground parking lot under the building, and at some point in the late 70s/early 80s we found winning McDonalds Monopoly pieces in and around the dumpster. These were all just for food, mind you. I think they were throwing out all the winning tickets in that dumpster (without voiding them or destroying them). Me and my friend would grab them, head to McDonalds, and ask people to get us the food (since you had to make a purchase). Many chicken nuggets were consumed.

DJI, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:09 (two weeks ago) link


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