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: Proudhuff 04 May, 2022, 11:21:07 AM
I'm seriously considering cancelling this, not watched anything for ages and only waiting on Bosch arriving, both sons saying the same. the price hike is the last straw, anyone else jumping ship?
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: Colin YNWA 04 May, 2022, 11:23:32 AM
We're pretty new to it in the YNWA household - got for the kids...ahem... for X-mas, so not jumping ship yet but I'm surprised how much I'm watching more on Disney+ than this and having Netflix seems to have made me more aware of stuff to watch on Prime. So at the moment I'm watching netflix least of the three.

Mrs YNWA and Girl Child YNWA do seem to use it a lot though so all good to this point.
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: Trooper McFad 04 May, 2022, 11:54:56 AM
Not there yet but there’s definitely more “new” content which I’d watch on Disney than Netflix at the moment and it’s Prime that is no. 3 on my watch list. But I’m fortunate that I don’t pay for Netflix as it’s my Daughter but I pay for Disney so we share the logins.
If I was paying for everything then I’d have to consider what’s best.
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: Proudhuff 04 May, 2022, 12:05:00 PM
I've been fairly tempted by D+ content, load of stuff I'd watch, didn't know you could share codes, must ask the bairns if they have it.
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: Link Prime 04 May, 2022, 12:17:32 PM
It was a real struggle to get broadband where I live (* The Lonely Mountain), so it's still a bit of a novelty for us for the past two years or so.

I have a Netflix and Amazon Prime account (incl. Alexa / Amazon Music), and the whole shebang comes to €22 per month, which is pretty decent as we got rid of the ever extortionate Sky in favour of Saorview TV (Ireland) & Freeview TV (UK) as well.

Can't see myself dropping either - loads of content I enjoy, easy to ignore content I don't.
Amazon free delivery (sometimes next day to ROI) makes it a no-brainer too.
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: Richmond Clements 04 May, 2022, 12:35:23 PM
Binned Netflix ages ago. And Bosch is on Prime. :-)
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: Proudhuff 04 May, 2022, 12:40:46 PM
I can understand that Prime, I was quite happy for a number of years with it, but few things seemed to go past a couple of series especially the stuff I like! And any new stuff isn't aimed at my demographic.
 
I've got to the stage where I trawl list after list on Netflix and see lots I like but have watched. I now find Prime at least has some new and slightly off beat stuff, and weirdly BBC iplayer has some gems tucked away on its more dusty shelves along with the occasional series they splash out on.
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: Proudhuff 04 May, 2022, 12:41:51 PM
Binned Netflix ages ago. And Bosch is on Prime. :-)
Doh! is it the Lincoln lawyer that's coming to Netflix? if not its dumped this weekend!
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: Richmond Clements 04 May, 2022, 12:48:23 PM
Binned Netflix ages ago. And Bosch is on Prime. :-)
Doh! is it the Lincoln lawyer that's coming to Netflix? if not its dumped this weekend!

Ohh! Did not realise that. Shame they're made by different production companies, so a crossover is highly unlikely.
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: IndigoPrime 04 May, 2022, 01:00:09 PM
Likely to shortly, yes. After that point, I suspect we’ll move more to using JustWatch to find where something is we want to watch, sign up for a month and then continue until we’ve gone through a show. But then we only watch an hour of telly a day at most. So having all these subscriptions increasingly feels like a waste of money.
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: Tomwe 04 May, 2022, 01:21:25 PM
My kids always default to Netflix unless there's a new movie on D+. Prime we have more for the delivery but I am watching Picard. I've downgraded to the two screen Netflix though, it all adds up.
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: IndigoPrime 04 May, 2022, 01:30:17 PM
We’re still on the lowest Netflix rung. Single screen. SD, IIRC.
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: Richard 04 May, 2022, 01:35:02 PM
Netflix has Better Call Saul, which is brilliant. Probably not for everyone though.
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: wedgeski 04 May, 2022, 02:13:27 PM
Netflix still has a ton of content for us and a massive backlog which often gets as run through the telly. Ozark, Russian Doll, Arcane, Witcher, Bridgerton. Plenty of randomly entertaining films passing through, Stranger things on the horizon. We could probably drop in and out every couple of months, if we wanted, but for the cost, we don't.

We're multi-streamers as well, but Apple+ is the one we drop in and out of, and Disney+ could easily join that club in the time between Marvel TV series. By contrast Netflix has a huge diversity of content.

I will say that there seems to be a concerted effort in the press to disparage Netflix since it announced its subscriber drop. I don't quite get it. Perhaps it's irrational for me to feel attached to an entertainment service, but Netflix was such incredible value for so long, and now people seem to be celebrating the fact that it no longer carries the second-party originals as if we should all be overjoyed that we now have to subscriber to two or more other services to get the same content that two or three years ago, we got under one banner.
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: Jim_Campbell 04 May, 2022, 02:49:09 PM
Disney+ could easily join that club in the time between Marvel TV series.

Although they're being quite canny about the large overlap between Marvel fans and Star Wars fans — there's rarely been more than a very few weeks between either a Marvel or SW series running (see: Moon Knight wrapping up today and Obi-Wan starting three weeks later, for example).
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: IndigoPrime 04 May, 2022, 03:18:45 PM
With Disney, I think it depends on how much it’s an event thing or whether it doesn’t really matter. For example, I wouldn’t have wanted to be behind for a second with Severance or Expanse. Boba Fett? Whatever. Mandalorian? We watched that after the event and that was still fine.

As for Netflix, I don’t want to shit on it. I do, however, suspect it will increasingly find things tough and may eventually be subject to a buy-out. Same goes for Spotify, although I’d argue Spotify is in a much more precarious position in the long term.
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: moly 05 May, 2022, 06:46:58 AM
We watch a lot of South Korean programmes so always find something new, also reduced the subscription from the most expensive option so all good for now
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: Mardroid 27 May, 2022, 07:53:38 PM
Disney+ could easily join that club in the time between Marvel TV series.

Although they're being quite canny about the large overlap between Marvel fans and Star Wars fans — there's rarely been more than a very few weeks between either a Marvel or SW series running (see: Moon Knight wrapping up today and Obi-Wan starting three weeks later, for example).

So true for me. I only really get Disney + for the Marvel and Star War series (I like both) and I tend to unsubscribe if there's a long break between. I haven't unsubscribed in a while.
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: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 27 May, 2022, 10:57:18 PM
to the lake.

on netflix. excellent russian series. about a global pandemic. made in 2019.

yep.