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What are some good streaming services?
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: I have a thrifty approach to streaming services. I subscribe to, say, Netflix for only 2-3 months, then I drop it for 6 months. Then I resubscribe when I'm assured they'll have new stuff to watch. I do this with all my streaming services. I'm sure a ton of people do this.

Currently in my rotation: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Paramount+. But I'd like to try more. I like horror and sci fi the most (both television and movies) with comedy a close third.

Anyhoo, I want to add more services into the rotation. Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm also willing to share how satisfied I am with the ones I've tried if anyone wants to know.

Popcorn Time is an app that's basically illegal Netflix. It's only practical for popular movies and TV shows. Make sure you have a VPN.
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 6, 2022 at 7:18 am)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Am I the only person who is spoiled by streaming, because I cannot watch shows with ad breaks anymore. I refuse.

I'm the opposite. I like the ad breaks. They give me a chance to relax a few minutes, and without them, I'd feel like something was off. I can't watch condensed football games where they cut out all the time between actual plays (walking back to the huddle, etc.). It ruins the pace of the game for me.



(April 6, 2022 at 7:22 am)Belacqua Wrote: Popcorn Time is an app that's basically illegal Netflix. It's only practical for popular movies and TV shows. Make sure you have a VPN.

Be careful with popcorn time. There are multiple distributions of it, some reported to contain malware. There's a fight for who has the official distribution.
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: I have a thrifty approach to streaming services. I subscribe to, say, Netflix for only 2-3 months, then I drop it for 6 months. Then I resubscribe when I'm assured they'll have new stuff to watch. I do this with all my streaming services. I'm sure a ton of people do this.

Currently in my rotation: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Paramount+. But I'd like to try more. I like horror and sci fi the most (both television and movies) with comedy a close third.

Anyhoo, I want to add more services into the rotation. Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm also willing to share how satisfied I am with the ones I've tried if anyone wants to know.

I basically have the same things you do, less Paramount+.  The only addition is PBS.  I give five bucks a month to the local PBS station though I may end that after my year is up.
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 6, 2022 at 7:18 am)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Am I the only person who is spoiled by streaming, because I cannot watch shows with ad breaks anymore. I refuse.

Definitely not alone. I won't even watch live sports any longer. All my Broncos games (Denver or Boise State) get recorded and started with a 2-3 hour delay, just so I can skip the ads!
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 6, 2022 at 7:18 am)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Am I the only person who is spoiled by streaming, because I cannot watch shows with ad breaks anymore. I refuse.

Same.
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#16
RE: What are some good streaming services?
A good, old fashioned rack still works wonders.

Then there's hot pokers on tender bits, spikes, cutting bits off, the thousand cuts, of course.

Oh, STREAMING services?

Never mind.
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 12, 2022 at 10:29 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: A good, old fashioned rack still works wonders.

Then there's hot pokers on tender bits, spikes, cutting bits off, the thousand cuts, of course.

Oh, STREAMING services?

Never mind.

Streams of blood count, right?
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#18
RE: What are some good streaming services?
(April 5, 2022 at 10:29 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Audio books via Libby. My guilty pleasure is listening to militaristic hard sci fi space operas....maverick Captains with loyal ExOs...duplicitous aliens...ancient relics in stasis pods...basic tropes of Man's vain attempt at imposing order on a heartess indifferent void...that kinda shit.

I wish the library system I can access had a larger selection of audio books.  A couple years ago I listened to quite a few books at a contract job I was on.  Now it seems everything I look for by the same authors or along the same lines aren't available.

When COVID went crazy, a lot of libraries around here stopped sharing via Libby because the demand was higher than they could meet.  

I used to listen to a lot of podcasts but eventually got burned out on several of them.
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RE: What are some good streaming services?
I don't think I could do audio books. My mind wanders when people talk to me.
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#20
RE: What are some good streaming services?
Verizon has some good, free add-ons for those who are willing to switch to their 5G Plus plan.
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