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#1 9 months ago

So which streaming services do you subscribe to, which are your favorites and why?


I sub to Netflix and Amazon Prime but I mostly use Netflix

I just find Prime a bit too fiddly to navigate and use, and it always seems to try and push me into paying for a rental not used in Prime.

I like Netflix's ease of use.



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#2 9 months ago

I still use standard-issue cable.


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#3 9 months ago

I have Amazon Prime because we buy a lot of stuff and it saves on shipping costs plus the access to shows and movies is nice. Really the only show I watch though is The Grand Tour. The odd movie every now and then but not all that much.


I have Netflix but that is mainly for my mom. Due to her medical issues she really can't do much but she watches hours of Netflix a day. Since she can't remember things too well it actually kinda works out nice. She'll find a show, watch it and then 2 weeks later forgot she watched it and then watch it again basically experiencing it for the first time.


It's both makes me very sad and kinda happy for her at the same time.



I've tried things like Sling but just don't find it work the cost. I don't watch a lot of TV. I wish I could just subscribe to a few channels. I'd be 100% fine with The Travel Channel, Animal Planet, The Science Channel and Discovery. Maybe throw in SyFy or something as well. Only need a few but there is no way to do that.


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#4 9 months ago

I only use Prime Video when Netflix doesn't have what I want.


I've watched most things on Netflix which would interest me now so I often stray to Prime Video for new content or content I've not seen in a while.


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#5 9 months ago
Posted by Lindale I still use standard-issue cable.

I thought you still got your news updates via telegraph? 

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Posted by RadioActiveLobster

I have Netflix but that is mainly for my mom. Due to her medical issues she really can't do much but she watches hours of Netflix a day. Since she can't remember things too well it actually kinda works out nice. She'll find a show, watch it and then 2 weeks later forgot she watched it and then watch it again basically experiencing it for the first time.


It's both makes me very sad and kinda happy for her at the same time.

Yeah. Not at all to belittle her situation and I totally understand but, in a weird perverted way it would be nice to be able to watch certain series and then be able to just re-watch them as if it was from new.


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#6 9 months ago

Netflix and Prime for me as well. Not such a big fan of Prime, although they occasionally have good TV series. Like "American Patriot", hilarious fusion of spy-story and the type of comedy where everything goes keeps getting worse. I also liked "The man in the High Castle", admittedly the first season was kind of slow, but the alternate history setting is so cool...


Netflix I also watch mostly for the series. Currently "Altered Carbon", which caught me by surprise: it is like a series format of Blade Runner (in terms of sci-fi style). Recently finished watching the second season of "The Expanse" as well, which is the best sci-fi series since the reenvisioned Battlestar Galactica.


We are in a kind of golden age of TV series in my opinion, largely due to HBO and Netflix. The quality, originiality and amount of new productions they come up with is pretty amazing.




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#7 9 months ago

The new MST3K is on Netflix which is worth a watch as well.


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#8 9 months ago
Posted by MrFancypants

Netflix and Prime for me as well. Not such a big fan of Prime, although they occasionally have good TV series. Like "American Patriot", hilarious fusion of spy-story and the type of comedy where everything goes keeps getting worse. I also liked "The man in the High Castle", admittedly the first season was kind of slow, but the alternate history setting is so cool...


Netflix I also watch mostly for the series. Currently "Altered Carbon", which caught me by surprise: it is like a series format of Blade Runner (in terms of sci-fi style). Recently finished watching the second season of "The Expanse" as well, which is the best sci-fi series since the reenvisioned Battlestar Galactica.


We are in a kind of golden age of TV series in my opinion, largely due to HBO and Netflix. The quality, originiality and amount of new productions they come up with is pretty amazing.


Altered Carbon is amazing!!!


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#9 9 months ago

True, was really pleasantly surprised. I noticed the trailer and wasn't convinced, but they do sci-fi right by really thinking how a game-changing technology changes things. Like the virtual torture.


Takes a little getting used to the main character as I associate him with House of Cards and The Killing, but he does a very nice job. Also quite interesting possibilities in this series with regard to switching actors out for others.




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#10 9 months ago

Netflix, Viaplay, and HBO Nordic. Of those, I think Netflix is my favourite. It has the biggest catalogue, the highest quality, and with the Netflix Originals being churned out on an almost monthly basis, the highest rate of new shows. 


Viaplay is... An odd case. It's a Nordic streaming service that has a deal with FOX to show their FOX+ shows. They also have an assortment of shows that aren't available on other services, and of course they're associated with Viasat, so they get those shows as well.


HBO Nordic nice, but honestly the selection is far too small. They have maybe a hundred shows? I mean, okay, most of them are HBO originals, but still.