Streaming TV is about to get very expensive

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

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    Turns out the site isn't really down. They just replaced the homepage with an error message. I went to /login on the site and got a page saying I needed to login or create an account. From there I was able to create one, so we'll see if I get an email with the offer or not. I guess they realized that if too many people take them up on the offer that they'll lose money over all. It's hard to understand why someone didn't think of that and just say you had to have a D23 membership as of the day before the announcement. Oh well.

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  2. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this. The question then is which devices will be supported for Disney and Apple TV+ for 4K and advanced sound options.

    As we've seen, aside from Netflix and Prime, the other streaming services pick and choose where 4K and/or 5.1 sound is supported. Probably obvious that the Apple TV box will support for their service but will they allow on smart TVs, Roku, Firestick, etc? From the article, Disney in 4K won't be on Apple TV.

    True but there still doesn't seem to be much if anything we would watch.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Is there a direct link to the signup page? Is it free to join? I know my son and daughter would be interested in this. Son is a big Marvel and Star Wars fan and daughter is just a huge Disney fan and an aspiring artist.

    Edit: I found the link, and realized I had a login already. Hopefully the free account is good enough to get the discount.
     
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  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes it is. That is what I have. A few minutes ago I paid them the $140.97 for three years of Disney+
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Thanks, I'm still waiting for mine to show up in My Account. Once it does, I'll spring for it. My son is already excited about it and plans to watch a few things. That's great, because now I'm going to hit him up for half the fee :)
     
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  6. MikeMar

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    I was all onboard to joining for 3 years, but then realized that I would really only join for the shows as I have all the disney/marvel movies I want to see again.
    Be cheaper to join for a month or two here or there at $7 vs $4 every month
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    For under $4 a month it's less of a hassle for me to just sign up for three years. Then I don't need to worry about it. Based on the shows they have announced so far, I will more than get my moneys worth.

    Especially if I calculate it on a worst case per episode price. So far the most I have paid per episode, for an entire season, was $2. So with over half a dozen shows I'll be watching, I'll be paying less than that. Plus I'll have access to other content I might want to watch.
     
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  8. lambertman

    lambertman With an "L"

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    I'm still very much leaning towards the 12.99 triple bundle, mainly because I actively want ESPN+.
     
  9. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    5.1 support has historically been a crap shoot when it comes to dedicated streaming apps. The HBO Now and CBSAA apps were stereo only when they first debuted. I moved both services to Amazon Prime Channels, where 5.1 support was always there. Hulu has only recently offered 5.1, but with glaring device omissions like Roku and Apple TV.

    I suspect 5.1 support with the new services will be chaotic at first too. I would subscribe to Disney's new service if it was offered through Prime Channels.
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I wonder how soon after movies start to get distributed digitally will they be shown on here. For example if the latest Avengers movie becomes available on Bluray or streaming, will it become available on D+ as well? If that's the case, then it will save my son a lot of money since he always buys them on BD (well 4K).
     
  11. aaronwt

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    Avengers Endgame will show up in December on Disney+. December 11th is the date Disney said it will be available to stream.
     
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    And that's the one that just came out on disc like last week?
     
  13. aaronwt

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    Yes.
     
  14. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I signed up for D23 this morning and I was just able to signup for the three year plan just now.
     
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  15. smak

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    Signed up for the 3 year plan.

    Besides all the big stuff, I'm hoping they do some shows on the parks.

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  16. Squeak

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    What do you want ESPN+ for? You a big soccer fan?
     
  17. lambertman

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    Yes.
     
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  18. Steveknj

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    I found the link. I'll have to check to see if I can sign up now
     
  19. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    I signed up as well. Interested in the new Star Wars stuff coming out, and several movies I haven't seen yet that I'd like to watch.
     
  20. gschrock

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    It's kinda weird, because I really do get somewhat annoyed at the number of subscriptions it takes these days, but I signed up for the disney+ service 3 year thing. I'm not absolutely sure it's going to be used as much as I'd like, but there's a part of me that doesn't really mind paying the amount up front that it's costing. (In fairness, my cable bill used to be more than that per month.)

    On the other hand, I'm starting to get frustrated with the number of ads I have to put up with on the non-ad version of hulu.
     

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