We live in a world where it made sense to me to pay for 3 years of a service up front despite the fact that:
- I’ve never used the service, nor has anyone else.
- I won’t be able to use it for 75 days or so.
You see, Disney will be launching their streaming service, Disney+, in November and I’ve already paid for 3 years of it.
Well, they very cleverly are offering a discount for folks who sign up early. If you prepay for 3 years it costs $4 a month, which is a steal given the amount of content they will be offering via the service.
Now, I’d like to say I signed up because I have kids now, but truth be told I would have signed up anyway so why not save a few bucks!
With the addition of Disney+ this brings my current video subscriptions to:
- Xfinity (Comcast by another name)
- Amazon Prime (Included with our Prime membership)
- Netflix (I remember when I’d get DVDs!)
- Hulu (Signed up for this because Marisa wanted to watch some shows)
- CBS All Access (Star Trek, of course)
- Acorn TV (We watch a lot of Acorn TV, to be honest)
- PBS Passport (Included with our PBS membership and a very nice perk)
- BritBox (signed up for a preview to watch the latest season of Shetland [which was quite good] and I think we’ll keep it)
And I watch these services using a variety of devices:
- TiVo Roamio (Xfinity, Amazon, BritBox, CBS All Access, Netflix)
- Roku (Same as above with the addition of Xfinity On Demand and Acorn TV)
- My iPad (Mostly when I’m at the gym though I imagine I’ll use it more when little kids are sleeping!)
I enjoy the flexibilty and range of content these services offer, but it ends up being a mess of logins, subscriptions, and supported devices that make finding what you want to watch when you want to watch it just a tad frustrating.
Though I’m looking forward to adding Disney+ to the mix.