Firsts
Thoughts on the Kindle’s Present and Future

So many streaming services, and yet I end up watching episodes of Columbo and old game shows

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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.

Why?

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)
  • Disney+

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.

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