Cord Cutting - What are the Best Streaming Services

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Maestro, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

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    Me and my mom have been able to watch Hulu at the same time on different tv's. I do think Hulu or Maybe it's Netflix has it fixed to where only 4 or 5 people can be watching at the same time but i'm not sure. Also if you don't mind adds it's also possible to do the free trial, let it expire and do another free trial. For me that always felt like a big hassle to just save 11$ so I have never done it. But I do know I have rotated HBO before. You really only need it 3 to 5 months a year. Buy it and then binge the shows you want to watch, and then record the movies on your DVR. Even if your into BIll Maher or John Oliver those things end up on Youtube.

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  2. Snaploud

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    I looked online for an answer. The official hulu policy is that only one device can stream at one time per account. However, in practice, the system will likely allow (barring any temporary glitches) up to two devices to play at one time per account. The system was apparently designed this way to avoid issues when moving quickly from one device to another device.
     
  3. tomalak301

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    How do you like Sling. I've heard mixed reviews. I actually tried it out the other day and it wasn't too bad.
     
  4. Maestro

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    Hulu is not single user. I'm not sure - it's either 2 or 4 - how many screens you're allowed with the non-Live options. With the Live, it's 2 screens at a time for the base price and unlimited screens for an extra $15 per month.
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    I get this once in a while when I go to hulu.com. Not every time, but maybe when I use a different browser?

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  6. urbandefault

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    It takes each channel a few seconds to load or buffer or whatever, but not really any more than any other app on the Roku.

    If you like channel surfing, this is probably not the thing for you. ;)
     
  7. Jayson1

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    Channel surfing I think is something that will sadly disapear along with cable. It's now been replaced with click surfing. Ever who has the best click bait wins! Ever been on Youtube and you find yourself clicking on things even though you planned to click on something else because you took the bait? How many times am I going to be tricked into watching the "Discovery" trailer thinking it's a new one only to be the old one!

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  8. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

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    In the UK, I suscribe to Amazon prime video, Netflix 4-screen including ultra HD, and NowTV cinema and entertainment. Seems like a lot of choice but it's less than £36 per month and it's broken my habit of buying discs that I probably would only watch twice at most - saving me much money in the process as second-hand discs don't have much value and I would usually donate them to charity or relatives. What I would like to see more of are old-fashioned type documentaries with depth such as The Ascent of Man, Civilisation, or Alistair Cooke's America. Apart from the upgrade of Cosmos and BBC documentaries, too many series that describe themselves as factual are either shallow or full of conspiracy crap.
     
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  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Reminds me of when Blockbuster was going away. Gone are the days of just browsing. Here are the days of picking a show and watching it.