There Are Just Too Many Video Streaming Services


Disney’s upcoming video streaming service, Disney+, sounds like a brilliant streaming service with a lot of cool new content.

It will cost you $6.99 a month or an annual subscription of $69.99, you get access to Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic Content. You will also get programming from Fox, which Disney now has, You will get the complete series of The Simpsons.

Disney is ensuring more than 7,500 episodes and 500 movies from its library within the first year of the service. And the company’s also considering giving its other streaming services, Hulu and ESPN+, with Disney+ in the coming days at a discounted price.

Disney+ sounds like a hell of a value at release. And hearing by the overwhelmingly good reactions on social media, Disney will sign up a lot of customers on Nov. 12 when Disney+ release.

Disney+ is worth it, I’m also getting more annoyed at how difficult and expensive “cutting the cord” is in the real world. The “great unbundling” that all of the people once welcomed has quietly grown an ingenious con to get everyone to pay out more money through subscription fees from various different streaming services.

Picking out a streaming service used to be easy. A decade ago you had two choices: Netflix and Hulu. Now there are tons of Great Streaming services, one of them is 123movies.

Now, in addition to those two, there’s a lot more including PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Amazon Video, HBO Now, CBS All Access, Fubo, DirecTV Now, Apple TV+, and more coming out soon. The list of streaming video services is endless, and there’s no easy way for anyone to keep track of what all the services offer.

Even the most reliable comparative charts aren’t accurate enough to describe how these services stack up against one another. You would need many ultra-wide monitors and a really huge spreadsheet to even start to make a complete guide on each service.

Studying and comparing every line of subscription services is a meticulous task. Some services give live TV, some add original programming, and some give extra third-party streaming content like Amazon Channels and Apple’s Apple TV Channels.

If you love sports, which streaming service is the best? What if you like anime? Best streaming service for kids? There’s no way I could give you a definite answer for any of these basic questions.

And as content libraries grow, it’s harder and harder to keep track of what’s happening from each service. Not to mention when they do add more things to the library, it usually means increasing prices as well. YouTube TV’s price increase from $40 to $50 per month is a classic example.

The most prominent issue I have with our new cord-cutting lifestyle is that the idea of paying less than cable. The only variation now is that rather than paying one company for content, we’re giving out money to several different ones.

Because each service gives its own collection of content, many of which are exclusive to that service, it’s not a matter of, say, subscribing to Netflix or Hulu, or Disney+. It’s becoming Netflix and Hulu, Apple and Disney+, and a lot more.

There are many video streaming services. It’s too hard to match each streaming service, and the price of paying for various services is becoming too expensive. I’m frustrated spending out and having every streaming service and spending my money on these services every month, I’m sure I’m not alone in this.

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