2001 called, they want their discs back.My solution is not to subscribe to any of the streaming services. Instead I use Netflix, as in the disc rental service. I don't understand why everyone else stopped using it. With the exceptions of stuff exclusive to a particular streaming service, and some random, out of print older titles, you can still watch most any movie or show you'd want, and if you're paying for Blu-ray, you're getting it with better picture and audio quality than streaming video. It's suffering a little right now because of the slow mail due to the pandemic, but I find with the three at a time plan, I have something available to watch most nights. One option would be to subscribe to the disc rental service + maybe one streaming service
I would go to just disks and rips too, but I like to watch sports and current events. All that used to be on OTA for free, but not anymore.I'm probably a minority. But we cut the cord before it was that was even a term (pre 2000). Took that money we were paying to cable TV and put that towards disc media. Had Netflix for a couple of years when they mailed out discs to see if we wanted to purchase the media later. About eight years ago I digitized everything and put it up on my server/NAS. Used DLNA for a few years then switched to Plex. We now have a huge library of media and can watch whatever or whenever we like. The sutdios can't take away my discs once I own them. I'm my own streaming service now.
The whole streaming services gig will end up costing more than cable. And in my eyes, you will own none of it. Owning your own media seems to be a good thing.
For those of us in households where Prime is a no-brainer way to avoid a la carte shipping fees on our dozen or so Amazon deliveries each month, Prime Video is a great streaming “deal”...It was not long ago where many were paying $200 a month for Cinemax, Showtime and HBO. And 150 cable channels that we never watched anyway. Most were complaining back then "when are the premium channels going to offer ala carte. Now you've got it and many are still unhappy. . . . go figure!
I have Netflix (still a bargain per day if you break it down divided by 31 days) ) and Amazon Prime 1 day delivery plus a free streaming service. And both have a growing selection of titles in HDR, DD, DV and Atmos. I remember waiting years for Netflix to finally offer DD audio.
"Can life get any better" 😜
If I was ordering from Amazon that consistently, I'd probably keep Prime consistently .. but, in my case, it's easy enough to save an order or two till I hit the $25.00 free shipping .. yes, there are Prime Only deals and a few other perks, but I'm just not a big regular buyer .. used to be, when there was no sales tax, but now, I can find it locally for about the same money ..For those of us in households where Prime is a no-brainer way to avoid a la carte shipping fees on our dozen or so Amazon deliveries each month, Prime Video is a great streaming “deal”...