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[–] common_sense 0 points 161 points (+161|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's literally the only reason I subscribed. If they put ads I'll just not watch TV... and torrent the very few shows that I want.

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[–] TremorAcePV 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

This is how I am.

No way am I paying for satellite or some streaming service when I don't want most of what I'd get through them. But I'd rather not wait either.

Where are the a la carte services for new shows? Answer: There are none (AFAIK). Mainly because of deals that prevent that kind of thing from happening.

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[–] JangleTonesEast 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Have you considered getting a digital antenna? It still sort of impresses me how many TV channels you can get for free

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[–] Talexis 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

HBO go offers live streams but I don't know how into HBO's programming you may be

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If Netflix started showing more ads than the new show trailers they just introduced (yes, those are ads),

That has me worried. It is advertising and it is invasive.

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[–] Styxem 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I already do this. They never have what I want to see.

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[–] ZeroFuggzGiven 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Same. I stopped torrenting shows when I subbed to Netflix and Hulu plus. I wouldn't flinch at the thought of cancelling and goin back to that.

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[–] frontiersman 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Used to love Hulu. First few years they started, one 15 or 30 second ad in the normal commercial break. With adblock, it was just a quick black screen. Now? 3-4 minutes of commercials and sometimes detect the adblock, and stop streaming.

Hang on, I'm wrong. When did hulu go subscription? Why pay to watch ads...

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[–] hungry_mungry 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Hulu has a slightly higher priced, ad-free subscription. I had it for a while but there wasn't much content I wanted so I canceled, but ad-free was nice.

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[–] NeedMoarGuitars 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

It is only another four dollars a month. They don't make the option obvious, much less publicize it in any way.

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[–] VicariousJambi 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

There's an ad free version.

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[–] roznak 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

The catalog is for me a tipping point where I almost am about to cancel my subscription. I have already seen everything I am interested in so I barely logon into Netflix anymore. Advertisement would make me instantly kill Netflix subscription and never return back.

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[–] kjell 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Before they started blocking VPNs, I'd get the Swedish version and it had much better and newer content. If they start showing ads, even like HBO Now with those pre-rolls, I'm out. The whole point is, it has no ads.

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[–] SaltySpacePirate 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What i dont get us them bending to pressure from the publishers by blocking VPNs as the publishers were blackmailing netflix by withholding the rights to shows. Since the VPNs have been blocked, the content has still stayed the same bullshit with little to no variety. So in the end the consumer has minimal content and is blocked from viewing whatever content they could find abroad (ie. Comepletely fucked)

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[–] AverageAmerica 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But what about the moneyyyyyyyyy?

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I'm right there with you... Currently about the only worthwhile thing Netflix has going for it is their deal with Marvel.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They don't even have a heading to see just movies anymore. You can get a listing of shitty low budget Korean soap operas, but not "show me just movies."

Their ever-shrinking library is not exactly their fault- many of the studios started getting jealous and started their own special snowflake crap streaming service, or trying to strangle Netflix with absurd license fees.

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[–] GrislyAtoms 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I am in Canada, and I do have to admit that our selection of content is nowhere near as good as I think it should be. That has always bugged me, but it is what it is. I'm still able to find something interesting to watch 99% of the time.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

Yep. If they start showing ads I'm gone. I barely watch enough TV to justify paying for it as it is.

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[–] bloodguard 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Since I've cut the cord I've pretty much decided that:

  • If I'm paying a subscription fee - No commercials
  • If it's free - I'll endure the commercials.

I'm never going back to paying to watch commercials again. There also has to be a way to cancel online without having to endure a "retention specialist" gabbling at me for an hour (feck you, Dish).

You've been warned, Netflix.

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This is just it. If service providers cap data and subscription services start running ads eating up our data, it's cutting off their own nose.

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[–] Lillah 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I haven't had tv service for over 5 years. Amazon prime is my go to and in 5 years, I have never once seen an ad. Not one. Won't touch hulu for this reason. If this is a new thing they are rolling out, I will be gone. But amazon prime having ads? Not here.

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[–] Saufsoldat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I get it once a day or so, it's a ~30sec ad for one of their own shows at the beginning of a movie/series. A bit annoying, but since prime video is just an "added bonus" anyway, I really don't mind too much.

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[–] Alois_sticklgruber 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Rss feeds and netflix. If they have ads i expect it to be free.

If they put ads on, ill just rss feed their shit and they can get $0

Why i dont like hulu

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[–] Lake 5 points 1 points (+6|-5) ago  (edited ago)

I use to think that way too and I'm still kind of on the fence about it, but Hulu offers a service that is a huge upgrade (on demand, stream across multiple devices, use it anywhere you have service, etc.) from cable. Cable charges a hell of a lot more with a lot more commercials.

Since we've been paying for a service that has commercials for so long, I don't see a big deal in paying for one that is actually breaking away from that bullshit. I'm absolutely okay with it if that is what keeps the prices down. Just my opinion though.

Edit: Teach me to speak my mind about something, yah fucking cunts.

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[–] Alois_sticklgruber 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I used hulu for sometime, but the ads seemed to be in 1080p while the shows were 720. Also it had a problem in loading. It would make.me watch ads, then load and then more ads, sometimes making me watch 8mins of ads then booting me out of the show. Hulus answer was my internet must be shit. Netflix and prime work fine.

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[–] Aaaron 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I used to hate hulu but they now have an ad-free premium option.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

The 'ad-free' option has ads.

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[–] 5582172? 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Their ad-free option is insanely expensive...

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[–] TauCeti 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Once they start with ads, it will just be more and more of them as time goes on too.

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[–] ninjai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's a slippery slope

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