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Netflix is jacking their prices up (again). Disney+ just did it. Apple TV+ is going up $3 (but is still at a reasonable $9.99). Streaming services for some reason think the consumer can pay $20/month for garbage originals, one or two great films, and content we premiered a long time ago. Make it make sense.
So, the question I ask today is: what would be the most you’d pay per month for a streaming service?
Unless you’re dropping absolute quality programming every single week, I’m not paying more than say $15/month. And you need an insanely good back catalog to warrant that too. Disney+ will always have my money, especially in Canada where it’s basically Disney + Hulu. But Netflix just isn’t doing it for me lately with their originals. I’m not paying $20/month that’s for damn sure. Maybe for a single month each year to catch up on shows I actually want to watch, but not $20/month indefinitely.
In all honesty, these services shouldn’t cost more than $10/month. We don’t need $200 million dollar six-episode original series. Give me sitcoms with 22 episodes that you used to release on network TV. I don’t need a serialized blockbuster movie.
So what about you, screenagers? How much are you willing to pay for a streaming service before it just becomes too much?
I’ll see you in the trenches.