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Old 05-03-2021, 23:25   #1
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Streaming services news, offers and general chit chat

I'm starting this thread as the old Netflix/Streaming Services section has been closed.

I'm hoping we can use it to discuss the merits (or otherwise) of current or future streaming services as well as offers they may have and news that may be announced about them without an infinite looping argument developing about just how these services may or may not influence the future of human culture!

I shall start it off with a couple of offers I've seen today......

Starzplay are currently offering a deal of 6 months at £1:99 a month and Eurosport are offering a 12 month sub for £19:99.


I'd also be interested in Disney+ subscribers views about their new expanded service?
It wasn't for me before but how much has the new Star content added to it?
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Old 06-03-2021, 00:10   #2
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Whats on starzplay? Anything good? I can't keep up with the content on all the different streaming sites
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Old 06-03-2021, 00:38   #3
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Whats on starzplay? Anything good? I can't keep up with the content on all the different streaming sites
Quite a lot tbf The Spanish Princess, Pennyworth, Godfather of Harlem amongst loads of other stuff.
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Old 06-03-2021, 13:24   #4
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Starzplay is like premium stuff. Pennyworth is great. A cross between James Bond, Peaky Blinders with loads of British Actors and Paloma Faith plays a great character.
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Deutsche Telekom in Germany had Disney+ at launch as an app in a similar way to Sky in the UK.

Sky in Germany will have the Disney+ app from this April. I think it's possible that VM in the UK could have the app too then, if the deals in Germany and the UK are similar.

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Deutsche Telekom in Germany had Disney+ at launch as an app in a similar way to Sky in the UK.

Sky in Germany will have the Disney+ app from this April. I think it's possible that VM in the UK could have the app too then, if the deals in Germany and the UK are similar.

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BritBox to launch on Amazon Prime Video channels.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...eid=3598503789

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BritBox UK is to join Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, as an add on subscription, starting in the spring.

The launch will make BritBox available on over 40 million devices, representing 90% of video-on-demand homes.
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Starzplay is like premium stuff. Pennyworth is great. A cross between James Bond, Peaky Blinders with loads of British Actors and Paloma Faith plays a great character.
That looks ok, but I don't see much else that appeals.
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BritBox to launch on Amazon Prime Video channels.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...eid=3598503789
It's the one streaming service I might be interested in but only if its free.

I only take Prime when they offer it free for a month. Its a price I like. They repeatedly keep giving it out in the hope you'll forget to cancel. I never forget about money
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It's the one streaming service I might be interested in but only if its free.

I only take Prime when they offer it free for a month. Its a price I like. They repeatedly keep giving it out in the hope you'll forget to cancel. I never forget about money
You need to cut down on your exclusive foreign holidays. that way you might just be able to afford it.
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You need to cut down on your exclusive foreign holidays. that way you might just be able to afford it.
Oh I can afford it Den , I'm just a tightwad
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Starzplay is like premium stuff. Pennyworth is great. A cross between James Bond, Peaky Blinders with loads of British Actors and Paloma Faith plays a great character.
I signed up to Starzplay and have to say Castle Rock season one was absolutely first rate. We're now binging our way through The Act, then we'll go back to CR for season two and dig into three seasons of Mr Mercedes. Being a Stephen King fan I might try the new adaptation of The Stand but the reviews aren't great.
I'm impressed. It's certainly got more I'm into than Prime at the moment and is a steal at £1.99 a month.
One word of warning: if you sign up through Virgin, just be aware that it takes them a few hours to add it to your account - it's not "on demand" like other stuff in the Virgin Store but once you're in it plays faultlessly and the PQ is full HD.
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BritBox to launch on Amazon Prime Video channels.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...eid=3598503789


It would be nice if they have an introductary off for two or three months.
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Can VM Amazon subscribers subscribe to these add on channels? If so, this makes the lack of Britbox on VM a bit less problematic.
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Can VM Amazon subscribers subscribe to these add on channels? If so, this makes the lack of Britbox on VM a bit less problematic.
The article is incorrect, I believe. You cannot get Prime video channels on Sky or VM. The 'channels' section is excluded, which I think is a pity, because the exclusion of apps such as Britbox, Apple +, Disney +, etc would not be an issue for VM viewers if we had the full 'channels' version.

If you want the full version of Prime, you need to view it through the Fire stick, Roku or some other additional box or stick.
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