Maybe this is the anarchist misanthropic nihilist in me, but I hope Apple TV+, Disney+, NBCUniversal+ (Peacock or whatever it's called) all fail and every other streaming service like Netflix, Hulu and Prime gets taken down in the process and the whole world fucking explodes.
I think the “a la carte” stream wars will eventually just become the same people willing to over pay for cable currently ...nothing more nothing less.
OG cord cutters wanted a la carte options (channel specific) at a reasonable price...not a bunch of different services and apps that hike the price up to “not worth it” and too much “management”
We still aren’t ready for “all digital” because of the pricing.
For example, if streaming hd rentals of new movies was the same price as redbox then redbox would become unnecessary and inconvenient for most people.
Currently, I have Amazon prime for my kids kindles, Netflix for my wife, and HBO free with my phone. PSPlus for my online play and and Nintendo Online for my cloud saves. OTA antenna for local channels and htpc/kodi if need be.
That’s already a bunch of yearly “service subscriptions” so the idea of more is overwhelming.
The dream was pay for what you want, but the reality is again paying for bundles.
Sorry for the vent...fine with the implosion if need be lol