Movies Anywhere makes movies easier, Netflix beats expectations, and Sarah Lane needs movie recommendations. With special guest Sarah Lane.

CordKillers: Ep. 191 - Netflix Original Spaghetti
Recorded: October 16 2017
Guest: Sarah Lane

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  • Movies Anywhere: Watch all your Amazon, Google, and iTunes titles in one place
    - Disney has launched an expanded version of its Disney Movies Anywhere service called Movies Anywhere. The service allows users to access movies purchased from Amazon, Google, Apple or Vudu all in one place. Movies Anywhere uses the Keychest technology implemented by Disney Movies Anywhere. Studios involved included Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers. Discussions are ongoing with Paramount and Lionsgate but movies from those studios will not be available at launch. Movies Anywhere is available on Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.


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Hi Tom and Brian,

Long time listener and fan. The past two years I have been using cable for just local channels and Playstation Vue. I am about to close on my first house so because of the impending move I started to re evaluate how I cord cut.

First off I looked my antenna options because of the surrounding mountains. As of right now basic cable will be used but in a few weeks I will mount a large antenna off of the chimney of the house, hopefully it will work and I can cut basic out of my plan including a high $12 per month DTA cost.
Next I am looking to beef up my plex account, maybe to a lifetime plex pass. The service has been growing a lot in the last year and I have been impressed with the new additions. For services I am trying YouTube TV for CW live content. I am not sure if I will keep it due to the lack of DIY and HGTV and I do not want both YouTube TV and PS Vue.

I have been happy for the most part with PS Vue, but it has been several months since Sony and Viacom had their dispute. When I signed up I had all those channels and I felt like I was getting an amazing deal, now I feel like its an okay deal. I would pay another $5 with PS Vue if they added CW live, brought back Viacom channels, and added the History channel.
For the most part I have been very happy with my cord cutting experience.

Keep Up the Good Work

- Scott

 

 

 

Hey Tom & Brian!
As you know, Hulu recently dropped their price for new subscribers to only $5.99 per month for the first year. I had just signed up for Hulu about a few weeks ago to binge watch the Handmaid's Tale, so I was pretty bummed to see them lower the price after I joined.

I decided to contact Hulu and see if I could get the new pricing even though I am now a current Hulu subscriber. I was pleased to find out that they would give me the lower rate, no questions asked!! This might not work for everyone, but you might want to pass this along to other Cordkillers as a new version of Brian's Chicken challenge.

Love the show!
- Josh

 

 

 

Howdy,

We've been internet only with phone (pacemaker monitoring & 911 health reasons) on TWC's fastest speed since Cordkillers premiered, and have been eagerly awaiting G-Fiber's arrival. Every truck sighting elicits excitement. Our home is 12 miles from town center nestled in a valley, which, though within city limits, would necessitate an expensive roof-mounted antenna to get broadcast TV.

Since we have been streaming (Google WiFi mesh) using Chromecasts and Rokus all this time, a speed quadrupling at two-thirds or less the cost is eagerly anticipated. If G-Fiber is not offering phone services [?] there are other ISP services we can use.

Cheers, as Always!

- Stephen




Links

2017 Winter Movie Draft
patreon.com/cordkillers

Posted
AuthorTom Merritt

Netflix is more expensive, the Stephen King visual universe expands, and less TV on Google Fiber. With special guest MikeTV.

CordKillers: Ep. 190 - The Sidekick: Bevin
Recorded: October  9 2017
Guest: MikeTv

Intro Video


Primary Target

  • Netflix Raises Its Subscription Prices
    - Netflix raised prices of two of its three plans by $1 a month. The basic single screen plan stays at $7.99. The two screen "standard" plan goes from $9.999 to $10.99 and the 4-screen 4K "Premium" plan goes from $11.99 to $13.99. New customers get the new prices now. Existing customers will be informed by Netflix soon and see it on their bill in November.


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  • Google Fiber Drops Cable TV Package For New Cities
    Google Fiber announced that for its upcoming launch in Louisville and San Antonio markets, it will only offer internet service, with no TV package. Last year, Google announced that Fiber would halt future deployments, making these two markets the last confirmed committments to roll out the service.


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Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that as an old guy, I enjoyed Blade Runner 2049, but apparently it is a failure because only old guys like it. But on a related note, why do the studios fail to promote the sequels that seem to be so endemic these days by pushing the previous films in a series on the streaming platforms. Blade Runner is a great example since, though I find it hard to imagine, so many have never seen the first film. Another example was the Kingsmen sequel; I saw the previews for the Golden Circle several months ago, and had never heard of the original. I had to use my Netflix DVD subscription to get a chance to see it.

Without a TV or cable, I can't see whether I would want to spend money on seeing either show, but without seeing them, I won't spend the money to buy them on Amazon. Shouldn't there be a better way? Or should I just wait till they show up on Prime or Netflix?

Keep up the good work

- Dave

 

 

 

Hey Bri,

I signed up for Movie pass when they dropped the price to 10 dollars a month and loved it initially. I could use their "E-Ticket" feature at my local theater. Meaning I could pick my seat and buy the ticket from my house without ever using the MasterCard they shipped to me. It was great and I've seen more movies in the past 3 weeks then I did in the last 3 months.

Till... something change... They apparently lost the deal with Goodrich Theaters that allowed E-Tickets and now every theater in my area requires me to buy the ticket within 100 yards of the theater. The love is now gone... I like picking my seat and planning ahead of time and I'm willing to go to the theater less and get the best experience (picking my seat... etc) for the big movies than get some second class access to the smaller films while their in theaters.

So I cancelled my membership - which you can do directly from the app so no complaints there. But its just not worth it, even at 10 bucks a month. I mght start it back up again if they get the E-ticket feature back but until then... I'm out.

Thought you and Tom would like the input - thanks for the show(s)!

Sincerely,
- Norman

 

 

 

hey, I have no idea whether anyone else has been similarly affected, a google search turned up nothing, but while looking over my credit card bill I noticed that I had been charged 3 times in September for Filmstruck. Twice on the usual billing day, and then once again on the following day. I used the chat option from the Filmstruck help page and they immediately resolved the issue and refunded two of the charges. I don't always go over my monthly transactions and very easily could have missed this, so I was thinking there's probably a lot of other subscribers who (if this isn't just something that just happened to me) might never know they' d been overcharged.

Thanks! Love the show :)
-James
 

 

 

CBS All Access and Big Brother

One aspect of CBS All Access I think is missed often in discussions is the inclusion of Big Brother Live feeds. For years CBS has been selling access to the feeds and have a faithful audience for them. One Year ago they ran a Special Season of Big Brother over the top which was only available on CBS All Access. So for those customers everything else is Value add.

Still debating on if its worth it to watch the New Star Trek.

- Scott
 

 


Links

2017 Winter Movie Draft
patreon.com/cordkillers

 

Posted
AuthorBryce Castillo