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kscherer
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2020-05-19, 17:04

Two things:

1) I renamed this thread to just "Apple Services" instead of "Apple Services 2019". Makes more sense going forward.

2) This makes my day! Finally something on Apple TV+ worth my time. I love Tom Hanks, and for Apple to land this movie means I will get to see it on launch day, will be able to avoid pesky, overpriced theaters, and the whole family can watch it for freeeeeeeee!

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2020-05-20, 03:31

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I watched all of For All Mankind. Fantastic show. Good in ways I wasn’t expecting. Best sci-fi ever? No. But absolutely great, and a good sign for a launch title.

Then I watched The Morning Show, a bit more reluctantly. Got pretty good after a while. Had an excellent episode towards the end of the season.

Started watching Little America. Cute and interesting.

I think they’re doing a pretty good job. I’d say they eventually have a shot at eventually becoming the HBO of the 2020s. They don’t quite have a cult phenomenon yet, but come on, they’re only three months old. Give it a year or two and see if they steadily keep adding good stuff.
Started watching Defending Jacob and it seems kind of generic so far.
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kscherer
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2020-06-30, 14:06

Since YouTube TV is a competitor to Apple TV+, I'll go ahead and ask this question in here.

Does anyone actually pay for YouTube TV? Holy cow, they just raised their rate to $65/month!

I have a difficult time finding value in anything of Google's, other than stock YouTube. Seriously, though, $65/month?

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2020-06-30, 14:56

YouTube TV, never heard of it.
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kscherer
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2020-06-30, 15:58

I know, right?!
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2020-06-30, 19:31

Used AT&T/DirecTV but switched to Hulu Live's bundle package awhile and love it. Big UFC guy so there's a lot of built in value.
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turtle
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2020-07-01, 09:43

I read that article about the price going up and was astounded. I too didn't even know it was a thing let alone that expensive!

I have AppleTV+ thanks to buying an apple product but I actually don't watch it either. In fact, I'm rarely watching TV at all. Even with the stay-at-home stuff (which my state seems to have completely thrown out) I don't have the time to watch TV.

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kscherer
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2020-07-01, 10:43

Yeah, I watch a couple shows/week at most, so I'm pretty particular about it. Google TV has nothing compelling to offer, even at the imaginary "entirely free forever" price point. I get Apple TV+ for free because I bought a new Apple TV, but I got that specifically for Disney+. Most of the content I watch is on YouTube, so as long as it remains "free" (paid for by surveillance advertising ) none of the other services has anything of any value, especially at $65/month. Holy cow, what a ripoff.

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2020-09-01, 13:24

Finally, something on Apple TV+ worth watching.

Well, I did watch that Tom Hanks Greyhound thing. So, I guess there are two things worth watching.
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2020-09-01, 14:23

Ted Lasso is a fabulous, fabulous show.

I'm not much of a soccer fan, but golly I get it.

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2020-09-01, 20:55

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Ted Lasso is a fabulous, fabulous show.

I'm not much of a soccer fan, but golly I get it.

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I’ve watched it. It has some funny bits but is overall pretty bland and mindless.
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drewprops
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2020-09-02, 01:15

Oh YEAH??? Well YOU'RE pretty bland and mindless!!

/PettyInternetFight


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2020-09-02, 08:05

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2020-09-02, 10:30

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Oh YEAH??? Well YOU'RE pretty bland and mindless!!

/PettyInternetFight


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It's basically a multi-season series that should have at best been an SNL skit inspired 75 min movie.

But, because of Apple, the production value of the show is incredibly high.
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2020-09-02, 10:48

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Ted Lasso is a fabulous, fabulous show.

I'm not much of a soccer fan, but golly I get it.

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I took your word for it and my wife and I watched the first two episodes last night. We both enjoyed it.

The plot is very Major League/Bad News Bears. So far not terribly original, but the main character is fun and his positive attitude is very contagious.

So far, so good.

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2020-09-02, 19:17

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It's basically a multi-season series that should have at best been an SNL skit inspired 75 min movie.
Wow. I couldn't disagree more. I can't figure out how this could be a skit? Well, to each their own!


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Bryson
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2020-09-14, 15:02

The best joke in Ted Lasso is probably almost entirely lost on the US Audience:

"Is Wales a country?" "Yes and no."
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2020-09-14, 15:42

Oh, I caught it.
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2020-09-15, 12:35

Fitness+ with new training videos every week being added? Holy shit. And for $9.99 and sharing with 5 people, that's amazing.
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turtle
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2020-09-15, 12:37

Family sharing for it! Now that is huge!
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2020-09-15, 12:41

The AppleOne pricing bundles and which ones they've chosen to group in which levels are like the exact opposite of what I personally would want? I wish AppleNews was in the cheaper bundle because that's the only one I pay for right now, I'm an individual person who'd just want the News+ and Fitness+ and the iCloud, but TV and Arcade can be skipped..

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2020-09-15, 12:46

I'm paying $9.99 a month for iCloud for my family right now. I'm not sure I'm wanting to pay an additional $20 for Fitness+ and the others since we don't use them. I could more imagine me adding just Fitness+. Music is nice, but I don't want to subscribe to anything if I can help it. I'd rather pay once and own it, the worst is I'd rather pay annually.

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turtle
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2020-09-15, 14:39

I was doing the math with Mrs T and I think we will try Fitness+ but pay the Annual fee assuming it is what we think it will be. I'm not willing to pay an additional $20 a month to maintain my 2TB iCloud and add other options I don't want. I'll be giving Apple $16.66 for what I actually want as opposed to $29.99 for things I don't really want.

I mean, we could call the iTunes Match I pay for annually part of my costs. That is a total of $18.75 a month (roughly) if we get Fitness+ and stick with it.

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2020-09-15, 15:14

(On some other place, someone complained that $10/mo is a lot. I don’t know that it is. For example, Peloton is $39/mo on top of a $1800-3000 bike. Is Peloton better than Fitness+? In some ways, I’m sure. Is it four figures up front plus four times the price each month better? Maybe not.

And $80/yr, if this isn’t an awful service, sounds like a steal.)
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2020-09-15, 15:19

Given MRs T and I already track our workouts with our Watches this fits right in. For the price of two months with Peloton or maybe four months with Fitness Company X, $80 a year is a steal. We had eyed getting an exercise bike for the house but finding one that is a good bike without a required monthly fee is actually a bit challenging. With Fitness+ (as described) we would really benefit from having one without $40 a month going to another subscription.

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turtle
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2020-09-23, 13:54

I started watching Long Way Up. I've only seen the first episode at this point but it has me interested enough to watch a second. The thing I really dislike about it is the over done dramatics of tension they create. Like when they are looking at the trucks before they are ready. The music shifted, the faces all got long... I mean it really didn't make the show better if you asked me.

Given my point of reference for this kind of show is the three from Top Gear doing a motorcycle trek, maybe I'm just ill-prepared for these two "hosts".

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kscherer
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2020-09-23, 14:42

The Long Way series have been fantastic. I agree that there was a bit too much drama in the first episode, especially considering we already know the trip was successful. Still, I absolutely love the series (The Long Way Round is one of the best "see the world" shows I've ever seen). I've watched all three current episodes of Long Way Up, and have seen both of the others in their entirety, and have really enjoyed them.

On another note, Ted Lasso has been one of the best shows I've seen in ages. So, thanks for the recommendation to Drew.

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Yesterday, 12:51

Sooo... MTV is kinda fun? Unexpected for sure. Not that I'll have it on in the background all the time but I am definitely a sucker for music videos.

So it goes.
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Just like with Beats One (now split into multiple stations), I don't think having one video station with all the genres is a winning concept.
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