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Mosbonian 06:07 PM 02-15-2021
And if you have, what are your positives/negatives on it?

I like watching several of the shows on Discovery & History channels along with some of the content on Science and Travel Channels. Unfortunately Comcast moved Science and Travel Channels off my subscriber plan about a year ago, so shows like Mysteries of the Abandoned and shows just like it that are on the Science Channel and some of really creepy scary shows on Travel Channel are no longer available to me.

Is it worth subscribing to Discovery+ or would I be wasting my money?
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Sofa King 07:01 PM 02-15-2021
I get it with the Hulu package. I think there’s some good stuff on it, it’s worth the few bucks a month extra.
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mr. tegu 08:31 PM 02-15-2021
Iím very unhappy about this. We get all of those channels and most, if not all, at least the ones I watch, have an app on the roku so I can watch shows whenever I want. But now they are producing shows just for Discovery +, and even worse some shows, like Restaurant Impossible, moved to Discovery + so I canít watch it anymore without subscribing to a service full of channels I already pay for. So on principle I donít think Iíll ever pay for it. Maybe Iíll finally get Curiosity Stream again.
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lawrenceRaider 07:03 AM 02-16-2021
Originally Posted by mr. tegu:
Iím very unhappy about this. We get all of those channels and most, if not all, at least the ones I watch, have an app on the roku so I can watch shows whenever I want. But now they are producing shows just for Discovery +, and even worse some shows, like Restaurant Impossible, moved to Discovery + so I canít watch it anymore without subscribing to a service full of channels I already pay for. So on principle I donít think Iíll ever pay for it. Maybe Iíll finally get Curiosity Stream again.
It is cheap, and if those shows/networks are mostly what you watch, why are you paying for cable or other?

My only complaint thus far is the video quality isn't fantastic. It is OK, but not great.
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Dayze 11:28 AM 02-16-2021
are there commercials on this if you subscribe to it?
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lawrenceRaider 11:47 AM 02-16-2021
Originally Posted by Dayze:
are there commercials on this if you subscribe to it?
Depends on your subscription level. $4.99/month has ads. $6.99/month does not.
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Deberg_1990 12:33 PM 02-16-2021
We’ve come back around to where cable is a better all around deal again.

I pay $45 a month for my direct tv package
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lawrenceRaider 12:39 PM 02-16-2021
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
Weíve come back around to where cable is a better all around deal again.

I pay $45 a month for my direct tv package
Not really. I don't count Amazon Prime as a monthly deal as I would still pay the annual premium just for the fast shipping and no order min for "free" shipping.

Outside that I only spend maybe $20/month on streaming services because I cycle through them and cancel once I've watched what I wanted to see and move on to the next. Sometimes it is half that.
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mr. tegu 02:43 PM 02-16-2021
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
It is cheap, and if those shows/networks are mostly what you watch, why are you paying for cable or other?

My only complaint thus far is the video quality isn't fantastic. It is OK, but not great.

Iím not much of a fan of only having streaming options. I find lots of shows just scrolling through channels and donít want to have to always ďfindĒ or specifically choose something to watch. Iíll just keep using the apps or dvring things but I suspect the apps will be phased out and discovery + will be the only option to stream their shows.
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Deberg_1990 05:06 PM 02-16-2021
Originally Posted by lawrenceRaider:
Not really. I don't count Amazon Prime as a monthly deal as I would still pay the annual premium just for the fast shipping and no order min for "free" shipping.

Outside that I only spend maybe $20/month on streaming services because I cycle through them and cancel once I've watched what I wanted to see and move on to the next. Sometimes it is half that.
If you have just Netflix/HBOMAX and the Disney + Hulu bundle, thatís damn near $45 right there.

All great services, but the cost is slowly creeping up.

Surely not every specialized streaming service can survive long term?
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Mosbonian 05:03 AM 02-17-2021
Thanks for the input everyone....think I will try it out for 3 months and see what I like/don't like about it.
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kccrow 10:50 PM 02-18-2021
We have it, along with Disney+ and HBO Max, CBS, and Peacock. Going to ditch HBO Max once I get through GoT because its shit. I like Discovery+ though because it pretty much has every show the wife and I take the time to watch.
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OKchiefs 12:25 AM 02-19-2021
I get a year free through Verizon, haven’t watched it much yet though
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