Right now, we have Amazon Prime but for shipping, and I don’t watch more than a handful of shows on their each year. If we ever lost the shipping boon it would be easy to get rid of Amazon if we only cared about streaming.
Netflix is big for us as the kids and myself uses it, and my wife occasionally. I doubt that’s going anywhere, even with the recently announced price hike.
I personally pay for an ad-free Hulu account, but we can watch it simultaneously on 1 PC and 1 Roku device at once, so it’s been very handy.
The problem is I’m interested in re-visiting HBO Go (non-optional once the final season of Game of Thrones starts), I’d like to watch Star Trek Discovery at some point, and I’m curious about the DC app as well. Not to mention the upcoming Disney app I may want to watch some stuff on.
I think for me the solution is just going to be “only subscribe to one at a time” and that’s that. Watch stuff for a month or two that directly interests me (or that I get into), and then when I wrap cancel and subscribe to another service, rinse and repeat, never using more than the Hulu funds, give or take, I’m used to paying. Most services don’t seem to let you go annual (which is a dumb idea - I’d much rather pay a lump sum and have 12 months of not feeling nickle and dimed even at the same price) so it makes bouncing around all the easier.
However, the problem is I really like Hulu for watching (many) of my shows on for 1080p no ads the next day instead of off the TiVO, because our cable provider gives us 720p and we have ads to fast forward. So giving up Hulu is kind of a problem there now. I could always spend less on Video Games, I guess, and plunge in with a SECOND subscription, and THAT is the one I rotate around, I suppose.
I do also pay for an Office 365 subscription, but again that’s annual and easier to swallow (like Amazon).