THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT… STREAMING SERVICES

Not interested in all the things offered on free to air TV? Kind of over the cricket and tennis!? Well then, if you haven’t already, it might be time to look at the increasing number of streaming services on offer. All with their own wonderful, or not, assortment of entertainment.

For those of you who are unaware of streaming, it is when content is able to be delivered to computer, mobile devices and/or TV’s over the internet. You are able to watch this content when you wish and aren’t limited to a specific time. Charges are applied, usually monthly or yearly for these services.

Netflix is probably the best known of the streaming services and offers a comprehensive library of movies and TV shows. Netflix also now produces a lot of its own content which you are unable to watch elsewhere. The Crown, a show about the British monarchy, is a Netflix production. Netflix offers three pricing tiers starting at $9.99 a month with the most expensive being $19.99 a month. You are able to get a 30 day free trial if you wish to try before you subscribe.

Disney+ streaming service was launched in November 2019 and includes shows from all the major entertainment franchises it owns. It also offers its own original content. If you are a Star Wars tragic then you might enjoy “The Mandalorian”. There is only one pricing for Disney+ at $8.99 a month or a yearly subscription of $89.99 per year. They also have a 7 day trial period.

Apple has also released a streaming service called Apple TV+ with a monthly pricing of $7.99 a month and a 7 day free trial for all new users. Apple is also producing it’s own content as well as streaming exclusive TV series and movies. I really enjoyed watching “For All Mankind”. If you’re into the first walk on the moon this series will really do your head in. But I’m not giving anything away.

This is really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s available. There is also Prime Video from Amazon, Stan which is a joint venture of Channel 9 and Fairfax Media. Then you also have Foxtel, Youtube on demand and let’s not forget all the catch up TV options like ABC iView, SBS on Demand and others.

To be honest, if you can’t find anything to watch it certainly wouldn’t be from a lack of content availability. Probably more from overload which probably means you need to go and find a good book to read.

There are over 2 million Apps available. These are just a few that I have found throughout the years of helping people with their Apple devices and computers.

If you are struggling to understand your Apple device, please give me a call and we can discuss One on One sessions. Debbie on Mob: 0418296217 or [email protected]

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