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Weekend Open Forum: How many online subscription services do you currently pay for?

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 43 replies
Sep 15, 2017
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  1. Online monthly services are all around us. Over 100 million people have Netflix subscriptions and around 80 million lay claim to Amazon Prime memberships. Streaming media services are only one type of subscription, sure, but they are among the most popular.

    Personally, I maintain subscriptions to PlayStation Plus and Elder Scrolls Online Plus although I am getting ready to cancel the latter due to lack of play time. I also have Amazon Prime (mainly for the shopping / shipping benefits), Netflix for movies and television shows and Spotify for music.

    In total, I maintain five online subscriptions which cost me about $47 per month.

    How many online subscriptions do you carry? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  2. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 876   +372

    Technically 2, Origin Access I pay for yearly($30), and Xbox live, but I use Microsoft reward points to pay for the xbox live.
  3. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 854   +301

    None anymore. My friend takes care of our Netflix. I canceled my Mumble subscription because of Discord. I don't pay for ESEA anymore.
  4. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    I got spotify, amazon prime, netflix and UFC. I will subscribe to NBA in october and will remove UFC.
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,836   +679

  6. AshleyMadison, Tinder, and Grindr.
    Burty117, Jamlad, psycros and 2 others like this.
  7. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,460   +1,035

    Currently none. But if a good enough online game comes out for Xbox, I'll get Xbox Live again
  8. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 576   +467

  9. Tgard

    Tgard TS Booster Posts: 98   +37

    Amazon Prime only currently, although if they ever offer a decent priced NFL Sunday ticket I would be subscribed to that also.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,401   +627

  11. Versutus

    Versutus TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +28

    One, EA Access on Xbox One.
  12. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Booster Posts: 178   +41

    Virgin media, Netflix, prime, PSN.
  13. Bdog654

    Bdog654 TS Member

    I have Origin Access, Netflix, and Spotify
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,450   +1,919

    None and I feel good about it.
    learninmypc and psycros like this.
  15. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,947   +1,492

    How's that working out?
    Jamlad, bmw95 and Cal Jeffrey like this.
  16. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    I got free 6 months of Netflix when I upgraded my lte data plan (from 1mbps to 10mbps) but I did not use the service: monthly 50GB data allowance. once my telecom approves my new updated data plan application (400GB monthly allowance), I will consider paying for Netflix add-on.
  17. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,404   +3,799

    Zero! Haven't heard anything new that rise above the description ... "noise" ..... and if I did I would simply turn off the hearing aids!
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Zero. There are no online subscriptions worth paying for as far as I'm concerned. In fact I wouldn't take any of them even if they were free.
  19. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    I don't have any paid subscriptions at the moment other than my cell phone and cable/internet.

    Amazon Prime would be nice, but I can't justify paying $50 to $100 a year for something that I would rarely benefit from. It'd be nice, but I also have an Amazon store within walking distance so I have no need for it.

    I'm considering getting a video streaming service like Netflix but I want to be sure I'll use it enough for it to be worth it.
  20. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +113

    Amazon Prime is useful given it's movies and such, along with free Twitch subscription per month.
    Twitch which is a few subscriptions, including the free one of course.
    Discord because I would love to support the platform, that has become a very useful means of communication. Humble Monthly because game bundles are always fun to check out.

    Overall not too much spent, but it's always nice to support the content you enjoy.
    Cal Jeffrey likes this.
  21. SirDigby

    SirDigby TS Evangelist Posts: 482   +157

    Spotify (student), Amazon Prime (student), Netflix (HD, give the 2nd screen to my fiancee's family), yearly Office 365 as well.
  22. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Amazon Prime is all.
  23. maestro0428

    maestro0428 TS Member Posts: 23   +6

    Pandora One, Netflix and Hulu.
  24. I think I'm going to have to buy a new set of tires.
    psycros likes this.
  25. Just one: NFL Gamepass Europe

    Simply can't live without a weekly dose of touchdowns...

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