Well, i’m similiar to this if it comes down to Movies and Series. I can’t get into Netflix and such, only buy some Movies / Series on Google and Microsoft Store, but that’s it. I know it basically also streaming, however for me there is the big difference that i can watch these movies whenever i want. I don’t run risk that certain Series / Movies get kicked out of there service and moved to another one. Also i’ve the big issue, that subscription feels like their is a “timelimit” for how long i can watch until i need to pay next, and that kinda stress me out so much, that i can’t fully enjoy watching this. The Same is with most Gold / Plus Games of Consoles and the new Microsoft Gamepass… while i might use Gamepass as a Demo… majority of the Games which i try and like i buy anyway, due this timelimit stress me out too much.
Also another Issue which i see, and that’s something which gets more problematic for the Movie / TV Industrie as well. It might sound neat and amazing at first, that you can watch many different TV Series and stuff at one place. However once such a thing gets Popular, other Companys try to follow and instead of like 3 big Streaming-Services, than you might have one for each company. Than you have Xbox, Sony, Google, Ubisoft, EA, etc… and they kinda canibalize each other, because as a consumer you need to decide, because no-one pays for many different services at the same time for 5 or 10 bucks each. In the end it’s cheaper simply buying the Game you want to play.
But yeah, i agree 100% with you Powbam… as long as it stay a alternative, i can live with that as well.