It sucks. A streaming service is becoming more expensive again. At least if you still want to avoid commercial breaks. Only recently a more or less “hidden” price increase was announced Amazon Prime Video public. The company announced that it will display advertising when streaming films and series from 2024. If you don’t feel like it, you have to pay more. It is not yet known how much you will have to pay for Amazon Prime Video without advertising in the future. Currently costs Amazon Prime monthly 8,99 Eurofor an annual subscription 89,90 Euro due.
Price increases on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, Netflix and Disney Plus
Also Apple TV Plus already raised prices. The Apple Group’s streaming service raised the monthly subscription fee last year 4,99 Euro on proud 6,99 Euro per month. But what sets these two streaming services apart from the competition from Netflix, Disney Plus and Co. is what you ultimately get for his money receives. And that’s why I can definitely do without Netflix and Disney Plus, but I have to with other providers Price increases Unfortunately, I’ll go along with it – and that’s for the following reason: the dependency I’ve made myself into.
All the series and films that I can watch “for free” on Prime Video at no additional cost are just one aspect of the many advantages that Amazon offers me as a subscriber. In addition to games of the UEFA Champions League Among other things, this also comes free shipping ordered goods and special offers on promotional days such as Black Friday or Prime Days (coming soon again from October 10th – 11th, 2023).
Apple is pursuing a similar strategy. The apple company “packages” the actual price of its streaming service as part of Apple One. The comprehensive service package includes things like cloud storage (iCloud), video games (Apple Arcade), Apple Music or fitness courses with exclusive exercise instructions (Apple Fitness Plus). As a lazy Apple user like me, I blame that iPhone manufacturer Just about 32 euros a month, I’m well looked after and I’m off to the job Dependence of the ecosystem of the bitten apple.
The situation is different when streaming services like Netflix or Disney Plus increase prices. Although Netflix also offers gaming, in my opinion I primarily pay for films and series, such as the wonderful manga adaptation One Piece. It’s the same with Disney Plus, where there’s lots of other great content to discover in addition to Marvel, Star Wars and the Disney classics including live-action adaptations.
Cancel Netflix and Disney Plus? No problem!
I’m more willing to accept price increases on Amazon Prime or Apple (albeit grudgingly) because there’s a lot more to my subscription than “just a few” series and films. The savings on shipping costs come from all of my money order-happy family benefit. And Apple’s iCloud saves me from one painful loss of photos, videos and text messages should be my iPhone or Macbook do the straddle.
In comparison, I find it much easier to cancel Netflix or Disney Plus in the event of a price increase. As soon as a new Star Wars series or the finale of Stranger Things comes out, I’ll just be on board again for a short time. Seen this way, Netflix and Disney Plus can slip down my hump if in doubt. On the other hand, I am “helpless” at the mercy of Amazon Prime and Apple. For this reason I’m going off 2024 so necessarily Advertising on Prime Video watch it or at some point annoyed by the higher price pay. Amazon and Apple have me in their hands – I should seriously think about it.