And then the internet went ballistic.
Trust me, I don’t like having the price raised on a service I use daily either. The only TV I watch is Netflix. I’m too cheap to pay $50 a month for cable or satellite service when I barely watch anything to begin with.
Still, it pisses me off to hear people bitch and whine so much about $16 a month for unlimited TV shows and movies with no commercials. If I were to get the basic cable plan for my area, that would cost me $50 a month. And in the $50 a month, I have to watch on a schedule , I have no HD, and I have to sit through commercials, most of which bear no relevance to me.
Even if I went and paid for Hulu Plus, the next best streaming service, in the $8 I’m paying a month I’m also paying for commercials. Granted, they only show one or two commercials per episode, so it’s not terrible, but it’s more than Netflix.
In either case, I get it. Streaming video to millions of people and sending them DVDs costs money. People don’t like their prices raised. But if $16 is too much for you to afford for unlimited content with no commercials, then why don’t you stop whining and take whatever you can afford somewhere else. And once you’re there, don’t start tweeting about how much better it is, because we all know you’re lying to yourself publicly just to get attention.
And if any of this is really that much of an issue for you – get a TV antenna and get over yourself. I’ve got better things to do than read your petty complaints about how cheap you are.