- 02-07-2013, 09:52 AM #1
I think in my humble opinion that microsoft should work to create a video streaming service and bring it to all their products similar to a xbox music pass. xbox video pass will for a monthly fee of say $20 bucks bring unblocked usage of any movie in their video catalogue. they have a better selection than netflix, more money so they dont have to worry about movie guys raising the licensing rights for it. and a media console that is a worldwide bestseller as well as a successor to it that can be optimized for it.
What do you guys think? ^_^“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”- Plato
02-07-2013, 12:33 PM #2
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I like the idea, but I also think Microsoft needs to focus on other core business. MS has a lot going on right now. In the past several months they have released dramatically new versions of nearly all of their major products (enterprise included). While the changes are great for the most part, they still have a lot of polishing that needs to be done. It may not be a good time for them to try to expand into other markets. A parnership with the existing big players might be easier to pull off. For example, XBox video pass that gives you access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Video through a common portal/app. Of course they would have to share the subscription fee with those companies, but over time they could add in their own content and scale back the third party costs.
- 02-07-2013, 12:51 PM #3
It would have to offer a lot more than Netflix to justify such expensive pricing. Most consumers would stay with an $8/month service, rather than paying 2½ times as much.
- 02-07-2013, 12:55 PM #4“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”- Plato
02-07-2013, 01:37 PM #5
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So what are they doing currently? Charging per video? Is it only available via xbox or is there a Windows viewer for it as well? I feel like I'm missing out now.
- 02-07-2013, 02:27 PM #7“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”- Plato
- 02-07-2013, 02:29 PM #8
- 02-10-2013, 10:01 AM #10
I'd be willing to pay $20/month as long as it was accessible on any of my devices (Mac OS X, Android, Windows Phone and Roku) and if it included a lot of the more popular new releases that Netflix doesn't seem to be able to secure these days. Without that though, there isn't enough "meat on the bone" for me to join. Between Netflix and Amazon video that comes with my Prime account, I'm pretty much covered with good cross-platform solutions.
- 02-13-2013, 08:57 AM #13
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