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Amazon Prime Video - 50% off Select Channels (StackTV)

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Prime Video - 50% off Select Channels (StackTV)

Not exactly a hot deal, but on logging in to prime video today I noticed the banners for 50% off for 3 months for select channels.

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Good for someone who wants to try these out. StackTV is probably the best 'deal'. I've subscribed with the free trial in the past and did watch a few things on it. My wife enjoyed it for the Halmark holiday movies.

The StackTV package includes:
Global
W
HGTV
History
Adult Swim
Treehouse
Food
Teletoon
YTV
Showcase
National Geographic
Teletoon

$6.49 per month for 3 months, after that it reverts to the usual $12.99 if you don't cancel. Cancelling was a simple click from the web or the android app.

Other channels:
Starz
Nick+
PBS
Super Channel
Shudder
MGM
BBC Earth
Hollywood Suite
OutTV
Sundance Now
IFC Films
Love Nature
Smithsonian Channel
The Great Courses

I have not tried any of the other channels personally but some folks may be interested. I've heard Shudder is decent for horror fans but you can likely find the same content on other services.
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Not part of Amazon but I also noticed Sportsnet Now has $50 off their annual subscription fee for Black Friday...for any cord cutters that want sports. The Sportsnet Now+ is regular price so it’s just the regular Sportsnet package...which is plenty for the casual sports fan.
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BatCountry wrote: Not part of Amazon but I also noticed Sportsnet Now has $50 off their annual subscription fee for Black Friday...for any cord cutters that want sports. The Sportsnet Now+ is regular price so it’s just the regular Sportsnet package...which is plenty for the casual sports fan.
Isn't the point of cord cutting not paying for TV at all? The value is terrible buying your TV like this.
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TheMaterial wrote: Isn't the point of cord cutting not paying for TV at all? The value is terrible buying your TV like this.
I agree. I already sign up for too many streaming services but at least it's easy to sign up for a short period of time when they have promotions like this. It's much easier to cancel than a cable package.

I find Prime is a good value simply because I shop at Amazon so often so the Prime Video is essentially an extra service I'm getting for 'free' xD
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TheMaterial wrote: Isn't the point of cord cutting not paying for TV at all? The value is terrible buying your TV like this.
I would disagree. I jumped on Stack TV two months ago and never looked back (after Rogers decided that my best package is $176 per month). My 7 year old enjoys Treehouse, and soon to enjoy YTV and TELETOON. While my wife and I get a pretty wide selection of shows and movies from Showcase, W, History and Food Network. This is basically $1 per channel and if I was going to go to any cable tier, it would easily cost $80 for 80%+ of garbage channels. I am hard pressed or perhaps too lazy to setup something similar in DIY fashion for an cheaper cost!
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If you've cut the cord for a few years, going back to watching regular TV is going to be painful. I recently tried PlutoTV just for the fun of it and I couldn't believe I used to watch television like this. Don't get me wrong, PlutoTV is a great app if you are interested in retro television shows and you want to just channel surf. However, that's free. Actually paying for the experience of watching television at specific times and commercials seems insane to me.
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Malfunction wrote: I would disagree. I jumped on Stack TV two months ago and never looked back (after Rogers decided that my best package is $176 per month). My 7 year old enjoys Treehouse, and soon to enjoy YTV and TELETOON. While my wife and I get a pretty wide selection of shows and movies from Showcase, W, History and Food Network. This is basically $1 per channel and if I was going to go to any cable tier, it would easily cost $80 for 80%+ of garbage channels. I am hard pressed or perhaps too lazy to setup something similar in DIY fashion for an cheaper cost!
This. We canceled an $85 Bell TV bill and have moved to Stack.
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Noob question. Is it $6.50 per month and you get all those channels? Or is it $6.50 per channel?
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superrabbi wrote: Noob question. Is it $6.50 per month and you get all those channels? Or is it $6.50 per channel?
StackTV is ALL the listed channels in that specific package ( at an intro rate) of $6.50/mo... After, it's $13+tax
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Malfunction wrote: I would disagree. I jumped on Stack TV two months ago and never looked back (after Rogers decided that my best package is $176 per month). My 7 year old enjoys Treehouse, and soon to enjoy YTV and TELETOON. While my wife and I get a pretty wide selection of shows and movies from Showcase, W, History and Food Network. This is basically $1 per channel and if I was going to go to any cable tier, it would easily cost $80 for 80%+ of garbage channels. I am hard pressed or perhaps too lazy to setup something similar in DIY fashion for an cheaper cost!
Right, $13 to watch forged in fire on repeat all day. Sounds like a great value. When your done with that I'm sure there's great reality TV on slice. What about sports? Is the wife not a TLC fan?
Lets not forget you need a prime account all the time. You can't just purchase a month when you need it.

I pay rogers $135 OTD, get the premier tv package and a solid internet package.

There is a reason cable companies are pushing these packages right now. It's never in the interest of the customer.
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TheMaterial wrote: Right, $13 to watch forged in fire on repeat all day. Sounds like a great value. When your done with that I'm sure there's great reality TV on slice. What about sports? Is the wife not a TLC fan?
Lets not forget you need a prime account all the time. You can't just purchase a month when you need it.

I pay rogers $135 OTD, get the premier tv package and a solid internet package.

There is a reason cable companies are pushing these packages right now. It's never in the interest of the customer.
Clearly it doesn't seem to be in your interest, but it works for other people.
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BatCountry wrote: Not part of Amazon but I also noticed Sportsnet Now has $50 off their annual subscription fee for Black Friday...for any cord cutters that want sports. The Sportsnet Now+ is regular price so it’s just the regular Sportsnet package...which is plenty for the casual sports fan.
Thank-you!!
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TheMaterial wrote: Isn't the point of cord cutting not paying for TV at all? The value is terrible buying your TV like this.
Only thing we watch in my home is live sports and some streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime and D+). Cutting the cord means saving $50 to $80 month on TV channels that we never watch.
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Does anyone here have Shudder or IFC? if yes how vast is their selection of content?

Does anyone know if you can really cancel at anytime or do you have to commit to the three months of service?
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TheMaterial wrote: Isn't the point of cord cutting not paying for TV at all? The value is terrible buying your TV like this.
How can you figure the value is terrible???...

Instead of paying $90+ for cable (assuming normal package pricing) you can get Netflix for $18.99/mo (and that's the top package - a few dollars less with their normal package) and Sportsnet for $12/mo right now and save $60 a month vs. the normal cable costs. I can also cancel Netflix in 4 months after catching up on any shows/movies and sign up for Crave for 3-4 months (which is cheaper then Netflix) and do the same...then sign up for Disney+ (also cheaper then Netflix) for a couple months and just keep rotating them. I also get way more content that is all on-demand.

If you are an Amazon Prime customer for shopping you get Prime Video included (sure it's around $7 a month but it's a sunk cost if you are already a prime member for shopping whether you have cable or not).

To me, cord cutting is as much about punishing the big telecom providers for their tactics, forced package inclusions, lack of loyalty to existing customers, disconnect between "service" and "customer experience" etc.
I can also get internet deals for typically much less then the telecom's provide too...particularly this time of year. All told, I probably save $200/mo over Rogers/Bell if I include my cell plan savings in the mix. Doesn't sound like terrible value to me.

Sure, I don't have free services via a Kodi box or (often illegal) streaming but I'm fine with some subscriptions at reasonable costs and paying for what I use - particularly when I am saving significant dollars overall.
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BatCountry wrote: Not part of Amazon but I also noticed Sportsnet Now has $50 off their annual subscription fee for Black Friday...for any cord cutters that want sports. The Sportsnet Now+ is regular price so it’s just the regular Sportsnet package...which is plenty for the casual sports fan.
I can't seem to find this.
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BatCountry wrote: How can you figure the value is terrible???...

Instead of paying $90+ for cable (assuming normal package pricing) you can get Netflix for $18.99/mo (and that's the top package - a few dollars less with their normal package) and Sportsnet for $12/mo right now and save $60 a month vs. the normal cable costs. I can also cancel Netflix in 4 months after catching up on any shows/movies and sign up for Crave for 3-4 months (which is cheaper then Netflix) and do the same...then sign up for Disney+ (also cheaper then Netflix) for a couple months and just keep rotating them. I also get way more content that is all on-demand.

If you are an Amazon Prime customer for shopping you get Prime Video included (sure it's around $7 a month but it's a sunk cost if you are already a prime member for shopping whether you have cable or not).

To me, cord cutting is as much about punishing the big telecom providers for their tactics, forced package inclusions, lack of loyalty to existing customers, disconnect between "service" and "customer experience" etc.
I can also get internet deals for typically much less then the telecom's provide too...particularly this time of year. All told, I probably save $200/mo over Rogers/Bell if I include my cell plan savings in the mix. Doesn't sound like terrible value to me.

Sure, I don't have free services via a Kodi box or (often illegal) streaming but I'm fine with some subscriptions at reasonable costs and paying for what I use - particularly when I am saving significant dollars overall.
Where are you people getting cable tv pricing from? Its like an extra $15 to add cable to your internet services, and a bit more to add significantly better cable services.

Depending on your internet costs, I likely don't pay much more than you do. But get everything I want right away, and don't need to play subscription roulette. I get crave for free via rogers.
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TheMaterial wrote: Where are you people getting cable tv pricing from? Its like an extra $15 to add cable to your internet services, and a bit more to add significantly better cable services.

Depending on your internet costs, I likely don't pay much more than you do. But get everything I want right away, and don't need to play subscription roulette. I get crave for free via rogers.
You just said you pay $135 for TV and internet.

I pay $37 for internet so I would have to pay for a basket of streaming services worth $100 to be anywhere close to what you pay.

If the deal isn't for you, why do you have to continue to argue about whether it is a good deal (for someone else)?
My phone plan is $400 a month for 500 MB of data.
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BatCountry wrote: Not part of Amazon but I also noticed Sportsnet Now has $50 off their annual subscription fee for Black Friday...for any cord cutters that want sports. The Sportsnet Now+ is regular price so it’s just the regular Sportsnet package...which is plenty for the casual sports fan.
The only problem wit this deal is that nothing is on now as the 3 major sports they have are NBA, NHL and Bluejays... and we do not even have starting dates for NHL and MLB yet.. so my point is you will be paying for limited lineup for at least 2 months and this is assuming NBA starts at xmas and NHL gets going by late Jan. Once you subtract the 2-3 months of limited programming..deal not so hot...

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