“sign into their accounts using thumbprints” can capitalism calm the fuck down
i share my hulu password with my 12 year old brother and ol'capitalism comcast wants to have him beheaded for piracy
I think it is dumb that HBO is suddenly cracking down (though it is probably because of their new-ish owner AT&T).
That being said, now that streaming is basically turning into cable once again, piracy will definitely increase because it is inevitable. Netflix and streaming music services really helped to decrease piracy, but now that all the streaming services exist if you were to subscribe to Netflix ($13), Hulu ($6), Disney+ ($7), and HBO Now ($15) that comes out to $41/month, while basic cable is $30-$40/month (on average according to Google).*
And that is just for the first four that come to mind. It doesn’t include Amazon Prime, CBS All Acces, Shell Fuels Streaming Network**, and all of the other ones that are coming.
If they want to keep piracy to a minimum, I think account sharing should be acceptable. It is tit for tat, someone has Netflix and they share that with you, so you share your Hulu and Disney+ account with them.
Capitalism sucks, but this is just too much. People are out here being legal and using the features streaming services have built in (simultaneously streams, joint accounts, etc), and now they want to punish paying customers for that? What the hell is wrong with people. The moment any of these streaming services start asking for a fingerprint to log in, I will cancel immediately.
*All prices in USD.
**This one is fake, at least right now it is lol