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See also: The backlash Warner got for releasing all those delayed movies on HBO Max. Not everyone has streaming. Not everyone has the right streaming to get the thing they want to see. It's an exclusionary practice, unless one releases on all streaming platforms simultaneously, as well as (maybe lower-quality) over broadcast media, for those who don't have any streaming services -- or even internet at all.
This is one of the most ridiculous arguments I’ve ever read.
So you think that streaming services shouldn’t be able to release exclusive content? So NETFLIX shouldn’t be able to have any exclusive content? All of their original shows should be also offered on HULU, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, CBS All Access, etc?
On top of that, you think these things should be released over broadcast media as well?
I can’t even begin to understand the logic of this absurdity.
I mean, if this is the avenue you think things should go, why even have theatrical releases? Shouldn’t those just be released on every streaming service and thrown out on an OTA channel that I can pick up with just an antenna?
Of course things that get released by streaming services are exclusionary...ITS HOW THOSE SERVICES MAKE MONEY. If everything just released everywhere all the time, no money would be made. No money being made means no more films being produced.
Also...what kind of stupid idea is “I don’t have the right streaming to get the thing I want to see?” Like, seriously...that’s just dumb. If your current streaming service isn’t offering what you want to see, cancel it and get the streaming service that does have things you want to see. If there are exclusives on multiple streaming services, well, you’ve got some decisions to make:
A. Subscribe to multiple services at once
B. Subscribe to them one by one after your seasons are done and binge your shows (ie; Get Disney+ for a month to watch The Mandalorian after every episode has released, cancel after the month and subscribe to Netflix for Stranger Things, and so on)