What defines a great streaming service for you? I’m currently UK-based, and I’m subscribed to Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime and Mubi. Through work, I have access to HBO Max, Hulu and Disney Plus. The first three, though, are the services I land on first when I turn on my PS4 every night (and I mean every night right now).
The reason I always prioritize these services is that I feel confident I can depend on them to give me something to watch, or I’m already halfway through something I’d like to finish.
Apple TV Plus, meanwhile, is a service I’ve only tried for one week so far. I got the 7-day free trial so I could burn through the (excellent) Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, a decision which I don’t regret whatsoever. And I recently considered subscribing again to check out the documentary Beastie Boys Story and Central Park, a new animated series from the creator of Bob’s Burgers. The ongoing lack of an Apple TV app for PS4 means it’s not as convenient as watching those other services, though. And collectively, these offerings aren’t quite enough to make me feel like I need to drop £4.99 to see them.
After all, like everyone, I’m at capacity for streaming services right now in terms of how much time I have to invest in TV shows. And while Apple has done a great job at drip-feeding new series onto Apple TV Plus, these big-budget shows