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    Default IS there an option other than Netflix?

    I'm disgusted with some of the offerings that Netflix is putting forward for "teens and children" and wonder if there is another option? What do y'all use? Or should we just bite the bullet and disconnect?

    Thanks!
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    I have NO knowledge of this other than that I heard someone mention it recently -- pureflix https://pureflix.com/


    We had nothing for years and years, but we now have DirectTV Now (for $15 per month for 60 channels -- through our att bill). We watch NO (zero) "normal," regular tv shows. WE do watch some hgtv, sports, history, etc.

    And, about 4 years ago, my kids got clearplay https://try.clearplay.com/home/ for Christmas. THAT has revolutionized our lives!!! We watch lots of movies through the clearplay filter. Makes a HUGE difference!!!
    Wife to Jim and Mama to Katie (1/01), Mattie (9/02), Cale (4/05), and Ben (8/08)

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    for streaming video?
    Hulu
    Amazon Prime
    Disney- coming out with its own servive
    YouTube TV- new service

    Selection is key. It changes and all that...
    Heather wife to Dan and embracing the independent nature of homeschooling with our fantastic four (20 ds, 18 dd, 16 ds, 13 ds).

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    We have Amazon Prime, which probably doesn't have the same selection as Netflix, but I've heard quite a few grumblings about Netflix lately.
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    We'll probably never get Netflix due to their content - or what I've heard about it. We actually don't have anything that we pay for.

    We have an antenna which gives us access to tons of free TV. Granted, this is not new, premium stuff, but mostly older shows, movies, etc. My husband finds new channels all the time, it seems -- I don't watch it much but I know the content is generally "retro" and therefore clean. This is fine for us since we're not looking for new things. Otherwise we watch DVDs from the library if it's something newer we want to see.
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    We use Netflix dvd. They have lots of old movies and TV shows.
    Wife to David for almost 42 years, mom to 9, homeschooling Abby (16). Grammy to 6 granddaughters and 2 grandsons and 2 new babies due in the spring of 19! Homeschooling since 1986, Loving FIAR since 2000.

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    We have both Netflix and Amazon Prime - Amazon Prime has less disgusting selections as a whole. I'm tired of trying a new Netflix show only to find that three episodes into an interesting storyline they randomly add pornography - it's almost expected if it's a netflix original and so unneeded.

    My parents have Pureflix - which has a boring, but wholesome selection.

    Another thought is https://www.vidangel.com/ which allows you to filter netflix and amazon movies. I've considered this, but we don't have a supported device as we usually stream through our PS3 not a smart tv or anything they connect with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebe View Post
    We'll probably never get Netflix due to their content - or what I've heard about it. We actually don't have anything that we pay for.

    We have an antenna which gives us access to tons of free TV. Granted, this is not new, premium stuff, but mostly older shows, movies, etc. My husband finds new channels all the time, it seems -- I don't watch it much but I know the content is generally "retro" and therefore clean. This is fine for us since we're not looking for new things. Otherwise we watch DVDs from the library if it's something newer we want to see.
    We don't have anything we pay for either. Actually, we do have Prime, but I always forget you can watch stuff on there.

    For us, we don't really spend enough time watching things to may something like Netflix really worth the money. Perhaps you can save the money from that and go see a movie you'd enjoy or purchase some things on DVD? For current (I use that word loosely since we're really behind) series we want to watch, my dh usually prefers to just purchase them so we can watch them whenever without having to worry about when they are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen in OK View Post
    my dh usually prefers to just purchase them so we can watch them whenever without having to worry about when they are available.
    Same. DVDs make great Christmas presents, too! My dd requests them still - she just wants the physical object to own. We have a TON of DVDs...
    "Ree-bee," Mom to former United States Marine ds and math teacher DIL * artist dd 20 * motion-loving ds 17 * piano-playing ds 12
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    So, I only have access to Netflix AU, but did you know that you can filter content into accounts based on who's using Netflix? You can also put passwords on the accounts you don't want people to access.. Just a thought.
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