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    who do you give your money to for digital content-Amazon, Google, or Apple

    The only thing I don’t like about google play and chormecast is I feel it is too much work. I want my family to be able to pick up a show and select the program like TV which Apple TV/Roku does. Chormecast makes you use your smartphone. Problem would be solved if Google Play was an app on the roku.



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    Apple. I primarily use Apple devices, and if you stay in their ecosystem there are very few issues. If I had to choose a second, it would probably be Amazon. I’m not the biggest fan of being locked in to a single service, but I also don’t like the idea of having to coordinate a ton of online accounts, especially if they have my financial info. I also get the feeling that Google would be more likely to shut down their media services if they felt they weren’t quite up to par. Apple are far more reliant on the idea of iTunes than Amazon are on media streaming and Google are on Google Play.



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    I bought a lot of stuff from iTunes in the past (mainly Audiobooks) but I won’t be doing that again as the DRM is too much of the pain in the arse.
    At the moment I rent music from Spotify and buy books from Amazon – while I guess there is DRM involved here too it doesn’t matter so much to me as at least they support all the platforms I use.



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    For subscription, Hulu Plus. Great content (that I want), apps on my TV, iDevices, and Android.
    For movies, any provider that uses Ultraviolet. My TV has Cinemanow app that can access the movies. Previously I used Amazon.
    Music, doesn’t matter as most are DRM free, but I usually buy from iTunes/Amazon.
    e-books, Amazon, since I have the Kindle Touch. Kinda locking myself to Amazon on this one unfortunately.
    I have never bought digital media from Google or Microsoft, so can’t comment on the experience.



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