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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 04:53:53 PM »
I don't think this does me more good - I'd rather take a magazine-style subscription and just get each new episode to download as they come out, but I can see how it would be great for people who haven't bought everything.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »
They are accepting beta testers now, by the way. Unfortunately, ROKU isn't a thing here. Unless it comes out on Apple TV, it's not a thing I could use even if I wanted to.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 05:33:15 PM »
What's a Roku? Can I get it on my Xbox? Holy cow, when did I get old? This it's an old person question, isn't it?


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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 05:39:08 PM »
Yes it is.

I don't know the answer because I am also an old person.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 06:28:27 PM »
ROKU is a streaming box/stick.



You can download "channels" to it and stream stuff. (Netflix, Hulu etc)
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 01:41:10 PM »
ROKU is a streaming box/stick.

You can download "channels" to it and stream stuff. (Netflix, Hulu etc)

I love my Roku(s).  In addition to the 'premium' stuff (Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, and so on), it also has some good free channels (including Pluto TV and the Shout Factory channel).  Best of all, it's just a hardware purchase -- get a Roku box for between $50-$120, depending on what generation you opt for (I have a couple of the $50 Roku 1s, and am happy with them), and you don't pay anything monthly to Roku itself for the service.  I also found it pretty easy to set up.

Going through the comments on the reddit page, I see torgospizza is answering a lot of questions on Rifftrax Prime.  It looks like it will be available through Roku (among other services), and it looks like streaming titles you already own and have in your library will be streamable through it, but it's not clear on if there's an option for just doing that without also paying the subscription.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 03:44:37 PM »
 i dont have the  Broadband  to use a roku  so this just a ghost to me.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 04:59:36 PM »
Have Roku boxes hooked up to all 3 of my TVs. The one in the kitchen is the newest and cheapest- Roku Light I think it was called-about 2 months old and cost $25. It's a bit slower to navigate than the more expensive boxes and I think the output is limited to 720p, but for a small kitchen TV anything more is overkill. Highly recommend Roku boxes and my weekend mornings almost all start with making breakfast while watching Pluto TV.

Back to the topic of Rifftrax Prime though...accessing releases I already own via my Roku interests me a bit, but would have to have details on the "member exclusive content" before I'd commit. If it's all of the past and maybe a new Bacon Cam then I'm in.


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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 04:20:01 PM »
Oh, this is neat.  Still prefer to own my Rifftrax, though.  Would really like a Fire TV app that just accesses your own account for streaming stuff you've bought.


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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 09:47:39 AM »
Hmm.  This is very interesting.  I don't have the funds for another recurring expense right now but will keep it in mind.  I love the posession of the files I already purchased.  To me it seems like it would change my viewing habits to occasional binge watches of shorts and then any other purchases would be my desert island favorites collection for when I can't afford to subscribe to any subscriptions.  My collection is rather small but there are a lot of shorts and some movies I missed so it's tempting.  Yes, I think Rifftrax might get some people like me to commit to regular monthly purchases.
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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »
I would definitely be interested in beta testing but am curious about the details. I own all the shorts and almost all the VOD and MP3 releases (there are some sparkly vampire and Britney Spears/Mariah Carey titles I just really do not hate myself enough to sit through) and enjoy very much being able to watch the content offline. What would be the advantage of having Prime to those of us who pretty much buy everything already or is it really just to attract new people to the product by offering a streaming only service? Do not get me wrong, it is a great idea to get new eyes on the product. If you could share any details...I'd like that.


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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 04:04:10 PM »
I highly recommend the Britney Spears riff. Don't even remember the name of it, but it was a great riff of an exepectedly formulatic movie.


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Re: Rifftrax Prime (A subscription service)
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 04:15:11 PM »
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