If Netflix or Hulu were losing value, they wouldn’t be able to keep raising prices. Also, pirates are gonna pirate no matter what. The idea that they’d need some motivation or reason to pirate outside of wanting to not spend money is hilarious.
Streaming services are fine. Each of them have put a lot of money into developing original content that make the services worth it. You’d prefer a small handful of services that all have the same stuff? Or bidding wars for exclusive rights to certain shows or movies?
Haven’t some of you here argued for less of buying exclusives and paying for stuff and more of each console company developing their own stuff and making their libraries diverse and different from one another? Or is that just console warz nonsense spouted because Sony won this generation? Because the same thing has been happening in the streaming services space for awhile and yet you seem against it.
And again, if you don’t want to subscribe.... nothing changes for you. If you want to watch Star Trek, you have to subscribe to the CBS service. Handmaids Tale? Hulu. Ubisoft isn’t going to make you subscribe to play Ass Creed 2020 or Watch Dogs 3 lol.