Friendly reminder about the ongoing streaming wars: Even if your favorite show is removed from your favorite service, you can probably buy it’s entire run on iTunes for half the price of one year on the new service.
The recent Peacock announcement has a lot of people [freaking out](https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/17/21069703/streaming-wars-peacock-subscription-fatigue-exhaustion-apple-hbo-hulu-netflix-quibi-disney-augh) about how to navigate this new world of multiple services and fractured content. I’ve been seeing a lot of statements like, “If you want to continue re-watching _The Office_ and _Parks and Rec_, you’ll need to pony up $9.99 for Peacock in 2021”.
People seem to forget that you can very easily buy this content from multiple sources, including iTunes, and own and rewatch it forever. [The Office, Complete Series](https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/the-office-the-complete-series/id1438674900) is $29.99 on iTunes. That’s about 3 months of Peacock Premium. If you’re subscribing to Peacock just to keep “The Office”, you’re basically burning money from the 4th month on. After a year, you’ve paid $120 for something you could have owned for $30 (and you’ll need to continue paying to keep it).
So please, consider buying content you want for life. It’s annoying things are leaving Netflix, I know, but you are not totally powerless as a consumer. The upside to these new services is that we as consumers now have choice to only pay for what we actually care about, and even cancel and restart subscriptions month to month if we only care about certain shows. You do not “need” to subscribe to 15 different services, as many as saying.