I can’t count how many times I have wished that there was an app that connects all of my streaming services instead of having to hunt down something to watch service by service. And I’m guessing I’m not alone. Well, that may not be a problem for much longer. There’s a new streaming service headed our way that will do just that, plus save us some cash.
The new service is called Struum and it will allow us to watch streaming shows and movies from various other streaming services without having to buy a subscription to each of them individually.
The service hails from the Walt Disney Co. and Discovery Inc. Paul Pastor, the service’s co-founder, told The Wall Street Journal that Struum would also help shine a light on smaller-scale streaming services that have great content but that are less known.
The service has already reportedly brokered deals with nearly three-dozen services, featuring more than 20,000 movies, shorts, and TV shows.
So, how does it work? Subscribers get an allotment of credits each month that can be spent on series and movies. While all of the package prices haven’t been announced, the service has stated that one package option will likely be $10 a month for 100 credits which would allow you to view one program a day, but that’s not one hundred percent concrete. Prices and packages are still being decided. The company would in return pay a portion of the fee to the service where the show or movie originated.
We are waiting to hear more details, but we do know Struum is aiming for a Spring launch. We’ll keep you posted.