Streaming Services Are Betting Big on Classic Movies & TV Shows




It seems that Amazon, Hulu, and others have a new plan to get you to subscribe to their service: classic TV shows and movies.

Amazon recently went on a buying spree of rights to classic shows—both hits and cult classics—such as “Unsolved Mysteries” along with several John Wayne movies.

Amazon is not the only service to be betting big on your emotional heart strings from your youth. Hulu has also been doubling down with a large number of classics—everything from morning children’s shows from the 1980s and 1990s to a recent deal to bring ABC’s TGIF lineup to the service.

Hulu even has a deal with Disney to bring in classic Disney movies with new movies being rotated in every month.

Other service such as Tubi TV and Crackle have also joined this push focusing more heavily on classics all with the goal of helping you relive your childhood.

Even Netflix, with its push to get newer content, still has a decent selection of classic shows.

It will be interesting to see if this trend stays around or is a short-term tactic. Would having classic shows from your childhood make you more likely to subscribe? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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