Interactive Monday: Streaming Services

Jan 05, 2020
Interactive, Budgeting, Purchase Decisions, Activities

Hat tip to Kareem for uncovering this CNN interactive to assist those overwhelmed by choice when it comes to streaming services. 

The interactive starts with a helpful flow chart showing where fave series like Friends, Parks and Rec and Seinfeld are moving to. 

It then lists 8 of the leading streaming services (e.g., HBO Max, Netflix, Apple TV+) with details on what to expect from the service as well as popular movies/shows that will appear.

Here's the details on Disney+: 

A few activity ideas on this:

  • What criteria are important in selecting a streaming service? 
  • Your family has a $20 monthly budget for streaming services. Which do you choose and why? 
  • Identify which service you think is the "best deal" and why? 
  • What is your discovery process to find out what movies/TV shows you should watch on streaming? 


We have an Interactive Library with dozens of ways to engage your students. 

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.