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Task: Digital Services: Streaming: Music/Movies/TV/Gaming

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Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, and so many more of these services are regularly shared among family and friends making these much more communal than other types of digital accounts.

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Some even let you set up separate profiles within each account to prevent messing up another person’s viewing history.

You may already share the login credentials, which makes it easy for another person to take over the account or cancel it if they don’t use it regularly. The only time you might want to offer more guidance is if you made any purchases on entertainment platforms like Vudu, PlayStation or Xbox (owned by Microsoft), Sling, or one of the giants (Apple, Google, and Amazon).

Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora could mainly be about preserving playlists and favorites, the same way you’d make a mixtape for a friend back in the day. If this is important.

Gaming was a breeze when it was only discs, now PlayStation, Xbox, and online gaming has made it much more complex. Most consoles require a login to access games, even if you own them, and online profiles are usually tied to one person. This makes them relatively useless to pass to other people unless it’s a game where you’ve built up a lot of credit and someone else can step in to take control.

While we’re on the topic of content, If you subscribe to any newspapers or magazines behind a paywall, those charges also need to be addressed. Content walls don’t care who’s reading, they just want someone to pay. You can leave a suggestion that while your subscriptions should be canceled, you encourage them to support pay outlets to help keep them around.

Your Task

Identify all your entertainment and streaming accounts by type: Movies/TV | Music | Gaming | Other Media

Now, what’s the plan for each account and do others have access to make it a reality. Also, while you’re at it, take an inventory and see which ones are still worth having. If you’ve been paying for a gaming service you haven’t used in years, maybe it’s time to cancel it.

If you use a password manager you can write it directly in the notes field, if you use a digital document you can put it there, and last but not least you can put it in the Digital Accounts section of your Everplan.

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