This Wednesday marks Taylor Swift’s 34th birthday, and her dedicated fans are ecstatic to fulfill their wildest dreams. They can now stream the highly anticipated “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” movie by renting it through various streaming services for an affordable price – less than $20.
However, some individuals have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the $19.89 rental fee for a 48-hour streaming period on platforms such as Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube. Some fans shared their opinion that the price is “ridiculous” or “insane.” The Daily Mail, for instance, reported that fans on X (formerly known as Twitter) highlighted the prevailing “cost of living crisis” and considered spending $20 to rent a movie – without owning it – as “mental.”
Nevertheless, it is crucial to note that the discontent expressed online by a minority does not accurately represent the opinion of Taylor Swift’s vast Swiftie fan base. The ability to stream and enjoy the Eras Tour from the comfort of their own couches, with the added benefit of pausing and replaying, is an exciting prospect for many.
For those who find the rental cost too expensive, let’s take a moment to compare it with the other options available to watch this powerhouse performer who ranked on Time magazine’s list of the 50 most influential people in markets and was also recognized as Time’s person of the year.
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To put things into perspective, spending around $20 to rent a newly released movie when it initially hits streaming platforms is quite normal. Moreover, this rental price is actually lower than what is typically charged for highly anticipated releases. For instance, when “Barbie” became available to stream in September, it cost $25 to rent on Amazon.
Renting the Eras Tour Concert Film: A Cost-Effective Option!
If you thought that renting the Eras Tour concert film would cost you a fortune, think again! Unlike the hefty price tag of $19.89 per person for a theater viewing, you and your friends can divide the $20 rental fee amongst yourselves. So, gather your pals and throw a Taylor Swift viewing party, with each person paying just $4 to enjoy the film. Plus, you have the freedom to spend as much or as little as you want on snacks and drinks of your choice.
Compare this to watching the movie in a theater where you had to dish out $20 per person, not to mention the exorbitant prices theaters charge for soda and popcorn. Moreover, in a movie theater, you can’t pause or rewind the film like you can do at home.
Not only is renting the Eras Tour on your own screen a steal at $19.89, but it also saves you from spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars that concertgoers have reported paying to see the show live. While it’s true that experiencing a live concert is priceless, it’s essential to consider the downsides as well. How close were those high-paying attendees to the stage? How much could they really see? By streaming the concert at home for just $20, you get the best seat in the house – your own house – with a front-row view of Swift’s amazing performance.
If $19.89 seems a bit too steep for renting the movie right now and you’d rather buy it later, no worries! You can exercise some patience and wait for the price to drop significantly in a month or two. It’s a common practice for movies that have been out for some time. In fact, it won’t be long before “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” becomes available on one of the major streaming services for free, included in your subscription.
So, why wait? Gather your friends, organize a Taylor Swift viewing party, and enjoy the concert film from the comfort of your own home. With its affordable price and the convenience of home viewing, renting the Eras Tour is the smart choice!