I hear good things about Anystream but need to know first hand. Do 1080p downloads just work with no issues? On Amazon Prime Video, can you get videos from other subscriptions on Prime Video (eg. Paramount+ on Prime Video) if you are subscribed to them? Does it work?
I hear playOn breaks all the time. Does Anystream work better?
I just want to know before I buy a lifetime license. I don't want to pay and then have it break/disappear in two years.
I can attest to Anystream+ being worth the price of admission.
Disney+ only goes up to 720p due to DRM restrictions (many competing programs have this same limitation with Disney+) and with Netflix, you occasionally have to log out and log back in, in order to regain access to 1080p (this is a new issue caused by Netflix's recent crackdown on password sharing).
Generally speaking though, AS handles 1080p very well. The quality is excellent (high bitrates for both video and audio). HBO Max did also support 4K HDR (with equally great results) though access to that service is currently under maintenance due to it's recent re-branding/relaunch as "Max."
Sometimes providers will update their DRM, resulting in newer additions to the services being in a lower quality until the new DRM is cracked, though it usually does not take too terribly long for AS to fix it.
I personally have previously had some issues accessing content from Prime Video channels but it's worth noting that I am Canadian, and a lot of users seem to be saying they are having no issues with channels so it could just be a technical issue on my end, or an issue with Anystream not recognizing Canadian Prime Video channels (i'm not currently subscribed to any channels anyway so it's not a dealbreaker for me). Sometimes after using the program for a long time, I will get a few errors when downloading large batches of videos at once, but I posted about it in these forums and one of the AS developers suggested that I empty the cache for the program, and that suggestion always fixes the problem for me whenever it crops back up (which isn't often).
Overall I do recommend Anystream+ over its competitors. It's more reasonably priced than a lot of the competition, and I had a lot of really bad experiences with PlayOn in the past (recordings failing for seemingly no reason, terrible video quality, accidentally cutting off part of the video, and finally, them discontinuing lifetime licenses and revoking my access as a result; which is what got me to ditch them for good).