Losing subscribers not a good sign...what do you think?
Losing subscribers not a good sign...what do you think?
- Microsoft megamanXI mean, I watched Stranger Things season 3 - time to cancel until season 4
- Wall Street needs to find a better metric than subscriber growth. With the explosion of different streaming services most are going to do exactly this, subscribe for a month at a time, binge what you want, and then cancel. Netflix's only current advantages are inertia and selection, and the latter is disappearing quick.
If they can't find a more representative metric, Netflix is sunk.Jul 18 12
- Yelp / Eng sJJv80@Facebook:
Dead on correct.
Speaking of which, has anyone noticed that some shows bundled with Amazon Prime Video also have ads? Granted, it seems to be restricted to ads for other shows on Prime Video, and it’s many fewer ads per minute of show than cable,or even Hulu, but they’re there.
I think Amazon is trying to ease people in to accepting ads. I don’t care a whole lot, because it’s included in my Prime subscription that I get tons of value out of besides video, but, as a trend, it’s a little disturbing. Why should I pay to see targeted ads?
Sure, I don’t truly know if they’re targeted, but Amazon surely has enough data and ML capability to do so, leaving me to conclude that they probably are. Amazon is very, very good at taking in money, and targeted ads are more effective at that.
When did we all become okay with paying money to get data mined, anyway? 😕Jul 18 6
- Capital One / Eng apexLegendI can't stand most of their trash content with obvious political agendas. I mean, a documentary about AOC... lol!
- Amazon crushcandyProbably because 3/4 of the country identifies with more liberal policies thanks to your moron president. You think anyone wants to see Mitch McConnell’s rise to greatness and his current boner to blame the tax giveaway deficit on Social security? The Republican Party is nearly dead. Everything Trump touches dies and he was never actually a Republican to begin with. 😂😂😂 Netflix knows their audience, that’s all. If you want to enjoy a nice story about more Republican corruption and war mongering for profit, watch Vice.Jul 20 8
- Google KissMyPissI'm really sick of all these subscriptions I have. Netflix is the next one that I'm killing off. My kids are the biggest users of it, but other services seem to cover what they want already.
- People said Netflix was going down when Amazon launched Prime Video. The key to winning the streaming race is Content. As long as they keep producing hit content, they will keep growing. Netflix also has a decade head start from Disney+ and no it’s not going to kill it. Buy NFLX on the dip, my 2 cents.
- Facebook / Data Jeef BesusHead start on streaming is not as important as a head start on content. They can figure out how to make streaming work.
I have a 2 year old. We have no plans on getting cable. 99% sure that Netflix will not have the content my child will want to watch when they get old enough. We will absolutely be signing up for Disney.
- I don’t pay for Netflix, I get it free with T-Mobile wireless service. I don’t pay for Hulu, I get it free with Spotify. I get Amazon Video included with Prime. Only content subscription I pay for is HBO because of Game of Thrones, time to cancel that :) it will years probably a decade for Disney to catch up to Netflix scale in terms of streaming.
Agree that Disney is a powerful brand name for kids and their content (movies) to merchandise to theme parks and repeat is a brilliant strategy for keeping customers with families in their ecosystem. But for streaming, I don’t buy it. If my kids want to see Lion King, I will take them to the theater. If I want to see X-Men or Star Wars I will go the theater. If I want to watch a Fox TV show, I can get the signal off the air with a $60 antenna in HD. I don’t see myself subscribing to a Disney service just to watch Disney movies.Jul 19 2
- Their content is mostly garbage. What annoys me the most is the ridiculous amounts they pay for shows like Elen or whatever her name is. She's not worth what they paid for her, and I absolutely hate paying for that.
I just learned about Plex and the only show I need from Netflix on there is The Office. After that, I'll switch it on every now and then to watch Black Mirror, which sucked this season.
- It’s not how economics work. You are paying your $13 pm for whatever you watching. If you think nothing is worth it, you stop paying.
After you’ve payed for Stranger Things or whatever, those $13 are no longer yours – it belongs to Netflix.
Netflix spends *their* money on whatever content they thing will attract and retain most subscribers.
You do not have to love every fucking show on the platform – you are paying for whatever you like or not paying at all.
- Facebook riderxI think Netflix has much better content than its competitors contrary to what others are posting here. Maybe I’m the minority, but I don’t see any concern (yet). My opinion may change once Disney+ hits
- Disney / Eng CM23AmoreObviously killing Netflix sub soon. Disney+ wont just be for kids.
- No technology gap? Prime Video is in business for almost the same time as Netflix and their product is horrible from the technology stand point. How do you think a giant tech corporation with no experience in running a big tech product will do?
King of content? Do you mean superhero movies and cartoons? Not quite a universal content portfolio.Jul 22 0
- Take a look at how Disney has done at the box office this year. Also, Disney own ABC, ESPN, and has 50% ownership in a bunch of other networks, so yes they are the king of content. Speaking as someone that worked in PV, the problem with Amazon is they sell too many items. People go to Netflix because everything is free once you subscribe. At Amazon, you can get anything, but people get angry when they see that they have to pay for it again, thinking it should be included with Prime.Jul 29 0
- GE cxndnHonesty, there are better movies to watch in Prime than Netflix. Netflix recommendation engine, the collection is getting degraded.
- The market has become really competitive in the streaming industry and Netflix has to do something different to stand out now that everyone is catching up. Wake up Netflix before "Netflix and chill" becomes an outdated phrase.
- Amazon whoevee345Netflix should have seen this coming and I am guessing they know what they have to do.
- Netflix Nixy55Also we lost US subscribers but global increased not as expected though.
It’s not only about content.
Don’t get me wrong, but will Disney put a new movie on their platform within 1 week or 2 of being on cinemas? I don’t want to wait 6 months in order to watch it. I’ll rather go to movie theater... at that point, Disney+ becomes irrelevant to me. I don’t rewatch movies that much, but that’s me.
If you want to watch Star Wars every night then it make sense to do it. Still I buy my Star Wars movies because I like Star Wars
Also, can other providers support the number of devices Netflix does? There are still customers using their old windows machines and they still can stream their favorite shows
I think competition is good, I’d like to see Disney in 190 countries. IIRC, Hulu only has the US and Japan? Did that changed?
- Google superpowerAnd here I am with no subscription at all. No Netflix, no Hulu, no Amazon prime, no Spotify, no YouTube premium. And of course no cable.
Am I the only one? I find free YouTube to be sufficient for me.
On the other hand I don't want to get addicted to these subscriptions, so I don't even get the free trials.