Monday, August 15, 2022

Disney or Netflix

A while back, I dropped Netflix. I found I wasn't watching it, and decided to save my money.

Now, I did subscribe to the service since that decision. When Mystery Science Theater 3000 was picked up for two seasons by Netflix, I subscribed when the seasons dropped. I binged the shows, then canceled again, once each season.

Right now, I have no plans to subscribe to Netflix in the future. I may, but right now, I don't plan on spending any more money with them. I don't watch it, and I haven't seen anything I want to watch on it. Maybe I'm missing out on something, but I really don't think so. I have no trouble finding something I want to watch today.

Disney+ is pretty much the same way. I'll subscribe from time to time, but not often. I've mentioned before that I'll subscribe to a service for one month, binge their stuff, then cancel, subscribing to a different service the next month. I'll do that throughout the year and watch a lot of content for not a lot of money.

However, if I chose between the two, I'd probably choose Disney+. In fact, I plan to subscribe to Disney+ for at least a month before end of the year. No such plans for Netflix.

And, as it turns out, I may not be alone in that respect. A report last week indicated that Disney's streaming services of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ actually had more subscribers than Netflix.

Combined with Hulu and ESPN+, Disney said it had 221.1 million streaming subscribers at the end of the June quarter. Netflix said it had 220.7 million streaming subscribers.

"Disney is gaining market share when Netflix is struggling to add more subscribers," analyst Haris Anwar said. "Disney has still more room to grow in international markets where it’s rolling out its service fast and adding new customers."

After years, Netflix has finally been dethroned by another streaming company.

Yes, Netflix still leads any one of those services, but Disney overall is the new streaming king. And, I'm

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