Netflix Basic with Ads tier still missing a lot of content, just 24 hours from launch
As Apple invests in sports, Netflix has tried to score streaming rights and a whole surf league
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting exclusive on how Netflix has been trying to score some points in the wide world of streaming sports, not unlike Apple. So far, we’ve seen Apple stream a full Major League Baseball season of Friday night games, and the company bought a decade of streaming soccer rights, which […]
25% of Netflix subscribers planning to leave service, Apple TV+ ranked low on most-used streaming video list
Netflix already lost 1.2 million subscribers in the first two quarters of 2022. While the company hopes to add one million new users with its new ad-supported tier, a survey shows that 1 in 4 Netflix users are planning to cancel their subscriptions this year. Here’s what this could mean to other streaming services, such […]
Streaming services popularity surpass cable for the first time in the US, potential growth to Apple TV+
For the first time ever, streaming services overtook cable in the US. The data shows that this is the fifth consecutive high for online platforms and that they ranked as the most watched platform when compared to cable and broadcast.
Apple TV+ reaches 6% market share in the US while Netflix loses subscribers
A report from earlier this year revealed that Apple TV+ had been growing slowly, just reaching 5% of the market share of streaming platforms in the United States. Three months later, Apple TV+ finally accounts for 6% of the US streaming market – while Netflix continues to lose subscribers.
Sun Valley 2022 will discuss inflation, future of streaming video; Tim Cook expected
Sun Valley 2022 – a conference which has been described as ‘summer camp for billionaires’ – includes Apple CEO Tim Cook among the invitees. Both Cook and Apple Services head Eddy Cue attended last year’s event. With a heavy attendance from the media sector, one key focus is expected to be the future of streaming […]
Netflix has no USP, says analyst, against quality for Apple TV+, and family focus for Disney+
March 17, 2015
NBC plans cable-dependent Apple TV app for second half of 2015
Despite reports that NBC Universal is not involved in negotiations for Apple’s upcoming subscription TV replacement service, NBC still hopes to arrive on the Apple TV as soon as the second half of 2015, according to a source with knowledge of NBC’s digital roadmap. A recent presentation slide provided by the source shows that NBC wants to launch Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and […]
November 27, 2019
US ranks #68 out of 100 in mobile video quality, loading time, and buffering
You might think of the US as one of the most advanced mobile markets, but when it comes to mobile video quality, the country ranked #68 out 100 according to an Opensignal report…
October 16, 2019
Netflix says new competition from Apple and Disney might actually help its business
We’re just two weeks away from the launch of Apple TV+, and Netflix today reported its earnings for the third quarter of 2019. In the accompanying letter to shareholders, Netflix acknowledges the looming threat of Apple’s streaming service, but says it’s not too worried.
September 30, 2019
Free Netflix episodes offered as competition with Apple TV+ and Disney+ looms
January 17, 2019
Netflix says its focus is on customer experience, not the threat of Apple’s upcoming streaming service
Apple has been signing and ordering new TV shows and movies at a swift pace recently, but Netflix doesn’t seem to be worried. The company released its Q4 2018 earnings today and reiterated that its focus isn’t on upcoming competition, but rather improving the experience for existing customers.
July 16, 2020
Netflix Q2 earnings miss expectations as competition increases from Apple, Amazon, and TikTok
Netflix reported its Q2 2020 earnings today, missing analyst expectations and providing weaker-than-expected guidance for the third quarter. Netflix cited a few reasons for the slower growth, including continued competition from Amazon and Apple, competition from TikTok, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 23, 2021
Analyst claims Apple’s ‘biggest strategic mistake’ was not acquiring Netflix years ago
Analyst Dan Ives, from Wedbush Securities, who has an outperform rating on Apple’s stock, said today that he believes Apple’s “biggest strategic mistake” was not acquiring Netflix years ago. Ives believes that Apple still doesn’t have a huge stake in the streaming video industry and is behind Netflix, Amazon, and Disney. Ives says that isn’t […]
October 29, 2020
As Apple extends TV+ free trial, Netflix hits subscribers with price hike
For customers in the US, the standard and premium Netflix plan costs are jumping. The updated pricing is already in effect for new customers while existing users will see the increase over the coming weeks. And the change comes as Apple TV+ is extending its free trials until February 2021.
March 24, 2020
Unsurprisingly, video streaming services see huge demand; less so, Apple TV+
Unsurprisingly, with so many people under lockdown at home, most video streaming services are seeing a huge increase in demand, with many new subscribers. Disney+ seems to be seeing the biggest boost, with a tripling of its sign-up rate, likely triggered by school closures …
November 17, 2015
Apple promoting popular apps and games on new Apple TV with short clips [Videos]
Apple has launched a new campaign to highlight both the new Apple TV and the many games and entertainment services on its App Store with a new series of short video clips. Each 15 second video starts with the same Apple TV graphic, then promotes a popular game or video service app on the new Apple TV […]