Netflix vs Prime

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  1. Rich

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    When all this began everybody treated the various services as if they were the same. They are not the same. Causes confusion.

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  2. inkahauts

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    They both provide you something to watch. They are competing there is no question about that. Some of the ways they compete is by having different things to view, especially a lot of exclusives. It’s a matter of which exclusives will be more popular and sought after. There are already articles about how Disney is causing higher churn at Netflix. With that said, because of their prices, if it’s between the two, most people will simply get both. If it’s one of those in addition to other services, then I suspect both will see people come and go a few times a year as they switch back and forth between the two services. And both will have some that will always simply prefer one over the other. But there is no question they see each there as competitors, even if they don’t say it aloud.

    Saying they aren’t competitors is like saying none of the movies studios think they are competing with each other when they release movies in theaters. There is a reason they track box office numbers for studios for the year...
     
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  3. inkahauts

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    If you add up just the exclusive content that Netflix has and the exclusive stuff Disney plus has, which do you think has more? I’ll bet Disney by a mile. People forget Disney also has FOX....

    And don’t think for a second Disney won’t license content from others to show as well.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Netflix and Disney plus and AP are the same types of services. DIRECTV now is a different animal but is the same as sling, etc. there is really two types... and the Netflix and Disney types are have mostly exclusive content. The others type generally doesn’t have exclusive content but offers a far greater overall selection.

    But they are all competing, because not everyone is going to spend money on all options from both types. Netflix was once a one added company for a low prices, wasn’t really going to hurt others. But we are past that now, and have moved onto competition because Netflix isn’t the only game in town anymore.
     
  5. Jhon69

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    Plus Netflix still has Disney movies listed to view, "National Treasure" is one.
    Netflix and Disney won't be competing until all their Disney movie contracts expire.
     
  6. James Long

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    By that logic the local AMC Theater and the local Carmike Theater are not competing because they show the same movies.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Uh no. It’s not about specific movies or shows that’s on one now and the other latter. It’s about the general idea of programing and exclusives no matter what they are.

    There is a reason there where big articles in the trade papers this week about Netflix losing about a million subscribers to Disney plus...
     
  8. Andrew Sullivan

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    Comparing Netflix or Amazon to Disney+ is like comparing CBS Sports Channel to ESPN. yes they both show sports, but come on. Content matters. I just looked and Disney + has zero adult oriented original programming.
     
  9. lparsons21

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    I don’t know if I would agree with your assessment of Disney+. I’m far from being a child and I’ve found plenty to watch on Disney+.


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  10. Rich

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    Ah, another YMMV moment.

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  11. inkahauts

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    The mandalorian... there will be in time. I think Disney wanted to start off first with getting the library together then slowly add original content. Unlike Netflix they have a lot of platforms to spread original content around to.

    And still different content is expected. That doesn’t mean they don’t compete.

    It’s more like compare ABC and CBS if you want to break down like that.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    But that’s true with every channel and service. That doesn’t mean those different channels and services aren’t competing against one another. They may not be for some specific groups of people but in general they absolutely are.
     
  13. Andrew Sullivan

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    You are correct. I meant to categorize, "Original TV show programming". Like Outlander, The Ranch, The Witcher, The Magicians, Sabrina, Bloodline, Northern Rescue, Patriot Act, Longmire, House of Cards, The Order, Narcos, plus many others and hundreds of movies not available on Disney+.
     
  14. Rich

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    You have to have patience with the new apps. There will be content and features added as time goes by.

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    You are painting with a wide brush. Of course every service of every kind is "competing" for our attention. Doesn't mean they are the same. I think.

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    In a post in this thread you said: "They both provide you something to watch." That's what I meant by "a wide brush".

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  17. Andrew Sullivan

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    I'm too old to have a lot of patience. I have Disney+ and like it very much, for what it is. Even though they are all competing for our viewing dollar, comparing Disney+ to Netflix is like comparing a .22 to a Desert Eagle. They are both guns, they both shoot bullets, and they both go bang.
     
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    To me, Disney + is comfort food. I know what it is, it tastes good, and I've had it before. Netflix is more like an exotic restaurant where you might try saddle of yak. I like both, and subscribe to both, but they are different and, at least for me, that is a good thing.
     
  19. Mark Holtz

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    So, you are asking which service is the best between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, Crunchyroll, CBS All Access, etc, etc, etc? Sorry, but there is no best answer that fits everyone as each streaming service has their own set of exclusives. My advice is to use a service like Just Watch to plug in what interests you, and figure out which service provides a best match.
     
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    Disney+ includes Marvel movies, Star Wars, and Pixar. I guess young adult? Depends on how you feel about epic superhero movies and Pixar movies have layers... Like old loonie tune cartoons.

    Personally, I have T-mobile, free Netflix. I think Verizon gives free Disney+.

    I also take the Disney bundle with Hulu and ESPN+.

    I just lack AP.


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