Listen: Netflix passes first test in competition in escalated streaming wars
"Episode we're discussing what else the streaming video wars. There's been a lot scuttlebutt about how Netflix will fair with the arrival of Disney plus an apple. TV plus those new subscription video streaming services and other new competitor's while Netflix passed its first test despite the arrival in November of those new streaming entrance from Disney and Apple Netflix showed growth in the the US and far outpaced its own projections for new subscribers across the globe with nearly eight point eight million new additions between October and the end of the year. Here that's the company's fourth-quarter net flicks now has more than one hundred million subscribers out side the US and sixty seven million in the US us even though there is more competition. Netflix is betting it can keep enough new series and movies in its pipeline to keep you as a customer however it's US growth is starting to slow that could be because consumers are starting to dive in and out of streaming services depending on whether or not they're watching them that's the nice thing about getting your video content over broadband. There's no long term contract and no penalty for dropping a subscription and picking it up again again later. That's one tactic. cost-conscious cord cutters may employ as we have more and more of these so called over the top video services assist to choose from also on the way in May is HBO. Max which will run you. Fifteen dollars a month for its extensive libraries show such just South Park looney tunes cartoons and friends plus new original series. Such as a game of thrones prequel."