Ya, everyone still uses Netscape and Internet Explorer....oh wait....
I'm really excited for Disney+.Disney+'s biggest failing is its lack of diverse entertainment. If you dont like cartoons, comic books or Star Wars, what do they got? Not much. Netflix simply has more interesting content. So does Amazon for that matter. But Disney's advantage is they also have Hulu, which has much more interesting content than D+.
This doesn't follow at all from what I said, so...what?
Disney basically wants people to be able to use Disney+ as a set it and forget it babysitter.I'm really excited for Disney+.
But personally, I'm honestly not a fan of this split where family content goes to one service (Disney+) and all of their adult content goes to another service (Hulu). I don't like the idea that Marvel movies like Deadpool and Logan won't be available on Disney+.
That and the fact that the bundle you mentioned comes with advertisements on Hulu. That to me is a non-starter. The nice thing is that with Disney, the bulk of their content that I care about will first be in theaters and then on Apple/Google/Amazon etc etc. It's rare for that to happen with Netflix since most theater chains seem reluctant to even screen their movies.I'm really excited for Disney+.
But I'm honestly not a big fan of this split where family content goes to one service (Disney+) and all of their adult content goes to another service (Hulu). I don't like the idea that Marvel movies like Deadpool and Logan won't be available on Disney+. I don't like the idea that The Simpsons are on one service (Disney+) while all of the other Fox animated shows -- Bob's Burgers, King of the Hill, Futurama -- are on another service (Hulu).
Yeah, they have a bundle where you get Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+. But it isn't just about price, it's also about convenience. I don't think Disney really needs 3 different services. Just lump your content into one service to create the ultimate Netflix killer. I mean, that's what Warner Bros is essentially planning to do with HBO Max.
I'm certainly loyal to the Netflix service as it currently exists and will continue to be loyal as long as the service exists in a way that satisfies me as a customer
This is what I was saying in the other thread. It's just Disney content, which is MOSTLY kid shit. No rated "R" content or even "edgy" PG-13 content. It's an add on.Disney+ is to Netflix what Nintendo is to Sony/Microsoft. It is not intended to be a direct competitor that replaces the service as your sole streaming product, it's intended to be an add-on, which is why it costs half the price. The premise of this article is stupid.
I was pointing out that your browser war example isn't great because if that was the case, Chrome wouldn't be on top now. Inertia only goes so far and anyone thinking Disney would just come in and instantly kill Netflix wasn't being realistic. Netflix's large current install base will carry it for some time, but that's going to get eaten away at. Plus how can we really gauge this at this point when Disney+ isn't even on the market yet? A lot of people are just not aware and while many will stick what they're used to, mind share can easily shift away to something different and there's plenty of examples of that happening too.This doesn't follow at all from what I said, so...what?
The article is about adoption rates of a new media ecosystem, which surveys show is not a home run, and in this specific case it's not a choice between using one or the other, but using one or *both* and inertia clearly favors Netflix's position here. Maybe the browser wars comparison wasn't the best, but it's an example of customers looking past a cost/benefit analysis and just doing whatever takes the least amount of effort, which in this case means staying subscribed to netflix and not buying yet another media subscription.
My speculation is Disney will push forward with Disney+ first and then start pushing on the expansion of Hulu. It's been pretty clear that Disney is looking at Disney+, Hulu and ESPN being their complete streaming strategy and that this stuff is happening in stages. So I don't know a timeline, but if they're pushing Disney+ worldwide, you can bet Hulu will follow in some form or another.
Disney+ is just half the picture though. Hulu is the other half. The combination of the two is what goes up against Netflix, not Disney+ alone.
yeah it's really just customer satisfaction
Disney has been investing in their infrastructure worldwide to roll out Disney+. Do you think they made that investment only to roll out half of their streaming strategy? Disney is going to have the other stuff coming to places where Hulu doesn't exist yet with a new service just like Disney+ is a new service worldwide.
I wasn't trying to make an argument for how inertia will keep Disney + down forever. Disney is the strongest and best funded marketing engines in the world and eventually Netflix will have to take drastic measures to stay on top. The Browser wars example was really more to do with how history played out. Netscape dominated because it was first. Then IE dominated because of changes to the dominant PC ecosystem. Then others dominated after regulatory intervention took over. Consumers just ignored arguments about 'better' and did whatever came easiest during times of transition. I was trying mostly to deal with the poor choice of 'loyalty' as the word in the article. This phenomenon has already been well observed over and over again in consumer behavior.I was pointing out that your browser war example isn't great because if that was the case, Chrome wouldn't be on top now. Inertia only goes so far and anyone thinking Disney would just come in and instantly kill Netflix wasn't being realistic. Netflix's large current install base will carry it for some time, but that's going to get eaten away at. Plus how can we really gauge this at this point when Disney+ isn't even on the market yet? A lot of people are just not aware and while many will stick what they're used to, mind share can easily shift away to something different and there's plenty of examples of that happening too.
I don't rewatch Friends (never watched) but I love rewatching comedy shows like The Office, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, and stuff, it's entertaining. Also Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is fun to rewatch after a while too.Company and brand loyalty is about the stupidest thing in this world... As a family we're constantly jumping between different services, enjoying the content we want when it's out and then moving on, and only coming back once enough stuff has been stockpiled.
Then again, it still baffles me that people will watch the same reruns of The Office and Friends over and over again.