Thus completing the cycle back to whence we came (from cable subscriptions), but on the internet instead of television.
Meanwhile, everyone else seems to be interested in forcing users to pay for and use as many different services as possible, starting with 5G's network slicing features.
I stopped pirating music when the iTunes Music Store came out. It wasn’t worth dealing with the hassle of Napster/Kazaa/Limewire.
I’m not above getting a movie or tv series “off the back of a truck”, but if I want something now I’ll rent it from iTunes. I’ve even bought a few movies from Amazon, Google, and iTunes now that you can sync most purchased movies between all three services via Movies Anywhere.
I also pay for Hulu, Amazon Prime, DirectV Now, and get Netflix free from T-mobile.
Only a few players are on board however.
That said, it doesn't aggregate the actual subscription charges, the parent is thinking of something more like VRV, or I don't know, the free Netflix subscription you get with some T-Mobile plans.
Hoopla and Kanopy are services that offer feature films through your local library. They both have appleTV apps, but neither appear in the TV app.
Gentlemen, there’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling
“You know the difference between me and you? I bleed red and you bleed green.”
Once that's narrowed down, it's usually not a problem to pull up the respective app and start the show. Something integrated might save the redundant in-app search but that's probably less than one minute of the average 45 minute viewing session.
I had to buy some old DVD's which I fully intend to rip into x265 hevc and spread around online - just to preserve it.
It's called The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVCr7H3rco
Though it aggregates digital cable channels on the net.
I synced my HBO to Prime, so I don't have to switch apps. They already have content from Showtime, HBO, Starz, if they could get disney on board. You will basically end up using Netflix vs Prime apps.(or Hulu).
Apple has ridiculous amounts of money to play with and they will instantly jump to tens of millions of subscribers when they bundle it with Apple Music and Apple Magazines.
Disney simply has too much incredible content to be ignored. Pixar, Marvel and everything from Fox. At the very least it will dominate as the preferred choice for families. Also just saw then that Disney which owns 60% of Hulu are interested in buying the rest of the company. If they did I imagine they would shut it down and fold it into Disney+ as well.
Contrast that to Disney which is aces on content, and a wildcard on distribution. It's more likely than not to be a bigger competitor than Prime.
Can we see equivalent of this from Disney https://medium.com/netflix-techblog
Or, it is that Disney just uploads their existing content on web with some kind of delayed release logic along with a payment gateway.
ESPN is a Disney company, Movies Anywhere (is/was) a Disney project, the Disney+ service they are talking about is actually public v2.0 (They rolled out something similar in Europe a few years back, called Disney Life).
Disney has a universal "login" system, that shares your profile/preferences everywhere from parks to cable, its got everything favorite sports teams/players and can serve up custom content and more.
There is a lot going on at the house of mouse. (Do a job search on the Disney website and set your region to tech hub outside of LA/Orlando...)
Also check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAMTech for more info on the team behind the scenes.
On the streaming side they've got multiple tech houses under their umbrella with oodles of experience on all fronts.
Naw, Disney has gathered multiple cultural touchstones and is putting them all onto their managed platform. This is a stunning play for a generation of content consumers, and arguably puts everyone else in a race for second place.
Speaking of which: an HBO/NetFlix merger has never made more sense...