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It’s no surprise that the streaming services suffering the most during the Streaming Wars are the ones lacking in a back catalogue. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and now HBO Max thrive on enticing potential subscribers through offering a number of former blockbuster and television hits.
One of these streaming services suffering is Apple TV+. Bloomberg was reporting a week or so ago that Apple Inc. is in the process of acquiring “older movies and shows for its TV+ streaming service” to compete with the back catalogues of the other streaming platforms. Apple also recently acquired Tom Hanks’s World War II drama Greyhound as an exclusive release after the film was pulled from its June 2020 theatrical date.
With Apple TV+ acquiring both new and old content, a question sprung to my mind: what content attracts you to a streaming service?
Personally, I think it depends on exactly what sort of content is being offered. Disney+ was such a huge draw for a number of millennials because it was the first time we had access to a number of programs from our childhood at the touch of keypad. Whereas services like Netflix I’m more attracted to its original content like You and Stranger Things. But for the most part I’d have to say that its original content that I can’t find anywhere else (like other streaming services or physical media) that gets me to subscribe.
So what about you, Screenagers? What content will get you to subscribe to a streaming service?
I’ll see you in the trenches.