Tuesday, September 27

Netflix Could Soon Block Millions From Their Favorite Way To Watch TV

Netflix is ​​currently having a pretty rough ride with the streaming giant’s hemorrhagic subscribers. Despite the launch of new exclusive shows and an increase in its content, it is believed that around 1.5 million users have already decided to deactivate and stop using the service since the start of the year.

In a bid to fight back, Netflix has already confirmed that it is launching a cheaper option that will feature ads to help keep the subscription price down. Now, the company could be working on another new idea to ensure users keep paying their monthly fees and, if true, it could prove hugely controversial.

Rumors are starting to skyrocket suggesting that Netflix is ​​considering an end to the box set frenzy. Instead of releasing an entire run of a new show, such as Stranger Things, the company might instead be drip-feeding fans in an effort to keep them sticking around longer. This would mean a new episode being released every week rather than immediately giving fans an entire season.

That’s according to a new report from Hollywood journalist Matthew Belloni, via Puck, who says Netflix may be considering scrapping this much-loved feature to help its subscriber numbers.

Netflix boss Reed Hastings is believed to have always been against the idea of ​​preventing users from binging, but that could be about to change.

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According to Belloni, Reed Hastings “has seemed reluctant to come out of frenzy mode” in the past but “now it looks like he is.”

These are currently just Hollywood whispers and there’s no official word from Netflix if they’re actually considering this concept. Some rivals such as Disney+ are already releasing new episodes every week, with those who want to watch series such as Only Murders in the Building having to wait for their next fix.

However, an entertainment industry legend thinks following this lead could spell trouble for the streaming giant.

Speaking on Netflix news, industry analyst and critic Bob Lefsetz said, “This is how the music industry got itself into trouble, ignoring its customers looking for a constantly growing net profit. “In the digital world, in the internet world, you give people what they want or you die.”

We’ve already seen Netflix plan to bring ads to content and charge users for sharing their accounts… will the box set frenzy end soon?

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