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clrmoney
clrmoney
6/22/2016 11:48:07 AM
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Netflix down a little
So Netflix is down that may be a shock and of course they would out compete all the others because the others don't offer what they do.

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Ariella
Ariella
6/22/2016 3:11:38 PM
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Re: Netflix down a little
< Amazon Video rose from eighth to third in terms of fixed network traffic generated in North America. > That's an impressive amount of progress! Do you know what it did right? 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
6/22/2016 6:34:24 PM
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Re: Netflix down a little
Selling it as a standalone service instead of bundling with Prime? 

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Ariella
Ariella
6/22/2016 7:07:44 PM
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Re: Netflix down a little
@Mike is that all it took, or was there something else involved as well? 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/22/2016 11:56:05 PM
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Only the beginning
This is only the begining of a 100 years war.  Netflix was the first, but other companies are trying so hard to "do what Netflix doesn't".  These stats are going to waver back and forth for decades to come. 

It is important to not however that Redbox and Blockbuster have both tried and failed to rival Netflix's streaming service. 

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Adi
Adi
6/23/2016 12:17:06 AM
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Re: Netflix down a little
@Ariella I think they've invested a lot in original programming as well, and they've got more aggressive with marketing & communication. They're also the only ones (I think) that allow downloads for offline viewing, which is quite handy if you take long flights, for example. Outside NA they've actually got a broader content library than Netflix, so all these things are adding up I think.

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faryl
faryl
6/23/2016 4:18:35 AM
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Re: Netflix down a little
I didn't realize it had an offline viewing option for fheir streaming stuff - that's good to know! (I think the xfinity app lets users do that as well for some titles - it just takes forever to download!)

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faryl
faryl
6/23/2016 4:27:12 AM
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Re: Only the beginning
Didn't YouTube try to enter this space as well? It's interesting to see who's successful. Amazon's infrastructure makes it such a logical offering, it seemed almost more of a "we have nothing to lose" venture that's done really well. I'm kind of surprised Apple hasn't tried to step up iTunes offerings with some sort of monthly plan for streaming video.

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Ariella
Ariella
6/23/2016 8:12:41 AM
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Re: Netflix down a little
@Adi thanks for that. It sounds like they are doing a lot of things right in terms of giving customers what they want. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/23/2016 8:39:28 AM
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Re: Netflix down a little
@faryl - As someone who frequently downloads Amazon content - and obviously signal is a factor - Amazon downloading is really quick. And ridiculously convenient. I always struggled with keeping something on my phone to entertain my kids when we were in grocery stores. While some stores have good WiFi, others are dead zones. Now that I can download, I just keep a few of my kids favorite shows downloaded on my phone, and now I never have to worry about where I am. I know I can always offer them something to watch without killing my data with streaming, or worrying about a weak signal. It's FANTASTIC!

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