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Disney And Apple Take On Netflix In The Streaming Wars

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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and others are about to come head-to-head with the likes of Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and CNBC's parent company, NBCUniversal. It's been dubbed the streaming wars. In 2017, 61% of adults 18 to 29 said they primarily watch TV through a streaming service, compared to just 31% who watched cable. So who's going to win, what's going to happen to cable, and how much will it cost customers? Watch the video to find out. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #Disney #Netflix Disney And Apple Take On Netflix In The Streaming Wars
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Xexomaru (4 days ago)
Chris G. (5 days ago)
Ahahaha. Y'all spending y'all's money on all this . I get it all for free in one app. Netflix, Disney, Hulu, and all that stuff.
Alexander Escalante (6 days ago)
My prediction is that Netflix will barely keep its top place because most of their subscribers are going to leave after popular shows like Friends and The Office get removed. Amazon will be the least affected because most people subscribe to Amazon Prime for its services other than video. Apple TV+ will barely survive because, although they are starting from scratch, their content is unique enough to grab attention to a good size niche of people. Disney+ will take second place because of their large selection of old content and money to make more new content in the near future. HBO Max will compete with Disney+ because of its long reputation for creating great original content. Not sure about NBCUniversal and Hulu; maybe they will merge with others or sell some of their shows in rotation to the others. Either way, I am very excited to see how this war concludes.
Shellbullet 91 (9 days ago)
Disney wouldn't dare release Rated R content on there streaming site so that there just makes them limited to what they can release. But in Netflix case they more freedom when it comes to content.
nicholas dean (11 days ago)
CNBC completely left out Amazon Prime Video
Avaughn gamer (12 days ago)
we hvve no fuster
B I (13 days ago)
torrents are the base, apple tv sucks, netflix and disney might have a chance for the near future.i love netflix because has european movies and latin america movies.When complexity increases the people simply dont like so they get back to simplicity.
Dimitri Rodriguez (14 days ago)
I'm just waiting for the inevitable crash of the streaming market.
Prahlad Jaya (15 days ago)
I certainly see why news corporations need multiple 'opponents' going against each other, but if you truly want to make to make sense of the direction premium subscription media is heading, start with the fact that there will be a few winners in the war. Today, on average there are 3 subscriptions per streaming household. We are going to see a bunch of new players like HBO Max, Peacock, Quibi and even a service by Discovery and BBC. We are going to have multiple major streaming services, all specialising in a certain type of content, while also offering substantial evergreen, mainstream movies and shows.
640 (16 days ago)
An Internet connection and Netflix that's all I need!
rico (16 days ago)
Netflix still has more variety
tecknos africa (11 days ago)
and is available even in Africa (no country restriction like amazon and Disney ) , thanks to Netflix I can re-watch all Star trek TV series of the 90's I haven't been able to watch in the past , because they weren't aired in Africa . what is missing on Netflix are 70's -80's US & UK TV series like six million dollar man , the avengers ( Peter Mcnee and Diana Rigg ) ...
Mechawarsin WingMaster Sword (17 days ago)
What if viacom a company that own Nickelodeon and Comedy Central enter the war with there own streaming service.
Jon (17 days ago)
AppleTV+ is trash
Jermaine Russell (20 days ago)
It's crazy how I ran across this after considering another streaming service a couple of months ago. Cable companies are done, unless they start providing online services at a greater scale than the competition. They gonna be hanging halfway off. By soooooo many choices, and there is not one corporation that have what we need, forces consumers to buy more than 2.
Phantom Pain (24 days ago)
Even if the streaming cost is gonna be close or more to the cable, still streaming is 10000000000000000 times better then cable. the cable is old and outdated technology and has to go and die. with streaming there is: - NO ANNOYING ADS or breaks in between, unless if you choose to. - You can watch at any time - You can watch it in any place. - You can stream nearly in any device. - You can pause and continue, you also you can continue watching in other devices or another place or whatever and however, you want. - Always high definition or 4k content. - For news or interviews, there is no time limit, as we see in a podcast like Joe Rogan, the interview can go hours and hours without any time limit. - You can choose to be notified about any new content. - You can personalize the content you like, and most of the streaming services have smart to tools that will help you to find new content tailored to you. - You don't have to record anything, you can always go back and watch again. and the list goes on and on. the bottom line is the price is irrelevant, the cable has to go. the only issue is that still some broadcasting companies won't stream and still require a cable to watch their content.
mooe moop (25 days ago)
4:26 i still see some disney stuff on netflix and i'm from america
tecknos africa (28 days ago)
Netflix is available even in Africa (I'm there ) , there is no country restriction , it's easy to subscribe and pay even in countries where Banking system is less developed . I don't understand why Disney is coming to annoy Netflix in its own backyard , I just wish Disney to fail !!!
Bizza YT (30 days ago)
There’s YouTube tv
AJayAnswersYou (1 month ago)
A streaming service with ads? That is exactly why many choose streaming. To get away from ads. We want to see content, not ads. Ads services today are mostly invasive and controlling. Just look at YouTube. 20-30 seconds of ads with no option to skip. Ads here on cable are usually 5-15 minutes. Hence, Netflix.
Andrew Marmorstein (1 month ago)
Ultimately whatever happens, people will forever have infinitely more choice in what they want to pay for and what they want to watch. Anyone paying $100 or more for multiple streaming services is choosing to do so. This is much different than a few years ago when you either paid that for cable and had access to everything or you didn't pay it and had access to nothing.
JuggaloSupreme (1 month ago)
That's TOTALLY NOT TRUE! I left Sling already, but enjoyed YEARS of live UFC and NHL events! (I don't do what used to be bball and football). Now it's cheaper to just find a good VPN. Less than $4 a month. Look it up. Or continue to waste THOUSANDS $$$$ on TV.
David Kuriakose (1 month ago)
very cheap
David Kuriakose (1 month ago)
make it cheap
Mad Gamer (1 month ago)
This might be my best youtube channel
Example Bot (1 month ago)
Expert: I don’t see anyone dislodging netflix anytime soon Disney: Hold my Mandalorian
Ian Young (1 month ago)
It's funny that those stock market streaming war expects didn't even mention Youtube. I'm personally only using Netflix + YouTube, I honestly don't need anymore.
DaPoorAmerican Homestead Farming (1 month ago)
I have Netflix,but I still watch piracy. It gives me more choices. The only time I actually watch Netflix is that they have the show and I was a little tired of the pop up.
Zul Ji (1 month ago)
Pirate and Chill
Piracy, the outright winner of this war.
Zachary Godwin (2 months ago)
If the nfl ever streamed on netflix it would be game over for cable
Fkuino (2 months ago)
What’s thee point of all of these if you have Netflix to many platforms
Agatha Szecki (2 months ago)
*Streaming War Begins* Onionplay: YEEET
RapidFire Muzik™ (2 months ago)
I only watch normal digital Tv for the news, everything else is Stan, Netflix & now Disney+ - my households happy
Kelsey Marie (2 months ago)
netflix and hulu are the only ones we needed. too many services that i'm not paying for, and back to piratebay i go
Simon Grönlund (2 months ago)
I am no expert on this topic but I think I will be interested in products from different providers. Hence I would look for a vendor that gives me *most* of what I want for a reasonable fee. And if needed I want to pay separately for the other, single stuff I want. But I cannot see myself cornered into one provider that cannot provide me with flexibility, no matter how great one or two of their best praised serials are to me.
Nexus_ neB (2 months ago)
I use playstation
Good old Blighty (2 months ago)
Your normal tv subscriptions package should cost you know more then $30 a month,anymore is just not worth it
Giovanni pacheco (2 months ago)
I’m about to stream illegally haha
ayo (2 months ago)
When you become the very thing you swore to destroy.
Carrie (2 months ago)
These discussions always make me laugh. If anyone is dumb enough to get more than 2 or 3 streaming services at the same time, that's their problem.
da biz (2 months ago)
Call me old fashioned but I prefer the simplicity of cable. Too many different streaming services n now the shows are gonna be all over the place
Paige Mangubat (2 months ago)
I don’t watch any live broadcasts, so I’m solidly on Netflix and YouTube.
Ian Cheng (2 months ago)
Disney Plus sucks. It’s not worth the money to watch stuff I’ve already seen. Sure, The Mandelorean is great, but that’s not enough
Steve plays (2 months ago)
I a year or 2 streaming sevices will be cheap cusse of othet streaming services offering lower priced
Ali Swanson (2 months ago)
Netflix will be just fine. Disney's already been hacked... so problems straight out of the gate.
ABADIR ABDO (2 months ago)
YouTube is better than al of them
ℕ𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 (2 months ago)
And this is why Netflix is down right now, YOU ALL UNDERSTAND ME
Dave Byrd (2 months ago)
Netflix: Put down your prices and we can handle this another way. Disney: I lived my entire life ; I robbed , I absorb , I took content here from marvel and lucusfilms. Disney+ *drops Mandalorian* Disney+ : Is this your stream? Naw im your stream.
Lil Twinkie (2 months ago)
Fresh prince of bel air is the one I need!
i really dumb (2 months ago)
If Netflix fails...... What’ll happen to my Netflix and Chill?
Won't see me coming (2 months ago)
Why they even bother with disney plus and apple tv. Not even worth the money.
Harshit (2 months ago)
Some show I like is on one service and the other one is on some other service and the movie I like is on the third one so basically these jerks are forcing people to go back to piracy.
Ab b (2 months ago)
The biggest news companies actually stream live on Youtube for free.
TantumVeritasLiberabitVos (2 months ago)
Let's the battle begins so that I can get clear HD contents from torrent.
Review at Area 51 (2 months ago)
Great , now I have to Hop from one service to another service , just to watch my favourite shows and movies. .
Kevin Venson (2 months ago)
Can't we all just get along 😭😂
Amos Culbreth (2 months ago)
Blame Disney
LiangHuBBB (2 months ago)
netflix still got the best content
Adrianlover89 (2 months ago)
Well. Netflix could be the next blockbusters.
damandbass (2 months ago)
Use all of them. No contract,right? Pay $10 this month for (insert service here,ISH).Binge watch. Drop them, get (ISH) for $ a month.Binge watch. Wash, rinse & repeat. They have figured out how to make more money from you. Don't be stupid enough to waste your hard earned money on streaming services who are playing you for a fool. BTW, keep in mind that Comcast owns CNBC.
D Roberts (3 months ago)
great report
philbertmill2 (3 months ago)
Why would you pay to see a show that you don't even know it exist because it is locked in a streaming service?
Embargoman (3 months ago)
It's tough it seems like everybody wants to buy everybody.
anonymous 101 (3 months ago)
Netflix it's the originator of streaming world now any company wants a piece of the pie
Dr. Cashbeard (3 months ago)
Netflix has always been terrible. The original content is boring and only appeals to people who would stay home for Labor Day Weekend to watch a Twilight Zone marathon. I cancelled my service months ago.
Summer Of Sam Summer Of Sam (3 months ago)
What's preventing the hardware & content companies from shutting off the other content companies? For example, Disney is now a competitor in streaming game, so will Amazon block their app from being accessible via fire stick?
Olivia Austin (3 months ago)
There's way too many subscriptions for streaming TV & everything else. Geez man. I know it's the way to go now and I enjoy it here and there, but can't we just have 1 service for what we enjoy without paying these big companies for music, TV, book & ect.?
Nathan D (3 months ago)
Well, the thing I know it’s that I’ll enjoy every of them 🤪 this is such a great moment for consumers with all this streaming services and all their contents, we just need them contents to be good 🤣
ULTRON - 3000 (3 months ago)
Chris Peters (3 months ago)
Legacy media groups trying to remain relevant
Marcus Tian (3 months ago)
Wait, November 12! That’s today!
shubham ! (3 months ago)
It comes to my recommendations on 12 nov on launch of Disney plus
Toro De Oro (3 months ago)
Disney+ can't wait
Jason Pollock (3 months ago)
I think the rise of streaming services is a direct reflection of the shifting nature of society towards one that values instant gratification. Personally, I prefer normal television, because the time in between episodes of a TV show (whether a night, a week or longer) lets me think and analyse what happened in the last episode, what's going to happen in the next episode etc. You don't really get that if you're binge watching 10 episodes straight on Netflix, but then my guess is that a majority of the world doesn't really value 'thinking' much anymore anyway.
Boiledpotato12 (3 months ago)
In my country it’s basically Netflix vs Amazon prime vs Hotstar(Disney plus)
cookies4present (3 months ago)
Netflix creates good content but as soon as we get hooked and want more seasons, they announce that the show is canceled!!!
Joan Gallardo (3 months ago)
I guess we will go back to tv cable, after you to need pay 3-4 subscriptions just to get everything that you get with just tv cable. Thanks capitalism!!
Mahershala Karim (3 months ago)
Kinda getting exhausted with all these subscriptions stuff. I gotta pay for AMC, VUDU, History , Disney.....can’t even name all of them... but I’m sticking with Netflix .
harrypotteravenclaw (3 months ago)
Crazy to think that the future of TV could just be boxes on a screen
D M (3 months ago)
Apple got a long way to go to coming close to taking on Netflix
J C (3 months ago)
Don't get all your streaming services at once. I alternate every month. Netflix for a month then cancel it. Switch to CBS, then HBO, ect ect. It's not that hard to figure out. Don't get them all at once. How many hours do you have in a day.
Carlos Barrantes (3 months ago)
Long live to torrents!
Anonymous User (3 months ago)
Just wait until Starlink goes live, Elon Musk could be the worlds first trillionaire 😂
ABDR (3 months ago)
In India sports is in hotstar
Gabe Miller (3 months ago)
Lol pay for ads? To not have an option is silly NBC. Apple + is stupid you are paying $1 a month for each show instead of getting any extras that’s stupid. 5 exclusive shows that’s it....hope they get more media to make anyone care.
Christopher Stehn (3 months ago)
The lose in race is adds for things products
Miro Enriquez (3 months ago)
Ill keep my netflix and amazon prime (cause I simply enjoy prime delivery). But I wont get the other for sure.
(3 months ago)
Then all the music labels are going have there "own" streaming service ..want to hear Michael Jackson? subscribe to the sony music service ...
Thomas Meunier (3 months ago)
These greedy companies want us to pay hundreds of dollars per year with their fragmented subscriptions combined, while we're only interested in watching 10% of the content.
Marlon Moncrieffe (3 months ago)
It is why I wish these streaming services would release their original shows and films on physical media to buy or rent.
Don Draper (3 months ago)
The power struggle in the streaming business isn’t linear. There’ll be a lot of twists and turns. I predict that streaming companies will start subsidizing TVs to subscribers. Apple will have its own TV.
The Wandering Aristotle (3 months ago)
Too much of media too much of money extraction from people will bring downfalls for them if they don't provide everything under one universal subscription.
Mev Konjuhovac (3 months ago)
Big thing for Netflix is that they are available just about EVERYWHERE in the world.
Ron (3 months ago)
I'm bootlegging ev eything so I don't pay sqaut to this war.
Nunya Bidness (3 months ago)
It’s a race to the bottom. No one in the business is competing over the best service. It’s all about price and licenses. Then, they will all merge into a few players and the price will go up and the quality will go down. Enjoy yourselves, this is the best it will ever be.
Raza Saigol (3 months ago)
One good thing is that, there will be no contracts on the streaming services. So you can choose to watch whichever streaming service you like. And you can cancel the one you’re not watching. You can keep switching between all of them.
ferafera20 (3 months ago)
You can infact watch live sports through a streaming app.. Kayo
Clint Robertson (3 months ago)
Apple win will in the end because of IPhone and IPad users.
Courtney Durham (3 months ago)
I want to see a Handmaid's Tale. But I'm not shelling out another $7 bucks for one show. CBS, WB, same thing. The whole point was to save money. Eventually some of these services will fail. They'll realize thhat they were getting more money licensing to Netflix than trying to do it themselves.
Marlon Moncrieffe (3 months ago)
Yeah, there will be a lot of cannibalization over the course of the 2020s.
Jedsan G (3 months ago)
I like hulu.
Dirkjan H (3 months ago)
You get two many services