Apple TV Plus

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    If HBO Max should be $8, then how much do you think Netflix should be priced at? And why the heck would a service that has successfully built a 35-million-strong subscriber base at $15/month more than double their content while simultaneously cutting their price in half?
  2. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009
    You didn’t ask me but I think Netflix needs a reduction as well. Netflix was the only game in town when they raised their price. That isn’t the case anymore. If I don’t get another significant discount by May, I’ll likely suspend my subscription.

    None of these services should be more than $10 if they want more than just 2-4 month/year subscriptions.

    Apple TV + is priced right today (essentially $4 with gift cards) with its limited (but promising) content.

    HBO Max will need to get closer to $10/month to make it worthwhile to new and long-term subscribers. Those who are currently playing $15/month won’t feel this way and are excited about getting more for their money.
  3. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Yep, HBO Max should do quite well. But then again...

    As people shift to streaming the incentive to subscribe and forget, which a lot of people do with cable/sat these days, will be diminished. Mostly because it is so easy to sub and cancel and resub, which is not the case with cable/sat. I believe more people that go streaming will start binge watching vice the way they’ve done with cable/sat. And when you start doing that it does change things. We’ll see going forward.

    EDIT: It should be noted that Dish without HBO and most RSNs lost fewer subs than ATT did, and in fact with Sling added in, added net subs. Meanwhile back at the ATT ranch, they keep losing both.

    As to the rest of ATT’s efforts with streaming, well no, I don’t think they will survive without some big changes in both channel counts and costs.

    While I’m still subbed to cable, after my streaming experiment, I’m also streaming quite a lot more, especially during the day. Daytime linear TV just sucks, no other way to say it. Mostly made up of reruns of reruns, some soaps and fake reality reruns. So I’m watching more streaming and less linear almost to the point of cancelling my cable subscription.

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  4. Bigg

    Bigg Cord Cutter

    Oct 30, 2003
    Agreed. They also need to do per-stream pricing without charging more for 4k streaming like they do now. I don't use it that much, but have to have the highest plan just to get 4k. It's not even a novelty anymore, pretty much every TV over 40" sold in the last few years is 4k.

    The challenge is that they can't undermine their MSO partners.

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