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None of these streaming services are going to be worth anything if they don't have anything new and compelling to offer. All the successful ones to date, have been able to license new 3rd party content to offer their subscribers and produced a good handful of original shows that made subscribing worth it. That may be coming to end as content producers shift to also becoming their own providers and pull their content back "home".
If anything, it's these that will eventually kill* Netflix, not Apple and their monopoly over their App Store. It's the producers and their monopoly over their content.
kestral said:mobird said:Now if only the buffoon Al Gore would take a hike.
You must work for the oil industry?
Whether you believe in global warming or not, don't you think humanity should take more of an interest in preserving the environment rather than raping it for profit? The "natural resources" lobby has done a bang up job convincing the less educated and greedy (Americans) that global warming is not a thing.
My opinion on any outcome against Apple...
It's all about the money, the only thing they'll have to change is their developer agreement clause regarding not being allowed to use or link to an alternative payment system and that will only apply to IAP.
"Stacking" their apps; non-issue.
tmay said:The only issue I have is with the free 1 year trials with a device purchase.
That's going to draw the ire of a lot of pundits, and regulators, even though Amazon Prime is basically the same thing.
On the other hand, my purchasing an Apple device once a year is pretty much what I do.
The free year of tv+ is a positive for competitors, not a negative. There's no reason for anyone to "worry".mike1 said:Curious whether I could effectively never pay for the service since my wife and I are on alternating, 2-year upgrade cycles for phones. Assuming, of course the 1-year promo continues. Hmm.
It's one-time deal based on your iCloud account. From Apple's website...$4.99/month after free trial. One subscription per Family Sharing group. Offer good for 3 months after eligible device activation, starting November 1, 2019. Plan automatically renews until cancelled. Restrictions and other terms apply.