With the highly anticipated upcoming release of The Lion King remake this summer a huge announcement just came out of Hollywood that is helping us finally make sense of why we haven’t been able to access some of our favorite childhood characters.
Here’s an example. If you were wondering why shows like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones were suddenly canceled in the height of their popularity and success, it’s because it owned by Disney. And now that Disney is controlling Hulu, we now know these shows have a new home.
I realize that this is going to be a HUGE expansion for Hulu, however, this also answers the question of why Netflix has been raising prices. In my personal opinion, it’s because the competition is about to become fierce. While we have our Netflix favs, will the company be able to compete with standalone streaming services like HBO Now, which saw a record number subscriptions this last month with the premiere of the final Game of Thrones season? Cable television is about to become a thing of the past and Netflix hopes to keep up they are going to have to really step up the Entertainment factor to compete.
No matter how we slice it or order it to your liking, somehow these companies are going make sure that all of our favorites don’t end up in one source. With the average streaming service price hovering at $14.99 a month I must admit that I miss the 7.99/month Netflix days. But this is our future people. And you if you have been smart enough to ditch cable, you can bet that you’ll subscribe to at least 3 of these services a month. Which 3 will you choose?