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A guide to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu as they compete in the ongoing streaming wars and what it means for the stuff you actually watch

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A guide to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu as they compete in the ongoing streaming wars and what it means for the stuff you actually watch

    Streaming Services Ranked, Streaming Addresses BLM, Da 5 Bloods

    Streaming Services Ranked, Streaming Addresses BLM, Da 5 Bloods

    This Just In: HBO Max and Peacock have arrived! With this in mind the guys talk about how the streaming wars have progressed since they started the show. (26:39) They close the topic with a Streaming Tier List!33:06 - Finally they look at how streaming services are addressing Black Lives Matter.Trending Now: (36:50) This month Jackson and Thomas talk about Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest film comes at a apropos time. (Some mild spoilers so skip to The Queue if you want to avoid them). In the Queue: (49:52)Jackson: 13th or The Shield (FX/Hulu)Thomas: This Much I Know is True (HBO) or Home (Apple TV+) Links:Vietnamese Critic On Da 5 BloodsJackson’s YouTube ChannelThomas’ YouTubeSend feedback or comments to streamtheorypod@gmail.com

    Oh Quibi You Failing Rascal - Also The Sopranos

    Oh Quibi You Failing Rascal - Also The Sopranos

    This Just In: After the obligatory Coronavirus/TV small-talk, the guys talk yet again about Netflix, who had a great first quarter this year (6:32) They muse about how the addition of the Top 10 list might be helping them create more cultural buzz.(15:26) Quibi is failing horribly and blaming Coronavirus. Trending Now: (24:22) The Sopranos. Two millennial talk about it. It’s a show that started airing over 20 years ago, but recently a lot of people seem to be visiting or revisiting The Sopranos with their extra watch time. So the guys figure why not throw their hats in the ring. In the Queue: (47:50)Thomas: The Great (Hulu Original)Jackson: Avatar Last Airbender (Now on Netflix)Links:Metacritic’s Big List of Coronavirus DelaysNetflix has a great First Quarter Quibi Fails, Blames COVID-19We Have To Talk About Quibi YouTube Video

    We Have Thoughts: Tiger King, Too Hot To Handle, Quibi

    We Have Thoughts: Tiger King, Too Hot To Handle, Quibi

    This Just In: Quibi (1:53) lands with a ripple and Peacock’s big launch is thwarted by the Coronavirus.Trending Now: Tiger King (17:32) is the big TV cultural phenomenon to kick off the quarantines, and it’s a wild ride, but it leaves Jackson and Thomas feeling icky. Other icky things include Too Hot To Handle (29:02) and Netflix’s general journey intro “trash TV.”In the Queue: (40:46)Thomas: Terrace House (Netflix)Jackson: Mrs. America (FX on Hulu) NOT Westworld.

    Devs and Better Call Saul Good, Coronavirus Bad

    Devs and Better Call Saul Good, Coronavirus Bad

    Jackson and Thomas are self-quarantined, after a short discussion about how crazy things are, they jump right into the news for the month. Thomas wants to apologize for his cough. The big story is just that basically everything is being delayed. There will still be plenty of content for consumers, but Jackson and Thomas have concerns about the economic impact on below-the-line production crew. Theatrical content is being pushed onto streaming platforms, both Thomas and Jackson wonder if this trend will continue. Moving on from the global pandemic, the guys discuss this interview on The Watch with AMC president Sarah Barnett. It’s a great interview that you should definitely check out, Thomas wonders if AMC will be able to maintain their approach to TV as things move more and more online. The main content discussion this week is about the new FX on HULU series DEVS, and AMC’s Better Call Saul. They keep it spoiler free. Recommendations: Jackson: Better Things on FX/HULUThomas: Chernobyl on HBOLinks:Coronavirus delays lot of TV productionInterview with Alex GarlandJackson’s Better Call Saul Video for The RingerThomas’s video on DEVS

    Netflix Good, Neilson Bad: The Circle, Netflix Has the Most Streaming Watchtime

    Netflix Good, Neilson Bad: The Circle, Netflix Has the Most Streaming Watchtime

    This month the guys are shilling hard for Netflix, the discussion kicks off focusing on Netflix’s performance at The Oscars, and how they’re booming despite the launch of Disney+. Thomas gets to tell-all about his time as a Nielsen household, he’s been waiting for this moment. His rant is really just a long-winded explanation of Nielsen ratings and why they’re… flawed, as an intro to talking about the new Nielsen report on streaming watch time. …also Redbox has free live TV now?This month’s content discussion is about Netflix’s new reality show The Circle. Thomas got more into it than Jackson did, but both agree the contestants were very excited. Recommendations:Thomas: American FactoryJackson: Ozark Links: Netflix sees subscriber bump despite Disney+ launchNielsen Streaming ReportNetflix Dominates watch time (on TVs at least)Redbox Free Live TVJackson’s Better Call Saul VideoThomas’ Marriage Story Video

    Apple iTV+ Max Pro: Netflix at the Oscars, Streaming Bonus Content, Servant, HBO gets "Swipey"

    Apple iTV+ Max Pro: Netflix at the Oscars, Streaming Bonus Content, Servant, HBO gets "Swipey"

    This month’s discussion starts with some Oscar talk, Netflix has more nominations than any other studio, but Thomas has a lot of Oscar opinions in general. The conversation shifts to the way Streaming Services are introducing bonus content, like Netflix’s timeline/map website for The Witcher, this (of course) leads into another discussion about weekly vs binge release of shows. HBO Max announces that it will have an new interface that will be… “swipey.” The final news item is about Apple TV+ (Max? Pro? iTV?) officially confirms they’ve hired former HBO CEO. In other words: “The Gang Gets Serious about TV.”The content discussion for this month is Servant on Apple TV+. The guys seem to like this one. Links:Netflix has more Oscar Nominations than any studioThe Witcher Bonus Timeline & MapHBO Max will have a new “Swipey” interfaceApple Hires Former HBO CEOMonthly Recommendation: Thomas - High Maintenance Jackson - Mr. Robot

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