Two streaming giants, Disney Plus and Netflix, will go head to head tonight in one of the biggest duels the market has ever seen – but who will come out on top?
Millions of us will be watching the two sci-fi giants go head-to-head tonight (Friday) in the historic battle between Disney Plus and Netflix – one of the biggest duels the market has ever seen. never seen school.
In the blue corner we have Disney’s much-anticipated Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, while in the red corner there’s Netflix’s equally awaited season four of the hit show Stranger Things .
They both dropped out of school today (Friday) but with school and work in the way, it will be tonight that the real battle between them begins.
Obi-Wan Kenobi tells of Ewan McGregor’s return to the role he last played in the 2005 Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith, alongside Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader. It follows in the footsteps of Disney Plus flagship The Mandalorian, the streaming service’s most successful series to date.
Meanwhile, Stranger Things is back after being a worldwide hit for Netflix. More than half a billion viewers streamed the third season within 28 days of its July 2019 release, and the show is hugely popular with younger audiences, making for a star in the cast, which includes even Brit Millie Bobby Brown.
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Both products have huge budgets and high stakes as rival platforms bid to retain subscribers and attract new ones.
While the first seven episodes of Stranger Things 4 are available now, fans will have to wait until July 1 for Netflix to release the penultimate and final episodes of the season.
Disney Plus launched the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi today (Friday) and then offered just one episode every Wednesday for the next month.
Nick Baker, TV and streaming specialist at Uswitch.com“By releasing Stranger Things 4 and Obi-Wan Kenobi on the same day, Netflix and Disney Plus are setting up one of the biggest duels we’ve ever seen in the streaming market,” said.
“Competition for viewers is intensifying amid rising costs of living and with many consumers trying to save money for family outings, streaming services are understandably feel anxious.
“For Netflix, recent disappointing growth numbers mean the company is relying on hit original content like Stranger Things to become ‘must-see’ shows to attract more subscribers. sign more.
“Stranger Things might be a safer bet than Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will largely depend on the public’s appetite for deeper dives into the Star Wars universe. While The Mandalorian was a huge Disney success, explosions like Han Solo and the lukewarm response to Book of Boba Fett show that the force isn’t always strong in these shoots.
“The once-a-week strategy is clearly a trend that encourages people to subscribe for longer, rather than binge on a series of videos in one sitting.
While we’ll have to wait and see who wins this clash of streaming giants, fans looking to save money can try to avoid spoilers and watch an entire season in one series. hit series after all episodes have aired – subscribe for only one month.
“Uswitch provides a useful online service tool to plan which streaming subscription you need – and when – to help save money on your TV streaming bills. ”
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