Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph and former CEO of the company, has given an interview in which he said that Apple needs to focus on Apple TV+ to grow.
Marc criticized the promotion of free access to Apple TV+ by purchasing a new device, an offer that has been extended twice, with June being the date on which the second extension is initially scheduled to end, stating that he has not yet put both feet on this service.
Netflix co-founder talked about Apple TV+
“If Apple spent one quarter as much time on content as they do on giveaways they really could play… They have no excuse (and) they’re still not in it with both feet. They really have to do the entrepreneurial thing and walk up to the edge of the cliff and jump,” he said.
Netflix officials said last January that they plan to release an original movie every week by 2021. Disney+ plans to expand the catalog available on the platform later this year, with new Star Wars and Marvel series, as well as other titles.
Apple TV+’s catalog is limited to content it has produced or purchased from third parties, without offering a recurring catalog base that users can consume while waiting for new series to be released.
Until things change, this will be the main weakness of this platform, a problem that Disney+ does not have, a service that came to market in November 2019, just like Apple TV+, and Disney+ which has 95 million subscribers. Netflix, with more than 200 million subscribers remains to be the king of streaming video.