What Netflix needs to do to survive, why Apple hired Sony’s TV presidents, and whether Netflix should warn you about download limits. Brian says no! With special guest Kristi Kates.

CordKillers: Ep. 175 - Netflix Killers
Recorded:  June 19 2017
Guest:  Kristi Kates

Intro Video


Primary Target

  • 80% Cut the Cord Because Cable TV is Simply Too Expensive
    - A report from TiVo shows nearly half of pay TV subscribers are at least considering cutting the cord and that 80% of cord cutters made the change because pay TV was too expensive. After price the main reasons for cord-cutting were given as the availability of streaming services and the use of over the air antennas. Of those unsatisfied with their current Pay TV service 81.4% said it was the high price, 32.9% said it was poor customer service and 29.9% said it was the quality of the TV service.
  • Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV
    - Leichtman research estimates that as of the first three months of 2017, Netflix has 50.85 million US subscribers and all cable TV outlets combined have 48.61 million. That doesn’t include satellite TV service like Dish and DirecTV but still, Netflix can say they’re bigger than cable. As for Internet-only services Leichtman estimates Sling TV has 1.36 million subscribers and DirecTV Now has 375,000. YouTube TV and Hulu TV hadn’t launched yet in the time period covered.


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What We're Watching


Front Lines


Dispatches from the Front

Tom and Brian,

First time commenter long time listener!

I wanted to weigh in on the discussion around why Netflix content has such an memorable impact to the market. I believe Netflix's secret sauce is its ease of access to its service.

If you recall, right out of the gate, Netflix's streaming service was available on multiple platforms including smartphones, tablets, smart TV's as well as DVD/Bluray players and gaming platforms (Xbox 360/One, PlayStation 3/4, Nintendo Wii/Wii U, xDS). Users both technically savvy and not could access Netflix's content and have a very similar experience within their comfort zone. In my opinion, this helped Netflix leapfrog the competition and solidify itself in the space. Even now, Netflix continues to target ease of access by integrating Netflix into cord-keeping offerings like Comcast's voice enabled x1 platform.

Love the show!

- Mike

 

 

 

 

Hi guys! Debbie from hot and sticky San Antonio here (oh wait, that's a different show). I'm listening to you guys talk about Katy Perry's livestreaming (show 174) and I feel the need to point out that Katy Perry's livestream was the same basic format as that of CBS's Big Brother. Fly On The Wall Productions, which is involved with Big Brother, produced Katy Perry's five-day livestream. The Big Brother live feeds are on CBS All Access, and a new cast debuts later this month.

- Debbie

 

 

 

 

I wanted to update you guys on what Vidangel.com. They recently released a new service to filter video content over the top of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Thanks for your podcast, I enjoy the up to date news on all things media-ish.

- Michael

 

 

 

 



FYI: In order to watch Scam School on the Science Channel when it airs, I found that I can sign up for a free 5 day trial of Playstation Vue. Unfortunately, this means I cannot confirm this will work until after Cordkillers airs. Why only 5 days?

- Brian

 

 

 

Hello Cordkillers,

Nicole Lee's complaint about not being able to change the stop time on recordings is one of my biggest pet peeves with PlayStation Vue. When you start a "recorded" show it will ask you if you want to see the DVR version or the On Demand version. The DVR version lets you fast forward commercials. However, way too often the recorded version cuts off before the last few minutes of the show. This happens more often with certain shows (Doctor Who and Better Call Saul are two I can recall). Of course you can't fast forward the on-demand version so you can't jump to the end to see what you missed. As far as I can tell there is no setting to record X minutes longer. So frustrating.

- Keith

 

 

 

 

Tom and Brian,

Was curious if you’d ever done any review on the Select TV service or discussed their future SelectTV One set top box.
Their service looks like Just Watch on steroids for $2.99 a month.

Could their SelectTV One box be the ala carte solution Brian has longed for once ATSC 3.0 gets rolling?
Look forward to your next show…


- Armando




Links

2017 Summer Movie Draft
patreon.com/cordkillers

 

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AuthorTom Merritt

Millennials only know shows come from Netflix and elsewhere. Xbox brings the 4K but should you care? Apple does a TV show. With special guest Nicole Lee.

CordKillers: Ep. 174 Cordkidders

Recorded: June 12 2017

Guest: Nicole Lee


Intro Video

Primary Target

 

How to Watch

 

What to Watch

 

We're Watching


Front Lines

 

Dispatches from the Front

Bryan,

On your iPhone.

Click the When Timer Ends

Scroll all the way to the bottom. Select "Stop Playing"

Set your time and start the timer. Then start netflix.

Boom 💥- Netflix shuts off when timer is done.

 

PS. Remember to reset timer sound option. Otherwise it just stops stuff no sounds

Have a better than good day!

- Blair

 

 

 

Hey there, long time off and on listener since the TWiT days and current boss/Patreon contributor for the last year. I am currently in a fairly good deal with Comcast for the next year and a half and I'm not interested in completely cutting the cord yet, but I don't feel like paying monthly device fees for cable boxes throughout the house. I have several TVs in my house with Amazon FireStick devices, and I would like to load as many apps with live TV and On Demand streaming content as possible. I'm currently using HBO Go, Disney Channel, CBS, etc., but I'm curious if a) there's a central Xfinity app I can sign into and access all TV channels I'm currently paying for in each room, or b) a website listing all streaming apps that an Xfinity login can be used for.

 

Otherwise keep doing what you're doing and I appreciate your time!

 

-Phil

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE: Tablo

Hey, guys... I bought the first Tablo. I use It with a ROKU 3. Tablo was very, very buggy at first, but now I love it. I used to have problems every time they would update, but now I believe they've gotten most the kinks out. Yeah...it was kind of annoying about having to get a USB hard drive, but the nice thing about that is...if one hard drive fails, it's easy to just swap out another. I've done this recently...was able to get a 1TB hard drive for around $50. I can also stream my Tablo away from home by streaming it over the internet using their mobile app or logging in with a web browser. It's gotten way better. I haven't checked out the new one yet, but I'm sure it's definitely worth a look.

 

Love the show!

- Belinda

 

 

 

 

Were you guys kidding about David Thewlis, because he is Varga, Lupin and ajax from Wonder Woman. He was also great as a medieval priest in Kingdom of Heaven.

 

-Cliff

 

 

 

 

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to cut the cord. I disconnected my cable box and took it to my local Xfinity store. My thought was that if I did it in person and took my box with me I would avoid any retention attempts. The gentlemen offered to knock some money off, but I explained it would need to be free for me to stay. I did still want internet though, and to my surprise he knocked twenty dollars off my internet bill. A week later I got a call from a retention agent, and she knocked another twenty dollars off my internet bill. Now I have no cable but, Netflix and Amazon provide me with more than enough content and I'm saving over a hundred dollars a month.

 

Thank you I never would have done this without your show. If only there was a way to show my thank you other than an email. OH! I know I'll support you on patreon.

 

-Logan

 

 

Links

2017 Summer Movie Draft
patreon.com/cordkillers

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AuthorTom Merritt