One thing I appreciate about Disney+ and Apple TV+ is their ability to bring quiet to an otherwise noisy household of women. We have four or five girls (maybe six; I could have miscounted) which might explain why my husband puts in so many hours at work. Thanks to Netflix I am able to bring some semblance of order to the Kayhill household for what amounts to pennies a day.
Thanks to Disney+ I have yet another arsenal at my disposal and a new method to
coerce motivate the girls into moments of submission while putting my high tech knowledge to work. Netflix works. After a day of messing around with goofy logins and strange streaming habits, it looks as if Disney+ will suck up some of our credit card limit, too.
Hey, Apple. If you want to do content– and I know you do– just follow Disney and Netflix.
They say that small is beautiful and less is more, but I say when the kids are quiet the cork can come out of the bottle. So far, Apple TV+ seems more in tune to savvy adults than to children, though that may change over time.
The key here is to understand your needs. Netflix and Disney take care of my children’s needs and coddle me from time to time; usually after dark, often after a bottle made its way from fridge to family room.
Why? Netflix and Disney have a catalog of content. Apple has what amounts to very, very long trailers of content that might prove interesting, that might become a habit, but definitely won’t adhere the girls to their iPads as long as my Netflix or Disney password.
Apple TV+ looks promising but Disney+ just blew it up as the bargain streaming video service of 2019.
Small is not beautiful if we’re talking small lists of videos that attract children. Less is not more if less is the number of shows that keep children interested beyond four minutes.
Apple won’t say how many customers are into Apple TV+ and that lack of a number seems more ominous since Disney shared a number. The app was downloaded over 3-million times the first day. More than 10-million subscribers, too. The first day.
At $7 a pop, that’s $70-million a month and an annual run rate of nearly $1-billion. And that’s from the first day’s numbers. Those numbers look better considering what a crummy day launch day was for Disney.
Suffice it to say that streaming media has come of age, thanks to YouTube and now Disney, and the future looks good as all these behemoths with deep pockets decide to diversify their businesses.
Netflix has done such a good job raising our girls that I would consider… ah, nope. Scratch that. It’s the wine talking.