It’s Unfair to Pair YouTube Against Netflix
When Google reported its monster earnings numbers, all anyone could talk about were YouTube’s absurd numbers. The video platform experienced 49% growth this past quarter after receiving 46% in the previous one. Its advertising revenue reached $6 billion and everyone is talking about how YouTube will be bigger than Netflix. Shouldn’t that be obvious?
In all honesty, it’s surprising that YouTube hasn’t surpassed Netflix in terms of revenue and growth. You can binge Netflix at all hours of the day, but with YouTube you can view all types of content. With Netflix, you can watch a film, television show or a documentary. It’s those three items and likely won’t expand. On YouTube, you can check out how to videos, songs, short clips from favorite content, expanded video series and random sound effects. There’s so much you can do on YouTube and it’s become nearly a necessity in life. Want to learn something new? YouTube it. Want to fix a household item? YouTube it. Want to laugh? YouTube it.
Although YouTube and Netflix both allow users to view content, they should be treated separately. Netflix is an entertainment streaming platform, while YouTube is more of a video search addition to Google. Netflix should not compete with YouTube nor should they try to be similar to it. It’ll ruin the entire platform. Stop putting these two up against each other.