Streaming Wars


What is Streaming Wars?

First there was Netflix. Then Hulu. Then Disney+ and HBO Max and Apple TV+ and on and on. There are more streaming services than ever nowadays, all with their own original content, all of them competing for your subscription dollars.

These streaming services are going to war, and we’re here to document the triumphs and tragedies.

How does it work?

Simple: every month, we’ll update the Streaming Wars graph below with new data. Did a service score a new original hit? It gets a few points for that, commensurate with how big a splash it made and how popular it was. Did it get a lot of new subscribers? How many? Points for that, and so on. On the other hand, if a service loses a popular show, or it hemorrhages subscribers, or it suffers a PR scandal, or whatever, it loses points.

The services, represented by little colored tanks on the graph, go up and down with every victory and defeat: simply toggle through the months to see how they fare over time, and click on the tanks to see why they moved like they did.

Let the war begin!