Netflix could also be increasing into livestreaming. According to a report from Deadline, Netflix is at present engaged on a livestreaming possibility for stand-up specials and different reside content material.
As identified by Deadline, assist for livestreams may open up the chance for Netflix to air reside reunions, just like the one lately held by the true property actuality present Selling Sunset, in addition to allow reside voting for competitors reveals.
Netflix may additionally use the function to air reside comedy specials. This 12 months, Netflix held its first-ever reside and in-person comedy pageant, known as the Netflix Is a Joke Fest. The Los Angeles-based occasion spanned a number of days and featured over 130 standard comedians, together with Ali Wong, Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, and extra. Netflix is set to start airing a few of the reveals it taped on the occasion later this month and into June, however a reside possibility may give customers at residence the flexibility to observe reveals as they unfold (that is if Netflix chooses to deliver the pageant again subsequent 12 months).
So far, we don’t know a lot concerning the upcoming function but, and Netflix didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark. Disney Plus, certainly one of Netflix’s greatest rivals, has already gotten into livestreams. In February, Disney Plus aired a live showing of the Academy Awards, a primary for the service. It has additionally grow to be the brand new residence of the celebrity dance competition series, Dancing With the Stars, which is set to debut as a reside collection on the platform later this 12 months.
In Netflix’s most up-to-date earnings report, the streaming service reported losing subscribers for the primary time in over a decade, whereas Disney Plus managed to add 7.9 million new users within the first quarter of 2022. To assist counter a dip in income and subscribers, Netflix has hinted at probably cracking down on password sharing, in addition to including a cheaper ad-supported streaming option.
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