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30 minutes ago, dante77 said:

They reduced the price in India and repeatedly increasing in US. Hmmmm.... 

Pricing is decided based upon purchasing power parity. We were paying a lot more as compared to Western markets, still are.

Also, TAM is way bigger in India as compared to multiple western markets.

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16 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Pricing is decided based upon purchasing power parity

 

I don't think PPP is of any value here. As it is, most stuff is USD x 100 in INR. 

Most likely, they're in mega expansion phase in India, and US is a saturated market. Don't think they're expecting huge growth in US anytime soon. 

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23 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Pricing is decided based upon purchasing power parity. We were paying a lot more as compared to Western markets, still are.

Also, TAM is way bigger in India as compared to multiple western markets.

TAM?

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15 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

I don't think PPP is of any value here. As it is, most stuff is USD x 100 in INR. 

Most likely, they're in mega expansion phase in India, and US is a saturated market. Don't think they're expecting huge growth in US anytime soon. 

Over the last 6 months, actually a lot of the online service providers like AWS, Google Cloud etc have adopted PPP to some extent unless if it doesn't cover their costs.

They are actually reflecting that in their compensations as well.

 

Spotify raised its prices in India because it was undercharging and so did YouTube.

Can't compare Amazon because of the difference in logistic cost structure.

Netflix on the other hand was charging way above that metric and their current price is a lot closer.

Although, I agree they didn't just take PPP and made that the defacto, they want to grow here because of stagnation in the US and hence decided to come closer to parity price.

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Purchase power is a huge factor for streaming service pricing especially since the marginal cost is very low. By reducing the price, they can increase their market size exponentially. 

Besides that, Netflix value proposition is reducing every day. Their content offering is nowhere near what it was in the beginning. I don't think they are even close to justifying their premium over other services. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Comingle said:

Purchase power is a huge factor for streaming service pricing especially since the marginal cost is very low. By reducing the price, they can increase their market size exponentially. 

Besides that, Netflix value proposition is reducing every day. Their content offering is nowhere near what it was in the beginning. I don't think they are even close to justifying their premium over other services. 

 

I kinda disagree. While Netflix is really throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks, every week or so, you get hit with some gems. 

Anyway, I ain't paying for it, so honestly my opinion is biased. Let's see how long will Jio foot the bill. 

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9 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

I kinda disagree. While Netflix is really throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks, every week or so, you get hit with some gems. 

Anyway, I ain't paying for it, so honestly my opinion is biased. Let's see how long will Jio foot the bill. 

I feel they're going for lowest common denominator drivel most of the time. They have zero filter on what they greenlight as an original. It can be anything from absolute trash to masterpiece (movies are generally trash). 

Besides that, the legacy content is really lacking. There was a time when you could find pretty much any movie or show on nf. Now if I want to see a movie that is more than 5 years old, there is maybe a 10% chance I'll find it on Netflix. I know a lot of it is because of competition but doesn't change the fact that the content is f**ked. 

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On 1/15/2022 at 5:12 PM, Mr. Comingle said:

Purchase power is a huge factor for streaming service pricing especially since the marginal cost is very low. By reducing the price, they can increase their market size exponentially. 

Besides that, Netflix value proposition is reducing every day. Their content offering is nowhere near what it was in the beginning. I don't think they are even close to justifying their premium over other services. 

 

Netflix is great because of it's foreign shows. They are investing heavily on it, and it's absolutely amazing what a huge catalogue they have. Korean/Japanese/Chinese/German/Spanish + Anime shows etc. Even tons of nice movies and anime movies. They ecen have the entire Studio Ghibli library - which is mind-blowing. It's really great how they've expanded their library. Their original shows are also sometimes really great.

 

If it's only American shows though - they are pretty much a flop. If it's American movies only - even more so. They have some really good stuff. But they are not exhaustive. Too many services with different subs have taken their share of the pie.

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On 1/15/2022 at 6:51 PM, Mr. Comingle said:

I feel they're going for lowest common denominator drivel most of the time. They have zero filter on what they greenlight as an original. It can be anything from absolute trash to masterpiece (movies are generally trash). 

Besides that, the legacy content is really lacking. There was a time when you could find pretty much any movie or show on nf. Now if I want to see a movie that is more than 5 years old, there is maybe a 10% chance I'll find it on Netflix. I know a lot of it is because of competition but doesn't change the fact that the content is f**ked. 

Yeah 90% of the time I search for a movie on Netflix and it just shows bunch of "related to your search but not actually what you searched." But then I turn on VPN and its there. Feels like we're being short-changed and there's way less content compared to US.

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20 minutes ago, CarbonCore said:

Yeah 90% of the time I search for a movie on Netflix and it just shows bunch of "related to your search but not actually what you searched." But then I turn on VPN and its there. Feels like we're being short-changed and there's way less content compared to US.

It's true. You'll not find even classics like Trainspotting, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Rocky, etc streaming anywhere (even no paid option). It's pretty pathetic tbh. 

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4 hours ago, CarbonCore said:

Yeah 90% of the time I search for a movie on Netflix and it just shows bunch of "related to your search but not actually what you searched." But then I turn on VPN and its there. Feels like we're being short-changed and there's way less content compared to US.

Which VPN you using? How do you get all devices (Apple TV etc) to route through it? 
Been happening all over tbh. The other day I thought of watching a clockwork orange and I could’ve sworn I had seen it on some service, probably Netflix earlier. Now? Nada. How much less would it cost Netflix to not offer content, albeit which would be less in demand, in certain regions? Would these be distribution costs (server, hosting etc) or licensing? 

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