Google reportedly wants YouTube Red to directly compete with Netflix

Google reportedly wants YouTube Red to directly compete with Netflix
This story might not be too surprising, because it has popped up in regards to Google a number of times in one way or another over the past few years. But, word has it that Google is working on licensing deals for movies and TV shows to add to its YouTube Red offerings in order to more directly compete with services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

However, YouTube is reportedly going about it in a slightly different way. According to the Wall Street Journal report, YouTube doesn't want to license catalogs of old TV shows and movies, but wants to make deals with studios for new content. The idea seems to be that YouTube wants to license content similar to Netflix's offerings of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, where the content is produced by an outside source and shown on YouTube. It appears as though YouTube does not want to produce content itself, like Netflix did with Arrested Development, but offer exclusives made by YouTubers (like the previously announced PewDiePie horror show) or content from studios. 

All in all, it sounds like another way to make a good deal even better. YouTube Red already gives you ad-free YouTube, offline playback, exclusive content, and Google Play Music All Access, so more content just makes the deal that much more enticing. 

source: WSJ



1. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Bring it on google. Thebext question is how much, it will be freat if 2.99/3.99 months without sacrifice compare netflix I'm in.

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

.... What?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Right now its Play Music All Access + YouTube Red, already a great deal If Google added Play Movies & TV All Access, it would definitely be a good alternative to Netflix But I'd still get Netflix for their exclusives, e.g. Daredevil and Jessica Jones

12. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015


3. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

LOL good luck with that.

4. Piyath_ale

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Any how..... I will never pay for YouTube

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm sure they'll increase the fee or make the content unlocked through microtransactions.

6. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Don't you DARE screw up youtube Google.

7. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That will definitely raise up the price of YouTube Red. Which many people already have a problem paying $10 just for background listening and no ads alone, adding TV/Movies streaming will skyrocket the cost.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am fine with paying for content that i want.

10. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Facebook need to launch routine rival

11. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I don't know, "Youtube Red and chill" doesn't sound as good...

13. Kate.Huckllle

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 04, 2015

Well, got tired of the same old content on Netflix until I discover how to change my Netflix region using these instructions​-vpn Makes Netflix worthwile.

14. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i rather they complete with hulu. Netflix has old crap and by the time they new seasons of shows it's 4-6 months after they are released. only good thing about Netflix is their originals We need a service just like hulu but retains their episodes. because i am not going to start on season 5 ep 6-11 when i haven't seen the first episodes.

15. alinuxer

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

If u want the full Netflix experience, try to unblock ALL Netflix regions using this trick​-vpn

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I may pick this up at some point in the future. Especially if it offers the missing content I would have received through the old Netflix.

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