It seems like everyone is gunning for Netflix
But no one can seem to get it right. Fellow Fool Tim Beyers thinks Apple will get it right in the next few years -- and I agree -- but for now there are no really compelling competitors.
XFINITY gets it all wrong
Last week the upgrade to XFINITY made its sweep through my local market. After, I couldn't decide if I had been upgraded or sent 20 years into the past. It's great to have on-demand access to TV shows I've missed recently, and I even came across a few I didn't know existed. But I couldn't help but think Comcast was trying to bring DOS back from the dead. Menus are grainy and difficult to navigate and I have no idea what will be available when. One of my best hopes of competing with Netflix fell flat on its face on my television. At least the online product isn't too bad.
Probably the best competitor is Hulu -- born of a partnership between Disney
So far, XFINITY and Hulu just haven't lived up to the hype.
Why can't cable get this right?
Cable providers have tried and so far failed to make a product that can replace Neflix. Count me disappointed that $90 a month isn't enough money for Comcast to make a product that can replace Netflix's $7.99 per month subscription.
Who do you think could possibly challenge Netflix? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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