Maybe “The Mandalorian” does it for you (I love this headgear). Or maybe you are more of the âKilling Eveâ type. No? We have it: podcasts. We would guess eventually. If we had to do it, that is.
The thing is we don’t guess here at the PYMNTS Provider Ranking Research Lab, currently located inside a dug mountain that we sublet to the nice people of SHIELD
Also, we would never use guesswork when compiling the PYMNTS Streaming App Provider Rankings. People are sensitive to the performance of their apps and their favorite shows.
Without commercial interruption, here is the ranking of suppliers.
The top five
When dealing with some of the most powerful companies in the world, don’t look for scattered change. Streaming services don’t like changing channels any more than broadcast TV, and we don’t see much. It looks like media subscribers are hanging out for the time being, perhaps deciding whether the newcomer Netflix or the reliable Disney is kept or canceled.
For starters, we put Google’s YouTube number one again, after simply announcing a $ 100 million fund to advance short-lived video (watch your back, TikTok).
No.2 is Netflix, reaching 208 million subscribers in April amid signs of slowing growth in what has been called âthe correction quarterâ for Netflix’s earnings. Disney + also holds its place with ease at # 3, while popular podcast app Spotify remains at # 4, after announcing a series of virtual events featuring five pre-recorded livestreams for $ 15 plus tax.
Amazon Prime Video ends that top five at No.5 for another round, as its gargantuan parent company is on the verge of closing a $ 9 billion acquisition of legendary MGM Studios.
Anyone who thinks Amazon isn’t quite into movies and TV should think about it again. The question is, will this trigger a bidding war for the golden Hollywood brands? It is not without precedent.
The Top 10
Moving on, PlutoTV at No.6 looks neither small nor far away, consistently scoring in the top 10.
The same can be said of a streaming pioneer, Hulu, which remains in 7th place.
Amazon Music is on par with the rankings, remaining at # 8 for another round. The Twitch: Live Game Streaming app, which just cut its subscription prices, isn’t budging a muscle at # 9.
âScooby-Dooâ endings are best, where the secret identity is unmasked (hint: the gardener almost always has) and we say âI knew itâ with some smugness.
In this case, it’s a tie at # 10. First, the funimation anime overdubbing app (so much fun). It is joined this month at No.10 by none other than Apple Music, soon in a Tesla near you.