According to Allison Keene, Disney+ is No. 1 because it "was the least fraught of all of the new launches, and has a tidy interface with great options for families. Plus, they had one of the best pre-launch pricing deals of any new streaming service." Peacock is No. 2 because "it’s kinda like cable syndication, but on demand. And did we mention free? That’s its winning play." No. 3 is Apple TV+, followed by HBO Max, which had a messy launch. No. 5, of course, is Quibi. "You can’t convince me Quibi isn’t a money laundering operation," says Keene. "It feels destined to fail and be written off as a tax loss. I mean Quick Bites? The recent coverage and quotes in Vulture really sealed the deal that this was always a bad idea—one that is unlikely to survive the Streaming Wars."
TOPICS: Peacock, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Quibi