I’m actually okay with ads on Netflix — but leave account sharers alone


Netflix is not in a great place right now. The company’s financial earnings release for Q1 2022 revealed that the streamer has lost 200,000 subscribers, the first time Netflix lost users in over a decade. While 700k subscribers were lost when Netflix pulled out of Russia, the company still expects to lose 2 million subscribers by July.

There are a lot of factors that could explain this mass exodus of subscribers. The most obvious is that Netflix recently increased its prices (again) and during a cost of living crisis for good measure. That’s had people jumping ship, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why. Lack of content, in the face of increased competition in the streaming market, plays a sizable role.