Netflix, Which Now Has 148.9 Million Subscribers, Is ‘Excited’ to Compete with Apple and Disney

By Christine Zosche 

Shortly after two of its soon-to-be-streaming competitors, Disney and Apple, revealed more details of their upcoming OTT offerings, Netflix continued to build on its already gargantuan subscriber lead. (Adweek)

Netflix added more than 9.6 million subscribers during the first three months of the year but warned that the next quarter could see slower growth. (THR)

The total is up 16 percent year over year, with 1.74 million added in the U.S. and 7.86 million internationally. For Q2, Netflix projected total paid net adds of 5.0 million—down 8 percent year over year—with just 300,000 in the U.S. and 4.7 million for the international segment. (Variety)

Netflix now has 148 million paying users around the globe, up 26 percent from the same quarter last year. When you add free trials to active subscriptions, the streaming company now has 155 million users globally. (Recode)