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Apple TV+: A Flop Or Eventual Streaming Superpower?

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, auto sales have flatlined. Real estate is in hibernation. The travel industry is dead. Even the news industry, at a time of record readership, has been stuck by an advertising drought. But one industry is beating the coronavirus economy: online streaming.

Established video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have all reported double-digit percentage increases in their subscriber bases. Disney Plus has rocketed from zero to more than 50 million subscribers in less than six months. And you can be sure that HBO is kicking itself for having missed the boat, with its HBO Max service not due to launch until May 27.

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