As CEO Reed Hastings confirmed on demand, Netflix has no interest in launching its own streaming video game service. Instead, the company wants to stay true to its roots and focus on what it does best.
Over the past few months, several industry leaders have announced their interest in gaming streaming or announced services.
While Sony Interactive Entertainment has been running its own streaming service with PlayStation Now for quite a while, Google will soon be refining with Stadia and Microsoft with Project xCloud. But what is actually Netflix, the top dog in the series and movie streaming, for streaming video games?
Netflix wants to stay true to its strengths
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to this question by pointing out that Netflix is not interested in building its own streaming service. Although the company is well aware that Netflix competes with video games for users' free time, despite all this, the company wants to stay true to its roots and continue to focus on its own strengths in the future.
On the subject: Disney Plus: Appointment for the European Market – When does the service start with us?
"There are many other things people do to entertain themselves, including Fortnite. And the original quote was that we compete with Fortnite more than HBO. Fortnite takes a lot more time of viewers. Ultimately, it's about competing for those hours of seeing. "so Hastings.
And further: "But we can not keep up with Fortnite better by doing something like (a streaming service for games). We are not very good at that. We compete with the most amazing TV shows you have ever seen. So put Fortnite aside and watch our shows. "
More news about Netflix.
(*) Links to Amazon, Media Markt, Saturn and some other merchants are usually affiliate links. With a purchase we receive a small commission, with which we can finance the free usable side. You have no disadvantages.