Spotify subscribers jump to 130M, but listening drops in hard-hit coronavirus areas

Spotify subscribers jump to 130M, but listening drops in hard-hit coronavirus areas

Angela Lang/CNET Spotify hit 130 million subscribers at the end of March, up 31% from a year earlier, the streaming-music company said Wednesday. The report puts Spotify alongside fellow subscription streaming service Netflix as a rare thriving sector when most industries are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic’s shutdown of much of the world.   In an odd paradox, […]
Netflix subscribers surge like crazy as coronavirus traps us at home

Netflix subscribers surge like crazy as coronavirus traps us at home

Tiger King was one of Netflix’s binge-watch phenoms in the latest quarter, which coincided with large swaths of Netflix membership being stuck at home.  Netflix Netflix added more than double the number of expected subscribers in the first three months of the...
Disney Plus surpasses 50 million subscribers in five months

Disney Plus surpasses 50 million subscribers in five months

Disney Plus streams movies and shows from Disney as well as programming it acquired in its takeover of Fox, like The Simpsons.  Disney Disney Plus has surpassed 50 million subscribers in the five months since it launched, the company said Wednesday. By comparison,...