As the first major legal subscription streaming service on the Internet, Netflix paved the way for a streaming revolution.
The company began competing with piracy from the get-go, branding itself as a superior alternative. In the early years, the strategy paid off.
Millions of subscribers switched from casually consuming pirated content on unlicensed platforms in favor of a convenient and reasonably-priced legal alternative. Piracy never went away, but downloading Netflix content illegally seemed silly. Streaming Wars
In the years that followed the legal streaming landscape became more crowded. Inspired by Netflix’s success, new streaming portals such as Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, and...