As the months go on, Netflix continues to produce and release tons of more Netflix originals, whether it be TV series or movies. The entertainment company released 39 new original movies, specials, and full seasons of TV premiering throughout the month of April, and over 50 in the month of March.
There are 36 that were released over the course of the month of May, including the second season of Dear White People and new seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bill Nye Saves The World, as well as the special Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which is said to be hilarious.
Netflix has faced competition in the TV streaming field from massive companies like Google parent Alphabet and Amazon for years, but at least one of its competitors sees the streaming service as out of reach. Susanne Daniels, the global head of original content for YouTube, admitted in a recent interview that her company’s original programming can’t compete with the investment in original content that Netflix has made in recent years.
“I think we’re in an early stage,” Daniels said of YouTube Red, the company’s ad-free, subscription programming service. “I don’t think you can compete with Netflix at this point; they’re too far ahead. But I do think, in time, we can compete with Hulu and Amazon and certainly Apple, and hopefully, you’ll see us do that.”
Netflix, which will have spent an estimated $8 billion on content in 2018, reached a mark of 125 million global subscribers in April. For contrast, the latest reported count on YouTube Red’s subscriber base had the company at 1.5 million paying members, with another 1 million on a free trial.