Netflix will never have everything you want, and neither will anyone else

photo: The Verge

For consumers, the EPIX / deal was a great step — more places to find your favorite movies. But for a company like Netflix, non-exclusive content is far less valuable. When a movie is available everywhere, it becomes a commodity instead of a differentiator, moving the competition to less quantifiable terrain such as value and quality of service. Get in the ring with someone like Amazon, which uses its streaming service as a value-add rather than a revenue generator, and you’re talking about asymmetrical warfare. – Bryan Bishop, The Verge