Opinion: No one likes TV series that are split onto 2 platforms

Netflixs issue of separating Tv series on two different platforms need to stop.

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Netflix’s issue of separating Tv series on two different platforms need to stop.

Kaitlyn Schmidt, Club Member

There’s no worse feeling than binge watching three seasons of a television show on Netflix and finding that the fourth is inaccessible without a different streaming service.

A prime example of this is Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir, a show for children and adolescents that has the first three seasons on Netflix, but has the fourth one featured on Disney+. 

Several other services, such as DirecTV and DisneyNow, also include season four, but since they are separate services, the amount of money viewers would have to pay for this single show might be too much for some people. 

As Netflix has 213 million subscribers and over 15,000 titles, it is unsurprising that viewers would expect the entire series to be on the streaming service. However, with the creation of Disney+, new episodes of the show are not added to Netflix.

Audiences will either need to get Disney+ alongside Netflix, drop Netflix for Disney+, or forget about finishing the series for now, and just hope that it will eventually be easier to find.

As Netflix has 213 million subscribers and over 15,000 titles, it is unsurprising that viewers would expect the entire series to be on the streaming service. ”

A second example of producers splitting up their series onto different services is the anime Haikyuu. While the first two seasons are showcased on Netflix, the next two are on HBO Max. Viewers run into the same dilemma where they need to decide whether the cost is worth it for a good show.

Although many could argue that viewers should just buy multiple streaming services, the issue is that they end up being costly. Without a great need for other shows and movies on certain platforms, it ends up being a waste of money just to try to finish a show that many are interested in.

It is clear to viewers that producers want to make their show more marketable by using a popular platform, Netflix, to lure viewers in so they can try to convince them to invest in other services. While it may benefit producers when the audience invests their money in other streaming platforms, it is certainly annoying to those who cannot afford them.