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Pandemic and chill: Netflix adds a cool 16M subscribers

 

Last updated 4/21/2020 at 7:51pm

MICHAEL LIEDTKE

AP Technology Writer

BERKELEY (AP) - Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis.

The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S. and around the world, a response to the coronavirus pandemic that apparently led millions to latch onto Netflix for entertainment and comfort when most had nowhere to be but home.

Netflix more than doubled the quarterly growth it predicted in January, well before the COVI...



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