How Netflix Got Greedy & Killed The Hype Around Stranger Things 4

With the recent launch of their fourth season of Stranger Things, Netflix was presented with a golden opportunity to do what Disney+, HBO, and even Apple have already begun doing – giving their TV shows a weekly release date schedule. Instead of following the lead of other streaming giants, however, Netflix has given no indication that they will be investing in this approach any time soon. As a result, the hype around Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1 got declined apparently.

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Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1
Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1

It Could Have Been A Perfect ‘Test Case’ For Netflix

Netflix has been one of the most revolutionary companies over the years. They don’t do things as everyone else does and they definitely have a very different business approach than similar products like HBO or Disney+ that release shows’ episodes weekly. However, Stranger Things 4 was one of the most awaited TV seasons ever. This season could have been a perfect test case for releasing episodes weekly. If nothing, it’d have helped the franchise to keep the hype alive till the end (and continued doing so with the second part of it).

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Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things Season 4

This is what fans think about it –

Netflix Got Greedy With A Show Of This Magnitude

When Netflix releases an entire season of a show, they’re making that show available to binge-watch. However, they may be losing out on the chance at building and sustain hype among viewers. This sometimes results in mixed reviews because of how people feel about being left hanging with a cliffhanger before they’ve completed the view. Though fans may appreciate the convenience of binging each show as it comes out, some critics still argue over whether or not Netflix should be doing things differently.

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Stranger Things Season 4 is now streaming exclusively on Netflix
Stranger Things Season 4 is now streaming exclusively on Netflix

With that being said, if Netflix didn’t test out the waters with weekly releases on a project of this magnitude, they may never do so again. What do you think about it, let us know in the comment section.

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