The “Netflix & chill” meme dates back about ten years, but it’s been given a whole new meaning in the midst of Coronavirus. As more people shift to work-from-home schedules and actively avoid human contact, Netflix ($NFLX) has been getting more attention.
Since the end of February, Netflix’s Facebook mentions have gone up 53%, from 345,000 to 529,000.
The epidemic hasn’t slowed the company’s content output, so those abiding by “Netflix & quarantine” will have plenty to watch. Since the start of last month, Netflix has put out more than 50 new originals. The platform is at 1,280 programs, up 6% from January.
Netflix’s job postings started to drop off in late January and hit a low of 417 last week, down 11%. But that number has since grown to 427.
As Americans look for things to do at home as they self-quarantine, fresh content options are likely to be appreciated. For all the industries hurt by the outbreak, home entertainment is likely to see a boost.
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