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How does the streaming economy work?

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The weather is getting colder and streaming services are bundling up. Streamers are offering cable-like discounts for package deals. Walmart and Costco are working on partnering with streamers for an Amazon-like combination of discounted shipping and unlimited viewing. Some phone plans offer music streaming.

By one study, the average household spends $219 a month on subscriptions (to streaming, games, music and non-entertainment services). With discounts and bundles on the rise, how does the streaming economy work?

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee discusses with reporter Sarah Krouse, who covers Netflix and streaming for the Wall Street Journal.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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