Last December, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ took fans by storm.
Now you can stream it thanks to Netflix’s latest update.
Netflix is on a roll.
The dominant streaming video provider surpassed its own expectations — and Wall Street’s, too — with record growth during the April-June period, adding 5.2 million new subscribers, more than 1 million of them in the U.S.
Netflix had forecast additions of 3.2 million subscribers — 2.6 million internationally and 600,000 in the U.S. — for the second quarter, which has historically been the Net TV company’s slowest. Last year, Netflix added 1.68 million during the second quarter, compared to 6.74 million and 3.57 million in the first and third quarters, respectively.
And Netflix also offered a stronger-than-expected forecast for the third quarter, of 4.4 million new subscribers (3.65 million coming from international markets). Analysts had expected a forecast of about 3.1 million. Netflix added 3.6 million in the third quarter of 2016.
That performance boosted Netflix (NFLX) shares more than 8% in after-hours trading to $178 a share, hitting a new intra-day high price. The stock has risen more than 9% over the last three months and 64% over the last 12 months.
A strong wave of new content on Netflix helped drive new subscribers. During the quarter, Netflix introduced the fifth seasons of Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, as well as the controversial teen-suicide drama 13 Reasons Why. “We underestimated the popularity of our strong slate of content which led to higher-than-expected acquisition across all major territories,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in a letter to shareholders Monday.
Its growing library of TV series helped the provider rake in a slew of Emmy nominations (92) last week. Only HBO with 110 had…