I have gone through every movie and TV show i wanted to see and now when I look at their catalogue I see nothing that interests me. I find myself more and more paying a few bucks for streaming movies from AMZN. But I am quickly going through the most recent movies such as Django Unchained, Skyfall, etc. I imagine that once I am caught up with everything I haven't seen I'll go back to reading books. Anybody else having a similar experience?
Netflix is all about price. Over 100 million US households are looking at the high price of pay per view, cable TV, movie tickets, broadband internet and mobile phone and they see Netflix as a solution. Watching TV reruns and old movies that you have never seen before is just as good as watching them when they premiere on cable TV or in the theater.
I tried the three months free thing. I watched 2 complete seasons and a few movies but then after a while when my friends and I would go "let's see if there's anything new on netflix" we would come up empty handed and go back to reruns of tv shows. After 5 times of that, I just canceled. Their predictive algorithms gave me poor choices, there weren't any movies that I had heard of and missed at the theater, and we just started spending money to buy shows on AMZN. After all that I figured it's shortsville for NFLX.
Absolutely. It doesn't take long to run out of interesting stuff. Their site isn't particularly customer friendly either. Viewer ratings mean nothing because they may reflect zombie teenage illiterates. You can't cull by age-dating. You can't narrow to award winning shows. They don't promote the great films they do have - which means they aren't monetizing value.
My hunch: the cash squeeze is being felt in several ways.
Yet I imagine that they will keep subscribers because like me they like the ability to watch a whole season of a show in their own timeframe. Even if they only get a new season of something i like once a month it's still cheaper than cable. I guess the question is if ongoing sub income is enough to pay for the new content they need to keep people coming.