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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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Does anyone here use Netflix? A friend of mine left her Netflix signed into my Xbox last time she was over, and I have not ever bothered to log her out. Whenever I want to watch a movie I don't own, I check there first. And 100% of the time, they do not have the movie. Neutral

What gives, Netflix? I am glad I have never paid for the service, it seems more than useless. Just wondering about other opinions!
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In Canada, the Netflix tends to be worse (longer wait for them adding new shows/seasons), with the movie selection having a lot of gaps. We had it for a few months, and then dropped it when we realized we barely used it (I don't care if it's only $8 per month or whatever; if I don't turn it on, it's a waste.

I got it again for when The Clone Wars lost episodes were released, and that was fun.

My friend has it, and we sometimes go to her house for Bad Movie Night.
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I started out with Amazon Prime (because of the student discount) and now my family has Netflix too. I use them both mostly for TV shows. Movies I get from the library.
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If Netflix was a man I'd marry him.
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Netflix's movie selection is notoriously random. Most people use it to stream seasons of TV shows.
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After getting hulu + for TV shows, I almost never use netflix anymore. It's nice to watch shows that are actually new, you know, ones that aired less than two years ago. The only thing worth watching on netflix is breaking bad, if you haven't seen it yet.

It seemed like back when netflix was more focused on movies they would have almost every movie about six months or a year after it came out. Now it seems like they add one new movie every six months or a year. Again by new I mean a popular box office movie from the last year.

I also noticed that on both services there is one or two Tv shows from a network that they won't have, which is usually the best one. I think the networks do that on purpose so people will still watch their channels.
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I use Netflix but I go with the DVD plan. From what I've heard their streaming selection can be very spotty but the DVD selection is pretty good. At least I've never run into a case of them not having a movie I wanted to watch on DVD (provided it had been released on DVD of course!)

Personally I also like the DVD plan because it means I get something other than spam and bills in the mail.

So I guess with Netflix the rule of thumb is: use it if you want DVDs in the mail, go elsewhere if you want to stream stuff.
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I didn't even know that you could still get DVDs from netflix, I thought they did away with that. huh.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
After getting hulu + for TV shows, I almost never use netflix anymore. It's nice to watch shows that are actually new, you know, ones that aired less than two years ago. The only thing worth watching on netflix is breaking bad, if you haven't seen it yet.


Netflix actually has a lot of recent shows - the most recent seasons of ABC's Once Upon a Time and Revenge just became available this week, as did NBC's Parenthood - it just takes a bit longer for Netflix to get them than hulu+.
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"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I didn't even know that you could still get DVDs from netflix, I thought they did away with that. huh.


yup they still do DVDs. Both my folks and I have DVD plans with Netflix.
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Netflix just got season 1 of The Blacklist. Getting caught up now. It's pretty decent. I think it'll will be really great once the characters grow.
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Like our counterparts have said Netflix Streaming movies are very limited. The T.V shows are where it's at. I would recommend Breaking Bad for sure, Archer, Scandal, American Horror Story........ yea it really is all t.v. Riddle me this, I have heard that the App you use to connect to Netflix will have different/not as many selections as others. I have noticed this from the 360 to the xbox one, and im told if you go online you can add things to your cue, and they will show up in the App that way....... never tried this, anyone up?
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It's been a long time since I've gone to the netflix website, but I think that is basically true.

I know that on the xbox app, for instance, you get limited recommendations and alternating categories. Before on the website you could view all of the available categories. I'm not sure if it listed every feature in that category, or just the top choices, but they were there.
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