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bp1000
Jan 6, 2012, 08:25 PM
I hear Netflix might be coming to the UK soon

What is it like?

E.g. Do they have most of the popular / latest movies and tv shows?

How long does it take before you can begin watching something?

Also how much data does it typically use per film for example.


Currently in the UK, there are 2 main VOD providers and they are both pretty rubbish. I'm looking forward to trying netflix on apple tv 2 but i'm finding it hard to find out what movies they stock. Their site geo-targets me and shows me UK content which doesn't reveal much as it isn't available over here.


Thanks,

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just to note, i understand netflix annoyed a lot of you over there with the pricing issues and proposed company split

I am just after a general service opinion really :)



Batt
Jan 6, 2012, 08:27 PM
They offer a free one-month trial. Sign up and see for yourself (if it actually comes to the UK, that is). They don't typically offer the absolute latest, but there are a ton of movies and TV shows. I watch Netflix TV shows every day.

Hook'Em2006
Jan 6, 2012, 08:43 PM
I think Netflix is pretty awesome. I have watched many seasons of shows on there. Its cheap compared to cable and such!

blevins321
Jan 6, 2012, 08:49 PM
I'd be happy to let you remote in and take a look at their site of you want. I don't subscribe to instant; only mailed; but I can see their lists.

rocknblogger
Jan 6, 2012, 10:24 PM
Netflix is very good if you don't expect to see the latest films. They do however on occasion get a brand new release.

Last night for example I watched Limitless which is a fairly new release to DVD/Bluray.

They typically run one season behind on television shows with some exceptions.

Overall they have an excellent library of films to watch. I personally like older classic films and don't mind watching something from the 70's 80's or 90's.

I suppose a lot will depend on your tastes and what you like to watch. It's a very nice experience using Netflix through Apple TV. Nice interface and easy to use and discover films you don't know about.

PlaceofDis
Jan 6, 2012, 10:27 PM
i don't find much of their streaming options to be that great, but my gf does.
however, their mail DVD options are great and having two out at a time is fantastic so it works well for the both of us.

bluemonkeyguy
Jan 6, 2012, 10:33 PM
Their selection of TV shows and movies will be enough to grab your attention but other than that, it takes a while for Netflix to obtain rights to newer movies and shows.

SlasherDuff
Jan 6, 2012, 10:38 PM
I have the three DVD at a time with mailing, and like it a lot. Though our bandwidth can handle the streaming I would rather watch the movies on disc

dnelms
Jan 7, 2012, 03:27 AM
They just announced that the movie studios has increased the time of release until Netflix gets physical discs from 28 days to 56 days. That's just the physical disc, streaming takes much longer to get on there. That said I have never been on Netflix and not been able to find some enjoyable to watch.

EDIT: contrary to the first reports out, it is only Warner Bros. studio that is doing this for now.
http://allthingsd.com/20120105/warner-brothers-will-make-netflix-redbox-blockbuster-wait-longer-for-new-movies/

BreakGuy
Jan 7, 2012, 04:58 AM
Well, there's no chance of Netflix entering the New Zealand market. Our broadband caps and slow speeds by international standards deter Netflix (and I guess other large internet streaming giants) away from New Zealand. :(

bp1000
Jan 7, 2012, 07:29 AM
Thanks all for your opinions, largely very positive which is promising. Looking forward to trying it out if it does come to the UK.

Just hope they don't go crazy on the price.

$7.99 - which is about £5 per month here in the UK.

I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to charger £9.99!


I'd be happy to let you remote in and take a look at their site of you want. I don't subscribe to instant; only mailed; but I can see their lists.

Thank you sir, very kind! I have managed to proxy into their site using an American Tor proxy and i can see some info tho. Thanks for the offer

d.steve
Jan 7, 2012, 11:49 AM
It's like your a really good friend slowly turning into a really annoying person you wish you could get rid of (and might).

But I don't think that's what you meant. So...

Streaming: Good for older movies. Really good for TV shows 1+ seasons behind. I'd cancel streaming, but it's actually REALLY good for children's shows. My daughter loves it...at least until/if we run out of material.

Streaming starts a number of seconds after you hit play. Probably 5-10 sec, I really haven't tried to time it. Occasionally a bit more, but not a big deal. It rarely suffers buffering problems at all for me.

DVD: pretty good, though I'm having to wait for my turn on newer bluray releases longer than before...and that's after the 30 day delay (may be growing) between the time the release comes out on and the time the studios allow Netflix to get it.

I know several people who canceled netflix streaming and like hulu more. I haven't gotten around to checking that out. Not sure if that's an option for you outside US.

Yamcha
Jan 7, 2012, 12:24 PM
It's decent for what you have to pay, but don't expect the latest movies or shows.. Also depending on your location you will not have access to some of the older tv shows or movies either..

I'm in Canada, some of the content I want to access I can't, you get an error message saying "Unavailable"..

bp1000
Jan 7, 2012, 01:05 PM
Thank you all ! :)

It sounds very promising. Over here in the UK some areas don't have cable TV, the alternative is satellite tv from Sky TV, i don't have either.

Unfortunately these 2 companies buy the rights to some of the big shows that used to be on freeview TV that we get through our ariel.


So imagine for me, it will be pretty good to catch up on a lot of shows for free as i refuse to pay £40-£50 per month for 600 channels, most of which i will never watch.

I'm used to waiting to purchase the DVDs of the TV shows anyway.

It all depends on what netflix can negotiate with the tv shows and if there is any american content to watch which is normally v.good.

McGiord
Jan 7, 2012, 01:21 PM
I love Netflix.
The streaming service is the best out there in terms of quality, user interface and availability on many devices: Mac, Windows, iOS, TVs, streaming boxes, blu-ray players, etc.
Yes, not all the latest a greatest TV shows and movies are available right away, but there are plenty of good international content and they always surprise me with fun stuff.
For example, they recently added some special episodes from Dreamworks with Halloween and Christmas themes.
I recently watched a German movie called The Wave (Die Welle), it was very good.
As I write this my kids are watching a Sesame street episode from 2010.
We can simultaneously watch different content on 2 iPhones, one iPad and the TV, this is great value for the price!
I have small kids and it is great for them.
I also have Hulu plus, and it sucks: video quality is hit and miss, specially on ios devices is very poor quality, and it is filled with many, did I say many?, tons of commercial ads that make the TV/movie viewing experience terrible.
How are you planning on watching Netflix?
What TV shows or Movies would like to see? I could provide you some lists of current content.

LMD75
Jan 7, 2012, 03:34 PM
I am a Britsh ex-pat living in Finland and cable TV here is bad. I just signed up for a free trial of Netflix and used a DNS service to get around the geo-blocking.

I am very impressed with Netflix and have watched several movies over the last couple of days. I do have a 110M cable connection and have not once seen any buffering and the HD quality is very good. I have kids and there is a superb selection for them.

The only downside is that they do not have the latest movies which are released on rental in the shops. New releases currently showing are 'No Strings Attached', 'LimitLess', 'Incidious' etc.

For 7.99 USD I think its a bargain and will be subscribing after the free-trial.

By the way, you can use a foreign /non US credit card to sign up for the service.

MonkeySee....
Jan 9, 2012, 01:42 AM
I think only started this morning but it's now like in the uk. Whoop!

https://signup.netflix.com/?mqso=80031973&locale=en-GB&mkwid=snb5trpFT&pcrid=9892591805

daleski75
Jan 9, 2012, 02:04 AM
Now the question is how soon before we can use the Netflix app on our beloved ATV's?

I am using the USA one right now as there is more content available but will be keeping a close eye on the UK one just down to the convenience really of not having to use a DNS hack and can use my UK iTunes account as well.

MonkeySee....
Jan 9, 2012, 03:25 AM
Now the question is how soon before we can use the Netflix app on our beloved ATV's?

I am using the USA one right now as there is more content available but will be keeping a close eye on the UK one just down to the convenience really of not having to use a DNS hack and can use my UK iTunes account as well.

Well thats how I found out about it. Turned on my ATV this morning and under "Internet" it said Netflix!

daleski75
Jan 9, 2012, 05:18 AM
Will try mine tonight and see if it works.

MonkeySee....
Jan 9, 2012, 05:21 AM
Will try mine tonight and see if it works.

Cool, let us know how you get on! :D

daleski75
Jan 9, 2012, 05:30 AM
It will be hard to let netflix USA go though on my atv2 as my mate is letting me use his account so it's only costing me 3 quid a month for the dns redirection however when compared to lovefilm i am more than happy to pay £5.99 a month if they have recent movies of good quality.

bp1000
Jan 9, 2012, 06:32 AM
I'm watching netflix on apple tv right now. It arrived sooner than i thought.

I'm not sure if we are getting limited content compared to the USA.

The films are quite old, and possibly what you would get at some stage on the free channels on a saturday night. There are some newish films dotted around.

The TV shows aren't bad but a lot of what we have watched already.


It certainly works very well, very quick and good quality.

I was hoping to see the rest of Lost as i missed it, wouldn't mind catching up on a few episodes. However they don't list it.

Hopefully the content will get better over time, perhaps the USA had limited content at the start.

MonkeySee....
Jan 9, 2012, 06:34 AM
I'm watching netflix on apple tv right now. It arrived sooner than i thought.

I'm not sure if we are getting limited content compared to the USA.

The films are quite old, and possibly what you would get at some stage on the free channels on a saturday night. There are some newish films dotted around.

The TV shows aren't bad but a lot of what we have watched already.


It certainly works very well, very quick and good quality.

I was hoping to see the rest of Lost as i missed it, wouldn't mind catching up on a few episodes. However they don't list it.

I was afraid of this. :-(

bp1000
Jan 9, 2012, 06:54 AM
For example

The app on iTunes shows back to the future and the godfather in the screen shot, both of which aren't available in the UK netflix store.

bp1000
Jan 9, 2012, 08:03 AM
For example

The app on iTunes shows back to the future and the godfather in the screen shot, both of which aren't available in the UK netflix store.

To clarify, the above statement i made is unfair

I have an American proxy i used to check Netflix USA and both back to the future and the godfather are DVD rental only.

However, we are still missing some streaming content over the USA, like Lost isn't available or Senna the movie.

rowley
Jan 9, 2012, 08:22 AM
To clarify, the above statement i made is unfair

I have an American proxy i used to check Netflix USA and both back to the future and the godfather are DVD rental only.

However, we are still missing some streaming content over the USA, like Lost isn't available or Senna the movie.

I think netflix does not get the rights to stream until 30days have passed since the DVD release.
Licensing too can always be an issue - some films will not ba able to be streamed in certain countries.

I admire Netflix for using Facebook as a single login, but it feels as if you're giving all your details away for a 1 month free trial.

bp1000
Jan 9, 2012, 08:26 AM
You can sign up without Facebook if you wish

Just underneath the login box, click "or sign up using an email address"

ericrwalker
Jan 9, 2012, 08:41 AM
For $8 a month, I think it's worth it, even if they don't have the latest and greatest movies. They do offer a lot of TV show, currently on season 4 of 8 of "Monk". I usually go from TV show to TV show before "Monk" I watched "Nikita".

Not sure what they will offer in the UK, but it's decent in the USA.

bp1000
Jan 9, 2012, 08:57 AM
It is good value thats for sure

But for example, we don't have Monk, or Lost to name 2.

I'm not sure if we ever had Monk here, i don't subscribe to cable to know, and Lost moved onto cable/sky here in season 3 or 4. So i would like to catch up with some i missed there.

It's a shame because i see Lost in the U.S. netflix store, just not ours. We will have to wait and see if they get the deals.

It is slightly more expensive than the U.S. counterpart, with less content.

ericrwalker
Jan 9, 2012, 09:05 AM
I am sure Netflix will expand it's content. It's always rough for early users. I am sure they have to license UK material, I am not sure what hoops they need to jump through for that. I wonder if people in the UK or other countries proxy back to a USA IP address to access US content. I would guess mostly people have either lived in the US, or have moved from the US to other parts of the world.


It is good value thats for sure

But for example, we don't have Monk, or Lost to name 2.

I'm not sure if we ever had Monk here, i don't subscribe to cable to know, and Lost moved onto cable/sky here in season 3 or 4. So i would like to catch up with some i missed there.

It's a shame because i see Lost in the U.S. netflix store, just not ours. We will have to wait and see if they get the deals.

It is slightly more expensive than the U.S. counterpart, with less content.

olisones
Jan 9, 2012, 10:06 AM
Have just signed up for it here in the UK. Already I'm quite impressed with what they are offering - especially all the SNL specials which is a real pain to get here. Also, most series of the stuff I've been meaning to watch but never have. If it works on my ATV2 when I get home (I don't know if they've flicked the switch in the UK yet) I'll be very happy.

rowley
Jan 9, 2012, 10:24 AM
You can sign up without Facebook if you wish

Just underneath the login box, click "or sign up using an email address"

Yeah, Im sure that wasn't there first thing this morning.

MonkeySee....
Jan 9, 2012, 10:47 AM
Yeah, Im sure that wasn't there first thing this morning.

I'm not on facebook and had the option this morning to sign up :)

turtle777
Jan 9, 2012, 10:52 AM
I had Netflix streaming and DVD for a while.

Movie selection on Streaming is old. Very old. Was not worth it for me.
I switched to a DVD mail plan only.

-t

ncaissie
Jan 9, 2012, 12:37 PM
In Canada they had the DVD listings mixed with the streaming. So I would click on a lot and it said not available. I think it is filtered now. I donít see that anymore. I could be just lucky at what I chose to watch though lol. I love Netflix and could live with just Netflix and no cable. My kids and I watch I all the time and in all our iOS devices as well as our consoles, ATV 2 and even the kids 3DS.

convergent
Jan 9, 2012, 12:56 PM
We've been using Netflix streaming for years and still watch it daily. Since they changed their suppliers, their movie selection has dropped a bit... but their TV series selection is quite compelling. Even though its not usually the current season (which you can frequently get from studio sites via a browser), our family has watched a lot of shows that we never watched on TV initially. So you can go back to the pilot episode and just work your way through it. We have a few that we are doing that with now... Lie to Me and Warehouse 13. They also have a good selection of kids TV programming as well. For movies, its hit or miss now that they lost that one big supplier, but hopefully they'll add something back in time.

With Netflix, you do start watching the shows immediately. There isn't a time lag like you get with Amazon via Tivo. The experience is similar, but different across devices. For example on my Tivo HD, the Netflix app requires you to go online and put the content in your list before you can watch it, OR, use Tivo Search to find it. I like the Apple TV Netflix better which lets you directly search whats in Netflix and watch. In both cases, the experience is pretty good. Unless they dramatically change, we will probably continue to get a lot of content from Netflix.

Our watching of programming is roughly like this:

Cable - 45%
Netflix - 45%
Redbox - 7%
Amazon - 2%
iTunes - 1%

Then during baseball season, MLB.tv takes over quite a bit via Apple TV.

WesCole
Jan 9, 2012, 01:57 PM
I like Netflix for watching reruns of old TV shows and movies. I also discover TV shows that I might have overlooked when they originally aired...Breaking Bad is one of those that ended up being pretty cool. Plus, I got to watch all 3 seasons whenever I wanted.

ericrwalker
Jan 9, 2012, 02:20 PM
Oh yeah, great TV show. Each episode did just enough to make you want to watch the next.

Hell there was one episode where they did nothing but try to kill a fly.


Breaking Bad is one of those that ended up being pretty cool. Plus, I got to watch all 3 seasons whenever I wanted.

soco
Jan 9, 2012, 02:22 PM
Hell there was one episode where they did nothing but try to kill a fly.
A must watch, obviously. :rolleyes:;)

Really though, I'm told I should start watching. It's just hard for me to take Bryan Cranston seriously lol

tommot82
Jan 9, 2012, 05:18 PM
I heard Netflix was coming to the uk, but didn't expect the TV app straight away... That's awesome! I'm off to try it out!

rdowns
Jan 9, 2012, 05:46 PM
A must watch, obviously. :rolleyes:;)

Really though, I'm told I should start watching. It's just hard for me to take Bryan Cranston seriously lol


Great series. Cranston won the lead actor Emmy three years in a row for this role. Watch it!

krause734
Jan 9, 2012, 05:47 PM
Netflix has a great selection of older shows and movies. I have rediscovered old favorites and found lots of excellent old movies. They add new stuff pretty frequently. The instant streaming works like a dream and the shipping for discs is fast and free. It is also much cheaper than dish or cable tv plus it has no ads.

soco
Jan 9, 2012, 05:51 PM
Great series. Cranston won the lead actor Emmy three years in a row for this role. Watch it!

Wow really? Ugh, I guess I'll have to convince my girlfriend to watch this with me. We just finished all 6 seasons of Dexter. It's time for something new. I was going to start her on The Wire, but after the first two episodes, she seemed disinterested.

SandboxGeneral
Jan 9, 2012, 06:06 PM
Oh yeah, great TV show. Each episode did just enough to make you want to watch the next.

Hell there was one episode where they did nothing but try to kill a fly.

A must watch, obviously. :rolleyes:;)

Really though, I'm told I should start watching. It's just hard for me to take Bryan Cranston seriously lol

Great series. Cranston won the lead actor Emmy three years in a row for this role. Watch it!

Wow really? Ugh, I guess I'll have to convince my girlfriend to watch this with me. We just finished all 6 seasons of Dexter. It's time for something new. I was going to start her on The Wire, but after the first two episodes, she seemed disinterested.

Totally! I just finished season 2 Saturday and saw the fly episode too. Total insanity and truly entertaining. Breaking Bad is an awesome series all around. You should watch it Mr. Pink! Or is it Mr. Magenta? ;):D:)

Mike Oxard
Jan 9, 2012, 06:53 PM
How fast an internet connection do you need to be able to stream? I get about 2Mbps, will this be good enough?

NZed
Jan 9, 2012, 08:01 PM
Maybe try it? First month free, and if you dont like, just cancel it before the month ends so it doesnt cost you.

SandboxGeneral
Jan 9, 2012, 08:05 PM
How fast an internet connection do you need to be able to stream? I get about 2Mbps, will this be good enough?

Maybe try it? First month free, and if you dont like, just cancel it before the month ends so it doesnt cost you.

Yeah, give it a try, like NZed said, you get 30 days free. You might be on the cusp of making it work well. Depending on the local network load in your community it could be alright at times and at other times, not so good.

I have a 25Mbps connection and it works great for me.

binhex12
Jan 10, 2012, 05:29 AM
Anyone know if Netflix has been enable in appleTV in Ireland?

MonkeySee....
Jan 10, 2012, 06:22 AM
So far i'm massively disappointed with it.

I thought i'd search for a few things..

Modern family - Nope
30 Rock - Nope
Adam Sandler - one film!?
Will Ferrell - No films

ok how about a film....

Back to the Future - Nope
Pulp Fiction - Nope

Booooooo

Lilo and stitch - Nope
Cinderella - Nope
Cars - Nope
Bugsy Malone - Nope

What an absolute waste!!

convergent
Jan 10, 2012, 09:06 AM
So far i'm massively disappointed with it.

I thought i'd search for a few things..

Modern family - Nope
30 Rock - Nope
Adam Sandler - one film!?
Will Ferrell - No films

ok how about a film....

Back to the Future - Nope
Pulp Fiction - Nope

Booooooo

Lilo and stitch - Nope
Cinderella - Nope
Cars - Nope
Bugsy Malone - Nope

What an absolute waste!!

You will be disappointed if you use this approach to Neflix streaming. You need to go on there with an open mind and watch things you find... not go on there looking for something specific. We've found a lot of great TV shows that we had never watched, and now going through several seasons. We had never seen Prison Break before and watched the whole thing over a few months... was a great fun family time. We had seen the last couple of seasons of 24, but never the earlier ones. We went through the whole thing over a 6 month time and it was cool being able to watch a couple of episodes at a time.

There is a lot of good content on Netflix, but its a small percentage of the whole set of content out there. They also turn it over fairly frequently so things come and go. Something you don't find there now may be on there in the future.

MonkeySee....
Jan 10, 2012, 10:39 AM
You will be disappointed if you use this approach to Neflix streaming. You need to go on there with an open mind and watch things you find... not go on there looking for something specific. We've found a lot of great TV shows that we had never watched, and now going through several seasons. We had never seen Prison Break before and watched the whole thing over a few months... was a great fun family time. We had seen the last couple of seasons of 24, but never the earlier ones. We went through the whole thing over a 6 month time and it was cool being able to watch a couple of episodes at a time.

There is a lot of good content on Netflix, but its a small percentage of the whole set of content out there. They also turn it over fairly frequently so things come and go. Something you don't find there now may be on there in the future.

I hope so! I did wonder why Apple would allow it on the ATV but its probably because of its lack of decent content.

Oh well

bp1000
Jan 10, 2012, 01:51 PM
They do have some good stuff i haven't watched. If you spend some time telling the system what you like to watch and rate certain films their suggestions get better.

I too was slightly disappointed at the lack of content, however, i think it is more important not to have things i have already watched but things similar that i haven't watched yet.

I'm already half way through season 1 of a decent comedy.

Providing they keep getting new content i will be happy. £5.99 p/m is like buying 1 DVD every month but you get infinitely more choice. I personally didn't tend to buy dvd's every month so its £6 i wouldn't have normally spent but overall its a small price to pay, a price that i wouldn't pay if i had sky/cable.

The films that i do want to watch again, i have on DVD which i can play through apple tv anyway.

binhex12
Jan 10, 2012, 03:36 PM
Anyone know if Netflix has been enable in appleTV in Ireland?

To answer my own question, yes it has.

AAPLaday
Jan 10, 2012, 03:45 PM
So far i'm massively disappointed with it.

I thought i'd search for a few things..

Modern family - Nope
30 Rock - Nope
Adam Sandler - one film!?
Will Ferrell - No films

ok how about a film....

Back to the Future - Nope
Pulp Fiction - Nope

Booooooo

Lilo and stitch - Nope
Cinderella - Nope
Cars - Nope
Bugsy Malone - Nope

What an absolute waste!!

Thats a bonus :D

MonkeySee....
Jan 11, 2012, 03:13 AM
Thats a bonus :D

boooooo :p

daleski75
Jan 12, 2012, 02:14 AM
Totally hammering netflix and averaging between me and the mrs about 20gb every day!

Good job I don't have any caps just throttling of speeds with VM but it seems to carry on working very well.

30mb down 3mb up in case anyone was wondering what I am on.

Atlantean
Jan 12, 2012, 06:34 AM
There is a massive difference between the US content and what is available in the UK and Ireland. This has a lot to do with copyright and licensing etc. Having had a quick look around what is available here in Ireland I was a tad disappointed but having said that, I have spotted a number of films and TV series that I will watch once I have the time. At Ä6.99 a month I will give it a go for a while in the hope that the content expands.

slothrob
Jan 12, 2012, 06:34 AM
We have 30 Rock in the US, so it might just be a licensing issue there. Perhaps someone else hold the license currently.

The thing about that list is that for every item there are a dozen great things on there instead. The trick I use to watch Netflix instant is to spend some time now and then trawling around following the recommendations and marking ones for the future if they look interesting. I have somewhere around 150 items on there now and I'll never be able to watch them all.

TV Comedies we've discovered: Raising Hope, Black Books, Spaced, Doc Martin. Party Down
Things we've been catching up on: Weeds, Breaking Bad
Other TV shows they also have: Friday Night Lights, Bones, I think they now have all the Star Trek series, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Futurama, Sports Night, Coupling, Arrested Developnment, Parks and Recreation
Kid's/family movies: Iron Giant, Gnomio and Juliet, Spy Kids, The Oceans
Some good movies we've seen: The Fighter, Let the Right One In, Warrior's Way, 13 Assassins
Other movies they also have: The Big Lebowski, Big Trouble in Little China, Young Frankenstein, Die Hard, Elizabeth, Next Stop Wonderland...

Atlantean
Jan 12, 2012, 06:38 AM
We have 30 Rock in the US, so it might just be a licensing issue there. Perhaps someone else hold the license currently.

You are correct. SKY hold many of the rights to show US shows here in the UK and Ireland. I'd say they are not too happy with Netflix and will do everything in their power to hold onto these rights.

xxmarkc
Jan 12, 2012, 11:39 AM
I signed up in the UK day of release and so far am happy. £6 a month is very reasonable and there is plenty of content I want to watch. At that price I don't think you can go far wrong.

A lot will depend on how you consume your TV and films.

For 25 years I watched TV in the UK with at first 3 channels and eventually 5 and a VHS recorder with a timer. About 10 years ago I moved to a house that was cabled and I entered the world of cable.

In the last 10 years my consumption of TV has become organised. I print out episode lists for old and new shows and tick each episode off as I watch it. I have systematically worked my way through maybe 80% of the TV I watched in a patchwork fashion before cable arrived.

I love the on-demand content Virgin gives me. And I want more on demand. I have been waiting for Netflix to arrive in the UK for ages. Films I am less bothered with as I am happy to buy DVDs.

When I signed up to Netflix I did a quick run though of the 30 or show series I am currently catching up on and I found 5 or 6 that I can "complete" with Netflix. A result for me.

Of course there is load of good TV missing - but so what there are far too few hours in the day for anyone to watch all the content available!

Ingster
Jan 16, 2012, 03:05 AM
Set up my Netflix uk account last week, gotta say i'm loving it so far, yes it may be missing some titles like 30 rock (got the 1st ep with the christmas app via itunes and want to see more!) and blockbuster films but all in all very good, 1st few days ran really well with no buffering (full series of Torchwood watched, no problems) but yesterday had a few buffering issures (netflix servers getting hammered?) great way to catch up on series i'd initially watched but never got around to buying the dvd's to finish watching the series eg 24 and watching 90's X-men cartoons is awesome, i loved them and can re-watch all over again!

Just need them to put on more old 80's early 90's cartoons eg M.A.S.K and i'll be ecstatic!!!

McGiord
Jan 16, 2012, 08:10 AM
There are a few streaming in the US:
The best of Adam Sandler in SNL - Opera Man rocks!
Punch-Drunk Love
Anger Management

Except for the SNL one, those two might not the best from him, but there is something.

Many others in disc format.

[edit] More streaming:
Airheads
Some SNL episodes
Bulletproof

Mr-Kerrse
Jan 17, 2012, 06:48 AM
I installed it last night on my Ipad then my apple tv, i am happy i can use it without the need for my ipad or computer running. I had a quick scan through the stuff available seems good enough to pass time on a rainy day :)

bp1000
Jan 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
I've had it for a while now and some good content.

Although I'm using an American proxy to watch some American content, their library is much bigger.

Still, great service and will continue to pay £6