Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Netflix Coming to Nintendo’s Wii Console


This is Greg Peters, VP of product development at Netflix and we’ve got good news for fans of the Wii! We are excited to announce that you will soon be able to instantly watch movies and TV episodes on your TV via your Wii console. The Wii is about to join the ever expanding roster of Netflix ready devices that allow Netflix members on any unlimited plan to be able to stream movies and TV episodes whenever they want, as much as they want, all included in their current subscription. If you are a Netflix member, have a broadband Internet connection and a Nintendo Wii then you will be able to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes starting this spring on your Wii!

446 comments:

  1. Parental controls to limit ratings and/or categories?

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  2. Are we going to eventually get a Channel to eliminate the need for the disc (like the firmware update for the PS3)?

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  3. So, will streamed movies be captioned or offer a subtitle option? There are MANY deaf users that are still waiting for this option to be enabled...

    Brian G

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  4. Since it's streaming, does this mean that, despite the fact that the Wii is SD, that HD Netflix titles can be viewed in HD via the Wii?

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  5. When and where can we order up these magical disks?

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  6. When if ever will a notice flag to tell me that I have previously rented/viewed this movie. It is very time consuming to pull up the Rental Activity page each time you need to check to see if you have rented the title before. Example: when you order something from Amazon then you go back to that item at a later date it tells you at the top of the screen if you have previously purchased that same item.

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  7. I'd echo the question re captions/subtitles. It's great that the service is becoming available on more devices (though the Wii is somewhat limited by its non-HD resolution). But the service is of limited utility to people like my wife until/unless captions become available.

    Given that Hulu and YouTube now offer captioning, it seems as if the technical hurdles for including it in streaming video must be coming down. (Even a limited number of captioned offerings would be a start.)

    I also wonder if there are plans to improve the QoS of the streams themselves, which seem to work better on some devices than others. E.g., HD streams gracefully find a usable quality level on my Blu-Ray player, but on my TiVo HD they simply stop and start throughout the production. (It would be nice to be able to just choose a lower quality level if the software can't find one on its own.)

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  9. Wii is great, but as RobbAce noted, I'd like to see support for Linux

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  10. Linux and Google Chrome would both be nice additions for online streaming.

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  11. I know this is about the Wii streaming, but on the topic of streaming, when can we get multi-channel audio (e.g. 5.1, 6.1, etc)?!?!! This is the primary reason why I don't use Netflix Streaming to my TV because most movies (especially action) benefit from the multi-channel audio and I have the receiver and speakers to take advantage of that. Come on Netflix!

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  12. Hey! If there is a version of the Netflix Watch Instantly software that can run on a <800 mHz PPC with a slow GPU, can I please have a version that will run on a 1.42 mHz G4 Mac mini with a slightly less slow GPU?

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  13. I've wanted Netflix for so long, but my Mac is too old for the SilverlightDRM and I wasn't going to pay for the streaming service and not get to use it.

    This is great news!

    Sign me up! Literally.

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  14. Will the content be limited to "Watch Instantly"? If so, has the "Watch Instantly" library been updated. It seems that most of the movies were years old...

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  15. @Anonymous Jan 13 9:32

    When if ever will a notice flag to tell me that I have previously rented/viewed this movie
    If you rate a movie, it will show with yellow stars indicating you've already seen it.

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  16. @streeter Since it's streaming, does this mean that, despite the fact that the Wii is SD, that HD Netflix titles can be viewed in HD via the Wii?

    No, the Wii has no way to display HD content. All will shows a SD.

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  17. Haha. Where are all of the comments from people who have been asking for Wii support on every other post?

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  18. WOW does this mean we will now be able to watch movies sitting in our Que with "Long Wait" next to it faster?

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  19. This is fantastic news! I actually cancelled my netflix because I couldn't stream on my Linux computers. The Wii is the only entertainment system I have in the house, even on SD, it would still be fantastic to be able to stream the Watch Instantly selection. Way to go Netflix... Next stop, Linux???

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  20. That is awesome. I know businesses, and Netflix is one that strives to bring to its customers (as ungrateful as they may sometimes be) all that they possibly can. Good for you, Netflix, and keep it up!!

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  21. You guys rock!!!! I love the watch instantly and our WII is already hooked up to the internet. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

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  22. I am definitely excited about this. Thanks.

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  23. In the instance watch movies, why cant there be a choice of subtitles and/or languages that we can choose from to read or hear the movie in a different language?

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  24. Any idea of whether this will be available in other countries besides the U.S.? Like us, many Americans living in Europe would jump at this immediately.

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  25. Very very good Netflixs. U know you are going to need parental controls on this right. 85% of households with wii also contain one or more kids. You guys are getting it done. Where can i buy some stock

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  26. I see Netflix and the evolution to HD as eventually helping drive a hardware upgrade for the Wii, which will be a boon to Nintendo.

    I'm trusting this will also be a much better experience than trying to use the Wii's lousy little Opera browser, and won't mind ordering a disc (for now) if it ensures a good experience.

    Lastly, I think this will drive me to give my Wii an Ethernet connection, rather than just WiFi.

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  27. I'm excited about this. I've been putting off buying a Roku because of the rumors of streaming coming to the Wii. Guess I made the right call.

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  28. It's too bad that you've spent time on this and yet are no longer going to carry Warner titles to save money. This does a disservice to your customers and, I'll be honest, I'll be going to Blockbuster because of this idiotic move which is only beat by raising the price for Blu-ray users to "buy" more titles (gee, I didn't see any increase of titles).

    It's so typical of a company to do a boneheaded move like this--short sighted and you will lose cusotmers.

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  29. Great News! Wait... no, I don't care, at all. Bring back the friends tab.

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  30. I'm extremely happy! I've been waiting for Wii to come on board with the streaming. Hopefully Pandora too.

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  31. I think it is great that netflix is coming to the wii. With all these different ways to view netflix (I have a roku, an x-box and a wii). I think it would be very helpful to have different instant queues on one netflix account. Then I could have a different queue for each member of my family. Then my son would not have to sift through all my shows to find the ones he would like to watch. Is this a feature you are going to add to netflix soon?

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  32. I would love to have this standard at all our Luxury Villa Rental. I bet all our guests will enjoy this thoroughly.

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  33. Here's some random customer feedback --

    Your site should have the ability to distinguish between me and my wife when I'm searching for movies. We are polar opposites, but since we use our one NF account then half the movies you recommend are for her, not me.

    Can't you set up "guy of the house, girl of the house" preference types within the one NF account?

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  34. How about some info on Starz negotiating with Disney regarding your Watch Now content?

    What else is Netflix doing to bring more content to Watch Now?

    I just bought a Roku and don't want to have to return it if you'll be removing content.

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  35. @Anonymous: "Can't you set up "guy of the house, girl of the house" preference types within the one NF account?"

    They are called profiles, look at your account page. They have existed for a looong time.

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  36. Too bad profiles cannot access watch it now.

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  37. also too bad they're trying to kill the friends section

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  38. Why are all the discs in such wretched condition? 3 out of the last three -- UNPLAYABLE!!! I don't think you are ready to be out of the disc business, are you NETFLIX?

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  39. I'd like to suggest Netflix get ahold of a long-time favorite Jack Lemmon film entitled "LUV" starring Peter Falk and Elaine May but no where on Netflix's web site am I even able to suggest this. When I attempt to enter the title other titles that have nothing to do with the film pop up so I am unable to make this suggestion.
    Thanks you!
    -Lissette

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  40. hilarious super blooper.
    http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60029034&trkid=813372

    That's netflix link for "Big Trouble". Some comedy with Falk and what's his name. So click on that and start watching. Move the slider through the movie to see the previews. You see still images. Surprise, the still image previews are for "Big Trouble in little Tokyo", a totally different film. oops! haha.

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  41. How long will it take Netflix to start to carry Penelope Cruz's first film, Jarmon Jarmon, that was mentioned on 60 Minutes?

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  42. Whatever, back when netflix Instant viewing went thru media player(still had bugs) but could watch with much less interruptions. It's almost impossible now.
    When you call the great folks at cust. serv. they tell me that I have to upgrade my internet service with at&t. Good thing I didn't, can't wathc without numerous(every 4 mins) even on my b.f.'s wireless. So, so sad. I used to do workout vids and enjoy movies. now, no more so sad

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  43. Wow. I just bought the ROKU. Can I return it?

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  44. Motorola Gsm W338 Preto Desbloqueado com Câmera Vga, Cartão 1 Gb, Rádio Fm e MP3

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  45. I wish you would make it so I could actually browse all DVD's. Why is this such a hard concept to grasp. I don't want you to make your categories for my preferences. e.g.
    Suspenseful Foreign Dramas. Just let me browse all DVD's please. Thank you.

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  46. This is great! I agree with many of the questions and suggestions posted here. But I can wait for it to mature and change. I'm just very very happy this is coming to the Wii. Thanks Netflix and Nintendo.

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  47. Netflix blu-ray service sucks. All my blu-ray movies are in long delay for almost two months. Why don't they fix that first, before adding support to other formats? Now the blu-ray discs are getting cheaper, almost same like DVD prices. So Netflix should not be charging for blu-ray, if they can not deliver the discs on time.

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  48. It is good to know when Netflix improves its product, as it constantly strives to do so.
    Most people don't usually want to watch a movie a second time or more. I have lost track of which movies I have received and it would be very helpful if I would be notified about this during the selection process. This should not be difficult, since Netflix has a record of all my movies, and it would be easy to tag the movie as "already seen + (maybe) the date".

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  49. It kinda does this but ONLY if you click on that movie and go into it as if you want to read the reviews, then, there to the right of the movie pictured and to the left of the official review, you'll see a box telling you " Last returned by you on ..."

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  50. Any hope of getting this in Canada?

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  51. @John (@Anonymous):

    "@Anonymous: "Can't you set up "guy of the house, girl of the house" preference types within the one NF account?"

    They are called profiles, look at your account page. They have existed for a looong time."

    Two caveats that I've noticed...1) works great as long as you're not on 1-at-a-time - otherwise it would work for ratings/recommendations but you'd have to log into the main account to add the movie to the queue.
    and 2) instant queue seems to only be on the main profile regardless of how many discs at a time.

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  52. FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad it aint gonna be HD but its easier than hooking my lap top up to my LCD screen!!

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  53. This will be great! Even better would be if we could categorize the instant queue into multiple lists (for example, one for kids and one for parents). That way, if my kids are browsing the queue on the Wii, I can be sure they are choosing from appropriate movies. In fact, I would love this feature for teh Roku as well...

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  54. Could we have something a little more exact then "this spring"? That could include most of June before your deadline.

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  55. @Jimbo,

    Yeah, it is weak that WI is not supported from secondary profiles. especially with so many devices in use now.

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  56. Mais uns dias, um carro com 700 litros de oleo diesel mais 300 de gasolina no inverno me queima na colonia. Um cadeado com corrente, para não sair do carro.

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  57. This is very exciting news. Does anyone know if I will be able to use my viewing disc in multiple Wii's? For instance if I wanted to take it to a friends house and watch something there? Or will I only be able to use my disc with the Wii I have at home?

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  58. That's great. So is there going to be a time when one will be able to view netflix movies & tv shows via instant watch through an iPhone or iPod Touch?

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  59. This is really great. I just got the Wii for christmas but in setting it up they advised that I could not connect Netflix yet!!
    Now I Can!!

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  60. This is just Supper! Ijust got my Wii this year.

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  61. Thank you Netflex. Just what we needed for the Wii. Can't wait until spring.

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  62. Yes! Yes! Yes! netflix is coming to Nintendo Wii this Spring.

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  63. I believe this will Double Netflix business in 2010. adding the Wii to netfix is great

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  64. Ummm, Netflix on Wii - Not so exciting.

    What would be more exciting is the support for captioning/subtitles via Instant Watch for English-based movies/TV shows.

    Can you send us a blog update on Netflix's progress with captioning/subtitles support?

    Loyal Customer since 2004

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  65. PLEAAAASE NETFLIX, WE NEED YOU TO START GAME-RENTALS TOO... GAMEFLY SUCKS AND NETFLIX IS TOO GOOD!!!! PLEASE, BUY SOME GAMES AND RENT THEM OUT FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  66. I live in Puerto Rico, which under US law and International law is by all means part of the US (same currency, fedral agencies and laws, same postal service). I own a PS3, XBox 360 and Wii. Even though I am a bona fide Netflix customer, I can not stream movies under my systems. For some reason it was blocked out. If PR falls under the same US regulations in terms of movie releases, and PR is a territory of the US, why can't we stream movie content???

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  67. Dear Netflix,
    I hate the way Netflix does the best guess star rating for you in the gallery view. Why don't you just show me the average stars that people have given it instead of trying to figure me out and guess for me. I have to click on every movie to see how people actually rated it. How can you decide I would give something a 3 star when everyone else gave it 4? Just because I hated one movie in that genre doesn't mean I am going to hate all movies in that genre. Please do away with that feature or give us the option in our account settings or something. I like your suggesting movies based on what I do like, but please just give me the avg. rating of the other netflix people in the gallery view and quit trying to guess for me. Ugggh!

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  68. Jax, Mortal Kombat.

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  69. We use Netflix a lot and we are pretty happy BUT we do have one very big complaint.

    Why do you list all foreign films as "foreign" instead of designating the country of origin? Is it really so hard to let us know if a film is from Germany or China or France or Brazil?

    This might not seem like much, but for a movie buff it is a big deal. It is also a bit jingoistic to simply have two catagories...domestic and "other". Kind of like, "us" and the rest...typical American centrism here. C'mon, we can be more sophisticated than that.

    Please consider changing this policy.

    Peace,

    Dalton and Jas

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  70. Cheira, cascola, cola de sapateiro.

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  71. Please add Linux Support!!!!!!

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  72. Let's see: Increasingly crappy service - broken DVDs, delayed mailings, offerings posted not available, rude customer service people, dirty DVDs, and the web site doesn't work right.

    You have made it clear you don't want business or need it. Therefore, I won't be surprised when Netflix goes out of business.

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  73. Hi Guys, how to contact netflix customer support through email about their Shipping delay issues? I really dont want to talk to their customer support over the phone. I am planning to quit this netflix, and go with some other service, if they continue delay shipping. Also I am planning to report all the discs they ship as missed in the mail. May be that will send them some message.

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  74. Anonymous said...
    PLEAAAASE NETFLIX, WE NEED YOU TO START GAME-RENTALS TOO... GAMEFLY SUCKS AND NETFLIX IS TOO GOOD!!!! PLEASE, BUY SOME GAMES AND RENT THEM OUT FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    January 21, 2010 6:30 AM

    I completly agree with this...

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  75. You recently sent an email survey to me via my email asking about what was my favorite romantic movie. None of them were my favorite. Just wanted to let you know your survey results will be wrong. My favorite romantic film is Now Voyageur. You didn't list a single film from prior to the past 2 years, bad idea.
    Mary

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  76. watching instantly is awesome. but am I going to have the same problem on the wii as I do everywhere else? or will you be able to stream movies and not list all of the movies streamed on the main account in a recently watched category? don't you think people would like to stream some movies for the family and some movies not for the family? this isn't possible when only the main profile can stream. serious oversight here folks.

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  77. Will this feature only show play now movies? As it is... over 70% of my movies in queue are VERY LONG WAIT. I put them on my list when they were in theaters or not even released. It's rediculous... I have tried to find out from a rep in customer service why I have been getting every new release weeks after is comes out and all I get is that there aren't enough in stock. I am paying for 6 movies at a time and I'm watching oldies. I watch new released on DIRECTTV reliable... on demand. That's what I'm talking about!

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  78. On demand... Not VERY LONG WAIT or LONG WAIT on all new releases. DIRECTTV is making it easy for me to enjoy new movies but not Netflix and this new feature on my Wii or my PS3 or my XBOX 360 (i HAVE THEM ALL) doesnt resolve the fact that I havent seen a new movie in months... very lame of Netflix

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  79. I like Netfix and have stopped going to other outlets mbecause of the cost. BUT I do not like the fact that movies I want to view are listed as "long or very long wait" when I can rent them at other locations when released. I can go to Red Box and rent a movie now and have to wait at Netflix. This leads me to believe that Netflix need to enlarge their inventory. Very frustrating since I like Netflix.

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  80. When will streaming be available for the Sharp BD-HP52U? Press releases originally announced this for "November 2009" and more recently, "starting in February," but I don't see anything on either Netflix or Sharp's sites with anything more and February is days away. Am I getting hosed here?

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  81. The last three out of four DVDs you have sent haven't worked... not loaded at all... and are very scratched... whats the problem with your quality control? I am having to wait way to long between movies which is not what I had signed up for.

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  82. It would be great to see the educational videos (ex. Algebra 2, etc) streamlined to be able to watch instantly. Kids who need this tutorial may not have the time to wait for the DVD to be sent. They need it now without have to wait for the next DVD to be returned.

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  83. Great! Any news on when Netflix is going to fix their actual DVD/Bluray queue waitlist. I currently have 15 movies on delay, but it's good to know I can watch 20 year old movies on my Wii. Great use of funds Netflix!

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  84. How about just a better way to see new dvd releases, I had to go to moviefones new dvd selection and see what they say is out and then come back and enter into netflix just to find out. why do you guys make it so difficult.

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  85. I have a Wii and a Samsung Blu-Ray player. I need to buy a $70 network interface dongle from Samsung to connect the device to my network.

    Which will give the better output?

    I'm leaning towards the Samsung as it is 1080p and the Wii is not. With a new 802.11N router I hope to have few problems with streaming. I concerned now about the best viewing option.

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  86. New to Netflix, so far I like it. The main downfall I see so far is the lack of being able to apply rating restrictions since this is the only account that can stream video. This doesn't seem like it would be that hard, just add a password to access movies that are above the default level of say PG or PG-13. This really needs to be fixed

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  87. Please give me closed captioning in the "watch instantly" movies and TV shows. Please!
    Also, in the "watch instantly" selection, we definitely need more and newer choices.

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  88. I realize it's precipitous, but let me express a sincere desire to see a Netflix streaming app for the iPad. WiFi only, probably, but this would still be a fantastic thing.

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  89. I want to complain about the low moral standards that Netflix has. I am not happy at all with the movies they are offering. It certainly is not something I would let my children have, because there are many inappropriate images and words.
    I wish I hadn't spent money on Netflix. Would have I known Netflix has such low standards for moral quality, I would not have given my money to them.

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  90. I want to complain about the low moral standards that Netflix has. I am not happy at all with the movies they are offering. It certainly is not something I would let my children have, because there are many inappropriate images and words.
    I wish I hadn't spent money on Netflix. Would have I known Netflix has such low standards for moral quality, I would not have given my money to them.

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  91. In response to the subscriber who doesn't like the morals of NETFLIX. For your children, get a separate subscription and allow only "G" rating movies to be shown on it. I am an adult and very much dislike everything I watch first being censored for children.
    Your morals are just fine with me. In fact, you could offer a few single "X" rated movies and I wouldn't complain.

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  92. @J1Militans It is people like you that create misery in the so called effort to 'save the children'. Although it would be nice if Netflix censored against religious nonsense in their movies; I can simply not watch them. I suggest you use the same strategy.

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  93. Cool.

    Unrelated: how in the hell can I buy a Netflix t-shirt? I already extol Netflix Watch Instantly daily to my film school classmates, and just pointing to my t-shirt would be much easier!

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  94. There is something I don't understand about Netflix. Why on earth would they charge their customers more money to rent a BluRay movie? Blockbuster dosen't charge more, online or in the stores. You don't even have stores so there is no overhead to pay on that end.

    I feel like I'm being penalized because I own a BluRay player.

    I am no longer a Netflix customer because of this, yet they keep sending me emails that they want me back....I WILL come back...charge the same for ALL movie formats.

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  95. I'm very excited about this. Thx! Any chance an Android/iPhone viewing app will follow in the future?

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  96. Since I can't find any way to send feedback, I saw an article where you don't plan to be avaialble on the iPad any time soon. I look forward to the wii interface, but I also would love for a iPad interface/application for streaming.

    That would be a big deal for me, and more important than any other format to have the streaming delivered to at this point.

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  97. Um prédio de água, lavando roupa.

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  98. Carne, pra cachorro.

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  99. No HD Netflix unfortunately. :( Everybody wants HD.

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  100. What about the new Apple iPad...will I be able to stream my Netflix movies on this device?

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  101. I just wanted to say, this is the most wonderful way to watch older movies and tv series. My grandsons love to pick out a special movie to watch when the come home from school. I would love to see the subtitles added, but very happy with the quality of the picture and the audio. It's also great because we can watch the same movies whenever we want. I purchased the Roku device, it was easy to attach and works like a dream. Again, THANKS, for the instant movies.

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  102. Well darn...I just bought a blu-ray player netflix capable....and I already have a wii on the same tv...

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  103. I've looked far and wide for some place to submit this bug, but couldn't find ANYTHING other than this blog. I wasn't even able to find an email address for this blog, so I've decided to post it here and hope that the appropriate people find it. I ran into a strange Instant View issue last night.

    I was watching a movie called "Brother's Keeper"(A Documentary), and it played with no problems.

    Oddly enough, when I tried to rewind the movie (on my Xbox 360) the scenes being previewed as I rewound the movie were from ANOTHER movie with the same name: Brother's Keeper (Some sort of police murder mystery).

    Of course, once I stopped rewinding and played the stream again, then it went back to the correct movie. Very strange indeed.

    I'm not sure if that was an Xbox 360 issue, or a "Netflix" issue, but I thought I'd let you guys know.

    And, BTW: I've gotten alot of use and enjoyment out of my Netflix service, so thanks for creating such an excellent service.

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  104. Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes

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  105. Wow, Netflix. If these comments are at all representative of the subscriber makeup, I commend you for putting up with us. Half of the comments on here have NOTHING to do with the original post. What a bunch of whiners. Idiotic ones at that.

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  106. How about Netflix on Media Center Extenders like Cienama Now does?

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  107. Netflix sucks. Why? Because they sent me junkmail, the kind with a stamp. I want to get off their mailing list, but I can't find a contact email addy or a webpage where I can submit a comment to customer service. Every time I try, I end up at a page where I can create an account, which is the last thing I want!

    Author, please pass this info on to your boss and/or customer service and/or anyone who can help me get off your snail-mail mailing list. You can reach me via email at netflix@thad.com.

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  108. can someone tell me why netflix is discriminating with Puerto Rican customers??? Why they don't let us to use the streaming service and make us to pay the same fee as if we were in the states???

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  109. I am happy to see support for the Wii. Now I hope Netflix will get on board with an iPad/iPod app!!!

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  110. since "order" of movies does not mean anything in the instant queue, it would be much better to have the Instant Queue available in alphabetical order to help locate movies quicker.

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  111. Can Netflix be accessed from other countries like Costa Rica?

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  112. That's great.
    Now go buy more copies of popular titles. Everything in my que is long wait or very long wait, and some of these movies were released on DVD three months ago. Are you buying fewer DVDs and migrating to Blu-Ray, or what? I can rent movies for a buck from a vending machine at the supermarket and get titles that you say are "very long wait." What gives? I am becoming a very dissatisfied customer!

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  113. Piscina, aldebara.

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  114. Still no captions available to deaf and hard of hearing customers in Netflix's Watch Instantly feature! I have a Wii and would definitely stream Netflix through it if Netflix did not deny my demographic the accessibility to enjoy movies. If you're deaf or hard of hearing and still subscribe to Netflix, drop your subscription and email Catherine Fisher, Executive of Communication, at cafisher@netflix.com. Use Hulu, Redbox, and the library instead. Don't let yourself be cheated by Netflix as it continues growing its Watch Instantly library.

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  115. dear netflix-

    thank you for being awesome. i apologize on behalf of the other commenters who don't seem to appreciate you. they do--they just forget to tell you.

    love,

    me.

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  116. Ci
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    Ci

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  117. fuk the wii, fix the friends section you bastards

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  118. Do you have a date when Wii streaming will be available?

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  119. When can wee get these disks for our wii?

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  120. I am a big fan of all nintendo products starting with my first gameboy :-)

    No I am using my notebook for mobile gaming thanks to my umts flatrate. I can play from any location. I am missing an mobile gaming approach from nintendo which enables to play via the internet.

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  121. I love Netflix. I don't have cable television because Netflix is better and cheaper. I used to have cable, but it always played the same movies over and over, year after year.

    Customer Service has always been friendly and very helpful.

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  122. Now about this disc to connect wii to Netflix, do we keep it or we have to return it so we can get regular dvd movies? how does that rental works?

    -Thanks!

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  123. Esquenta, esfria.

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  124. Last year I sent out this video to illustrate how the current administration is masquerading as a leadership team different from the previous one. The video documents how the choice between Democrat and Republican is really no choice at all. Recent history has confirmed the message of this video. Here we are a year after Bush left office and we see that really only the rhetoric has changed. The same program of economic, military, and civil rights disintegration remains in full effect. The sequel to this video is now available to shed more light on this false choice of governance. This sequel exposes: 1) how mega banks like Goldman Sachs created this financial crisis to then introduce their solution: a government hand-out of trillions of dollars to them; 2) how this same scheme is being set up again on a global scale through the development of a cap-and-trade derivatives market; 3) how Obama is simply managing this economic disintegration program that was furthered by Bush (and his predecessors) going back as far as Carter; 4) how Obama's actions have been just as unconstitutional as Bush's and how our country is being pushed deeper into an oppressive surveillance society. The sooner we acknowledge this false choice of governance we are given, the better the chances are that we can produce a real choice that represents us, not the institutionalized power structure pillaging us. If you would like to learn more about the timely issues raised in these videos please visit this alternative news website, where these videos were produced.

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  125. I wish I could stream Netflix videos to my Linux computer.

    Netflix uses MS Silverlight, right? There is a Silverlight browser plug in for Linux. What's the hang up? Anyone know?

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  126. I wanna love you and treat you right
    I wanna love you every day and every night
    We´ll be together with a roof over our heads

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  127. Yippee! This is exciting news! I tried streaming a movie the other day through my Wii and was disappointed at not being able to do so. Thanks Netflix! The dvd's that are delivered in the mail rate a distant second, in my opinion, to being able to stream movies. I love it! The large documentary section is the best.

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  128. I already use an LG BD390 to stream Instant programs. Netflix needs a place for members to request for Instant programs. For example why is there only TopGear #10 available as Instant. Why not TopGear #9, and #8, as well.

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  129. Will we have to upgrade to the newest Wii console or will it be backward compatible?

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  130. I love my new roku....but

    I want move reality tv programs like Survivor and Big Brother!

    Who do I write. Or where do I post??

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  131. Also I need subtitles in english too!

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  132. Couldn't figure any other way to contact netflix...your adds pop up on my computer when I try to to check the weather in Syracuse NY.
    My popup blocker doesn't stop it.

    I will absolutely never buy anything from netflix, ever.

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  133. "Will we have to upgrade to the newest Wii console or will it be backward compatible?"

    The Netflix disc will work on any Wii console as there's only one type of Wii console in existence...

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  134. Why is it that there is no place, on Netflix, that I can find an answer to why Netflix has the movie casing and a synopsis of the movie but says "Not heard of"
    The movie "Cook, The Wife, the Thief & her Lover" has been one I wanted to rent and netflix cannot explain why I cannot get it. Please help. This has happened with other movies I've tried to rent. There should be a place on Netflix that you can ask direct questions and get answers.
    Grace

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  135. 1) I don't really "get" the system for posting to a related topic here. Any topic I can find that seems even remotely related to what I wish to post about is so old that further postings have been blocked by an administrator. Therefore, I'm just going to stick my comment here in the most recent topic.

    2) Here's what I really am posting about: I was quite amused recently at seeing a movie recommendation based on my interest in a couple other titles. Netflix's "best guess" at my expected rating of the recommended title? 2.1 stars!

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  136. I am so glad you can offer yet another device thru which to recieve your streamed movies. I would however, be much more impressed if Netflix would follow thru on its promises to the deaf and hard of hearing community and begin providing subtitles and/or closed captions on your streamed movies. This is an ongoing issue which the deaf community has brought to your attention over and over again since Netflix implemented the streamed movie service and again and again we have recieved nothing but empty promises. This is a growing demographic in this country. For numerous reasons more and more people are suffering from hearing loss. It would say a lot to the deaf community about what kind of company Netflix is if Netflix would simply follow thru on their promises. Members of the deaf community tend to be very loyal to those who treat them well as such treatment is so unusual.

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  137. I'm really frustrated about the disks that I get. Why do I have so many problems with scratches or burned out blue ray disks. I'm thinking about switching. Netflix sucks.

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  138. why this blog? why isn't there a forum for Netflix members after they log-in? Doesn't Netflix want to know what their paying members are asking for?

    I also agree - English subtitles please.

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  139. "Justin" I have also had problems with several discs, on the back of the movie sleeve theirs a website netflix.com/replacement you can go here and get an immediate one. Something I've found that fixes the scratches is rubbing alcohol, rub it from the inside out instead of around. That works sometimes, for major scratches car wax never fails, it feels in the holes. I've fixed literally 100 dvd's and game discs over the years using car wax. wierd but it works lol

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  140. That's cool, by the way, how do I change my preferences?

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  141. Make that, can you reset all of my preferences so that they are all blank again? Thanks!

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  143. please give me a way to filter movies I have seen, if I rated it dont show it to me again.

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  144. Hi, I'm pretty excited about the Wii, and like many people I'd like to put out my request for native Linux support.
    I also have a suggestion for your streaming service that I'd love to see. I'd like to have a chat linked to the movie I'm watching. That way I can invite other netflix friends or even random strangers, from netflix, to come watch movies and goof off in the chat while we watch. It would be a great way to build movie communities around Netflix. It'd also be pretty neat if you offered to allow users to list room publicly, then there could be a "what people are watching now" button that would give you list of rooms and movies and number of members. Anywho, I hope someone sees this and considers it.

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  147. lol--I'm not typing well tonight. ^^That seems like a neat idea.

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  148. wow thats great idea, please include playstation too

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  149. Great. When will Netflix be compatable with iTouch?

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  150. I am sorry if this is the wrong place for my comment, but without joining Netflix, I can't e-mail you. It is highly annoying to have the Netflix popups every 5 minutes online. Is there ANY way to stop that? Please help!! Thank you.

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  151. When will you develop your player for Linux? There's a silverlight plugin called Moonlight. PLEASE!

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  152. It is quite interesting to see the censorship applied to movie reviews by Netflix. After the third occurrence and notification of the people at Netflix, I have decided to end the trouble by closing my account as so many have done recently.

    I said no bad words and nothing that was not provable by respectable sources I cited. The PC police at this company have fixed it so the movies they like will only receive good ratings and reviews regardless of the fiction contained in so-called documentaries. I hope they enjoy their steadily diminishing corps of subscribers.

    The "Wall Street Journal" has mentioned the rapidly falling level of subscribers to Netflix in commenting on their finances and business model. I now understand at least part of the reason for this.

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  153. I have found that calling "customer service" at Netflix is about as useful as calling the IRS for advice on filling out a 1040 form. I am certain they are worth the pittance they are paid. That says little for the calbre of staff they have.

    I also find it ironic that an Internet-based company has no direct means for a customer to contact them via email. That somehow seems several years out of date. Even the federal people have addresses to which emailed questions can be sent.

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  154. Eicho, desfilando no carnaval.

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  155. Hi- is there a way that NETFLIX could add an email address for DVD suggestions that you should be carrying?

    I looked over the site ,and could find no such email address.

    For example,WB is directly selling a lot of their classic films that are not available in stores.

    I think many movie lovers would like to watch up obscurities and classics like CRESENDO or/and
    ON BORROWED TIME without having to buy them.

    Making these titles available would be a boon for movie lovers, especially in such a tight economy.

    Plus there are soem indie films like THE DEATH OF POE(ALPHA) that
    are not available through NETFLIX.

    Thank you.
    -Kevin G Shinnick
    SCARLET THE FILM MAGAZINE
    nitesho@yahoo.com

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  156. I have been searching for the last 15 minutes for an email address to send suggestions on making Netflix even better, but to no avail. Given how net-savvy this company is, I am surprised.

    My first suggestion is on the ContactUs page, you have an email address for suggestions.

    Even better, although certainly more work, is publish the list of suggestions on Netflix's website in a structured way, instead of the completely unstructured method that exists now of posting on blogs and commenting on those posts, and have people vote or rate (using the 5-star system) on what features they would love to see most. That way, Netflix will get a real sense of the payback for making a change in a way you just can't get from anecdotes about people's comments on blogs.

    My 2nd suggestion is to allow the user to add custom columns to his Queue. In particular, having the 'Genre' is not specific enough for me, as I would like to have sub-genre. 'Foreign' is such a broad category, containing romances, thrillers, and martial arts movies, that is not very helpful. Sub-genre would definitely help.

    My 3rd suggestion is to allow the user to download his entire Queue (with all relevant fields) in Excel format (or tab-delimited text, at least).

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  157. Also, as one of the Anonymous posters said before me, having an email address to send in suggestions of movies to add to Netflix would definitely be an improvement.

    Even better, have a webpage on Netflix that contains all movies from IMDB which are NOT available through Netflix, and allow users to vote on which movies they would want to see, and perhaps prioritize in the same way they prioritize their queue, in what order to add movies.

    As a stopgap solution, presumably Netflix can see which movies are not yet in its distribution network but are in member's Queues. This has the problem though that there are many movies (on IMDB, for instance), that are not even in Netflix's database, so members can't even merely add these movies to their Queue. Perhaps if Netflix adds all IMDB movies to its database, and allows users to rank-order movies on their Queue but not yet in their distribution system, that would be an ok solution.

    Of course, behind the scenes there would really be two different priority lists:
    1) movies that haven't been released to DVD and therefore, but as soon as they are they will be in Netflix's network.
    2) movies that are out on DVD but are nevertheless not in Netflix's network.

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  158. I also find it odd for a Web 2.0 company, not only is the only way I can maybe contact them is posting a comment on their blog, but reading back on the previous blog entries I see that my suggestions will not actually be seen.

    If they were, Netflix would also have noticed the several comments with links to porn, buying MS Office products, and buying Gucci bags, and deleted them.

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  159. Obviously no one reads or monitors the comments. People put links to porn sites in comments. I just want to 1. be able to give feedback that gets read, and 2. be able to do a basic search like type in "Cher" and get all of her movies, not just the ones with Cher in the title.

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  160. Fantastic! I anxiously await this!

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  161. This was the link they used to have.

    Requests and Suggestions

    http://www.netflix.com/Suggest?type=2&lnkctr=cu_suggest

    Once they started using Silverlight, they took it off their website (I guess they got sick of hearing paying customers complaining about how shitty streaming was because of Silverlight). Someone found the link and posted it here. Within 2 weeks of it being posted Netflix killed it.

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  162. You're wasting your time you can't really watch instantly...it constantly stops movies to retrieve. I wanted to see how long it would take on a Sunday evening. It took 11 hours and I quit it at 2am to try another movie which streamed beautifully.
    The point being I can watch anything I want if I start at 2-3am. Nothing on weekends or primetime.
    Netflix has an overload problem. It's not my connection. (already verified that)
    Imagine watching 8 mins and waiting 20 mins for the next 8?

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  163. I have been watching a movie on my computer called "Departures." I went to view the last portion of it tonight and it has been removed from the instant viewing availability. I canceled my membership. I wanted to explain to Netflix why I canceled, but I can't find a link to email and I won't call.
    This is not the first time I have been partially through a movie and found it no longer available.
    Netflix, I didn't intend to continue after my free trial, but I did because of the instant viewing. You should allow someone who has watched an instant view to watch that same item again.

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  164. Hey Netflix, this is awesome but my Metabank DEBIT (not prepaid, DEBIT...say it with me D E B I T) card with a Mastercard logo is not applicable to your service. Since this is my DEBIT card, I don't have another bank account with which to pay for your services, nor do I have a credit card (no need, everybody else on the planet takes my debit card and I'd rather not rack up credit card debt). I'm ok with this, because Blockbuster Online will take my card and I've been using them.

    The thing that bothers me is, you still send me e-mails urging me to use your service. I can't reply to these e-mails and tell you to stfu, and why the hell should I waste my cell minutes or even my time to be put on hold by a company that refuses to do business with me.

    If my debit card isn't good enough for you (which I haven't overdrawn in the whole ten years I've had it btw) then neither is my e-mail address. Leave me alone!

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  165. What is the criteria for a movie or TV shows to be available for watch instantly? I would be willing to pay a bit more per month to access more up to date movies and TV shows. Also - why do only specific seasons come up or are not available at all?

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  166. This is great news and shows that Netflix is continuing to control this form of distribution. Funny thing is once you offer an update or new feature people find something else to complain about immediately. Keep up the good work.

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  167. Bonnie in regards to your movie being deleted from instant viewing. I am sure there was a problem with the website. I have never had that happen to me. Go to the bottom of the screen and click on 'Contact Us', then click on 'Problem Watching Instantly' and then choose the problem you had on the streaming help page. I still think you should call. If you do call, they are so very helpful. I would definitely call them. They might even give you a free movie or such. I love Netflix and have been a member for years and have never had any problems.

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  168. This is sooooooooo AWSOME!!!! I cannot wait. THANKS Netflix :)

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  169. When I try to load the Netflix home page I get some Wiki page error. Where is netflix?

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  170. This has nothing to do with the wii. I love Netflix and was looking for a way to submit a suggestion or two. I often watch movies with a friend of mine that is deaf. We use the closed captioning feature that is on most, but not all, DVDs. Would it be possible to add something to a movie description to indicate, before you order it, whether it has closed captioning? Also, I happen to be blind and love audio-described movies. Has Netflix ever considered including this format as well?

    I very much love instant play movies and hope the selection continues to grow. Keep up the good work.

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  171. This just says it all right here. It seems every time Netflix chooses to support another platform of sorts the question gets asked again and again; when will we see Linux support? So I'll throw my vote in here. I would love to see Linux support become available. It would solve all my Home Theater issues. I currently use a Roku box which I've been extremely tempted to hack the firmware on to see what makes the Netflix instant play tick in embedded Linux. Please, save me the time and risk to my Roku player and support Linux. Adobe has some fine solutions for streaming DRM content that are supported in Linux.

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  172. Guys, Lets talk about your Instant viewing queue and the lack of quality/new movies:

    I have to say that when I first got Netflix I was really excited, a lot of the movies were really up to date and the sheer number of movies was overwhelming. Now that I've had it a few months and all the new movies' limited viewing time has expired, I've come to realize that there's just not a whole lot of selection when it comes to quality movies for instant viewing.

    Really... I would venture to say that probably 75%+ of your instant viewable movies are low budget, low quality, and to add insult to injury there're OLD low budget flicks. For example: there are no Start Trek movies offered, nothing from the series, nothing from the movies, (not even the motion picture from the 70's), heck you can't even get any of the spin off shows like Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, Voyager. There are no star wars offered, no God Father I, II or III! Almost none of Clint Eastwood's movies are offered in the instant queue, again, you don't even offer most of his old westerns or dirty Harry flicks. No Superman movies, no Blade flicks and not even any of the Terminator movies to include the series as well! Jeez, you can watch the first Terminator movie on regular broadcast TV for christ sake. No "All In The Family", and just a sprinkling of movies from the last 5 years that were box office hits. And the list goes on and on...

    Now I'm not trying to get down on you guys to bad, cause you do boast that you have over what, 16,000 movies to watch instantly, however; when you look at the movies more closely, most of them are low budget garbage and are very poor quality. I knew things were getting bad when not only could I not get Sanford and Son to watch instantly, I can't even get Good Times? Really...? Sanford and Son and Good Times? You can watch Sanford and Son and Good Times on just about any station in America and in order for me to watch it on Netflix I have to order the DVD... Really?! You would think that 70's low budget sitcoms would at least be available to watch instantly.

    So in closing; let's get some good science fiction stuff available for instant viewing. And how about anything from a TV series thats over 20 years old should be available too. And as for newer flicks... how about doing what you did when I first opened my account, periodically offer the good stuff for a limited time so I can at least feel like I'm getting a real value that I'd be willing to brag to my friends about. In short, start worrying a little less about your bottom line and a little more about your customers.

    Sincerely,

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  173. I'm amazed at the negativity from all these people. Sure I wish there was more/better content but it's a damn business guys... they need to MAKE money. and each and every contract they have with studios costs them money. could they throw a bit more cash at em and get a few more options and take in a bit less profit? sure. do I blame them for not doing so? not one bit. Also have any of you complainers utilized any of the sites that make finding quality flicks that are available? try instantwatcher. it's worth a look.

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  174. I guess Justin is the new Dennis Moore, thanks for your timely and valuable insight...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp-R1o753pM

    Touche'

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  175. Wow, you got me. I'll never recover from that harsh blow.

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