Monday, November 1, 2010

XBox and Windows Phone 7 News

Greg Peters here from product development for Netflix. We have some great news to share with our U.S. and Canada members. Netflix members in Canada can now instantly watch thousands of movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix to the TV via the Xbox 360. All you need is a Netflix membership, a broadband internet connection and an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. All Netflix members will be able to search for TV shows and movies from their Xbox 360, making it even easier to find something to watch.

Netflix members in both the U.S. and Canada also now have the ability to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Windows Phone 7 handsets. The application is available in the Marketplace and is free.

Enjoy!

312 comments:

  1. So this is about every device minus Linux computers? What gives?

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  2. Where's Android? C'mon now!!! Seriously, who even has a Windows phone?

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  3. +1 "Where's Android? C'mon now!!! Seriously, who even has a Windows phone?

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  4. Seriously. No Android and Windows 7 Phone is barely available. This is ridiculous.

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  5. Not to be repetitive, but Android is the fastest growing Mobile OS and according to the last NPD numbers, it accounted for almost 50% of smartphones this last quarter - the lack of support is a bit disheartening.

    The Netflix app on Google TV is about as basic as can be - that's a platform that's perfect for a good Netflix app... Imagine searching for a movie in the search box (on Android in general or Google TV) and it showing up as a result and opening the app to that movie.

    Seems rather inexcusable that it's taken so long, but all the users can do is sit and wait... not like there's any other service out there that even comes close to Netflix. :/

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  6. Has anyone thought that maybe Android is not interested in Netflix? They can only be on devices that are interested in having Netflix on them.

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  7. Now if you can just remove the requirement for xbox live, that would be nice

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  8. NOT COOL!!!
    Android first!!

    Anonymous said...
    Has anyone thought that maybe Android is not interested in Netflix? They can only be on devices that are interested in having Netflix on them.

    Not true, Anon. Anyone can make an Android app.

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  9. Seriously.....Android PLEASE!

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  10. Maybe theres a QC issue because of all the variants and hardware they have to test on. WP7 have strict licensing guidelines which makes it easier to test on (if it works on one, it'll work fine on the rest). Android is a little more complicated than that.

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  11. What about my Insignia blu Ray Player?

    When will that work in Canada? When I was in the U.S. it was able to stream content...

    Thanks!

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  12. Fingers crossed for a Netflix app on Android soon!

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  13. For real.. Nobody wants or has a Windows 7 mobile phone.

    Put out the app for the android!

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  14. the search function doesn't work at all when i use my netflix account on xbox live. :(

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  15. The Xbox Live Gold requirement == USELESS to 80% of us casual gamers! What gives?

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  16. Great, another out of context discussion thread started by trolls. Nice.

    My beef is that Netflix is not in Europe and has not been for years. There , thats my problem. Not who wants what phone in their pocket.

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  17. i did the xbox live update today. why has Netflix been stripped down so much? it used to allow you to browse by genre. now, it just shows your instant queue and a search feature, which isnt that great as it doesnt fetch results as you search. the interface is now boring, as the graphics and over-all look of it has been simplified. thanks for taking something great and making it worse.

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  18. Once again the Netflix team make amazing steps thoward mobile OS that no one cares about. Windows mobile 7 is too late to the market and should be ignored. The Android phones are the market leaders and they are being ignored. I is making me rethink my investment in Netflix

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  19. I don't like that I have to make an additional purchase of Live to watch Netflix on XBox. Netflix is all I would use why do I have to pay more for just that? pptht! spit on you XBox!

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  20. How is this not on Andriod? Netflix, you suck so bad at so many things, including your selection of HD streaming-what gives with the pathetic selection? Also, I don't even know one person with a windows phone and I live in the city. Whoever is doing your marketing / promoting ideas, should be fired. They are clueless and useless.

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  21. I agree an Android app is necessary at this stage. There are enough developers at netflix to create one.

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  22. What about Sony Bravia support? What takes so long Netflix???

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  23. Is there a plan to do an app to let you watch on the Palm Pre? I wasn't even able to FIND a Windows 7 phone to buy. Why did Windows 7 get an app before the Pre?

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  24. But where is the Android version?

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  25. I do have a Windows 7 Phone!!

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  26. For the person that does have a Windows 7 phone, congrats, good for you. You should feel special because you seem to have an app made specificially for you and only you, as it seems nobody else in the world actually has, or really wants, a Windows 7 phone!

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  27. I just wanted to say that while the new interface is nice, I an slightly annoyed that TV shows no longer default to the episode list.

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  28. Windows Phone 7 got an app before Android because it streams via Silverlight. Netflix already streams their content to browsers via Silverlight. So all they had to do was write some UI and they're done. On Android they have to write everything from the ground up and potentially reencode all of the content which takes a *long* time.

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  29. You guys, this is obviously a joke. They say you can stream videos over a Windows 7 phone because no one owns or even cares about it. There is no way to test and see whether or not it is true.

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  30. I am also a very casual gamer and would love to be able to use my Xbox 360 for streaming Netflix without having to pay an annual $50 fee for Live Gold.

    Watching movies and playing multiplayer games online seem like two very different activities- why do I need to pay for one to get the other?

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  31. "Windows Phone 7 got an app before Android because it streams via Silverlight. Netflix already streams their content to browsers via Silverlight. So all they had to do was write some UI and they're done. On Android they have to write everything from the ground up and potentially reencode all of the content which takes a *long* time." <== This

    Also, cry a little more about it, you entitled children.

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  32. This is getting ridiculous, where is android? Where is linux? I'm on the verge of canceling my service, I want to not have to use windows just for netflix dammit!

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  33. You guys have to realize that Netflix probably put zero into development of this app. It was most likely developed and funded entirely by Microsoft to promote the new OS and their partnership with Netflix.

    An Android app will have to be developed and funded by Netflix.

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  34. We need an HP-Palm WebOS Netflix app! Not Windos 7 Phone!!

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  35. This is waaay of topic, but...
    Windows Phone 7 JUST came out in October, and is coming out in North America on the 8th of November. That is why some of you don't know ANYONE with one yet! Also, It is not too late for WP7. Phones get used and abused, and consumers need new ones when their contracts are up. WP7 has a great interface, and has some really nice features. People will see this and recognize what it can do versus what it doesn't. Please do some research before you automatically condemn a product, or saying no one cares about it.

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  36. I know this is a random place to ask, but where can I leave a suggestion for the Netflix service? I have something that's crossed my mind that I wish I could tell the guys at Netflix to consider, but I'm not sure who I should contact.

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  37. Sigh... Does anyone read... Almost any device that has Netflix capabilities is either embedded linux (which cost the manufacturer licensing through Microsoft) or Windows based. Due to the fact that Android is an open source based environment Microsoft has to agree to co-develop Silverlight for the platform and with Windows Phone 7 just recently out you think they really care about Android? Really people. Read.

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  38. +1 on Android. 40% of phones are now shipping with Android. Strange priorities.

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  39. On behalf of all 38 owners; I'm very glad that you already support the brand new Windows 7 phone.

    Now for the millions of us who owns an Android phone... GET IT DONE STAT!

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  40. When will the auto scroll problem be fixed in the instant queue on the xbox with the new fall update??!! I can't even browse my instant queue because it starts scroll through the 400 titles I have in it after just a second or two of looking at it!! This has been happening all throughout the beta and hasn't been fixed - i can only think that it is a netflix issue and not a microsoft issue ... HELP!!!

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  41. Android!! That's the one people are begging for. Where is it?

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  42. When will I be able to use Watch Instantly on my Linux box & Android phone? Why are we treated as 2nd class citizens. I am tired of booting Windows on my virtual box to watch Netflix movies. I have been a loyal customer for 4 years now. But I don't think I can take anymore. I am going to cancel subscription at the end of this month I think. Not that losing one customer will make any difference to Netflix. But I won't feel guilty any more. I have enjoyed being a Netflix customer for all these years but I guess, I'll have to sacrifice this for what I believe in. Good bye Netflix.

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  43. Android and linux please

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  44. Android is an OS that must analyze your data, store it, sell your info for ads space that target you and your senses for what, a nice iphone like device that plays video. Windows is an alternate phone os that uses a traditional business model while still evolving. You android users love it so much and put down every other os cause your like sheep waiting to be guided and rant on like a baby for a toy. Wake up, smell the coffee the os is free for the manufacturers this is America nothing is free and there is no value as far as your information - your personal private data is concerned. Netflix is an app for WP7 and its positioning before it even comes out as a powerful player and bridge between your computer, your console, your tv and your life on the go... So Why Not?

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  45. woot I might actually check out Netflix in Canada. Thank you for bringing xbox 360 support.

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  46. I normally defend Netflix when everyone else complains, but this is kind of ridiculous. Windows Phone 7 before Android? Really? Come on guys...this is indefensible.

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  47. On one hand I have seen increase on the Canadian side of new contents but on the other hand with the XBox Live Gold needed for XBOX??? No thanks am not giving more money to MS just to watch Netflix, Sorry MS... NOT

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  48. When I read that Netflix has an app for Windows Phone 7, I couldn't wait to come here and read all the Whinedroid comments!

    Excellent. Enjoy the app, Windows Phone 7 users, and welcome to Netflix party.

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  49. not of any use here. already have netflix on my PS3 without having to pay a console fee like xbox gold and most of the market I use an android phone.

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  50. This is stupid. Where is the Android app? A friend of mine had her computer stolen and now only has her Android until she can afford to replace it. I keep telling her the Android Netflix app has to be coming soon. Where is it? She might as well cancel her service.

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  51. As far as Android Netflix, only Netflix knows, why not post on their forums instead of bashing another competing OS? Whether or not you like windows phone 7 is not gonna make Android Netflix come any faster, and it makes you more like a zealot. This is how it is folks, whatever product you buy, you are beholden to the manufacturer and whatever and whenever they want to do something.
    Either accept it, or buy another product.

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  52. netflix please add more anime to your library from funimation,sentai works,viz media,nozomi etc etc

    i have a ton of anime that already came out from all these companies and you guys aknowledge their existance in my queue but the same doesnt know when they'll be out!

    when in fact, most anime are more than 2 months old!

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  53. Netflix - When you release a good Android streaming app, I will upgrade from the $5 plan to the $9 plan and probably decrease the number of DVDs you mail me per month to 0-1 vs. exactly 2. It's a business call for you.

    Everyone else - We know they were advertising for an Android developer a few months ago, so they are working on it. It's a business decision for them to decide how much money to put into the effort, and a decision for you to decide how to spend your money.

    You can always use DVD Catalyst or another program to rip the DVDs they mail you and stream them via DropBox to your phone. Not as easy, and it costs Netflix more in shipping, but there it is.

    P.S. Delete the movies after you watch them if you want to claim that you're following the spirit of copyright law, if not the letter.

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  54. REALLY!?! Windows 7? Where the heck is Android, Netflix? Android OS owns the market

    Atleast give us some news to go on. Maybe an update?

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  55. Where is Blackberry in all this mess?

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  56. Ms likely contributed dollars and development on win7 platform. Netflix is on their own with android development, hence more time.

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  57. all you whiners about xbox live gold and bad content and no linux support.

    just get utorrent* (http://www.utorrent.com) and head on over to http://www.thepiratebay.org

    will that get ya working on things customers want netflix?


    *linux dudes, you probably know what software to use.

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  58. I don't mind not having an android app, I do mind that there's barely any content on netflix in canada... I'd rather have them fix that first because honestly when you search a title and you see "Not available", you're being a tease.

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  59. Glad to see the Windows7 app. The more places Netflix has their apps the better.

    I was also glad when I finally got it for my ipod touch, 1st gen no less. Well done.

    The Windows7 phone is compelling, and has been getting good reviews, even from reviewers that are notably biased towards apple. Thats saying alot!

    That said... my wife has had her Droid for over a year now... I've got a Droid X. Would really like to see an Android app, soon.

    (As you can see, Not a zealot here... but we have been waiting a long time.)

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  60. Linux Desktop and Android please!

    The first Netflix devices were all Linux. There has to be a way to get the license agreements fixed for the drm to be available in Linux.

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  61. Please Please Please we need an Android App!!!

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  62. netflix on 360 is a disapointment. it's a complete mess. all the likes within the menu are cluttered and ugly. not to mention when you click on a genre it only shows 75 movies max. so really there is no way to browse thru all the movies unless you go on your computer. please fix this since on my ps3 i am able to browse everything. on 360 it's kinda useless

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  63. I'm having the same frustrating AUTO SCROLL issue in my instant queue. I can't even browse through my queue without it scrolling to number 61 or 68 and I've got almost 200 in there.

    SO ANNOYING!

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  64. This is the only xbox blog thread so I guess i'll post it here. My instant queue in xbox automatically and randomly scrolls to arbitrary movies or TV shows. Please fix. I see other people with this issue too.

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  65. I'm having that same auto scrolling problem. Can't browse my queue without it auto scrolling back to the same movie, over and over and over. I've added movies, removed movies, turned the xbox on and off and the same thing.

    Something is very wrong.

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  66. Sounds to me like Microsoft did a little back-scratching for Netflix.

    Poop on both of you.

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  67. No whining, no bashing here... just want to add my two cents, FWIW. I have been a loyal Netflix customer for over 2 years and and anxiously awaiting the Android app. Thank you.

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  68. Android app. just another voice and loyal 4 year customer saying Please to an Android app. :-)

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  69. No one has windows phone 7 because it isn't even out yet.. plus like other people have said the strict hardware + silverlight make the phone very easy to make a netflix app for.. this will be interesting to see how well that lg phone that streams right to your tv will display the content..

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  70. All you why not my phone before WinMo7 don't understand that XBox and WinMo7 share a lot of the same system code. On the other hand, porting to Android, Pre, and whatever else pretty much means a total rewrite of the Netflix client.

    I'm surprised there isn't an Android version myself, but as someone else pointed out Android's total openness means a HUGE number of phones variations to test and debug.

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  71. so...there's an app for a platform on a device that just come out, that might flop big time, and yet there's still no android app...this doesn't make any sense to me; I've always been happy with Netflix, but you guys gotta show some Android love...

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  72. Let me sum up all the above posts...

    I want Netfilx on my clock radio, and until it is, and everything is free, I will seriously consider dropping my account.

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  73. Windows 7 mobile has about 10 users in the whole world, now cut that number in half for the amount of people that will use the netflix app. Android, anyone?

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  74. Hey Netflix,

    Excluding my own comment, Android was mentioned over 57 times in the comments. Get a clue.

    In case you are working on an Android app already, just announce an ETA or something. You're pissing off a large portion of your customer base, but you don't need me to tell you that.

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  75. Whos idea was it to make the text on the Xbox Netflix browser so small that you need a telescope to read it?

    Its almost unusable unless I get 3 feet from the screen.

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  76. who cares about android. apple newton please

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  77. Very excited about Netflix on the W
    P7 (I plan on getting one at launch) as well as the update pushed to the Xbox yesterday. Thanks for the good work!

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  78. Really people...you bought your android phone with no Netflix app...get a phone ie: iPhone or Windows phone 7 that has Netflix...stop complaining...you bought the phone so enjoy your great android phone with NO Netflix...p.s....keep bragging about how great android is and bashing the phones that have what you really want...jealousy...gotta love it...hahaha...happy iPhone user here

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  79. what about for those of us that have a windows 95 phone?? maybe I should cancel my service! i'm soooo mad

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  80. So now the Windows phone has the ability to watch instant movies, too, and still nothing for Droid? Why are we the red-headed stepchildren?

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  81. ron,
    never would have guessed you were an iphone user; sarcasm.

    But remember, just a few short months ago iPad had it but not iPhone... at the time iPhone and ipod touch users flooded these same blogs... with the same questions.

    Just as when waiting for ipod touch app... we know its coming, we just would like to know when; or at the least keep in front of Netflix that there is a user base actively waiting for it.

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  82. I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but I just want to put in one more vote for Android.

    I'm running Android on the new HTC G2 with Google. It plays videos beautifully. I'm hoping to play Netflix movies on it soon too!

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  83. I am your demgraphic--25 year old 4+ movies a week--i dont know which movies are coming out bc i dont watch tv except netflix. Why not offer me the chance to voluntarily view current movie trailers before stuff i watch on netflix? Let me turn it on and off in my account settings. You don compete w movie theaters, you'd make money from advertising the films, and i get to stay current on movies coming out. You could even use an algorithim to only show me trailers of movies i might like per my netflix profile.

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  84. For those who haven't yet seen it (it hasn't yet been released in the U.S. market), Windows Phone 7 is actually an incredible device. Take a look at previews on YouTube. Personally I'm looking forward to getting one and streaming Netflix. Kudos to the Netflix team for looking ahead.

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  85. I like Netflix, too bad Gold is a requirement. Neither the Wii or PS3 require an additional fee to stream netflix.

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  86. I am having this same issue with this auto scrolling to the right on the instant queue as well. When the hell will this crap be fixed.

    Talk about yet another major screw up with microsoft thinking they know how to program... Nothing like taking something that has worked fine for years and screwing it all hell. This should have been fixed overnight...

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  87. It's not Netflix's fault that android isn't working. Google can make the app, they have it for google tv.

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  88. Well, I'm glad I have a Wii as well as our 360. I don't have to pay extra membership charges to stream on that box.
    If I had to pay an extra $10 a month, I might as well go back to zip.ca, the company that took forever to send out old movies and never sent me new ones.

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  89. Hmmmm...PS3 and Wii doesn't require $60 to watch Netflix, yet XBox does? Good business practice Netflix.

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  90. Product Development: THREE SIMPLE THINGS to please fix. ONE, put dates on the USER REVIEWS. 2) Allow households to have more than one queue. 3) Allow the key account holder (ie, the parents) to have a private queu, both for instant play and for discs, which would also keep private "recently viewed" items.

    Don't you people talk to actual Netflix users much? These all seem like pretty obvious, easy things to make Netflix better.

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  91. This is BS. There is only bad movies. All the good one arent available. I wont subscrire to the shit.

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  92. Please provide update for Sharp Aquos HDTVs. I have one with embedded Netflix ability. And it doesn't work.... yet.... unsupported device... for now....

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  93. My XBox360 got its update about 2 days ago and the Instant play list was updated too. CONCERN: The instant play thing has burned an image on my TV. I now see the imprint of Netflix logo and all the movies on the list on my TV screen. The red background with the bright movie cover is ridiculously bad. Please change it back to what it was~

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  94. Netflix, you NEED to improve your catalog in Canada. I really want to try the service but won't even bother with the free trial until such essential titles as "Rocky Horror Picture Show" or "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" are available. How about no-brainers like Kick-Ass? why isn't that available? Also, how about a suggestion box on your web site? that's why I had to post on this blog.

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  95. I may have a solution for the xbox scrolling problem, after talking to xbox live support who acted like they didnt have any idea the problem existed (which is bull since i reported it two days ago when the update came out) netflix support told me to remove close encounters of the third kind from my queue, which fixed the problem. let me know if this helped

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  96. I was really let down that season 3 and 4 of The Tudors was NOT on view now !!! I was really into it.

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  97. Add another customer that's not satisfied with the Xbox Live Gold requirement. I understand that it was probably a MS decision and not Netflix but still...poor.

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  98. My comment has no relation to this topic, but is a general one of total dissatisfaction with both the service I've received and the refusal of NetFlix to address the repeated problems I've experienced. After having received numerous damaged DVD's in the mail, not being able to log in on the day that Netflix announced record earnings, getting credited one free month for my trouble - I get ANOTHER DAMAGED DVD! What, exactly, have I been paying for?

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  99. Cmon,

    Get some content

    Canadian Customer.

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  100. No Android? C'mon Netflix, Android has been around for years and is the smart phone leader. Getting pissed off...

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  101. I'll probably be canceling my Netflix subscription after the trial, as I'm not willing to pay Microsoft an extra $50 a year for Netflix. Sorry, but that's ridiculous.

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  102. Just tried it out on xbox - excellent! Thanks so much!

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  103. SO WHAT? Nobody owns the things.

    ANDROID! Set to become the largest mobile OS in the world by the end of next year. Beat Apple and MS in the last few quarters...get it?

    Here you have a Win7 M edition on the market, and you haven't even hired a person to correct your BIG mistake yet? That's another slap in face, or at the least your dev management is having an ostrich moment.

    Tell them to pull their collective heads out and get the app done!

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  104. I never understood the xbox requirement for a gold account either. I guess for gamers who already have it its no big deal.

    For how good I hear the 360 is as a media center the subscription cost to use it as one with Netflix is ridiculous. I don't have either currently, but I'd lean heavily to PS3... Blu-ray & no-extra-fee netflix.

    Seriously, for the Yearly 360 gold account, your getting close to the cost of a Roku player. (Great device, btw.)

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  105. and for all you experts, Android has Silverlight support. MS helped develop it!

    I've got it on my Nexus One right now. No problem...except Netflix won't stream to me because my OS is Android. My phone has all the ability, they just won't stream to it.

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  106. Hooray (Sarcasm off) thats all fine and dandy, now how bout some better content for us Canadians, our selection sucks!

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  107. Just signed up - love it. I use the xbox360 and iPhone clients currently.

    Feature request - the ability to specify a lower resolution.
    example: After choosing a selection the XBOX360 tests bandwidth and chooses HD (four bars). I'd like the option to force it to use a lower resolution. Some shows just don't need HD and this option would help preserve my bandwidth caps.

    Thanks!

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  108. You update the Xbox software and DON'T ADD SUBTITLES?!?!? You just added those features on the Wii and PS3 but not XBOX??? Why?? and why not add the same features to the WinPhone?? I thought you were committed to this! and btw, good work on adding captions to now over 200 titles I hope you continually add more and add a feature where users can SEARCH for subtitles titles instead of manually searching for each title to see if it has Subtitles. Here is a master list I have created of your current titles: Netflix InstantWatch titles with English Subtitles

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  109. Having Netflix available only w/ a Gold subscription is a rip off. Live gold is a rip off anyway, so why would I pay extra just to watch Netflix on my Xbox when I could do it for free w/ my Wii?

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  110. Any update overall on content in Canada??? Please...!!

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  111. The Xbox update added some nice features and all, but seriously. Netflix has been around a long time on the system, when are you guys going to add some Queue organizing capabilities? I have like 480 titles in my queue and when I add one from my XBOX it goes straight to the bottom of the list.

    Add some features like folder options, Organizing the queue by Genre, the ability to group related titles together like TV show series. These are simple features that one would expect with any service that provide such a large library of data yet it escapes all of your minds to implement these? What gives? I have to hunt around for stuff I added months ago that I even forgot was on my list to begin with. Get your act together and work on organization.

    *** Oh yes, and to add to others. Shame on you for adding a streaming app to windows 7 phones before Android. Android is now outselling IPhone and you go with Windows 7 first. I know windows is easier to develop for but Android has been around for a while so there is no excuse, especially with the booming popularity of the system and the ever increasing capabilities of new android phones coming out (I.E. The HTC Evo for example). Get your heads out of your A**es and get moving !!!

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  112. I'd like to suggest another improvement to the Canada site. In the US, I was able to build a "queue" of movies that I knew I'd want to watch. I realize this was mainly to facility the delivery of disks via mail. However, I'm running across tons of movies in the Canada site that I'd like to "save" to remind myself to watch them later. Right now, I have to keep a separate list to do that. A "queue" would be really helpful here too, and probably provide some interesting info for Netflix to mine. Without the queue, I probably won't stay a member.

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  113. Sorry on an unrelated topic or maybe not. Have you heard about a company called LEANSTREAM Media,with streaming video that allows full HD content (1080) to be viewed streaming at under 1 Mbps ??

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  114. Do android, and remove the xbox gold requirement. An extra $60 a year just to watch Netflix on an XBox is retarded.

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  115. I tried to find the movies from my US queue in the Canada site. Of 167 movies, there are only 19 available on the Canada site!!!!!! I never thought I'd be saying this, but the selection will need to VASTLY improve if you want me to move my business from Blockbuster. Having the queue would be nice too, since I did see a bunch of interesting movies, but how will I ever find them again?

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  116. I know this doesn't have anything to do with Xbox or Phones but why doesn't netflix get rid of dvd's and just stream new releases as they become available that way people could watch them at their leisure. I would love to watch the Karate Kid but I am going to have to wait when I could just go get it from Blockbuster or Redbox... This is really making my loyalty to Nexflix stagger..

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  117. I have a Sony BDP-S570 and it doesn't have Netflix support yet... Why? because it's Canadian... What is up with that? The same exact player in the US can do Netflix, why can't the Canadian Sony blu-ray disk players do Netflix yet?

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  118. How come instant streaming disappeared for account profiles?

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  120. I know this isn't really the place to bring this up, but I can't find and email address and I don't want to call. Please make it possible to delete instant viewing history. I had someone get into my account and watch a bunch of stuff I don't want on there.

    Thanks

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  121. I was so excited that I was going to be able to search Netflix on my Xbox...and then they changed everything that was great about it! You can no longer quickly add something to your queue with one button. You have to select the movie/show to see whether or not it's in your instant queue...terrible! And it doesn't default to the episode list for tv shows. And all the text got smaller...what?! I'm just not happy at all with it. I would gladly give up searching if it meant I could get back the features that made Netflix seamless on the Xbox.

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  122. When will you get Lark Rise to Candleford Season 3?????
    we are all waiting.

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  123. Hooray! something else Canadians can get crap selection from, don't rush out and grab it xbox users from Canada, the movie choice is unbelievably small and crappy.

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  124. Hi! My entire family loves Netflix! I have something for the suggestion box, can you add more holiday movies and have a special category for them? I hate having to rent them from the video store when I already have a netflix subscription. Tis the season, pretty please consider this, I know a lot of families would be ever so grateful. Keep up the great work! <3

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  125. It is as simple as this:
    Netflix uses silverlight in their instant watch thingy. Silverlight runs only in Windows. They are actively blocking Linux, always have. Linux is a big threat to them, especially on the Desktop.

    But no news really, MS technologies are always out to get you to buy another Windows. Who pays for an OS??? that is so outdated and in the future all OSes will be free. Who pays to use the floor to walk on before you can put a sofa there? An OS is a commodity, nothing special anymore.

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  126. Tiraram, a vagina.

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  127. Really? Complaints about the 50$ annual fee for Gold Memebership? REALLY?! I'm pretty sure you can find a way to come up with 4.16 a month.... its worth it, I love it.

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  128. NETFLIX... last year you said you would get the Closed Captioning situation under control for Streaming... and would have it available in 2010 (this year if you didn't know).... sooooooooo where is it????

    Why is it you're not advanced like Hulu? Get it working please... you're violating the CC law.

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  129. love netflix... but yeah.. ANDROID!! and to all you people who feel why would you want to watch movies on a tiny cell screen... yeah my Droid x has HDMI OUT!! i'll be watching them on my 52" LCD. THis app is the only thing that prevents me from telling the cable to KICK ROCKS!

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  130. Android is an OS that must analyze your data, store it, sell your info for ads space that target you and your senses for what, a nice iphone like device that plays video. Windows is an alternate phone os that uses a traditional business model while still evolving.
    bijuterii

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  131. I have to say, the latest update to the XBox app is fantastic! I used to suffer with occasional hangs when doing anything other than just playing a movie. Also, the constant throttling on picture quality was getting worse than commercials... but all that is in the past. The quality, stability and usability is MUCH better. I am really happy with this update. The search feature and the ability to add things to my DVD queue is also amazing. Thank you Netflix!

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  132. This is off the subject, but I am not sure where else to post. Have you ever heard of TV guardian? It bleeps out bad language. ClearPlay is also awesome. It edits language and bad scenes. BUT, since we got the streaming video, we can't use it with those. Any hope you can cooperate with some filtering group for those people who would rather not hear swearing or see sexual scenes? That would be awesome!!

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  133. I checked the selection for Canada - its a JOKE! Not even worth my 30 seconds to sign up for the free trial.

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  134. this is unrelated, but i can't figure out where else i would suggest it: you should have a feature where you can use the star rating to rate actors, directors, and other people who have their own netflix pages, and have that rating affect movie suggestions. i think my netflix experience would really benefit from this feature and i'm sure other people would appreciate as well.

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  135. Hi,

    Considering the huge amount of movies that is presented, I wish there was a feature (sort of like for itunes) that I can use to tag the films I would keep for some other time.

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  136. I wish we could choose if we want subtitles or not to a movie

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  137. Wow, can't wait to get that eight year old 'new' movie on your Android. Develop content deals rather than additional ways to distribute the thin trickle of content available today.

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  138. Did anyone think there may be some kind of back end business deals that are delaying the android app? For example, my Droid x came preinstalled with an app that basically does a similar streaming video thing. I have not tried it yet because I gave up my blockbuster meembership long long ago, but maybe they made some kind of deal that gives them some kind of exclusivity for a certain time period, like the AT&T/IPhone deal. WHo knows but I am anxiously waiting for it like all of you!

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  139. The selection @ netflix is almost as good as the bulk bins @ a 2nd hand store....really, $7.99 a month for an absolutely shameful line up of movies and series? And, In Canada there is a major amount of content that says "Unavailable" Please, you got my $7.99 once and that will be the last of that!

    Regards Chef-boy-r-d Out!

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  140. HOW ABOUT CAPTIONS ON STREAMING VIDEO!!!!!

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  141. I agree with "Why Win 7 mobile?" Will you please work on an app for Win 6.5 users, which are far more prevalent currently (all Win Mobile customers in past 1-2 years)? Thanks!!!

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  142. Just watched Invictus. GREAT movie. BUT the previews you are forced to watch are OVER the top.

    JUST NOT RIGHT

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  143. Soooo can't search any movies on the xbox and can't que them from the computer to go onto the xbox. Awsome.

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  144. wow, there STILL is no android app?! Something fishy is going on here - either they can't get it to work or M$ / Apple is blocking them legally somehow, or something.

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  146. Windows Phone 7 before Android? MS must have dropped some serious cash for that.

    Thinking about switching to something else besides Netflix. It's disgusting that Android is now a third thought.

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  147. Would it be possible to get any insights on how movies / tv shows are picked for instant watching? Is it mainly a legal issue, or storage / bandwitdh?

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  148. I loved Netflix on my 360 before the update, now it tells me my internet connection is too slow, a movie takes 20 minutes to load and only plays about fifteen minutes b4 it tell me it cant start the playback. when b4 i had the same internet connection and the movies played perfectly without interruption. Everything else is great, but the playback on the streaming is horrible, it ruined my netflix experience. It is really frustrating waiting so long for a movie to play. I dont have the best internet connection, but b4 the update the movies played fine. i don't know if anyone is having this problem. Please fix or you will lose a customer.
    thank you

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  150. I feel very strongly that you should have a system so where you are able to see a current release being sent back to you so where you can reward that person with the next new release. I understand that you have no system and it's all random when movies are sent back in time for the next release to be sent. Right now if a person who sends a current release back quickly they still could be overlooked for the next new release in favor of a person who sends back a non current release that nobody cares to see. You have no reward for customers who are helping you compared to coustomers who are not. One of your associates suggested having a special lable by the barcode that could be seen without opening the envelope so where that person could be placed ahead for a new current release as compare to the others who don't send one in. I don't understand why you can't figure something out so where it's more of a win win for you and your customers. Please respond back to DolphinDavid1@msn.com
    Thank you.

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  151. Please release Android!! We have been waiting forever!

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  152. I call on all Android users to suspend your accounts on Netflix until they get their act in order and produce an app for the Android Phones

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  154. I'm about to drop netflix if they can't come out with a Android app. It's ridiculous!

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  155. I can't believe there are not newer films and tv series available yet. EG MI-5 from the UK stops after season 4 in 2006 with three more seasons listed but not available. Girl with the Dragon Tatoo listed but not available. I won't be keeping this service for long if things dont change as I will have seen everything I want to see.

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  156. I want to know if you are able streamline every video to the internet, so that i don´t have to order them by mail and i can watch them when i want to?

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  157. You say thousands of movies to watch instantly but they all are old as hell... what gives??? why cant the new releases be viewed when they come out???

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  158. I hope the company actually reads this.
    PLEASE Netfilx! Add subtitles! I just watched Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity but there were no subtitles. Therefore, lost have of the plot because I can't understand what they are saying. PLEASE DO NOT dub over, just subtitles. Subtitles are sooooooo much better. Thank you.

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  159. when are you bringing back the friends section?

    when are you bringing back lists?

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  160. I wonder how many people have the Windows 7 Phone???

    Android 1st.

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  161. +100
    Where's Android? C'mon now!!! Seriously, who even has a Windows phone?

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  162. Sumio, a árvore.

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  163. All you kiddos with Android need to quit the crying. You'll get yous, eventually. Not anytime soon, though. My wife has an iPhone 4 and after trying to make myself like Android, I've given up. You get used to iOS and no Android device can touch it. Buttery smooth versus "it that wishes it could be". It just ain't. Played with the HTC Surround today and have to say that I'm pretty impressed. The user interface is better than Android and different from iOS, yet very intuitive and functional. The Dolby stero speakers and kickstand will make using Netflix on the device fantastic. Give this whole "nobody has a Windows Phone" garbage about 6-9 months and check back with us. About that same amount of time ago, no one had an Android phone either. You poor, short-sighted lemmings.

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  164. Not sure if here is worthwhile place to post this feedback. Most recent xbox netflix version. Plus sides: improved "like" functionality. Nice predictive evolution of guessing categories I'd like to look at. Great to add search function which ps3 has had for a while.
    Downsides: the ocean of red background on a 60" tv is overwhelming. The change to side be side display of movie cover images is dizzying when scrolling rapidly - I see it bein uniform to ps3 version. I have both and frankly I always used to use xbox version because a) it was faster and b) the "stacked/overlapping" movie titles let you scroll faster and without the nausea inducing side effects.
    Please consider reverting these two negatives to their pre-improved state. By the way the complete non overlapping presentation of info is appreciated when looking at a specific movie ie options/image/write up.

    Keep up the great work!!

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  165. +1 for Android.. Where the hell is our's???

    Also, can you stop bringing the suck on the PS3... I got one free day because of disrupted service even though crappy service seems to be a regular thing... Like right now.. You going to reimburse me for this?

    Get your shit together netflix..

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  166. What about Windows 6.5?

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  167. After many months of debate, I FINALLY signed up for NETFLIX today, only to see the error message on my Wii, "Cannot connect to Netflix. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please visit netflix.com/tvhelp on your computer." After resetting the Wii, then erasing and re-downloading the Netflix app on the wii, I re-tried and, NOTHING! BTW the HELP page is useless--only telling you how to properly set up the account with the device (which of course, I had done already), and then the telephone support is so backed up that they can not even accept any more calls!! I am just so tired of these products that just don't deliver! If the technical errors and customer support is any indication of what my Netflix experience will be like, then I am glad I have not paid for this terrible service yet!!

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  168. I don't get this. My xbox won't even start up Netflix now. All I get is a message saying:
    Netflix Error:
    We're unable to connect you to netflix. please try again later.
    Support: netflix.com/tvhelp

    What's up with this?^

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  169. You mention thousands of movies...Im a netflix.ca member and by my count theres only a couple hundred at best and so many are no longer available for whatever reason.

    Can I expect a large expansion to the selection in the near future or should I just cancel my account now?

    Also why is there no online/email support available?

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  170. does the Windows Phone 7 app default to use your wireless connection vs. consuming your data plan?

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  171. how about making more content in canada available for mainstream movies instead of being happy u got crappy arthouse movies!

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  172. NEED more content in Canada - dismal.

    NEED ANDROID app!!! WindowsPhone7? Come on...

    NOT NEED XBOX Live acct - stupid.

    Did I mention, NEED Android App, like yesterday...

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  173. I would like to commend the team at Netflix for knowing how to treat customers! The 2% offere showed some real class. Netflix has been a great source of entertainment for our family since we signed up.

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  174. Cannot find anywhere to leave a suggestion/request: PLEASE ADD AN "EDCUCATIONAL" GENRE FOR KIDS.

    This would be different from the entertainment that's in "kids and family" and not exactly the same as "Documentary". Please look into makign this addition and adding titles that fit!! thank you!

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  175. Trying to find a place to leave this suggestion on teh Netflix home site but no luck.. figured if i posted it here maybe someone from NF woudl respond..

    where on the site can you suggest a movie? I tried searching fro "They won't forget" with Claude Rains... but NF does not seem to carry it... how can you request a movie?

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  176. Why is there so little content for Canada?? We pay just like the US does so we should get every single thing they do!

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  177. This is the only place I can find to email Netflix!!! Please, oh please ask whoever deals with Instant Play to add The Dutchess of Duke St., Series 2 & 3 to the instant list. Getting one DVD at a time is slow & costs you postage. Thank you for your help.

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  178. Just today, I've lost two shows from my instant queue. They are no longer available at all:

    Farscape

    Catherine Tate Show Series 1 (but not series 2 or 3?)

    The latter disappeared within the last hour!

    Are all these licenses going away at once?

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  179. Windows Phone 7 Netflix app does not support Bluetooth Audio. iPhone app does. Not good. Hope this gets fixed fast!

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  181. Great.Thanks for taking the time to write that.

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  182. As Melanie pointed out. Why in God's green earth does Netflix not have any way to send feedback to them? Are you so arrogant to think that your customers don't have ideas that could help your business?
    I find your "help" on your website to be very unfriendly and not helpful in reporting outages like happened to me the other night.
    And while I'm on my soapbox, why can't we rate things in 1/2 stars?
    Come on you guys. I've been a Netflix customer for many years and love it but let us send you feedback about things we like and don't like. Don't become like facebook which just forces changes down everyones throat without testing and getting input.

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  183. The XBox Live Gold membership requirement is ridiculous. I'm sure there are many XBox owners who would like to give Netflix a try, but not many are going to pay the extra for a Gold membership if they don't already have one.

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  184. I'm a netflix member and I just wanted to thank you all for the spectacular developments and improvements you've made to this service. I signed up for the DVDs by mail that you originally pioneered, but you've continually impressed me with excellent customer service, ease of use and superb extras I wouldn't have even thought to ask for! For example, I'm a HUGE digital streaming "Watch It Now" fan and you're just making that system better and better all the time! I love it all so much and I have only one suggestion for something you're missing: a link for positive feedback! Keep it up guys 'n gals. Love the service so much! :)

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  185. N-F doesn't make it easy to make suggestions. Mine isn't related to this topic, but I'm putting it here because there's no alternative. On the page that shows our reviews, could you PLEASE put back the "# out of # members found this review helpful" stats? I like to see how my reviews are doing. Because that information is NOT on my page of Reviews, my only hope is to look at the page for each movie I'm reviewed -- and spend thirty minutes paging through reviews until I find it.

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  186. When are you going to make this work on Linux?

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  187. It sucks that i have to get the movies i really want to see in the mail. If you pay for membership you should be able to get everything instantly.

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  188. want to thank Netflicks for giving Canadians a great package for many of us are still in shock from being almost picked clean by a big company Buster late fees could pay a netflicks subscriptions for the next 25 years lol thank you and I am spreading the word, great platform all good. :)

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  189. When are we getting Linux support? The Roku is linux, why can't we have desktop support yet?

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