Cancel Netflix Campaign
I find it ridiculous that big corporations like Skype and Netflix have had almost a year to develop apps for PlayBook and potentially BlackBerry 10 and still we have heard nothing.
Whatever their motives, I don't like that the media constantly picks on RIM for lacking these features. Media companies should NOT choose which platforms/devices we use, consumers should. People have short memories, especially in the tech world. It was not so long ago that Apple almost went bankrupt because companies like Adobe did not support their platform. Whether you like Apple or not, they have been hugely beneficial to the tech world and I for one am glad they survived. I think the PlayBook is light-years ahead of the competition in terms of their platform support, & UI and I really want to see it survive.
I for one am voting with my wallet and canceling my Netflix service until they release a PlayBook app or publicly state that they will support PlayBook and I encourage the fantastic crackberry community to do the same! Netflix is in no position to start losing customers. Don't forget that every dollar in profit is worth 10-20x in stock price - hit 'em where it hurts!!
If you do choose to cancel or let know them know how you feel, tweet to @netflix @netflixhelps and @netflix_CA
UPDATE: @netflixhelps replied that they have no plans to support the playbook. Of course this has only angered loyal BlackBerry Fans! Follow the action under hastags #SupportThePlayBook #NetflixForPlayBook #PlayBook
Last edited by isle989; 02-24-2012 at 10:59 AM.
- 02-23-2012, 03:43 PM #2
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- CrackBerry Genius
02-23-2012, 04:10 PM #11
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For Netflix, think the problem had been DRM and RIM providing the programming tools to implement it.
As for Skype, RIM's biggest customers are phone companies, so I wouldn't see RIM doing anything to offend them while RIM is fighting for market share in the USA, which requires shelf space at the phone stores. In the case of Apple and Skype, Apple had the upper hand with the carriers and can do what ever they want.
- 02-23-2012, 04:11 PM #12
We use netflix everyday on the ps3, xbox, nintendo 3ds, Ipad2, nook tablet, pc, and playbook (through playon). I'm currently finishing up White Collar and starting a new series, Supernatural. I love their documentaries, foreign films, old school movies, and the kids love their cartoons.
- 02-23-2012, 04:15 PM #13
I won't pay for FIOS and Netflix. I have Amazon Prime and most of the Premium Movie channels have "go" features that will run on the Playbook, but it ain't a tv anyway. My kids bug me about Netflix sometimes, but its usually because they have a handful of movies that they want to see after which they'd probably lose interest.Z10, 10.0.10.684 -- Playbook 64gb, 22.214.171.1242 and Surface Pro 128
- 02-23-2012, 04:34 PM #17
Netflix probably gains and loses more subscribers every month that there are Playbook owners in the U.S.. Good luck with making that boycott work. People have also been trying to port the Android app over for months. Given it doesn't even work reliably on some Android tablets, it is no surprise it does not work on a Playbook. It is certainly not something that could be done in a week. The reality is though that much like the disruption to Amazon Instant Video, providers have no reason to support every minor player in the market. BTW, if the Playbook supported Silverlight, there would no need for a Netflix app....
recent poll had it at 15% and growing - Apple is actually losing market share ha!. As for porting it, I am not a programmer but I see technical road blocks that would prevent Netflix from using android or any other language.
As for silverlight, we should start a boycott microsoft campaign until they create a plug-in! Too bad no one really cares!
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-23-2012, 05:03 PM #19
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I used Netflix while house-sitting with a friend for another friend... The selection was so poor, we ended up watching 'Revenge of the Nerds'.
As far as I'm concerned, paying $8/month for mediocre movies i'd never watch unless i have nothing else to do, is still a huge waste of money.
DO NOT WANT.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-23-2012, 05:12 PM #21
- 132 Posts
Netflix is dying on the vine folks. I simply cannot understand what the big deal is about it. I rented a movie last night on Amazon and it played perfectly on my TV via the PB HDMI port.Ever noticed that all the instruments searching for intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
02-23-2012, 05:15 PM #22
- 92 Posts
Netflix in Canada Is garbage. I had it for the free month and promptly cancelled it. If they improve the selection ill reconsider but for now no way.
I'm not sure I'd regularly use my PB to stream movies anyway. I'd be more apt to use my apple tv, Ps3 or xbox for Netflix if I wanted that.
Last edited by Beckham23; 02-23-2012 at 05:54 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
02-23-2012, 05:16 PM #23
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02-23-2012, 05:16 PM #24
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I would support you OP, but I have nothing to cancel...I saw how worthless and unnecessary having netflix was seeing as I have a comprehensive cable plan that offers pay as you go movies on the latest and greatest movies within a couple of months of release, as well as every old movie and show I would care to watch.If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher...if it's in English, Thank a Soldier
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