I Think I Now Understand The Netflix Thing
For ages I could not understand the big deal of not having an app for Netflix. I enjoy Netflix, but don't find it a necessity on my tablet, certainly not a deal breaker type app.
Of course, I am in Canada. And I have certainly discovered just how crappy Canadian Netflix is, cause for the past few days, I have had the pleasure of streaming from the US Netflix site.
What a freaking difference between the two services. The American site must have at least 100 times the TV shows (and I am not kidding) and the same in the movies.
Now I understand why you guys want the Netflix app.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-05-12, 07:57 PM #2
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Re: I Think I Now Understand The Netflix Thing
I dont. I don't want to support those that don't support blackberry. but yes the masses of those that love netflix and use it regularly have spoken. hopefully soon so that new subscibers will see more value in blackberry and the playbook
- 12-05-12, 08:10 PM #3
- 12-05-12, 08:51 PM #5
I believe that the competition is trying to snuff out BlackBerry. I mean look at Google, up until today you could go to m.Google. Com and download maps -search -sync..etc but now you cannot. Lucky for me I downloaded maps the other day and I'm going to save the. Cod with bbsak.
Google didn't even give BlackBerry users a warning. Smh
- 12-05-12, 09:19 PM #6
I never understood the obsession with having a Netflix app, if you're paying for a subscription why not just download a copy of whatever you were planning on watching from another source? Same bandwidth and content makers are still getting paid!
- 12-06-12, 12:47 AM #14
- 12-06-12, 09:07 AM #15
- 12-06-12, 09:49 AM #17
The whole point of Netflix is to be able to watch something you DON'T already own while you aren't in the comfort of your own home. Now, maybe this doesn't seem practical to those still living in their mom's basement..but for everyday working folk who travel and have lives outside of their house, Netflix is a huge bonus.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-06-12, 10:00 AM #18
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It is kinda funny how some people just can't understand how a popular app like Netflix would add to the marketability of the PB, even if they themselves might not want it.
I was in the gadget store a few days ago and just passed by the tablet area. Stopped to see how thebPB demo unit was doing. Actually it was in demo mode and was working fine. While doing this, a lady asked me if it had netflix and skype. It has neither. She lost interest right away and headed towards the row of Android tablets.
What makes this particularly galling is that my Panasonic bluray disk player for $129 has both skype and netflix. My $109 Samsung bluray disk player has Netflix. And my $89 WDTV media centre has netflix. How could BlackBerry so miss the market appeal of these apps that other companies seem to have no problem porting onto their devices??? Don't even start with "its not a media consumption device, it's a professional grade tablet".
I know I know these were decisions made by the previous management team. And they will be in BB10, right?
- 12-06-12, 10:33 AM #19
Why is it so costly to bring this content to the PlayBook?
Last edited by axllebeer; 12-06-12 at 10:48 AM.
- 12-06-12, 10:55 AM #20
People can do whatever they want, but I personally like to try see that artists are getting SOME money for their work. I prefer to use legal means. The $8 a month I am paying for Netflix is not a big deal. If I watch one season of at TV show, I have paid for it twice over. I don't have cable TV, and I enjoy having Netflix. And, I would like to see it on my Playbook.
Last edited by torndownunit; 12-06-12 at 11:11 AM.
- 12-06-12, 11:25 AM #21
- 12-06-12, 11:40 AM #22
If you have a netflix subscription you own the right to watch the film anyway... That was my point, you're already paying for Netflix, you've purchased the right to watch said film/TV series so what's so morally wrong in streaming it from another provider if you're already paying for the content through a netflix subscription? I, like a lot of other hard working Londoners have no choice but to use hybrid methods. Streaming on the tube is intermittent at best [here in NW London anyway] and we have no internet connectivity as soon as we hit Central London. I totally understand why Netflix is a bonus for those with accounts, but I don't see why people make such a big fuss about it when there are other alternatives...
- 12-06-12, 11:57 AM #23
Also, before anyone jumps on my use of 'apps' and points out that you can run whatever you want in the browser, some media apps I use like Songza run horrifically in the browser (the sideloaded app works great though). The browser is just not a substitute for apps yet in a lot of cases (fingers crossed for what BB10 does with it). So at this point, yes I would like an app.
P.s. Most people already know I'm sure, but Crackle runs quite well in the browser. It's got a fraction of the content of Netflix, but at least it's something.
Last edited by torndownunit; 12-06-12 at 12:16 PM.
- 12-06-12, 12:57 PM #24
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