I think for the price they're worth it. I could get the newer movies and shows streaming on Vudu, iTunes, xbox video, playstation video or on demand
for $4-$12 but I like to save money so instead of the cheapest estimate of $4/video x 5 a month when I know I watch more than 5 a month it's cost
effective for me to have the streaming + 1dvd for $15 a month and every few months I might drop the streaming part of my plan to save a little and
just keep 1 dvd out at a time or bump it up to 2 dvd's out at at time. Even with just dvd's from them I watch them and return them within a day or
two so I end up getting at least 9 discs a month which is what about $1 a rental and they include shipping both ways? Add in Hulu for another $8 or so
dollars a month it's still better than paying $60-100+ for a cable package just to watch tv.
I think netflix has a nice selection of shows that I want to watch: Animes, Independent films, foreign films, Korean Drama's, science shows, and BBC
tv shows but I also have that 2nd streaming service of hulu for same week tv airing. I dropped cable a few years ago for netflix + Hulu and haven't
regretted it one bit. They play on multiple devices, I can watch at friends or family members houses, laptop and phone access and 2 streams at the
same time saved my husband and I hours of boredom on a layover and at the dmv through my phone. 1st world problem of Hulu won't work on my phone and
I'm not thrilled with the commercials in Hulu especially all the political ones right now and the fact there are so many commercials per show/movie
I'm spending less a month on entertainment than I do on tea and I get new episodes and can make a favorites list. I know they have a new arrivals
section which I sometimes look at and Instant watcher will let you
search by year
. As far as content goes they're supposed to be adding more
yahoo said netflix is adding Dreamworks content on in 2013
if there is something I don't see but I want I just give them a call and they send that request to their people. I asked for revenge and season 1
came out on their streaming, I asked for more scifi and drama episodes and newer seasons got added. Have you tried giving them a call and requesting
shows or movies you want?
If you are only interested in TV shows, many stations have free episodes online like comedy central, abc, scifi, pbs, etc.
The only thing that I want that neither have yet content wise is HBO but based on online searches HBO refuses to sell the rights to anyone or sell
their HBO go as a standalone free service because they make more profits by whatever deals they have with the cable&satellite providers.
techcrunch hbo go without hbo
I would rather have to wait 1 or 2 days after the
season ends to get them in the mail and keep my cost low instead of buying movies or episodes I'm only going to watch once or twice. Brand new movies
I can get on dvd almost immediately if not immediately when they're released to dvd/blue ray. Who wants to see them in a theater where you risk
having the noisy moviegoers or crying baby interrupting something you paid and insane amount for something like $15 per person for imax? no thanks!
Snuggly pjs and a bowl of homemade popcorn with my husband sounds much better. I might give redbox another try in a few months but I haven't had luck
with them. Every disk I've received has been scratched to where it won't load or plays for awhile and then can't get past a point in the movie. I
already drove once to get it and have to return it within 24 hrs to have it only cost $1. I don't even know of any movie rental places around me
other than blockbuster and they have a pretty sparse selection, everything they have I have been able to get in my dvd q so why bother with gas money
when it's over $3 a gallon everywhere.
Summary yes they might not have the newest stuff streaming but they have a good selection for the price and even more on dvd which isn't that much
more to add on.