To think LoveFilm is utterly crap - or am I doing something wrong?

(28 Posts)
StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:04:08

I've just signed up for a free trial, then £4.99 per month thereafter. I figured if it was no good I could easily cancel the subscription. Well... I don't get it. The films are largely old or crap (Jerry Maguire? Phone booth???) and the series' are only marginally better. Actually, they have Prison Break so that will keep me going for a while.

Just not impressed really. Anyone else think this or am I expecting too much for a fiver a month?

Xmasbaby11 Wed 03-Apr-13 17:49:58

Watch it now is awful. Very limited.

redlac Wed 03-Apr-13 17:45:44

This thread has reminded me to cancel before my trial runs out. I used the streaming via ps3 and it was just ok - ended up watching Dawsons Creek and Teachers but nothing else.

jinxdragon Wed 03-Apr-13 17:32:42

Games are on postal, if you have a smartphone you can get an app which is the easiest way to do it IMO.

TabithaMcKitten Wed 03-Apr-13 16:09:10

I was happy with the online package as I have recently discovered Grey's Anatomy and was happily ploughing my way through the episodes during periods of insomnia and ironing sessions, but the absolute BASTARDS have taken it off now and so I am stuck. I'm going to cancel it and specify that as my reason.

WilsonFrickett Wed 03-Apr-13 15:48:31

Streaming is pants, but I use the postal service and really like it. However, we really don't get to the cinema any more so if you're more up to date than me you might not see it the same way. Also like the TV. I think the postal service is worth £10 a month in itself, but probably wouldn't pay the £5 for the streaming (that is free with our current sub) as there's usually nothing I want to watch on that. So to me, it's worth £10 but not £5 if that makes sense?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 03-Apr-13 15:23:14

They really don't make it easy to cancel. There's little info on the site, you have to call them. It's rubbish IMO, most of the movies we were sent were so old we'd already watched them on the TV.

CuppaTea83 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:23:02

We cancelled. We wanted it for new films which it hardly has.

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:49

Oh no I don't stream through an Ipad although I think dp has a few times. I tend to watch it through the playstation.

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:21:35

Oh god, there's a film called Nude Nuns With Big Guns! Aaaahahahaha!!

Interesting t hear people say the postal option is better - I might use my trial to watch all these tv episodes then decide whether its worth upgrading/cancelling.

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:20:27

Are the games on the streaming service or the postal services? Don't think I've found any of those.

RunningAgain Wed 03-Apr-13 15:18:48

The watch it now thing is shit, with hardly any choice. The postal thing has all dvds available in the Uk apparently.

pamelat Wed 03-Apr-13 15:18:27

We pay for their streaming service, the "watch now" ones and I am always wondering where you go to find new releases?!

We have watched lots of collections from TV series instead and I dont mind £6 a month for those but once we have watched the, all, I wouldnt bother with the films

didnt they have a big fall out with universal pictures? and I think, I may be wrong, that there was a block on their productions between X no of years? I think the fall out was resolved?

Id be genuinely interested to hear from lovefilm where their decent films are?!

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:17:21

Only fools and horses!!!!!

I use the postal because I found lack of choice on streaming annoying, although postal can be rubbish too. For example no release date yet for The Hobbit or Argo.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 03-Apr-13 15:15:55

I'm only subscribed to the 'Watch it Now' bit and it's pretty naff.

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:14:07

Yes jinx I noticed the game bit - that definitely did look good. Shouldn't have sold Xbox!

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:13:17

Hmm, I'm starting to find more things now but not attempted to watch anything yet. I may have been a bit hasty in calling it crap...

jinxdragon Wed 03-Apr-13 15:12:41

It's brilliant for gamers, I don't understand why they don't publicise that bit tbh. We found out from a friend, you can have a list set up and they send you stuff from it. Same as with the films, you can keep it as long as you like but you don't get more until you send one back. It's saved us a complete fortune on games.
We use that and the streaming thing. Watched all of Hustle, Life on Mars etc, it's great.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 03-Apr-13 15:12:35

I think the films are pretty crap too and tend to watch the tv programmes more. Thinking of cancelling it tbh.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 03-Apr-13 15:12:27

I do find it hard to navigate, for instance I was on some other bit of it and clicked on to something by accident and it's all Adam Decon (whoever you spell it/say it but I know who I'm on about) films he's in or been involved in and I love all his films so I was very happy with that! Also me and the kids have watched a few good oldies like bed knobs and broomsticks and original charlie and the chocolate factory.

wigglesrock Wed 03-Apr-13 15:12:08

I do the postal service and its fab. It's a very quick turn around for us, we mainly use it for films. We download to the Kindle Fire with no bother at all - we mainly use that for kids shows - Peppa, Ben and Holly.

Tee2072 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:10:56

I mean via DVD. I use streaming on my Kindle for TV.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 03-Apr-13 15:10:20

buffy is on there smile

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 15:10:20

Thanks UmTumMum, it does seem there's loads on the tv section... Do you have an ipad? I can't seem to find anything I want through the app...

Tee2072 Wed 03-Apr-13 15:09:55

I get new movies all the time, from 2012, for example.

Perhaps you're not searching by date and/or movie name?

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