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Are you a Netflix subscriber? Share your experiences - £250 voucher up for grabs

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Nov-13 17:05:21

Netflix would like to know what Mumsnetters think of their entertainment subscription service.

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something you'd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

Everyone who adds their thoughts will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher (this prize draw has already taken place).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw,

MNHQ

* NB: vouchers will be sent to the winner by MNHQ

NotCitrus Fri 22-Nov-13 17:44:50

The reason I've not subscribed to Netflix is that you can't see before signing up which programmes have subtitles, and I'm told by deaf people who have tried it that many don't even when they were broadcast with them, meaning they had few to choose from, often wasted time downloading programmes that transpired not to have subtitles, and no discount to compensate for the above.

Please let me know when this is resolved - it would be great.

Hessy Fri 22-Nov-13 17:50:57

I subscribed a month ago to catch up on the American TV I've not seen - Orange is New Black, Breaking Bad, Modern Family. Selection of films quite disappointing though. We watch on iPad in bed. I fall asleep and DP carries on watching with headphones. Rarely watch regular TV since getting it. When is new Orange series coming out?! Love it. smile

I recently discovered Netflix and use it both to watch films and to watch tv series.

I love it, as we don't have tv in my house and don't have a tv licence, and I want to keep it that way.

I love the fact that they have such a wide variety of tv series on it, and am currently working my way through the Norwegian 'The Killing', and I am planning on watching The Bridge after that and then the American version of the Killing.

I have had no problems with watching things via Netflix, whereas when we watch something directly via Playstation it often buffers partway through, which can be annoying

My DS aged 10 also uses it occasionally to watch things, but not often ash would rather be playing Minecraft.

As a family we don't watch much on the whole, hence not having a tv, but in the dark winter months my DP and I will watch a tv series or two and therefore we like Netflix as it means we don't have to buy the box sets or rely on iplayer which doesn't have much on it.

I agree, Netflix could do with having a wider selection of films available.

polosareverynice Fri 22-Nov-13 17:54:19

I subcribe to netflix and like to watch films usually
I have watch one series but some i am interested in haven't any subtitles the same with films. would watch loads more if this was the case other than that i rate netflix as i was one of those who'd rent 4 Movies from blockbuster at £10+ a month so havve daved money prehaps a few more newer releases would make it perfect but for the price pm i'm happy

HimAndHer Fri 22-Nov-13 17:54:25

I have subscribed to it during my maternity leave. I have mainly watched tv series on it so far as I don't get much chance to watched films.

I think it would be nice for an alert of some sort when new episodes have been added to a tv series, and also more series added quicker.

It is very handy that the show/film starts from where you left off as well.

I'm hoping to snuggle down soon and watch Christmas films.

I don't like the new menu that appeared yesterday, I think it makes it very hard to search through for things to watch, I like flicking through everything rather than having to think of what I want to watch and arching for it.

EATmum Fri 22-Nov-13 17:58:04

I'm a fairly recent subscriber, and my family all use it a lot - especially the kids. Frankly I could forgo the countless episodes of iCarly and Max & Ruby, but it definitely keeps them happy. We've enjoyed Luther, which we missed on TV, and various comedy shows. All the family like Outnumbered, which is on there.
We watch on the Wii, which isn't the easiest thing to navigate I must say. I would prefer less big visuals, and more lists, as it's very hard to find out if something is on the menu if you can't see the structure of it.
I do think it is excellent value, and have recommended it on to others.

Ridersofthestorm Fri 22-Nov-13 18:03:48

I'm trying Netflix out at the mo with option to subscribe after a month if I'm satisfied.
I was really annoyed to see the new Star Trek film wasn't included even though its already been out on DVD for a while now. I was unsure if this is because I am just trailing Netflix so you have limited films, unfortunately I couldn't find out on their website if/when this film would become available. I've got so many DVDs that I don't really want to be buying anymore.
I haven't looked at Netflix kids just yet, but the selection I've seen so far on the main site looked ok, some good major Disney films which is good.

I'm not too sure though if I will subscribe, I think Netflix need to make sure they have all the latest films that have been released like when you rent out a DVD. I'm sure Netflix probably are not allowed to have some major films on it right away so the film companies can make more money from DVD/online download sales.
I would be prepared to pay a little bit extra for the service if I knew you could get all major film releases on Netflix the same time as they are available to buy.

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

Currently using netflix on the wii, smartphone and tablet. Had used it previously then got a really good offer from lovefilm so deactivated. had lovefilm for one month and then reinstalled netflix as the choice and playback was so much better for us. we mostly watch movies but the children mostly tv programmes. We watched the entire tv series of lost and heroes on netflix and the next that has spiked my interest is breaking bad so that might be next. We watch all as a family most recent choice being santa claus 3 ( gettting in the spirit early) the children like to watch the tv series lego ninjago and stepdaughter likes the more teen shows on there from the disney channel/nickelodeon.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

Entertainment is what we use for our downtime if you like and netflix means we all get to sit together at a time that suits us and watch from a wider choice than what we own at home. it is also good for watching privately on the tablet when needing a bit of peace or insomnia strikes!

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

The dcs love the dedicated kids section and always use this, they really like this option and so do i as it stops them seeing anything i wouldnt approve it which could happen now they are getting a bit older and know how to get onto netflix without my help. one problem i am having is i have recently set netflix up on a tablet in the household and cant seem to set up kids profiles on there which im not happy about so assistance on that would be great. its an android tablet.

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something youd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

Before i had netflix i didnt think the choice would be as wide as it is and that put me off but after the free trial i kept it up.

I like Netflix. We don't have live television in our house so all of our viewing is done through Netflix.

I love the kids section. I think it's quite varied and Dd has discovered a love for Power Rangers (that we all could have gone without wink).

The film section is ok. Every now and then there will be a film that I want to watch. I wish there were more 'new' releases.

I mostly watch TV shows on it. I've recommended Orange is The new Black to everyone ever! Great series, I really enjoyed it. Hemlock Grove....not so much.

I think it's well worth the money and love the fact that there is no adverts for Dd to get sucked into.

RussTDaviesBear Fri 22-Nov-13 18:19:33

I've had Netflix for a couple of months, I mostly use it for TV series, with the odd film. I mostly watch it on my iPad, occasionally on the PC.
We've recently ditched Sky and have a Freesat box, that with Netflix is enough to keep us happy - though it would be nice to be able to watch it on the TV - I'd heard rumours that Freesat was going to get a Netflix app, but it's never surfaced - I'm now hoping to get an Apple TV for Christmas, as DH and I both have iPads, and if so I'll probably do most of my netflixing through that on the big TV. The iPad is nice for bedtime though!

Our kids are grown up, so aren't into the kids stuff - though it was DS who suggested I try it, so that's how it fits in to our family life. I like the way you can see what friends have been watching - DS in particular has similar tastes to me so I like to get ideas from him, and as he's left home I wouldn't know without the 'friends' feature.!

Dolallytats Fri 22-Nov-13 18:20:33

We got the months free subscription to see if we liked it. DS loved all the Power Rangers and DH watched quite a few films on it. I have to be honest and say that I didn't see much on it that I wanted to watch.

TEEARDIS Fri 22-Nov-13 18:20:46

I have LoveFilm. Sorry. grin

I had Netflix 10 years ago in the US when it was only DVDs posted to your home.

Does that count?

I would consider getting Netflix instead if they could price match LoveFilm, which I doubt because we've had LoveFilm for so long, that we actually had Screen Select first, and we're on a grandfathered 3 disc membership. Or if someone offered me a year free to try it or something, I would.

Although I have heard that Netflix has less TV but more films than LoveFilm.

Or maybe the other way.

So really, this whole post is worthless to you.

You're welcome.

grin

Treadlightly Fri 22-Nov-13 18:27:22

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

We use it all the time, it's great! There are loads of films and tv series to choose from and something for everyone in the family.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series?
*when we first got it, we mainly watched Dora the explorer. Repeatedly!!
Then we got addicted to breaking bad and watched them all on netflix. We love netflix.*

When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
*On my own I watch films that my dh won't watch with me - some like it hot, ghost....
With the family we watch kids films like UP.
With my partner - we watch breaking bad, Buffy, & scary films!*

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We watch a lot of tv. My dd wakes up very early & we put the tv on straightaway! We watch movies to relax once she's gone to bed and we watch tv & movies together as a family. Netflix suits us perfectly as we have a huge library of films & tv shows on there we can watch. It's easy too as we watch it on the wii

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
Yes. I like her using it as she can't put a zombie movie on by mistake. She can find what she wants to watch easily. We do supervise her carefully too though grin

We subscribed for the new series of Arrested Development. I can't bring myself to say a bad word about the company who brought back my favourite programme! It's mainly four year old DS who uses it now, I really like that the children's Netflix is separate.

DearDinah Fri 22-Nov-13 18:40:31

Love it, use it regularly, mainly for TV series, thank you for Breaking Bad and Orange is the new black, occasionally watch films again wish there were more recent, well known films on there, but its much better than the garbage on regular TV!

I've had netflix about 6 months now.

The film selection is good as long as you don't expect really recent films.

The TV box set selection is good. I love that you can dip in and out and not have to worry about filing up the sky box or losing my place.

I also like that I can set up profiles, that way I'm not worried about DD seeing inappropriate stuff nor getting recommendations based on the shite DH watches grin grin

OvO Fri 22-Nov-13 18:42:31

I use it and love it. Have tried lovefilm too but even though it's cheaper I find it's just not as good, well the app anyway, which is how I watch it.

I rarely watch the actual tv but watch stuff on netflix most days. I love going sloth in my bed and not moving all evening. "Just one more episode," is my catchphrase. grin. And it's never just one more. <no willpower>

My DS's watch it on the tv via the wii. They use it most days too. I think I've seen every episode of spongebob 18 times now. hmm

We all love it as we can watch what we want when we want. We don't have sky tv or a recorder so if we miss stuff on the tv then tough luck.

I like the kids section as I know I can leave them to choose what they want and they won't come across scary stuff. Though if you could make it so that I can hide all horror films from the adult section that would be great. <wuss>

My DH doesn't use it as it doesn't have any new films. I watch all the tv stuff but he wants NEW stuff which doesn't come along very quickly.

weepingvipers Fri 22-Nov-13 18:43:41

We have had Netflix instead of regular TV for a couple of years now. As a family we watch movies and TV series together plus each of us watch things separately that the others don't want to. Having the option to use TV, computer, smartphone, tablet etc means we get good value for money and can use it on the move for longer journeys.

I have two major frustrations though. 1) the selection isn't especially up to date, new movies and series take a while to come on and often make little sense - for example you have the second of "the crow" movies but not the first.
2) there is no option to download which means you are stuck to streaming with a connection. I would like the option to swap a day or two streaming to download a couple of movies to watch on a plane journey or similar.

NoIHaventHadTheBabyYet Fri 22-Nov-13 18:43:45

I tried the free month of Netflix during the six week summer holiday last year, I planned to cancel it after that however we loved it and have kept it since.
I LOVED Breaking Bad, Netflix is worth it for that alone. I like the selection of films. I like it that we don't have the tv on in the background constantly when there is nothing good on, I also hate all the adverts on t.v.
It was 3 pound to rent a DVD from our local shop (now closed down) so Netflix is value for money.
We also really enjoy all things Christmassy so love the Christmas films.

BrianButterfield Fri 22-Nov-13 18:46:31

We love it and use it on an Xbox 360, Wii U, two tablets, phones and a streaming box (not all at the same time). We ditched Sky for it! We've had it since the first month it was available in the UK and never thought about stopping our subscription, we use it every single day.

Currently working our way through Breaking Bad - this is what we mostly use it for, box sets rather than films, although the kids' stuff gets a workout too. DS can select what he wants on the Wii U controller although he is only 2 and loves Thomas, Charlie and Lola and various Disney films.

OK, the selection isn't vast but it's worth what we pay for it - it's 10% of what we were paying for Sky and sometimes I think critics of the catalogue need to compare it to other services to see that it is actually good value. I am also very happy with the streaming speed and great picture quality.

BrianButterfield Fri 22-Nov-13 18:48:34

We love it and use it on an Xbox 360, Wii U, two tablets, phones and a streaming box (not all at the same time). We ditched Sky for it! We've had it since the first month it was available in the UK and never thought about stopping our subscription, we use it every single day.

Currently working our way through Breaking Bad - this is what we mostly use it for, box sets rather than films, although the kids' stuff gets a workout too. DS can select what he wants on the Wii U controller although he is only 2 and loves Thomas, Charlie and Lola and various Disney films.

OK, the selection isn't vast but it's worth what we pay for it - it's 10% of what we were paying for Sky and sometimes I think critics of the catalogue need to compare it to other services to see that it is actually good value. I am also very happy with the streaming speed and great picture quality.

Catmint Fri 22-Nov-13 18:49:30

My DP is being made redundant from Blockbuster the week before Christmas. Netflix, I am looking at you with a very hard stare.

We have Netflix! smile

We use it quite a lot, the kids (9&7) have cheap tablets that they watch Netflix on, their favourites being Sonic and Mario Bros.

I have it on my iPad for emergency Thomas viewing for my 1 year old (so shoot me!) during long hospital visits with DS1 or similar, I always used it for tv viewing when I have to stay away from home or on long train journeys.

I like the variety, I also love picking up some of my old favourites (Ren and Stimpy anyone?)

Entertainment is used as a relaxing thing in our house, as a chill out time.

We had the free trial of netflix and of lovefilm. Kept netflix as it didn't keep freezing like lovefilm did. Half way through the final series of very naughty chemistry teacher breaking bad and tbh we can't see much else we want to watch so may well cancel and do the dvd postal lovefilm subscription. That seems to have the best selection of films.

What's a brand ambassador? Isn't that usually someone who's paid by a company to plug their product to friends without it being clear that they're being paid to do so? Not sure I want that on mn (although there are probably loads on here already grin)

<psst ... Aldi gin is fucking ace and only £9.70> wink

CharlieAlphaKiloEcho Fri 22-Nov-13 19:04:18

We have Netflix (DS currently watching walking with dinosaurs next to me)

I would like there to be a better selection of films to be honest.

We watched on wii until I randomly found the Virgin channel a couple of days ago! Very impressed with that but surprised it wasn't announced more.

DD12 sometimes watches on her phone in her room.

DS4 loves it for Sonic, dinosaur stuff and the many many series of Power rangers please delete them all now.Please please please

I'd also like their to be more of the bigger American series like west wing, ER, Madmen but I am enjoying lots of other stuff for now though.

ouryve Fri 22-Nov-13 19:07:28

We don't use netflix. Our Internet connection is still in the 20th century and simply not good enough.

duckyfuzz Fri 22-Nov-13 19:15:57

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We use it for adult series like breaking bad and house of cards, also for kids films, we love it!

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
For films more than shows, they know how to access it and select a film but always do so with an adult present

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something youd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

AliceinWinterWonderland Fri 22-Nov-13 19:21:14

We have Netflix. We love it - use it every day. The children watch a number of their favourite programmes on it, and I watch some series and movies on it, generally after they're asleep. We watch it separately and all together as a family, depending on what is being watched.

One of our children is disabled, so it's helpful that they can watch particular favourites that allow him to calm or relax somewhat. It's familiar for him. They can watch it on the television (through the Wii) or on the tablet, which is pretty convenient, as it can be taken anywhere in the house.

It's a good value and no ads - brilliant!

We tried Lovefilm and cancelled it, much prefer Netflix.

We have very recently started using Netflix (a month or so ago), at first so that we could watch Breaking Bad series 5!

We had been with Lovefilm since about 2002, when they were still DVDsontap - sang their praises to everyone and used them a lot (on highest package for DVDs and watch online stuff). We had intended to watch Breaking Bad, then cancel Netflix and carry on with Lovefilm.

BUT - we have been very very impressed with the availability of content. Also impressed by the way the service appears to adjust according to your connection speed, so you can connect even at lower speeds seemingly (our connection got throttled to 128mb/sec for a week and we noticed no difference to Netflix. iPlayer and Lovefilm were utterly unusable).

So - we have cancelled Lovefilm now! They were very surprised given how long we were with them, but they can't compare really.

The subtitles issue is a bit rubbish, mind. I very often like to watch things with the sound very low and subtitles on (sleeping baby in room). Mind you, Lovefilm was atrocious as none of their instant online stuff appeared to have subtitles at all!

lindsey077 Fri 22-Nov-13 19:24:58

We have Netflix. We originally switched from Lovefilm Instant to watch Breaking Bad which we are on series 4 of now.

I feel the TV selection is brilliant and have lots more shows that I want to watch once I've finished with bb. It could do with more up to date films but I understand that the price I pay makes it a very reasonable service.
My kids watch it regularly. they're currently watching Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. The kids film selection is better than the adults with the Disney/Pixar ones that were recently added. I'd love to see some more preteen and teenage stuff on there though. Nickelodeon/Disney channel/old bbc shows would be brilliant.
I don't get on with the search facility, some things seem to be hidden In netflix and unless you know they're there to search for they wouldn't come up in the main menus. I'd like to be able to browse everything. Also to sort things by star rating would be good.

RoLoh Fri 22-Nov-13 19:33:07

I subscribed when I started my maternity leave and used it a lot when the baby was younger, especially watching tv series on my phone in the middle of the night.

Don't have as much time to watch it these days but would probably use it more if we could get it through our tv.

I haven't managed to persuade my husband to buy into it yet though as he's 'heard it has a crap selection of films'.

I think it's very good value for money. My only quibble is that I'd like more up to date seasons of some shows, for example Vampire Diaries which is now on season 5 but there are only 3 on netflix.

I get quite addicted to some shows and it's annoying when I have to seek out remaining episodes on YouTube or buy on DVD!

knitwitter Fri 22-Nov-13 19:37:08

We love Netflix! We watch it through a second hand Wii, and especially enjoy the box sets of full series that are on there. We have just finished Breaking Bad, and are now looking for a new series to watch. There are lots of films on there, and if you don't mind watching things which have been out a while, there is a wide variety for adults and children.

BusyLittleSpider Fri 22-Nov-13 19:37:20

I subscribe to Netflix, we signed up about two months ago for the sole purpose of watching back seasons of Breaking Bad.

I am very happy with it and actually prefer Netflix to Love Film which we subscribed to previously. I find it easier to find what I want, there is a good variety of films and kids programmes and I love the fact that there is a separate kids section! This means that our two young children can flick through the programmes that they want to watch without accidentally viewing anything that might be adult or unsuitable. I also think that it's pretty good value for money.

gwencooper81 Fri 22-Nov-13 19:44:50

We subscribed to Netflix 3 months ago. It plays a big part in our family entertainment. We enjoy it so much we have cancelled the majority our sky subscription to use Netflix instead!.
My children have their own profiles and can easily navigate it on the pc, Wii or tablet.
For some reason the individual profiles can't be accessed on any other than the main pc device. This could just be me not doing it properly though!
Love love love Netflix!

I am a Netflix subscriber, and have been for the past 6 months or so. The service is very flexible, reliable and has a good content, though there is a slight lack of new films which is a shortfall.

The netflix service allows me to watch what I want, when I want. I like the kids section as my DS loves Thomas the Tank engine so it's a short respite from a very active not quite 2 year old!

aliciaflorrick Fri 22-Nov-13 19:48:07

I've been with Netflix for around 10 months now and I love it. It's completely changed the way the family watch TV, to the point that we will be cancelling the Sky subscription completely after Christmas.

I have absolutely loved watching new shows from the beginning. Although with things like Californication it's a bit upsetting that it doesn't have from Season 5 onwards.

I've noticed the choice of programmes just getting better and better.

We do like the kids section and I do encourage my children to watch from there - I'm happier giving them control of Netflix when they're in that section because I know they're not going to click on something inappropriate. I'm always a little worried that as DS1 is a huge manga fan he will click on something he likes the look of in the main directory which absolutely will not be suitable for him.

We've taken to watching a family film from Netflix most Friday nights.

I love the original dramas like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, so more of those please.

Oh, missed a question, sorry. We watch it together, and if I am home alone I indulge my taste for romantic comedies and documentaries. We invested in Apple TV to watch it on the proper tv and I don't like watching tv on the iPad. We use it mainly for films and the kids tv.

LightastheBreeze Fri 22-Nov-13 19:53:25

We have had Netflix for about 3 months now and I watch the TV series on it. Things like Breaking Bad and Dexter. I will probably watch some of the films (if I get time) and there are loads more TV series I want to watch. DH does not watch it as he mainly likes sport and old films, but he does not watch much normal TV either.

I watch it through a Wii console onto the TV and if that stopped working, its quite old, I would buy one of the box things that cost about £50 to watch it through as I prefer watching a TV to my laptop.

MikeLitoris Fri 22-Nov-13 19:57:01

We did it have it for a few months but never found anything to watch.

I have heard that there are some good box sets on there ATM so will possibly be back on there after Christmas.

I will say that the customer service I had from them when I had to call for an issue I had was brilliant. Really friendly staff and problem solved within minutes.

MrsPnut Fri 22-Nov-13 20:10:08

We moved to Netflix from lovefilm a few years ago purely because lovefilm wasn't available through the wii and didn't have any plans to develop an app for it. We have a play room with a wii in it as well as a virgin box so it means the kids can watch iplayer and netflix in there as well as in the sitting room.
The actual choice on Netflix is very poor, I never look for films to watch on there and we might think about cancelling it soon. Recently we've been paying the sony playstation store to watch films and we use the sky plus to record series we want to watch.

SolomanDaisy Fri 22-Nov-13 20:14:20

Netflix recently launched here and we all love it. The kids tv has a great feature where you can switch from the local language to English, so DS gets to choose which he fancies. We use apple TV to watch it on the TV too, we don't watch much live television anymore. I recommend it to people all the time, it is brilliant!

teaforthree Fri 22-Nov-13 20:16:17

I've just downloaded it on the back of this thread, I hope the subtitles are good though or I won't bother. So far it seems better than the 4od app, which has no subtitles. Would be nice if there were some deaf programmes on there!

AtticusMcPlatypus Fri 22-Nov-13 20:17:15

Am a fairly recent subscriber to Netflix and we watch across a number of devices; Wii, iPad, iPhone and laptop. Its been great for catching up on series that we missed and although the film selection is not great there is always something that will fill up a lazy hour or so. Its great for lazy, rainy day box-set marathons. We love it!

PepeLePew Fri 22-Nov-13 20:21:35

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I use Netlflix lots, in intense bursts - mostly to binge on TV series rather than for films. I watch on my iPad and the laptop - was great last week when I was away with work with a high speed internet connection and no TV. I loved Orange is the New Black...such a great show. Frustrating that so much more is available on the us site but I don't think there is much Netlfix can do about that.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We don't watch much tv as a family so it's something I do when the dcs are in bed as a bit of downtime.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

See above. I think they would love it if they knew it was there!!

ChunkyPickle Fri 22-Nov-13 20:26:42

I've had Netflix for over a year, and if it weren't for the fact that DS uses it so much for Dora the Explorer/SpongeBob/Pingo I'd actually be thinking about unsubscribing by now, as I have to work really hard these days to find something I want to watch, that I haven't already watched.

DS and I mainly watch series (I've liked the Netflix Originals stuff, and I think that having Breaking Bad available instantly was brilliant), movies I'm more likely to be re-watching something familiar as it does take a while for things to filter through (either that or I'm just rubbish at finding them)

We use it on the computers, on the tablets, and on the TV through our PS3 and it's great - I would just like the content to be a little more up to date (waiting for the later series of Walking Dead and Justified for instance)

I really, really like the separate profiles feature - means that DS doesn't accidentally click on, or get offered zombie movies (although that's not an issue through the children's interface), and I don't have to wade through episodes of Dora to see what I was watching last.

WhyIRayLiotta Fri 22-Nov-13 20:28:41

I love Netflix - we've had it for years. We cancelled our subscription last year - but signed back up again as we missed it... and the final series of Breaking bad was looming wink

I also have LoveFilm - and although there is a bigger / better selection of films with LoveFilm - it's a lot more expensive and the layout of the LoveFilm instant is rubblish - difficult to navigate and cumbersome to search for films.

Netflix is incredibly user friendly - and I love the suggestions / tailored lists they offer.

We use Netflix through DPs Playstation3, so we watch everything on our TV.

MrsWedgeAntilles Fri 22-Nov-13 20:39:02

I like Netflix.

We watch the kids bit quite a lot. I particularly like that you can view the kids characters as pictures, DS can't read yet and this has saved a lot of tantrums while he tries to describe the difference between Bo and Dora or similar.

I've watched films and TV on it and I don't have any complaints at all.

GetInterdimensionallyKnitted Fri 22-Nov-13 20:44:41

I really enjoyed Jericho and Survivors, but dh and I have rarely watched anything on netflix recently. We mostly use it for the kids, they like dora and the magic school bus. I made a profile called Kids, but I wish that I could make it go to the just kids section automatically, hate the idea of them seeing some of the horror film covers by accident sad

starbright86 Fri 22-Nov-13 20:45:37

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

We use netflix on a daily basis for movies and tv series, at the minute we are addicted to castle.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
My dcs use the kids section, particularly my youngest dd, she loves power rangers, spiderman and spiderwoman.

MiconiumHappens Fri 22-Nov-13 20:47:29

We have recently moved to a pre historic version of internet connection (half a meg). so had to unsubscribe from our beloved Netflix which we used to watch things we wouldn't normally such as The Survivors which Netflix recommended.

Once we make it into this century bandwidth wise we will be back!

I signed up to watch season 5 of breaking bad and have renewed the subscription beyond the 30 day free trial to watch The Killing. DH and I watch it together. It's good value but I would like to be able to browse the library before signing up. Movie choice is poor

FunnyRunner Fri 22-Nov-13 21:06:25

I've been thinking about getting it for ages but keep stalling until we get a Smart TV - can't be bothered setting up the Wi. For me the appeal is definitely the TV boxsets - I used to spend a fortune on them, then realised a lot of the older ones were on Netflix so seemed sensible to sign up to it instead. I love watching on demand, just don't get the chance to sit down until DC in bed.

The one thing that would seal it for me would be importing the US catalogue into the UK catalogue. I know people who have managed to do it through their PS3 etc and they said there are huge amounts more content.

ABitterPIL Fri 22-Nov-13 21:19:40

I signed up basically to re watch buffy the vampire slayer while housebound with a broken leg. I thought it was great and ventured onto other things i hadn't seen.

I have unlimited data on my samsung phone and have kept the netflix subscription because i can watch on the go too.

Dd loves watching on her tablet and we have it on the xbox too so can watch on the big screen as a family.

The massive downside is the fact that the us content is MILES better and I feel robbed only javing access to such a small percentage.

clabsyqueen Fri 22-Nov-13 21:24:07

Just subscribed this month.
Mainly for watching TV shows with my other half TV shows (OITNB sons of anarchy and house of cards) as I've usually watched most films on iTunes or cinema.
Using the kids films a lot with my 2 year old but a lot of the TV shows for kids seem a bit dated (only browsed quickly).
Watched a few trashy movies in bed whilst tending to my new baby
Overall I like it but think ill tire of the movie section quickly.

Tikkamasala Fri 22-Nov-13 21:28:22

I recently got it within the last month. I am on the free trial but going to keep the subscription I think, as it is not too expensive.

Wha I do really like is the fact it allows me to watch on 3G - it is so annoying that some on demand apps like 4od don't allow this. I have unlimited 3G on my iPad and the wifi in my house is sometimes a bit weak so I really like to be able to watch on my 3G. I have lined up loads of TV series to catch up with there, not tried any films yet but I have noticed the selection of films is not as good as the TV.

My recommendation would be for you to keep widening the selection of what you have available so that if possible you can get all mainstream and up to date TV series and films.

kiery Fri 22-Nov-13 21:30:11

We've had Netflix for about a year now and think its great!

We watch through Apple TV on our only tv in the house; we have freeview on our tv but can only get a decent picture on the bbc channels. As a result, we watch something on Netflix most days.

We watch a mixture of tv programmes and films. I like the fact that there are not so up to date movies; introduced my DDs to some great movies and tv programmes that are just not shown anymore. We also enjoy the foreign movies and tv programmes.
Really enjoyed, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Fringe and watching as a family, My Hero, IT crowd, Buffy to name but a few.

Freyathecatt Fri 22-Nov-13 21:50:04

We have Netflix and to be honest i'm quite disappointed with the range of tv shows and films available. In other countries the range is infinitely larger and better and it just feels like we are getting a second rate offering here.

I subscribed shortly after the birth of our first son, gotta have something to do during those nighttime feeds and whilst ensconced on the sofa all day! To begin with i was relatively happy with it, but after visiting Canada and using the subscription while there, became wise to the ginormous range available to subscribers there. Newer films, more tv series' and more seasons of tv series'.

4yoniD Fri 22-Nov-13 21:59:06

I am a netflix subscriber at the moment. I hardly watch it though. Every now and then I think "Ooooh, I'd really like to watch xyz " but when I look for it on netflix ... surprise surprise .... they don't do it. I will cancel as soon as my husband is finished with it. The kids agree with me - their favourite programmes are never on netflix either.

Tommy Fri 22-Nov-13 21:59:24

we have it and DSs are currently watching some Lego thing.... hmm. DS1 has watched all of the Dr Who to get ready for the new series. We dip in and out - sometimes I forget it's there. A text or email pointing out new films/TV series might be helpful

I was a member years ago and it used to SUCK. Really, it took years for me to sign up again and that was only because of Arrested Development.

Now it doesn't suck and is worth the money to me. DD watches a few things and it is great for her because I can stick on ten minutes of something and she can watch on the computer, tablet or TV easily without a lot of faff. It has a few films and series that are favorites.

If Netflix want to win back people like me, they really have to let people know that the selection has improved. DH, who was even more dubious then I was, is won over. Maybe a month's free trial that doesn't involve giving a credit card...

labelwriter Fri 22-Nov-13 22:15:16

We have Netflix and really like it to a point. Not enough in the way of current films and I find the children's section quite limited. It would be really useful to have a New Releases section. Loved House of Cards though. When is the next series coming out??

sharond101 Fri 22-Nov-13 22:20:18

I don't entirely know what netflix offers but mean DH would never agree to subscribe:-(

NotAFeminist Fri 22-Nov-13 22:22:36

We have been with Netflix since it launched over here in the UK and have, on the most part, been very impressed with the service. I think it is great value for money and they care about their customers and listen to what they want and make changes. When we wanted a play queue, they gave us lists so that all of the shows we want to watch are in one place and you don't have to remember and go searching for them every time!

I love how it can be used across multiple platforms at the same time... My husband likes to watch on his xbox and I can watch on my laptop. We've both used it on our phones, too.

They have a dedicated kids section which is great as, if you have kids old enough to play around with buttons, there's no risk of them accidentally clicking on an older, more adult show that they shouldn't be watching! The content on the kids section is great and keeps my little one entertained whilst I do little chores around the house.

I love the original content created by Netflix and the fact they put all of the episodes up in one go so you can blast through a whole series in a weekend if you want to!!

I think the TV content is better than the film section. But I believe they are working on that. (It doesn't matter too much in our home as we just got Sky Movies, too! greedy b*stards

Perhaps their best feature is that you can create your own profiles so you can receive recommendations based on what you watch, not based on what everyone else is watching which is a major plus! Husband loves this as his recommendations lists aren't 'clogged up with all my shitty ass shows' (his words not mine!!)

I just love it. My husband and I have shows that we like to watch together and ones we watch separately. I just finished the IT crowd which I loved! He loves Dexter, Breaking Bad, House of Cards... I love re-watching Modern Family!

If you hadn't guessed... I think it's great. There is something for everyone and it's great value for money and there is alot of variety and usually a big update with new stuffs at the start of every month! I would recommend everyone at least have a go with the free trial and take it from there!

climbs back out of Netflix's ass :P

WaitingForPeterWimsey Fri 22-Nov-13 22:32:00

Would love to try Netflix, but we have broadband problems, so films aren't very reliable to watch hmm

Tigerstripes Fri 22-Nov-13 22:32:00

We had netflix but cancelled because there wasn't enough choice. We are considering returning (and leaving lovefilm) as we want to watch house of cards and orange is the new black but are put off as you don't have any mad men! None at all! We watch a LOT of tv - it is our main entertainment.

MurderOfGelth Fri 22-Nov-13 22:34:03

I like Netflix, and use it a lot, daily in fact. We got rid of our TV license ages ago as we never bother watching live TV, and decided to pay for Netflix instead, which has definitely been a better solution.

Only problem I have is that I'm not overly keen on the format used for Netflix on the PS3, prefer browsing on the PC, find the PS3 format really irritating if I'm just looking for inspiration. However it's easier to watch Netflix on the PS3 as it's permanently hooked up to the TV. So I tend to end up with it open on both just to find something to watch.

The selection is good, though I'd always be happy if they added more. (Doing a deal with BBC for old shows would make me ecstatically happy!)

froggers1 Fri 22-Nov-13 22:49:21

f you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

We have been using Netflix for about a month and love it. Currently working my way through Breaking Bad...but we have watched films - kids films and adults films. Always watch with my husband or my son.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We watch TV's in the evenings when the kids are in bed. The kids might watch a film on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

They have only watched films so far.

Fumnudge Fri 22-Nov-13 23:16:58

Please don't leave the last 'seasons' off of my favourite series!!!
Yes, you know which ones... Luther....Fringe.

Also agree with the subtitle comments, with a v young child there were lots of films I couldn't watch because I couldn't hear them (at 3am)

I've subscribed recently and stayed past the free trial. The Netflix Originals are brilliant but the films on offer are rubbish. I'd also love the TV to be more up to date. Would love America's Next Top Model, Girls, Nashville...

MotherIsTheBestBet Sat 23-Nov-13 00:06:51

DP and I subscribed to watch the last series of the brilliant Arrested Development. Once we'd watched that we didn't use it much on account of the slightly dispiriting video-shop-bargain-bucket quality of most of the films (except for 2 year old ds who just LOVES the super-bizarre Thomas the Tank Engine film on there with Alec Baldwin). Then we binged on Breaking Bad until that was all over, and now DS is the only one that watches it much. Hoping for another really good series to come along soon and lure us away from the BBC again.

jojane Sat 23-Nov-13 00:24:05

Kids watch netflix all the time. We have smart tv so easy to switch to Netflix. I watch it on iPad mainly while cooking in kitchen. Just watched dexter and now waiting for last 2 series to be available.
I wish it was easier to browse rather than having to search for a specific programme and would really really love it if we could have the Samemstuff available as the American Netflix!

GingerbreadMoomin Sat 23-Nov-13 01:08:27

I use it more to catch up on tv series that I've missed rather than films. I think the film selection could be better to be honest but then for the subscription cost I can't really moan too much. We use Netflix Kids more than the regular Netflix now too

HootyMcOwlface Sat 23-Nov-13 04:29:29

We use Netflix and I love it!

We mainly watch TV series, some on my own and some with DH. I watch on the TV or tablet while my 1 year old DS naps, and we occasionally we all watch a film together at the weekend. I tend to watch quite a lot of old TV series that are new to me. Between Netflix and iPlayer we don't tend to watch much live TV in our house any more.

I use the kids section for my DS as a last resort when I'm knackered. At the moment he loves the singalong Barney the dinosaur programmes.

I'd like to see more of a selection of TV series, and the most up to date seasons, as some are only available on US Netflix for example.

glastocat Sat 23-Nov-13 06:43:43

I loved Netflix and was gutted to realize you can't get it in Oz. Please come here so I can get rid of Foxtel!

LovesBeingHereAgain Sat 23-Nov-13 07:03:03

We love netflix. Dd loves the childrens section and being to pick her programme.

It's so easy to stop and cone back to a programme and just fits in better than live tv.

Housesellerihope Sat 23-Nov-13 07:22:39

I subscribed a few months ago in order to ditch my sky account because Netflix is so much less expensive. The choice is somewhat limited but for the price it's a real bargain. We watch a tv show as we have dinner each night - breaking bad or the it show or so etching like that. At the weekend we'll usually watch a film.

Ragwort Sat 23-Nov-13 07:52:15

I would appreciate a simple guide to how Netflix works, I have looked at the website but it is not at all clear, just wants me to sign up for a free trial. I do not want to sign up for something I do not understand.

I would like an old fashioned 'user guide' for someone who is a total technophobe before I have to commit to anything. grin.

'Entertainment' as such is not that important in our family life - mainly because we all have such different tastes and trying to find a tv show or film that all three of us enjoy is almost impossible - can't really think of anything apart from the Olympics that we all watch together sad. We recently tried to watch 'Chariots of Fire' together, thinking DS (12) would enjoy it but he got bored and gave up. DH & I loved re-watching it though grin. I would love to be the sort of family that sits together to watch something - but what confused? Cannot stand anything like X Factor/Strictly/I'm a Celebrity etc.

Me2Me2 Sat 23-Nov-13 07:56:59

We have used it a lot. Whilst living abroad we relied on it. Now back in the UK we use it mostly for TV series. Sometimes films but find the choice limited. Overall happy though. Netflix streams a lot better than other sites we've tried.
Its me and my DH who use it - most evenings actually as we'll normally have a series on the go. Haven't tried kids section - it's too much hassle wiring up TV and laptop when it's only for half an hour cartoons before bedtime so we use normal tv for that

FTRsGotAShinyNewNN Sat 23-Nov-13 08:35:11

I was a subscribed to both Netflix and lovefilm I have however cancelled my lovefilm subscription as the choice of tv series is much larger on netflix.
I use netflix mainly for tv but my DS (4.11) watches movies and some tv through netflixkids. I feel confident leaving him watching something while I potter around and don't worry about him stumbling across something inappropriate

thaliablogs Sat 23-Nov-13 08:38:52

I use it a lot and was originally blown away but am now finding it hard to find interesting new films to watch. Best for starting at the beginning of a long series (I am working through the us office) and just keep on going. Streaming is pretty impressive even over a slow connection.

janx Sat 23-Nov-13 08:39:58

I have use Netflix in the past to watch
Breaking Bad. We also watched quite a few kids films on it. I was pretty impressed with it as it seemed to have a lot of choice and was easy to usegrin

BaileysOnRocks Sat 23-Nov-13 08:40:40

I subscribe to Netflix mainly for the box sets, we rarely watch films as they aren't very recent. However. My daughters enjoy the kids netflix.

CrewElla Sat 23-Nov-13 08:45:58

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something [you'd] try? If so, why? If not, why not?

I've never tried it. I assumed it was live LoveFilms which I had tried and I wasn't impressed with that service so I never looked in to Netflix.

I have done a bit of googling since looking at this thread. I might be willing to get a Tivo with Virgin so I can have Netflix on my TV but I'll need to wait until I'm off mat leave. I need something idiot proof - I can't be trying to network my wireless internet to some newfangled device!

wilbur Sat 23-Nov-13 08:53:44

We are current subscribers, and like it a lot but are frustrated there is not more choice available, especially for old films. I searched for musicals the other day, wanting to snuggle down with dd, and there were so few to choose from which was a shame.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? We use Netflix regularly, through both the Wii (this is quite slow and difficult) and our new blu ray dvd player which is great. Kids love the tv series and the kids movies, and I like being able to pick a few old films I haven't seen for ages. We still have a Sky subscription, but are planning to get rid of that and use Netflix so I need to properly investigate the box sets and what's available which I haven't done yet.

We sometimes all watch together and sometimes alone. I will quite often put something on while I am sewing or doing other things (which is why I'd like more musicals so I can sing along!)

One thing I would say is that the searching and interface is really poor and only half thought out, I would go back to the drawing board on that. Also, please can you have some way of locking content? We have searched to see if there can be a pin for general access to the service, but can't find one. Yes, you have kidszone, but if the kids are watching on their own then they can just as easily access the whole store. A pin option for each person's individual account would be great, and then kids accounts could be linked only to Kids Zone for browsing. If I have got this wrong and there is some way of doing this already, someone please let me know!

jellyandcake Sat 23-Nov-13 08:59:41

We love it - have used it for films and tv series and I think it is a great service. I was off sick from work for a couple of weeks and Netflix was invaluable during this time! There are a few things we have shown to my toddler but we mainly use it just for us.

spottymoo Sat 23-Nov-13 09:15:33

We currently subscribe to netflixs me myself my husband and two child also use it, we have it streamed up the bedrooms and in the sitting room it gives us all the freedom to watch what we want when we want.

The children love the kids tv series and will often sit over dinner discussing what they've watched giggling away to each other.

My husband and I have watched tv series that we may have no watched on tv but have throughly enjoyed them we also love the netflixs original series.

NumptyNameChange Sat 23-Nov-13 09:45:47

i am a subscriber - signed up just over a month ago i think in order to watch a particular series and then got hooked as it's so simple and instant. i have always been quite err,herm... creative about how i source the things i want to view so didn't think it would be for me but actually it being so instant and there being so much to browse is well worth the cost imo so i'm keeping it.

i haven't had ds on it but i have used it to find a family film we could watch together instantly and will use it like this agian.

Jakebullet Sat 23-Nov-13 09:53:41

We love Netflix in our house, my son is autistic and money is tight so we rely on the TV for our entertainment on a regular basis.

I love the fact that Netflix has a dedicated Children's section and DS enjoys going through it to see what is on there.

I am loving Dexter at the moment and if Netflix care to add Seasons 7 & 8 of Dexter I will be their devoted fan forever.grin

Good lot of Dr Who there at the moment too tardis

Netflix is also really good value for money...£5.99 a month and a massive content compared with NowTV by Sky at an eye watering £15.99 a month.

Love it.

Fairylea Sat 23-Nov-13 09:55:48

We got Netflix initially to watch breaking bad as everyone kept raving about how wonderful it was.. and it was smile every night dh and I snuggled on the sofa to watch 2 episodes a time until it was done. And now we are a bit lost! Haven't found anything as good to replace it yet. Everyone says sons of anarchy is good but 3 episodes in and it isn't breaking bad good sad
Nevermind... we will keep trying!

Orange is the new black is brilliant too. I loved that.

My kids dont really use it as they prefer either cbbc or cbeebies but sometimes we do watch a family film.

The one thing its missing is new releases. We have just had to pay £6 this month to borrow films from our local library as they have newer films in there - the purge, world war z and the internship. Its a shame we have to go elsewhere to get newer films.

Other than that its great!

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Sat 23-Nov-13 10:05:13

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

Used Netflix for a while about 18 months or so ago, stopped the subscription after a few months as there didn't seem to be much choice, re-joined when DS2 was born (6 months ago) and its much better now

If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I tend to watch tv shows (love Numbers!) DP watches films and DS1 watches the kids stuff, we watch family films together (Cloudy with a chance of meatballs etc)

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis?

Daily

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We watch tv daily, sometimes just half an hour or so to keep DS1 entertained whilst I do chores quickly, sometimes (especially at the minute when they're full of a cold and I need them to sit still/rest and its freezing outside) its more, Netflix probably accounts for 50% or so of our viewing

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

Yep, DS1 will often bring me the ps3 control and ask for 'a film', usually cars or cwacom, prefers cbeebies for the programmes though (Mr Maker/Iconicles)

glorious Sat 23-Nov-13 10:25:04

I got a subscription as a present when I went on mat leave with DD1 (now nearly 10mo). It got a lot of use via apple tv and ipad before she arrived and when she was tiny and feeding non stop. Now I watch on my phone with headphones when putting her to bed. I mainly watch tv - enjoyed Spooks, Teachers, that one with Hugh Dennis about the family.... The film selection is less enticing but I enjoyed the Iron Lady and a few silly rom coms.

I like the idea of the children's section for when DD is older.

mablemurple Sat 23-Nov-13 18:54:45

I have two main gripes about Netflix. One is that they need to have many more recent films. I recently googled a list of academy award nominated films for the last 10 years and Netflix had only about three of them. There are far too many third rate films that are utter rubbish straight to DVD crap, which we have started to watch because (and this is my second gripe) there is not enough information given about the film. Really basic stuff like director and main actors is not provided - I don't want to have to sit with the iPad googling the films for more info, I want it to be there in the first place! Tbh, we are thinking of ending our subscription because of these problems, after we've finished watching the second series of The Killing though! The range of TV series is very good, but the main reason We took out a subscription was to watch films.

VirgoGrr Sat 23-Nov-13 19:00:00

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

Recent subscriber - about 3 weeks up to now! I got fed up with not being able to find anything to watch on free view, I didn't want to take up a sky subscription as I've not found it worth the money in the past and free online streaming is a bit hit and miss and fraught with dodgy websites. I liked the upfront nature of how to pay and the promise that you could cancel anytime without any hassle if it wasn't to your liking. I've had lovefilm before, which I've stopped using as even posting the discs back has become a bit of a chore and you don't really get that much control over what they send you. Lovefilms on demand service is rubbish, nothing even slightly recent or even any good.

So far I'm dead impressed, we don't watch everyday, but the automatic series link seems to have us hooked - we can watch three or four episodes of something at a time once we get going. We've been watching Sons of Anarchy together and I've been watching Orange is the New Black and Hemlock Grove on my own. The film choice is pretty good and I've put lots of things onto my list to watch. Most of my picks so far have been things that I just wouldn't have seen as we don't tend to buy box sets or anything like that. The recommendations have been pretty good and I think that the rating is easy to use and seems to be flagging up things that I'm interested in.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in? We're not big telly watchers, so it suits us to have on demand as our main source of screen entertainment. We're pretty selective about having the tv on and don't watch everyday. We use it on the tv through a windows media centre and I've tried the ipad app too to watch in bed. I was a bit apprehensive about how well the streaming would work as were a bit rural and our broadband is not always that great. It doesn't seem to hog the resources and streams fine, even with other devices using the same connection at the same time.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
We don't have children, so we haven't looked at this section, but I'm a big cartoon fan, so I might have a look.

I had heard good things from friends about Netflix, which is why I thought we'd give it a try - I think it's reasonably priced and unless the quality of content drops and we can't find anything to watch, I think we'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.

janey1234 Sat 23-Nov-13 20:00:55

I bloody love it. Am on maternity leave and my DP kindly pays for it for me.

So far, four months in, we have watched series 1-3 of breaking bad in the evening together (ironically I bought the DVD's but watching it through our smart TV is so much easier than faffing around with discs) and I have watched Dexter series 1-7 and orange is the new black during the day. We have also watched a couple of films together too.

Both of us think it represents excellent value for money and I have just persuaded a friend of mine about to go on maternity leave to get it too!

moldingsunbeams Sat 23-Nov-13 20:34:46

It has been a while since we used it but when we did I found that there were not enough recent films on there children's wise or what I like to warrant the fee.

I subscribe for DD but to be honest I find the selection of films is not that great.

My DD is a fan of old black and white children's films and 40s/50s colour children's films and it would be nice to see more classic children's filmssmile

I don't use it myself often but I had a recent hospital stay and watched a few films but again the choice was a little limited.

Overall it's better than lovefilm thoughgrin

NumptyNameChange Sat 23-Nov-13 21:33:19

does anyone know how to cancel bloody lovefilm? they've been taking my money for over a year without ever having sent anything after i signed up for a free trial and amazon voucher (promoted on here) but nothing came so i thought it hadn't worked and forgot about it only to find months and months on they'd been charging me. i've emailed repeatedly to no avail and it's not a direct debit so presumably debiting from my card and i don't know to cancel the payment.

sorry just picking brains. i was supposed to get a £20 amazon voucher that never came which was what tempted me to do the free trial.

Timeforabiscuit Sat 23-Nov-13 21:34:24

We love Netflix - the only trouble is deciding as a couple what we want to watch of an evening as there is lots of choice, unlike other streaming services we've tried (NOWTV/Love film) - Blink Box kept crashing and we've had virgin media for so long that the content is a bit meh and the navigation, dear christ that system is awful.

The kids section is a god send as the kids can easily navigate and choose what they like and there is a really good selection of things that pass my appropriateness test!

We barely watch live TV as a result, mainly to avoid adverts or inappropriate news contents (or sport results!) - so Netflix has entirely changed our viewing habits.

tugamommy Sat 23-Nov-13 21:47:34

I have been using Netflix for 6 months or so. It's mostly me and the children watching. They watch films as it does have a great selection (i ban icarly, maiko mermaids, etc).
Unfortunately the selection of adult films is really disappointing, if it wasn't for the attractive price and the children films i would have switched to love film.

gussiegrips Sat 23-Nov-13 21:54:37

Netflix is brilliant.

New mums are now denied the hours of early o'clock loneliness that I and my peers endured. It's just a sanity saver - and, the series like Orange and BB are absolutely brilliant.

My complaint is that I keep missing Question Time as I'm watching something from NF. Oops.

kellestar Sat 23-Nov-13 21:57:45

We've recently subscribed and some of it is great.

A chance to watch some great series for both me, DH and my 2.11 yo DD.

Wish there was a bigger selection of new release films, seasonal films and new TV series.

We are on a 30 day free trial, we are still undecided as to whether to extend this.

I would love to see more regular updates on new additions, maybe the ability to 'register' your interest in a series.

We mainly use on our Roku

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Sat 23-Nov-13 22:10:33

we use netflix all the time. mainly evenings and weekends. we love family time at home which usually involves a film!

we love that we can watch a film or a tv series and the dc watch the dedicated kids section, which they absolutely love.

def worth the money I think and I always recommend.

I've had Lovefilm for ages and didn't feel the need for another provider but then I wanted to watch Breaking Bad so took out the month long trial of Netflix.

As it turned out we are now subscribed to both. Netflix is being used more so we may drop the other subscription. Netflix is especially good for kids and that is what we use it for most. It gets used most days. Id like to be able to flick through more quality movies when I'm looking for something to watch, not just endless naff horror films.

I think it is well worth the price.

fackinell Sat 23-Nov-13 23:53:20

Subscribed to Netflix around 6mths ago. Love the great variety of TV series and have watched a lot of films. A few more new releases would be good but all round good value for the price, we are never stuck for something to watch.

dizzydel Sun 24-Nov-13 00:22:41

Just switched from Lovefilm which we found very limited for kids. Very happy so far. Good range of tv series and medieval drama.

michmum Sun 24-Nov-13 00:45:09

I love it. I finished my subscription with Sky few months ago as I wasn't benefiting from everything on it. I really only wanted the films for odd occasion to watch with my children. I subscribed to lovefilm.com and never used it. So complicated the membership!
Then I found Netflix for same price but unlimited watching. My 3yrold loves putting all the carebears and Dora on. I love the fact I can watch a film whenever without worrying if I or my children have used the allowance up! It's great and so simple to use. I have already recommended to two friends !

TurnipSlippers Sun 24-Nov-13 00:54:19

I have been using Netflix for around a year now. Used the free month trial and was hooked! Use it on average 4 times a week and watch a mixture of tv shows and films either on my own, with my partner or as a family. Really like that it can be used on more than one device...quite often OH is watching an action film on the Xbox and I'm watching a romcom on the tablet at the same time.

The new update has pleased me - means I can read the blurb at my own speed rather than racing to finish before it scrolled away.

As a family we are quite big on entertainment - we all enjoy gaming and movies. Netflix fits in really in this regard as it is often used as a 'there is nothing on tv, let's watch Netflix!' standby.

Netflix Kids is great, so easy in the school holidays, if I need a moments peace I can just put the kids section on and let them choose a film/program. It's brilliant for rainy days and saves the nagging I would get scrolling through the main app. I love that it's advert free too - means no pester power!

Pumpkintopf Sun 24-Nov-13 01:41:34

We kept our Netflix subscription solely to watch House of cards. Loved it, and loved that it was all available at once - though it meant a few late nights! Have also loved binge-watching breaking bad. Film selection not great but getting better. We like your innovation with commissioning your own material (HoCards). DH doesn't think the interface is great. Kids don't tend to use it- usually use sky.

Springcleanish Sun 24-Nov-13 06:23:34

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?
It's OK. Would like more choice in film and more parental control.
Do you use Netflix on a regular basis?
Yes, my ds (15) daily and dd (10) weekly
If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series?
Film before bed (ds)
Film for Sunday am (dd)
When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
With dd on Sunday, DS/DH late evening, DS on own
What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
TV fom 8.30 till 10, most nights, whilst doing other jobs, mning
Children's TV 6-7 on none club nights and sat/ sun am
What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
Yes, dd does, but she can't use that section only so isn't allowed on Netflix without me or she'd use it more.
If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something youd try? If so, why? If not, why not?
Trial membership completed, is worth £5/6 a month, so keeping subscription.

HolidayArmadillo Sun 24-Nov-13 06:44:13

We love Netflix, I'd say as a family we use it every day. The kids area is really easy for them to navigate - even for my 3 year old. My husband and I have watched several box sets, including Breaking Bad which judging by the comments on here must be your biggest draw. I'd like to see more content though, the movie selection isn't great and your USA service has a much wider selection overall. One thing I'd love to see on Netflix is Game of Thrones plus the end of series like Dexter. Overall we love Netflix and will continue to subscribe, using it through our smart TV, XbOx and iPad.

DeathByLaundry Sun 24-Nov-13 07:57:33

We subscribed recently. DH had a free trial and we got into Breaking Bad. It's over now so we'll need to look for something else to get into. I haven't really had a chance to explore yet so no idea what is on there but I still have to catch up with the latest series of the Walking Dead and Homeland so I'll look for those first.

The film selection is poor but the actual service is brilliant. No buffering, automatically keeps your place, and really great value. The rolling subscription is really attractive - if it was a contract I'd think of it as £70 a year and probably not bother, but it's nice know we can unsubscribe anytime.

DeathByLaundry Sun 24-Nov-13 07:58:22

Oh and I haven't used it for any kids stuff yet.

EstoyAqui Sun 24-Nov-13 09:04:33

We love Netflix in our house. I was originally asked to trial it for Mumsnet last year and have kept up the subscription.

Its content is up to date and I have found many new series' to watch since subscribing. I would recommend:

'It's always sunny in Philadelphia'
'Orange is the new black'
'Doug Stanhope'
'House of cards'

I love that it has many series developed specifically for them. Breaking Bad being shown realtime without a delay from the US was great. We have downloaded in the past but since having Netflix not so much.

Personally we watch a lot of movies as a family. Although they do not always have the latest releases we don't mind as the selection is broad enough to find something to watch. We have normally watched any film we must see at the cinema in advance anyway. In fact, we have found several new programmes and series whilst looking for another product.

Since I have joined their have been several changes to it, all for the better, I think its a great service and cannot see us leaving any time soon. I would go so far as to say I evangelise about them to friends and family.

My DD and DS watch the Kids section on her iPad. DH and I watch the other profile on either our TV, PS3, iPhone, smartphone or iPad. Because we use different devices we get to see how it looks on other platforms and I think they have worked really hard to make the user experience consistent.

Things that would make it better for me:

Have an IMDB type search for either Actors or Actresses. Link to this content.
Password protect the adult profiles. <ooer>
Allow the items not interested in to be noted and further influence recommendations.

babiesmakemecrazy Sun 24-Nov-13 09:41:08

I've been using netflix for over a year and it's great! New films are added and series are updated every now and again. All my family use my netflix which is great for everyone. It's used daily!
Obviously more choice would be great but I am happy with what there is at the moment. The only things that would make me come off netflix is if the price went up or if it stopped you using on multiple devices.

SummerSevern Sun 24-Nov-13 09:48:24

DH and I watch in bed with headphones while trying to get the baby to fall asleep. We've enjoyed Orange is the New Black and are currently working our way through White Collar.
I like that you can set up your own profile; so DH isn't subjected to suggestions related to Doc Martin!
Our DD isn't old enough to use the kids section yet, but we've certainly been enjoying the Disney films!

BiscuitsAreMyDownfall Sun 24-Nov-13 11:33:38

We have Netflix and lovefilm

Agree with others that its not very good for films.

We like to have incase there are the odd shows that are only on Netflix.

DH watches things more than me though. I had to ask him if we still had it as I didn't know.

Ive heard that the American version is much better than the UK version so would like something that is as good. Especially as we watch more American shows than British shows.

We dont use it that much as a couple as we have too many other programs that we watch ATM, but if we have the odd night with nothing to watch we will have a look to see if there is anything worth watching on Netflix.

Osmiornica Sun 24-Nov-13 12:09:52

We have recently signed up to Netflix having cancelled lovefilm due to buffering issues. So far netflix downloads are much better and more reliable. We tend to mostly watch tv series - ones that were on channels we didn't have before (channel 5 mostly). We normally watch in the evenings when the children are in bed.

I haven't found many films I like the look of on there yet. The ones I do want to see they don't have.

We haven't watched anything with the children so far but they have lots of dvds they like so no need at the moment.

Kipsy Sun 24-Nov-13 14:35:16

Use it everyday. We each (DH, I and DD) have our own profiles. I love the new Profiles feature as each of us have completely different viewing preferences - very useful.

TV Entertainment plays a larger role than I would like in weeknight life honestly. I don't like or watch much TV (prefer browsing on Mumsnet instead grin). But when we do watch a movie together, it is usually movies off Netflix.

Yes, my child uses Netflix Kids - about twice or thrice a week. She is not much of a TV watcher herself. She loves the lack of ads, the on-demand nature and the actual programmes. We use AppleTV to access Netflix, she finds it very easy to navigate and choose what she likes to see.

BsshBossh Sun 24-Nov-13 19:57:48

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

We (DH and I) watch Netflix on our TV via Apple TV. Very easy to use though I wish it was easier to discover new stuff. We watch mainly TV series. Breaking Bad and Luther were huge hits in our house; I'm currently making my way through Buffy grin to relive my youth. Nice range of independent films which I've added to My List. Watch it three times a week. I wish you made more of the Netflix US content available here eg Mad Men otherwise I can see we'll cancel within 6 months.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We never watch live TV these days other than news and Match of the Day. Everything's recorded, iTunes, YouTube or Netflix. We don't watch alot of TV so we seek out specific material to watch at a time suitable to us.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
The Kids section is excellent even though my 5yo only watches Max and Ruby. But she's ODed on that now and doesn't scroll through the other choices. But perhaps if she was older...

JumpingJetFlash Mon 25-Nov-13 11:36:20

We have had Netflix for about 9 months and so far so good :-)

We mainly watch TV Series in an evening - I like the fact that you can watch from the start. I occasionally watch films but it doesn't have the most amazing selection.

My 6 yr old loves to use it on the iPad for a lazy Sunday morning :-) and having the separate profiles is fab to make sure that she doesn't see anything inappropriate. Only downside is that it's been glitchy recently with logging out and mixing the 2 profiles together which can be a bit worrying.

I have recommended it to a friend who was about to start mat leave because of the Multi platform benefits and being able to watch from the start.

superbagpuss Mon 25-Nov-13 12:41:34

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I like netflix, a good range of tv shows and slighter older films - nothing very new to watch. I tend to watch on my own, but DH will also watch other series on his own.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We allow dc to have screen time each evening and netflix is a good way of finding a show they like - it avoids adverts and owning lots of dvds for them.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

Not at the moment as we control what they watch but as they get older is a good way on allowing them access but being sure what they see is suitable.

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?
We have been signed up for about 6-8 weeks and so far love it. As previous users of LoveFilm we found we were not using this but Netflix suits us better (so far)

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
It has become a firm favourite on Saturday mornings - my 5yo DS watched MythBusters with DH (I get to lie in bed). Also love the availability of series - Dexter, Some SciFi thing DH watches - and if I want cheesy stuff I could hunt around for it Have also used it for the occasional Sunday afternoon film curled up in front of the fire. I go on MN whilst DH doing his Sci-Fi stuff - so overall is a mix of (mostly) family stuff but some solo.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We are not massive TV watchers. Unlike a lot of our friends the television is not on all the waking hours. What this does mean is that when we do watch it we are more selective - not just channel hopping to find anything that would do - when we watch we want to have something on that is an active, positive choice IYSWIM.

So on the virgin box we have recorded stuff we want to watch/the DCs want
(Blue Peter, Junior Bake-off, Spiderman for eg) rather than just shoving CBBC on. Netflix just add to the repertoire.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
They know it is there. But as above - their viewing tends to be stuff they are interested in - an with the limited viewing time we do we have enough stuff already as regular choices.

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something youd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

momb Mon 25-Nov-13 12:46:29

We've been using netflix through the wii on our family TV for several weeks now. We like it. It doesn't have all the films that we have searched for but there's always something that we haven't seen or that we really enjoy.
We had previously tried LoveFilm but it had no films for download that we wanted to watch so cancelled that after only a couple of weeks.
For us it's a replacement for going to the DVD shop so we weren't expecting every film ever made to e avaiable.
I do really like the recommendation feature based on what we've viewed before. We've seen and enjoyed films that we woudln't have picked up on otherwise. I would like to see more British, more classics and more offbeat films (thinking of stuff like Little Miss Sunshine, Dogma, Shallow Grave etc).
We haven't watched lots of TV series with it but are currently enjoying Blue panet. The children do use it to watch american kids shows.
We have never had Sky.
We use Netflix for half an hour most mornings (children) and then 2 or 3 times during the week in the evening. Apart from the news we haven't watched much else since getting the service.

Dontwanttobeyourmonkeywrench Mon 25-Nov-13 12:53:04

I love Netflix. We have it on the tablet, laptop,wii and smartphone and it's fantastic for keeping DD and DS entertained in the car because they like to watch different things (big age gap).

Dh watches it on the tablet in bed and mainly watches all the conspiracy stuff that I have no interest in, and for a technophobe he really enjoys it.

addle Mon 25-Nov-13 13:05:32

we got it originally to watch 'breaking bad' and are keeping it because there is usually something to watch and the new/original TV series are great, BUT the selection of films isn't marvellous, especially old and/or foreign films, and the search engine watching through the Wii is v clunky; much better on laptop. we watch it variously on TV, laptops and ipad.

DontLetTheMugglesGetYouDown Mon 25-Nov-13 13:12:43

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

I use Netflix now and I love it. I have had it for a few months now though and think I am coming to the end of my time with it as I've watched most things of interest to me on there now.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

Yes I use Netflix most days. I've watched quite a few TV series and also a lot of films, totally depends on what mood I'm in. I mostly watch it on my own but sometimes I will watch with my partner or child. We've found it especially good to watch Breaking Bad together.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

I like it because we can watch our own stuff without annoying each other. DP has an account on his phone, I have one on my ipad and then we have the 3rd one on the PS3 so we can watch things together.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

My little boy loves this! If he wakes up too early I can send him off with my ipad to watch his programmes. I like the fact its totally seperate from my adult programmes so he cant accidently watch something he shouldn't be.

hermioneweasley Mon 25-Nov-13 13:25:54

I had a free trial fairly early on, and coukd not find a single thing I wanted to watch. I had expected US TV series, fairly recent movies as well as good classics. Nothing. Cancelled the free trial within an hour.

Sounds like it might be better now.

afussyphase Mon 25-Nov-13 14:03:19

I use it almost daily but only for a few TV shows -- currently watching Numb3rs. I like the interface on my laptop, and can pipe the video and sound to the TV so that works fine, combined with a mobile app that acts as a remote. It doesn't work at all on my android tablet, which is very disappointing.

But the main problem: the selection is really not good enough in the UK, especially for films. I hope that they will read this thread and sort it out. This country-based licensing and release date system is now totally out-dated in general; services like netflix should get together and change the system. I'd pay more for decent selection. Now that you can't go to the corner shop and rent a movie, we basically can't see films that aren't playing at the cinema any more at all! Lovefilm didn't work for us; I don't want to decide in advance what I might want to watch next time (found I was never in the mood for whatever ambitious or depressing thing we'd picked). The only real option to see films is to download them illegally through bittorrent!Surely this isn't the option Netflix wants to push people into. I thought Netflix would be a viable alternative, and it is, for TV shows (sort of) but not for films. And it just seems artificial and unfair when you take your computer to another country and are told that you can't watch the show you were in the middle of the previous evening. It seems artificial because it is. There is no good reason for selection to remain so limited and for different countries to have different access any more.

LittleBairn Mon 25-Nov-13 14:19:00

We are big fans of Netflix so much so we cancelled our Vigin TV and got rid of our monstrosity of a TV taking up to much space in the sitting room.
Now we just have Netflix on our iPads we find it fulfils all our TV needs.

The downside to Netflix in our household is that DH takes his iPad I to the bathroom for long leisurely baths, my bladder almost exploded during his bath time with the Hobbit. hmm

On a more serious note my DH isn't to pleased about the slow rate of new content and has threatened to cancel a few times.

alice93 Mon 25-Nov-13 14:59:07

Before Netflix, I was DVD-buying addict. Netflix is far cheaper but I still get to watch all the films I want to watch, plus I have come across so many more films that are well worth watching that I wouldn't have known about if I didn't have Netflix.
Netflix is worth having simply to watch House of Cards or any of the other of the Netflix series.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 25-Nov-13 17:13:53

We used to have Netflix, and found it to be really poor value for money. The only thing we could find to watch on it was Arrested Development, and we'd have been better off buying the boxset.

Sky might seem expensive, but when there was literally not a single film on Netflix that we wanted to watch that we hadn't already seen in the few months we had Netflix, we soon realised Sky Movies was the better value option.

Yoghurty Mon 25-Nov-13 17:44:29

We've subscribed to Netflix for a while. We unsubscribed and used 2 different competitors, but found their catalogs and features to not be as good, so we returned to Netflix.

We use it on a weekly basis- usually at the weekend when we're all home together.

Movies are usually the number one watch, but recently, DH and I have been watching stand-up comedian shows- the choice of US tours available are great and we've watched things we wouldn't have bought on DVD.

What I really like is that with films being remade, a lot of the originals are on Netflix so we can compare and contrast grin

We most recently watched 'The Hunger Games' on Friday night as Saturday morning we all went to see 'Catching Fire'. smile

DziezkoDisco Mon 25-Nov-13 18:18:09

The films are properly rubbish. Am in the process of cancelling as finsihed watching dexter and breaking bad. Also the streaming / voice sycning was rubbish.

Babycarmen Mon 25-Nov-13 18:24:48

We are huge fans of Netflix in this house! Me and DP love watching TV series and films and DD (6) loves watching kids programmes on my tablet. I think it is great and definitely worth what you pay!

WhosLookingAfterCourtney Mon 25-Nov-13 18:33:07

We got netflix for House of Cards earlier in the tear, and Breaking Bad more recently.

I watch with my dh, always tv series. The dcs (1 and 3) love Thomas the Tank Engine. One thing I find with Thomas is that it often pauses half way through a 5 minute episode, and that if an episode has been watched before, if it comes on again it goes straight to the closing theme tune.

Kids don't feel the same way about watching something twice as adults do!

poppy1973 Mon 25-Nov-13 18:48:47

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

We just finished the month's free trial for Netflix and decided to cancel.
We just couldn't find any recent films or tv shows that we wanted to watch. The children liked it for the disney films and being able to watch 'Cloudy with meatballs' numerous times. It is a shame that the UK doesn't hold as many titles and films as the USA version - which is far better.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We were able to watch it directly from the wii and the samsung bluray player which was good.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

The children liked this and I liked that it was separate menu to the adults version.

nannynick Mon 25-Nov-13 19:14:26

I had netflix in the past, cancelled it, then rejoined after about 6 months.
It is great that you can simply terminate subscription and easily restart it again, as finances allow. No having to phone up, nice simple click.

I use it every day, especially on days off work when I can watch back to back episodes of TV shows. Currently going through the episodes of Dexter.

Movies I watch from time to time. Recently rewatched Muppets Christmas Carol which I had not seen for a long time.

I watch on my own but at work the children have discovered netflix and now seem to watch that more than live TV.

I did have trouble with finding out what was on netflix, especially before subscribing and even since subscribing it can be easier to use other services to find out about what is available, such as uk.istreamguide.com/... so please Netflix do not stop third parties having access to the Netflix API.

I think that more needs to be done to make people aware that netflix is not a place for latest release movies. There are other services for pay-per-view movie rentals. Netflix is more about TV box sets, back catalogue, documentaries, though does from time to time have some more things which are around a year since they were in the cinema.

I love how I can watch on iPad and pause it... then turn on AppleTV and it will restart from the point I stopped at.

Rhythmisadancer Mon 25-Nov-13 19:58:36

We love Netflix, we like getting into a series and then settling down to watch a couple of episodes on nights that we're both in. Did BBC House of Cards this way, then got totally addicted to Breaking Bad. After Xmas we'll give the new USA House of Cards a go. When husband is away I get in the bath and watch Nurse Jackie or modern family with the iPad propped up on the loo.
The kids like it for their Sunday morning telly- fest, and they work through the recommendations.
Only problem seems to be that our broad band isn't quite wide enough so we get a bit of reloading, and sometimes can't get it to work at all (I think this might be when the au pair is using the Internet upstairs)

tvstand Mon 25-Nov-13 20:06:46

Came on to moan that it's frustrating I'd started watching gossip girl only to find out that the final series was missing, then found an email from mnhq telling me it was now available, now a happy camper!

BarfaStewart Mon 25-Nov-13 20:12:02

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

We love it. It's got a wide enough range of films and TV programmes.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series?

Yes, we use it regularly for a wide range of programmes. I discovered The Vampire Diaries through Netflix, I have also caught up with Downton Abbey through it as well and The Tudors. DH has watched Breaking Bad. The only problem is the lack of HD.

When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

It varies, I tend to watch while ironing though.

What role does Entertainment play in your families life and how does Netflix fit in?

We like to watch films as a family, but programmes as individuals. Netflix is a great way to do that.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

DS adores the kids section, he watches Ninjago and Sonic.

Can you tell we like it? wink

HomeHelpMeGawd Mon 25-Nov-13 20:39:36

We love netflix but find it difficult to cope without season 3 onwards of Modern Family....

My brother gifted us a year's subscription to Netflix. Generally, we like it. Our main criticisms are that there aren't many new films available and there aren't lots of films added regularly. It is almost identical to our LoveFilm subscription but at least with LoveFilm, we get newer films on disc. We are having problems with Netflix crashing our TiVo box at the moment but we can still watch it happily through our Wii. We do watch it quite a lot. I love the fact that I can put it on Netflix Kids and know that nothing totally inappropriate is going to pop up. We also like watching favourite TV series on there - very useful when the DCs go in and out of phases for different favourite TV programmes. It has sensible suggestions for things we might like to watch.

midwifeandmum Mon 25-Nov-13 21:53:35

I use netflix all the time. I use it on the virgin tivo box app. The kids love watching their own films on Netflix via tablets or kindle fire hd. Dh and i watched tge fulk 3 series of downton abbey this summer after hearing everyone rave about it. I personally love made in chelsea but i am dissapointed they have only put 2 series of it on.

If kids want to watch a movie in their bedroom, ill attachthe kindle to tv and they have a great movie experience.

We love our sunday movie time, after dinner, dh and dds and I pick a movie and snuggle up.

The only negative is that when viewing from the kindle, the picture pixelates quite alot, only for a few secondsat a time.

I woukd recommend Netflix, its only £5.99 a month for good grownup or family entertainment.

I cancelled lovefilm after subscribing to Netflix as there is no comparison between the two.

Netflix has more choice and is very simple to use. Even my dd1 who is 4 can use it

Shlurpbop Mon 25-Nov-13 22:07:05

We have Netflix as we don't have access to live TV. We got rid of Sky after trialling Netflix and have been really happy so far.
Not so keen on the new layout but hoping it will improve with time.
My daughter loves the dedicated kids section and there's enough there to entertain her.
Me and my DH like the series (battlestar , breaking bad, dexter, QI ) and I like the old rom-com films smile
We have recommended to quite a few people.

Shlurpbop Mon 25-Nov-13 22:08:57

rhythm Ipad propped on loo and modern family - I do that too!

mamaduckbone Mon 25-Nov-13 22:54:18

We have recently signed up to Netflix on the 1 month free trial and I think we'll continue with the subscription, primarily because we've become hopeless Breaking Bad addicts...it really is excellent. There are also several other dramas that I'm looking forward to watching in full...the killing and the bridge included.
My dh is quite impressed by the range of films but there isn't that much that appeals to me and I'm underwhelmed by the kids section. If it was any more expensive I wouldn't bother but since there is never anything on tv it's worth it I think.

trolleycoin Tue 26-Nov-13 00:04:55

I've subscribed to Netflix for about 12 months now. I like that you pay a one off monthly fee, regardless of how much you watch.

O like the new interface on the android app.

I used it to watch Poirot and Marple then was absolutely hooked by the original version of House of Cards. I'm now working through classic films e.g. ones with Doris Day or Carry Grant. I tend to watch on my phone, especially when working away from home. The sound and picture quality is really good on my phone.

I'm gutted its not the Netflix app on our smart tv (which we bought before subscribing to Netflix). It would be great if it was. We can still hook the laptop up to the tv though.

I've also just watched every episode of the IT crowd which was brilliant and cheaper than getting the box set.

We don't watch much as family as DS too small but I will have a lool for some Christmas films for us to watch.

Agree with other posters that it could do with some more recent films.

sewingandcakes Tue 26-Nov-13 07:50:57

I subscribed to Netflix to watch Breaking Bad, with my husband. We now watch a few family films on there, and the kids use the Netflix kids section to watch Lego episodes and Johnny Test etc.

I find it a good and easy way to watch things on demand, especially now I can watch it through Virgin on my TV, but I was previously put off subscribing twice, as it's not possible to see the films & tv shows available unless you subscribe first.

I will continue to subscribe until I've finished watching Breaking Bad. I do find that their content is lacking; many of the series I'd like to watch are not on there (Game of Thrones, True Blood, etc).

areyoutheregoditsmemargaret Tue 26-Nov-13 10:35:36

I absolutely love Netflix, I've subscribed for almost a year. I briefly subscribed before but was unimpressed by content, but was lured back in by House of Cards and stayed.

I probably watch two or three times a week - usually an episode of a series, currently in the middle of both Breaking Bad and Damages. Former with husband, latter alone. There are loads more TV series I plan to watch when those are finished. We don't watch that many films but that's because we are usually too tired in the evening to watch a whole film [tragic emoticon]. I agree there isn't that much recent stuff available but there's a great back catalogue, especially foreign films, and I am really looking forward to catching up with a few things one day like in 2027 at this rate

I do watch films with my kids at weekends and love the selection of old family films like The Parent Trap and Mary Poppins. More please. More musicals too grin. Alone the kids watch episodes of various shows, not many in term time, quite a few in the holidays.

Like most families, we watch more and more TV on demand, very few things are watched "live" any more, with the exception of Strictly. So Netflix fits in brilliantly with this. We haev freeview and I have no intention of subscribing to Virgin/Sky etc, the Netflix sub is all I need to add just a tiny bit more variety to our viewing. Price is exactly right, any more and I would unsubscribe.

everymeeveryyou Tue 26-Nov-13 11:14:10

I have Netflix but actually think it is dire. I think it is poorly set out for use on a smart TV compared to the lovefilm smart tv version. Whilst I agree it is easy enough to browse using a pc I do not want to have to do that every time I want to watch something.

I also dislike the fact that it displays icon images for films that are totally unsuitable for children even when you have set a PIN to stop them being viewed.

There is not much in the content that I actually want to watch, with the odd exception being some american tv series. I agree with everyone who said the film selection is poor.

The only reason I have it is for the Kids section, however I would like the browsing to be easier and no film icons for unsuitable films on the home page, as already mentioned.

All in all I am not impressed and prefer lovefilm,despite the fact that we often have streaming issues with it!

Mrsfluff Tue 26-Nov-13 13:41:01

I have it and whilst I agree the range of films is a bit disappointing, I'm really enjoying the tv shows. I loved Orange is the New Black and we've been able to watch Breaking Bad, which somehow passed me by on TV.
I´m currently half way through The Bridge, which is brilliant...........it just means I can't Mumsnet as much, due to the subtitles grin

bundaberg Tue 26-Nov-13 13:46:08

I subscribe to Netflix.

I can't use it on my computer (i can't remember why now... maybe cos it's running Linux??) but we use it on the Wii U.

I was pretty disappointed to find that there is a well-known bug if you're using it via the Wii U where it just blacks out every time you try and use it, meaning we have to turn the whole shebang off, restart it and try again. Very irritating... we subscribed ON the wii u, and I don't think Netflix should enable you to do that until they've fixed the bug.

The kids quite like it because we don't actually get any broadcast tv, so this is their alternative. We used to use iPlayer, but that isn't supported on the Wii U hmm. If it was we probably wouldn't have subscribed to Netflix because obv iPlayer is free!

They've found it annoying with some things that show up, but when you click on it there isn't actually anything there (is there is a picture of a character, but no actual episodes if you click on it)

I thought the range of programmes and films was not the best, it was certainly a much smaller selection than I was expecting. If it wasn't for the children I wouldn't have kept up my subscription.
It's also kind of hard to navigate on the Wii U, but that's maybe a Nintendo thing rather than a Netflix thing?

Lent1l Tue 26-Nov-13 15:02:23

We tried Netflix for a month before our DD was due and whislt I had that kind of time it was great. Managed to get through a few series that I'd wanted to see. We keep debating taking it out again but we can't even keep up with the programmes we record from normal tv, let alone find time to sit down and choose things on Netflix to watch so I fear our subscription would be wasted. Perhaps once she is a little older and our hosue renovation is closer to completion then we might get evenings back and take it out again.

Certainly it is not a reflection of the service offered as to why we don;t have it. We felt it was a great service and very easy to use. Just we don't have time to make use of it properly right now.

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

We Subscribed just after DS was born. Night feeds were a nightmare and we needed something to help the feeder stay awake.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
We watch about a couple of times a week, mainly if there is nothing else on. DH and I watch mainly series like Orange is the New Black and Arrested development. I have also been watching Dead like Me and Buffy. We sometimes watch movies if we can get long enough to watch a whole one.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in? It provides another option if we are watching TV.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
Nope. Too young.

mindingalongtime Tue 26-Nov-13 17:52:01

We used to subscribe, but really don't have the time to watch films, and found it a hard to navigate the site. We weren't impressed beyond the free trial.

mrsbunnyw Tue 26-Nov-13 18:02:17

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I mostly use it with my partner (he is the driving force) to watch series or films.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We prefer to watch TV at our choice of time, and if we enjoy a series we want to keep watching episodes. The children don't watch much TV so don't really use it.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

We looked at it but haven't bothered. There is nothing that really appealed to the children.

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something youd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

N/A as we use it

GTbaby Tue 26-Nov-13 18:08:43

Been using Netflix for over 6months.
Prefer using via play station on tv. But not always possible.
Mostly used on iPad to watch American shows. Easier they getting box sets.
Depending on series I'm into use varies. When watching things like breaking bad was using everyday!

My own kids are too young, but DN uses kids section, makes it easier as I don't worry about what she chooses.

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I used to use Netflix but it seemed more use to catch up with TV series's and I don't watch many

I found the choice of film limited and we do not have a very fast broadband so it was impossible to watch anything at peak time, from about 6pm till about 10pm which was when we needed it most!

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We love watching films when we get the chance even though we have very different tastes. I did watch a couple of really good films (in the afternoon) on Netflix but I soon ran out of films I was interested in. It didn't seem very up to date with the films available and we couldn't watch them together in the evening.

I have subscribed to LoveFilm again now. I also cancelled my subscription with them due to our limited broadband but they offered us a monthly DVD deal which has been really good and no buffering problems!

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

wouldn't use the kids section as my DC's are too old for it!

LittleBallOfFur Tue 26-Nov-13 21:44:39

We use netflix via apple tv, mostly to watch series (mad men for me and DH, he also likes sons of anarchy and the walking dead but I'm a bit of a wuss!) and kids tv (thomas for DS!). We use an 'un-block us' subscription so that we can watch US shows for more choice.

It's been great for us - the only thing I find a bit disappointing is the lack of film choice. We used to have lovefilm and the choice was great - I think netflix is better for series or if you're happy to just watch a random film, but not if you have a particular film in mind.

PseudoBadger Tue 26-Nov-13 21:56:07

At the moment netflix is saving my sanity by providing on demand Dora The Explorer for my DS whilst I breastfeed his baby sister. For that, I shall be eternally grateful except for the resultant ear worms

HollyGoFucker Tue 26-Nov-13 22:02:50

I've had Netflix for about a month and my family have used it lots.

We were drawn into subscribing by Breaking Bad but have found ourselves using the kids selection loads.

I'd like to see more series of US drama, I'm going to need something to replace Breaking Bad soon! and a greater selection of classic and modern films.

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Tue 26-Nov-13 23:11:15

I defected from Lovefilm about 9 months ago, I think for Breaking Bad, can't remember, and stayed for House of Cards (brilliant!) and Orange is the New Black.

DH and I watch TV series together on the iPad when DD is asleep. It's definitely worth it for the above series but I wish it was easier to navigate. It's tricky to browse and suggests dodgy boxsets to me that it thinks I'll like which turn out to be crap. <disappointed> I use Netflix less since Sky Go upped it's game.

shoppingpenguin Wed 27-Nov-13 06:59:17

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?
We have had Netflix for 2 years now and we love it. It is hands down the best £6.99 we pay a month (or £5.99 ... whatever!). We stopped paying the BBC licence fee about 5 years ago, because there was rarely anything on any of the terrestrial channels that we wanted to watch, so Netflix is our primary family entertainment. We trialed LoveFilm last year - it was hideous in comparison. We stream through the Wii and use our laptops sometimes. I have given 3 month subscriptions to friends as presents before - and a few have even left Sky for Netflix! When new-ish films appear it always impresses me (the Hunger Games film appeared very quickly!)

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis?
Yes, daily! Even on holiday, we tend to have a laptop with us so we can stream Netflix. As a couple we mainly watch TV series - Modern Family first caught our interest, but now we've found some of the darker channel 4 comedies which are good. We also go for the nostalgic TV series like Buffy. If we get time and the children are in bed, we do look through for films (but that is rare, normally the need for sleep wins!). Most of the time, Netflix is used by the children who both have an area, and their own favourite shows.

What role does Entertainment play in your families life and how does Netflix fit in?
Normally, Netflix is put on after the children have had breakfast and gotten ready for school as a reward, so they get an episode of a TV series. Then, after bath time when everyone is worn out and ready for bed, it goes back on for a few more TV series episodes. My 3 year old goes up first, allowing the 6 year year old to change the programme. Friday night is film night so we scroll through the children's films on Netflix. We don't have it on when actively playing or doing things.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
The children are delighted to have their own areas, but want to be able to customise their avatars at log in. Having Netflix Kids sectioned off is good as it stops them discovering things like South Park which look suitable to them, but clearly are not. We have discovered some gems through the 'popular on netflix' list, and both children have their favourites. We need more series of Winx Club on there though please. It's now a whole family favourite and we had to catch up by watching some series on Youtube. Which is rubbish through the Wii. The variety of new and old tv is great, and they are starting to appreciate the lesser known Disney films now.

Fabsmum Wed 27-Nov-13 09:27:18

I've had my subscription to netflix for a year and watch something on it almost every day.

I agree that the selection of films is disappointing, however the tv series more than makes up for this. There are some very good documentaries on netflix

orange is the new black - would renew my subscription for this alone. Can't wait for the new series.

Currently ploughing through every series of 24.

More Nurse Jackie please!

More series of Modern Family also.

I watch it on my iPad and on my new ultra flash internet tv.

Fabsmum Wed 27-Nov-13 09:28:56

Forgot to mention Dexter and Criminal Minds - both great.

Fabsmum Wed 27-Nov-13 09:33:05

Whoops - keep forgetting things. DC's watch Netflix in bed sometimes as a treat. They enjoy Icarly, South Park (totally unsuitable I know) and Top Gear. My autistic child watches repeats of Top Gear on a loop on Netflix and we're really grateful for this facility as it keeps him very happy.

We love netflix and kicked Lovefilm to the kerb for netflix instead. The kids love having their own personal sections. I have no complaints about the films as I am wading through one's I watched years ago and couldn't track down easily like don't tell mom the babysitters dead and Powder. My only snag is that surely new releases and just added should be page 1? They are usually page 2 or 3. Now please find The Vanished for me and I'll be very happy. grin

custardo Wed 27-Nov-13 13:12:31

there are personal sections?

I should know this - we subscribe as a family, but am sick of kung fu and obscure American comedians being suggested for me becusae DS has watched them recently

or DD has watched some crappy american teen series like hemlock grove

then I go on - watch one Bollywood film, the next thing you know its all Bollywood being suggested

so that is getting on my nerves

BooMeowson Wed 27-Nov-13 14:17:45

I used to use Netflix - I liked the range of films and I enjoyed how frequently they changed. I found it useful that it's on XBox

I used it when you there were no profiles. Reading through some replies here I'm glad to see that has changed - it really was hopeless. Sometimes I would have liked to rate a movie poorly or greatly but have a choice of saying "Don't put this into the meta data". I liked one film that was a "kids" film and was deluged with - you liked Toy Story so we think you'll love Peppa Pig. Umm no.

SaltySeaBird Wed 27-Nov-13 20:46:43

A friend had a subscription but cancelled it. Mainly due to the lack of recent films.

I find the website immensely frustrating and annoying that you can't really see the full selection. It just seems to be a landing page where you have to sign up for a trial. For me that is very, very off putting.

The film selection is fairly poor and I find that having Sky I record whole series of things (on series link) and then watch them when the series has finished so I can plough through them quickly (if I feel the urge). I never watch "live" TV really.

I don't have the internet set up (my wireless signal is poor in the living room and the XBox does drop connection quite frequently). This is a concern. However I do think it is a good idea for TV series that we have heard of but haven't had the chance to record and we are doing the free trial to see how we get on with it.

I use ut, but only cos it is cheap. I keep forgetting it is there, and use on demand bstead.

It is annoying when I get hooked on something, and ony one series is there.

MuddlingMackem Wed 27-Nov-13 21:06:31

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

We really like it and use it most days.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series?

At least one of us in the household will use it most days. The kids watch it over Sky channels a lot of the time. We've watched films and TV series. I watched all of Waking the Dead because of it, and discovered Covert Affairs. Was gutted it only went to the end of series 2 as it's series 4 that's currently airing on a Sky channel. DH got caught up with Breaking Bad with it. There are other series we really want to watch, just time hasn't allowed it yet. We would very much like to check out Supernatural as we've heard so much good stuff about it, so hoping that will come to Netflix at some point.

When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

DH an I watch together or on our own once the kids are in bed, and I sometimes watch during the day if I'm in but the kids are out of the house. The kids usually watch it after school alone, but we watch as a family if we treat ourselves to tea in front of the telly. The configuration depends on what's being watched. The two series I've so far got hooked on I watched alone. I caught some of Breaking Bad when DH was watching it. Films we usually watch as a family, and the kids often watch the likes of iCarly and Johnny Test on their own.

What role does Entertainment play in your families life and how does Netflix fit in?

We like TV/films and Netflix supplies a lot in this area. Although it would be good to see some more retro kids stuff, and some more child-friendly anime.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

Yes, very much so. It means we can let them browse and discover things themselves without having to constantly supervise. Good for lazier parents grin and for the kids to work out themselves what they like.

CockyMcChicken Thu 28-Nov-13 10:42:53

We subscribed to Netflix so we could watch breaking bad (our DVD player had broken).

We haven't tried any of the films yet as we don't have the time but I'm sure we will soon.

We watch it together (dh and I) on the iPad in bed. I haven't let the children use it yet but as dd1 is getting a tablet for christmas I may let her try then.

Good experiences at our end so far though.

BestLaidPlans Thu 28-Nov-13 15:11:41

I love Netflix, we use it most days. DD1 is allowed to watch a couple of episodes of Thomas or similar in the tablet while I'm getting DD2 to sleep. DH and I watch a mix of film and TV, usually in bed. If DH is working late I'll take the tablet to bed and play spot the inaccuracies on The Tudors.

I really like the new profiles section. Especially the way I can mark DDs as being for a child, obviously I still supervise, but it's nice to know she can't accidentally start something inappropriate.

I'd really like to be able to tailor the recommendations a bit more by liking/disliking things, just as a way of discovering new things.

clubnail Thu 28-Nov-13 15:25:05

We absolutely love Netflix. What a bargain, it's so inexpensive. We have done away with the tv license, so Netflix pays for itself and then some - and is better than mainstream tv anyway. No rubbish adverts, just straight to the stuff we want to watch.
We also use the Who Is Watching profiles, and it's nice the DS has his own little area.
House Of Cards was brilliant, well done Netflix. We just finished 30 Rock and that was wonderful too. Am fast becoming a Netflix addict. smile

worley Thu 28-Nov-13 20:42:54

I'm recently new to netflixs and am into my 4th month of subscribing. I watch it via the iPad, which I take to bed once the dc are also in bed. As you can watch Netflix on two systems via one account, Ds1 has now set it up to watch via his Xbox. I like being able to see what he has been watching from my iPad. It been great recommending old films for him to watch and just searching through them in netflix (he's recently discovered Forest Gump). I love gorging on a whole series of something in one go. (Orange is the new black was my last series I watched entirely In a weekend!) Ds2 (7) knows how to navigate to the kids section and watch his cartoons so it's quite easy to work your way around the site.
Since having found netflixs I've actually canceled my sky subscription as far more to watch on netflix, at times (and places) suitable to me, and saving me money. It's much more cost effective!

Fletch049 Fri 29-Nov-13 10:04:42

We use Netflix every week, we love it, we changed from lovefilm as it is easier to just watch the films online instead of waiting for dvds to get posted to us. My daughter has watched some disney films while my oh watchs tv programs the only thing I would like to see is everything that is available on the US Netflix be available for the UK as the US have a lot more variety.

CheeseTMouse Fri 29-Nov-13 13:52:32

I've not tried netflix. I did try out lovefilm, and we quickly discovered that whilst there are one or two things we wanted to watch, we didn't use it often enough to justify the cost. With competition from the iplayer I think I would struggle to justify the additional cost at the moment.

Steffanoid Fri 29-Nov-13 18:56:34

we have netflix, we prefer it to lovefilm as it has more american shows, my lo is only 5 months so doesnt watch tv wink

Klapton27 Sat 30-Nov-13 08:41:21

I do love netflicks as we don't have sky. I mainly watch tv series- eg Breaking Bad we were addicted to! I was using it to watch Dexter and I am so cross that the last two seasons are not on there!
I wish there were some newer films on there too but I do love it for the tv shows and hope that they keep on coming!

PollyP0429 Sat 30-Nov-13 18:59:47

I use my brother's Netflix account to watch a bit of everything on the Wii U. I recently watched all Netfilx had of Doc Martin, but I was disappointed to find it's now over 2 seasons behind! I also found out that Netflix did have this series completely up to date at one point but removed the last 2 seasons - I have no idea whether this holds true through other box sets but I'm definitely less inclined to watch any others in case I come across this issue again.

The movie selection isn't bad, but I think it could do with more regular updating. There are some excellent films available but a lot of them are getting very old now and I'd like some new material. What I love about the movie section are the unusual titles. I've not long watched a documentary that otherwise I don't think you can find in the UK. Very impressed.

As for children, since my only child won't be here until early next year I can't say I use the children's section effectively.

I'm aware that the price of Netflix is quite reasonable but I think if I was paying for it, I wouldn't bother. My husband and I aren't huge fans of TV, only watch the latest films and Netflix doesn't offer the TV series' that I'd like to watch. If I really like a particular film I would rather go and buy my own copy - that way I don't have to worry about a favourite title being removed.

I have to admit though, I am impressed with the use of internet (you really MUST have unlimited though) I think I've had buffering about 3 times in the whole time I've been using the service and rather than stop a programme to load it, Netflix will usually drop a quality setting instead. I'd rather this than wait 5 minutes to watch 2 minutes of programme.

So overall, I could take it or leave it really

DustBunnyFarmer Sun 01-Dec-13 21:07:34

We've been subscribed to Netflix since the summer. It was great being able to watch all of Breaking Bad in one spectacular binge over about 6 weeks, then the final episodes as they were released.

I then got into Weeds, but was disappointed that Netflix stopped at S3.

My main bugbear is the slow churn on films. I watch romcoms to unwind when I'm tired, stressed or can't sleep. I watched all the ones I was interested in months ago (and a few more besides) & they are rarely updated. I notice it in romcoms because that's our mostly heavily used section, but it has flagged up the general problem with Netflix & one of the reasons why we might unsubcribe sooner rather than later. A lot of the films are pretty old and 'subprime' (straight to video calibre) too!

Snoozie101 Sun 01-Dec-13 22:49:25

Don't have it. Never really looked into it. Don't watch much tv live these days. Enjoy box sets which we can watch in our own time.

ProfYaffle Mon 02-Dec-13 07:51:27

We signed up about a week ago. I originally signed up when Netflix first started and left after the trial month because there was very little on there. However, since Blockbuster online went belly up I accidentally re-signed up (meant to do lovefilm blush)

We're really impressed and have decided to stay - for a little while at least. I love the TV series, we're watching Breaking Bad and Hemlock Grove at the moment.

The films aren't great though which is a problem for us. I won't sign up to Sky and we live rurally so no DVD stores and miles away from nearest cinema. Trying to access recent film is nigh on impossible, we're trying to find an online/postal service but even Lovefilm only gets films months after they've been in the shops.

Once we've watched all the TV we want to watch, I'm not sure what'll keep us with Netflix.

Snoozie - Netflix is like having access to a huge number of boxsets. The whole series is available to watch online instantly, you watch at your own pace.

noidles Mon 02-Dec-13 17:00:35

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?

I signed up to Netflix when it first came to the UK, and at the time I thought the selection was terrible. I cancelled before my 30 day free trial ended.

However, I just signed up again last week (after reading the Gossip Girl thread), and I'm not pretty excited by it! There's loads more choice now, and I also can now watch through my TiVo, which is just so convenient. This weekend I watched a few Christmas films on it while putting my decorations up, and I'm really keen to get watching Orange is the New Black.

Wish I'd known Breaking Bad was on there before I went out and bought the full box sets.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series?

Well, as I said, I only signed up again last week, but I hope to use it quite regularly from now on. Our viewing habits have changed a lot over the last year - particularly since we got a TiVo box. We now watch most things on catch up or streamed. So I imagine Netflix will add to this.

When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
I tend to watch films alone and boxsets with my DP. We only watch any TV in the evenings.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

My DP and I love to watch box sets together in the evening, so I guess Netflix will only add to this.

ILiveInAPineappleCoveredInSnow Tue 03-Dec-13 17:29:27

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

We subscribed to Netflix when my oldest son was ill with chickenpox, as he was having lots of disturbed nights and as really unwell, so at least he could enjoy a tv program while he was feeling terrible and snuggling on the couch.

When my DH was hospitalised for 3 weeks a few months ago, due to an injury, it was a total godsend for him, as it allowed him to while away hours of boredom in a hospital bed, without paying the ripoff prices of the hospital tv - £6 a month is great value in comparison!

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

My ds1 is 6 years old, and often watches his favourite programs on the ipad. In fact, he has recently discovered that there are Lego cartoons on there which haven't even been on TV, and is now the envy of his friends due to this as they are all massive Lego fans!
It's a great incentive for him to do homework and chores as he is rewarded with Netflix time.
He gets frustrated when we are in the car and going through a poor signal area, as the signal and therefore netflix drops out!


What would be an improvement in the kids section however would be the ability to lock it so that you required a password to access the adult/ non-kids section.

Also if you could download the program you were watching at the time to compensate for the signal dropping out, that would be really useful on journeys.

LifeCoachMum Wed 04-Dec-13 04:44:20

I have been a Netflix subscriber for several months and use it on a daily basis.

I have a PS3 (mid-life crisis... Honest...) and tend to stick something on when I go to bed as a "winding down" mechanism.

I've mostly watched the tv series options as they tend to be a little shorter than watching a film.

My favourites to date have been Castle, Fringe, 24 and The Killing.

My 11 year old son loves watching the kids option, his favourite still being Spongebob Squarepants. He has his own PS3 in his room so he can watch his programmes whilst I watch mine - a brilliant feature that is lacking in some of the other streaming providers.

I do think it would be better if there were more titles to choose from. having said that there is still lots on my list that I have yet to watch so they can't be doing that bad as far as choice goes.

Would definitely recommend it to friends/family, and can't see me cancelling my subscription any time soon!

Overall I'd give Netflix an overall 9/10.

Geneticsbunny Wed 04-Dec-13 11:23:46

I have a net flicks subscription and I think that the film ratings are very skewed. I assume this is because there is a high number of teenaged boys with subscriptions as gory horror, action films and anything with nudity in seems to get 4 or 5 stars. Obviously this is a generalisation but it makes it difficult to choose films especially if you like action horror films which actually have good stories.

Geneticsbunny Wed 04-Dec-13 11:31:40

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think?
See above and also could do with more film choice not aimed at teenaged boys.

Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
Mostly use it for films both with my husband in the evenings and during the day for the children. I think the selection of childrens films and program's is great.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We do lots of activities together. Watching films together is one of these. We maybe watch a film together as a family once a fortnight.

Lighthousekeeping Wed 04-Dec-13 17:50:04

I've had it for about a year. The film selection is ok but could do with extending. I think the American version is much better and I don't understand why they get much more choice with films and tv shows like Greys Anatomy. Its really disappointing when you use the search engine and the show comes up only to tell you it can't be watched in the uk. It's goid value for money. I just wished I knew how to connect it from my iPad to the telly. I would really downgrade my sky then.

DinoSnores Wed 04-Dec-13 21:13:38

I don't have it and have never tried it, but I am interested in reading the separate kids section so I control what they have access to. Perhaps I'll think about it next time I have a newborn and am spending hours BFing! Right now we just don't have the time to sit down to watch things.

NicNak71 Wed 04-Dec-13 22:32:38

I did subscribe to Netflix earlier this year and we used it for a few months. However, my connection/signal was usually quite poor and it would just cut out part way through a programme or else it wouldn't connect to the selected programme to play it. Eventually I decided that it wasn't worth the money and cancelled my subscription.
That being said, I did think the choice of films and kids programmes available was very good and if it had worked for me, I probably would have kept it.

juebloggs Thu 05-Dec-13 15:05:07

We have had Netflix for a couple of years now, and must use it every day. DD1 & 2 (both teens) and DS (6) are big fans. Like that we can watch on our own and together using iPads and through Apple TV.

Particularly love the Kids area, big thumbs up from the boy who doesn't really have any concept of "normal" viewing - i.e. this is what's on so this is what you have to watch!
Films not so great for new releases but I can normally find some soppy film to watch when ironing…………..

But just BRILLIANT for TV sets - Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black - just love them!
Really enjoyed Netflix's House of Cards this year too - Kevin Spacey - what's not to like? Love to see more like this for some serious "binge" TV.

In fact, having thought about how much we all use the service it's difficult to imagine not having it!

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

I had Netflix a couple of years ago but gave up as I had run out of things I wanted to watch. I signed up again recently as I wanted to watch Covert Affairs. I really enjoyed that but then I couldn't find much else I wanted to watch. I've now subscribed to Lovefilm instead where I get DVDs and online viewing as I've found that none of the online only services I've tried (Lovefilm Instant, Netflix and Wuaki TV) have much that I want to watch. I enjoyed the first two seasons of Covert Affairs so much that I have bought season 3 and 4 from iTunes as I couldn't wait for them to become available online blush if they'd become available on Netflix sooner than Lovefilm Instant I would also have swapped back to Netflix, my addiction is fairly strong blushblush in a few months I will probably be bored of the selection on Lovefilm and move back to Netflix, especially if they add any more programmes that I am interested in (later seasons of Modern family would be good! grin)

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

I live alone and as I'm recovering from a serious illness I am not able to get out as much as I'd like so I spend a fair amount of time watching television series or films. I prefer series to films in general. I don't have a television so all my viewing is online. There isn't anything on catch up services at the moment that interests me.

daisydaisy11 Thu 05-Dec-13 17:28:07

I used netflix in the past and found the service to be good value for money. I like that they have an android app (unlike lovefilm) and it also comes as an inbuilt app on my tv. Negatives; most of the films available are rather old but that is OK as we missed most of them in the cinema first time round. Am currently with Lovefilm now but would consider switching back to netflix in the future -especially if they rolled out an attractive offer smile

Letitsnow9 Fri 06-Dec-13 06:15:41

I love how easy it is to watch on the iPad but think the selection is very poor. American Netflix sounds amazing, I wish ours was like it. Orange is the new black is my favourite thing on it and I'm looking forward to series 2

MightilyOats Fri 06-Dec-13 11:47:24

Has been a godsend for DS - Thomas obsessive and there are 4 seasons of Thomas and Friends on there. Also like Bob the builder, Charlie and lola etc, so plenty of toddler-friendly content.

From an adult perspective I would like to see more blockbusters/recent films on there - choice is usually a bit random.

Dwerf Fri 06-Dec-13 12:15:22

I've only had it a few days but we've watched loads on it. Really disappointed to see it doesn't have Game Of thrones and The walking dead. And the choice is so much less than the US version.

I'm using the tivo app, I don't think you can set up individual profiles on that. The kids section is brilliant, no chance of them seeing what they shouldn't.

Bigspring Fri 06-Dec-13 13:08:14

I subscribe to Netflix... We originally had a month trial so we could watch the end of breaking bad, but I have since started watching lots of the American series so decided to continue the subscription. For box sets its brilliant, the film choice is limited though...
My son who is nearly 4 loves using and watching cartoons on the designated kids section.... This is a great option to have
Everyone in the family use it, sometimes together other times alone..

OrnamentalAsAnything Fri 06-Dec-13 19:24:31

We love Netflix here. Fabulous series, though perhaps not enough film choice. But for the price we pay, I feel we get good value for money. I like how easy it is to navigate, and I like that we can all have our own profiles. DS (3) likes having his own little section.

angelwhip80 Sat 07-Dec-13 04:27:51

Not sure how I would be surviving maternity leave without Netflix as it means whatever time of the day (or more usually night) I'm up alone nursing or soothing I can watch something on my iPad which doesn't require a lobotomy.

Had netflix for over a year and love the box sets - breaking bad, OITNB, House of Cards (very excited to hear about S2)...I could go on. Also watched a lot of OBEM in the run up to my due date!

My lo is only 4months so not ally used kids section in anger yet, but very useful when nieces and nephews visit and need something to entertain them - couldn't believe all of the Disney content available making me a very cool auntie.

We've converted at least 3 neighbours to netflix, as even with the poor internet connections in our street, netflix is a reliable service when other streaming apps aren't - iplayer might be showing insufficient bandwidth while Netflix runs on two different devices.

I'm getting gift subscription for my sister & bil for Christmas as I think better value than buying the Breaking Bad box set...I only wish I was on commission!

PenguinSalute Sat 07-Dec-13 14:09:56

I haven't been a Netflix user before but am getting a subscription for DP for Christmas (so really it's a gift for me as well!). My impressions are that of similar products, friends have said it has the best range. I see people have said films can take a while to be added but I like going the cinema as an occasional treat so not too worries about that. I work funny hours and DP works shifts as a policeman, so we can be in together at times when there is often not a lot on- looking forward to being able to catch up on series together and not being restricted by the 7 day deadline of our Virgin catch up tv.

HeathcliffeItsMe Sat 07-Dec-13 14:51:24

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
Regular subscriber, use it pretty regularly. We watch some movies, but mainly watch the TV series, particularly love Dexter and House of Cards (and very excited about series 2 coming next Feb) I watch it on my own, with partner and also family.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
We like to watch films/telly together both with the DC and as a couple.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
Really like it, it's nice that the kids have a section that is all child friendly, they like to be able to chose their own stuff, although the programmes that they really like are not available on it yet.

wintertimeisfun Sat 07-Dec-13 20:06:49

i will forever love netflix for bringing me the joys of both dexter and breaking bad however their film selection is disappointing

ChanelTunel Sat 07-Dec-13 20:54:06

I subscribed to Netflix today,out of interest generated on here.
The lack of an index to either TV,or Movies,is limiting to the viewing choice.
The most annoying factor is that both of the films that I watched kept blacking my screen out, about every 35 minutes. This has never happened before,on any other site.
If I select a series to watch,it would be appreciated if the first episode doesn't immediately start playing. I've maybe already seen it...

3asAbird Sun 08-Dec-13 11:56:44

I recently signed up wtch on netbook but cant get sound and film in sync keeps jumping.

sealight123 Sun 08-Dec-13 21:04:49

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?
In my house we loooove netflix. We use it everyday...and I mean everyday! When we pick up our daughter from nursery we pop a childrens film or cartoon series on, for a bit of winding down time. It is usually Thomas the tank engine that we have to watch...which I now know all the words to, but still, we get variety for films and kids shows. There is no way that we would be able to afford all these films. We also use it on a night, after my darling daughter is asleep, to watch a film snuggled on the sofa, or catch up on some TV shows.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?
At the end of the day, entertainment in our family is a 'family' thing. We enjoy all getting snuggled on the sofa, or in bed, watching a film after a action packed day with work and nursery and trips out on weekends. Netflix gives us variety and also allows me to watch films that I would usually consider watching, but as long as I wasn't buying the DVD...in case I didn't like it lol

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?
It's all about Thomas the tank engine, Barney the dinosaur and disney.... anything!

One qualm would be that the majority of the time...if it isn't on Netflix..it is on Lovefilm sad and we can't be buying both lol £6 a month is spot on though!!

LadyGoneGaga Mon 09-Dec-13 13:59:39

I think it's really good. The kids bit is greta and I really like how they have a seperate kids and adults experience so the kids can browse without the risk of seein something violent.

We loved it for series like house of Cards and currently addicted to Breaking Bad. Would love to see Game of thrones on there though.

We use it on the main TV through the Wii.

Entertainment is pretty much a constant in our house!

odi1 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:19:18

We use Netflix on apple TV and iPad. Mainly watch US TV shows and the odd movie. The choice TV shows is a lot better than the movies. We are using it less now than when we first subscribed but looking to get into some new TV series when on mat leave. Entertainment helps to relax and unwind after work and netflix helps us to that.

MmeButterfly Mon 09-Dec-13 19:32:06

I like Netflix and my two girls (1 and 3) also like it. I am grateful that they have split up the kids section from the adult section as images that pop up can be inappropriate so thank you for that.

However, even on the kids section, some of the content is a bit dubious. For example, we started watching Winx Club which was immediately attractive to my 3 year old and I hadn't seen it before. When we watched it i found it completely inappropriate and borderline sexual in some places. But there is no guidance as to what is what. This was sat on the shelf next to Dora the Explorer and Charlie and Lola so how are we supposed to discriminate?

We like to watch both films and tv dramas. We were addicted to Breaking Bad and were so grateful that you had all the episodes. But having browsed what else there is in the same vein, nothing seems to hit the spot. Hoping you will get the next season of Game of Thrones when it comes out.

MrsClauswearsspanx Mon 09-Dec-13 19:44:37

We love Netflix!

I watch it: every blush day, especially the late 90's/early 00's teenage dramas.

DP likes it for films, especially indie ones.

The DCs LOVE the choice of kids' shows and with so much choice Netflix helps to prevent squabbles over who gets to watch what.

I discovered it from discussion right here on Mumsnet and realised we could stream it through the PS3.

I actually phoned up to cancel our Sky subscription because we barely watch it now. If you could get Game of Thrones I would have another baby and call it Net or Netty!!!

curiouselle Mon 09-Dec-13 19:56:31

When my dh suggested netflix, I thought oh no more money on something we don't use (like lovefilm)! However I am converted.

We now NEVER watch 'normal' tele. We always have a series to follow and a few films to see. I use the kids section so my little girl can watch elmo and I can cook. And my guilty pleasure is watching 'Jonathan Creek' on my phone while I do the dishes (as I am well cool!).

Runswithsquirrels Mon 09-Dec-13 20:01:13

I'd like older films available. Lovefilm have a huge catalogue of classics from the forties to date.
Do love watching all the TV series in one go and love it they are now producing. House of cards v g.

PuddingAndHotMilk Tue 10-Dec-13 12:37:06

I love Netflix - it has transformed my life as I spend a lot of time on the sofa feeding my newborn and holding her upright for 30 mins after every feed for her reflux.
She also only sleeps on me. I therefore watch about 6 hours a day!!
I love the TV box sets and like that each next episode runs on from the previous so I don't get stuck if I need both hands for my LO

As she gets older I'm sure the children's films will be well used too!!

freckledleopard Tue 10-Dec-13 12:39:00

I've just started subscribing to Netflix as I'd read so much about Breaking Bad that I wanted to watch it, and Love Film Instant (which I subscribe to) doesn't have it.

So far I've only watched Breaking Bad and Dexter, so can't comment on whether the film or other entertainment selection is better or worse than on Love Film Instant.

theenchantedhood Tue 10-Dec-13 19:50:22

I had a month free where I watched 4 seasons of 'Dexter', then I subscribed to watch another couple of series'. I have watched 'Breaking Bad' all of them bar the new series obviously! This has been watching on my IPad. The quality is fab and I would not end the subscription for now as I watch so many genre of film or series. Some of the documentaries on there have been great watching. I know I should be crafting or knitting - something. But, Netflix has got me through a bout of depressing, time. It has helped me switch off - and I can pause and it's back on whenever I press the button it's back..
The minor frustration is when a film I specifically want to watch isn't available! smile
On the whole - no spammy emails and connect when I want to - great!

I can't recommend it more..

TheEnchantedHood Age 40 smile

maemaesmummy Wed 11-Dec-13 10:29:05

I love Netflix, we have been subscribers for over a year...we watch a lot of series on there, without having to wait for the next episode.

We also watch it when we are in the USA and love that it swaps between regions depending on where you are

LowLu Wed 11-Dec-13 13:17:28

We have a netflix subscription and mostly watch on the iPad (when the DC aren't using it!) We've just got Virgin Media and have found out we can watch Netfix on that too which is great.

Mainly watch tv series, as with 2 small children I don't have the energy to watch a whole film on an evening. And once I've found a series I like I'll watch that exclusively until I've seen all episodes.

It would be great to have a way to save favourites on the ipad interface. As I'll go through and find things I'll watch to watch later.

The DC don't use it, as they are still at the age where cbeebies is tv of choice.

mjmooseface Wed 11-Dec-13 16:48:21

As much as I love Netflix and talked it up MASSIVELY in a previous comment... I will say that I did have one pretty major discrepancy with them... I decided to blast through all seasons of Lost having never watched it and I had just 7 episodes left to go and it disappeared!!! GAH!!

One thing I'd like to see changed is maybe having an indicator of how long a show is going to be available for, so you know what time scale you have to watch it in. That would be so helpful a few months back! I was super gutted!! But, that's the one issue I've had with it since it launched over here so that's pretty good success rate in my books! :D

cheesybake Thu 12-Dec-13 22:30:18

I subscribe to netflix, used to have love film but cancelled it and netflix is so much better.
We very rarely watch tv any more, are hooked on a series at a time. Just finished the amazing breaking bad and can't wait for the next series of orange is the new black.
My son loves the kids channel, only complaint would be where has dumbo gone? We have had lots of screaming matches because it isn't there any more.
Only improvement would be to add more newer films (and game of thrones!)
It's not often something lives up to it's hype nowadays but netflix exceeds expectations!

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lserawe Sat 11-Jan-14 21:02:04

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

Mostly watch with my partner and we watch probably every other day. We tend to work through series first of all Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Would really like some more up to date films on Netflix

What role does Entertainment play in your family's life and how does Netflix fit in?

My LO doesn't really watch tv at the moment. We watch in the evening to relax.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

He hasn't watched it

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something you'd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

BettyBotter Sat 11-Jan-14 21:10:41

If you currently use or have used Netflix in the past, what do you think? Do you use Netflix on a regular basis? If so, how do you use it - do you mainly watch movies or are you addicted to a particular TV series? When do you watch on your own, with your partner or with your family?

We have signed up more than once for the free trial and both times we have been disappointed with the choice and de-regged. We have wanted to watch good films 'on demand' as a family every now and then.

What role does Entertainment play in your familys life and how does Netflix fit in?

In a household with teens we have too many different screens so everyone ends up watching different things at the same time. Watching a film or TV series together is one of the only ways we share enteretainment these days.

What about the dedicated Netflix Kids section - do your DCs use this to watch their favourite shows?

My dcs are too old for this.

If you have never tried Netflix before, what are your impressions of it? Is it something you'd try? If so, why? If not, why not?

LittleMissGreen Mon 13-Jan-14 15:49:10

I looked at Netflix, but couldn't see anywhere that showed what films they had without subscribing. Looked elsewhere and found the slightly obscure film I was looking for so went with that company instead.

574ejones Sun 19-Jan-14 09:55:13

We use Netflix on a variety of devices in our family (Smart TV, Xbox, tablets etc.) and we have been using it for a few months now. At first, I was a bit dubious that it would be as good as Lovefilm, which we were subscribed to, but after the free trial we went for Netflix.

I like the variety of TV series available to watch. We probably watch less films than TV.

My only concern is that my children are too old for the Kids section, but for my youngest (12), I don't want to let him loose on the adult section either.

I think it is good value for money and we use it a lot.

lolancurly Tue 21-Jan-14 07:51:26

Beware - Netflix can be addictive! We don't have Sky or subscribe to loads of extra TV channels, so when we signed up for Netflix, the door opened onto all kinds of series that we had never seen before. Now both my daughters are watching hideous American series that they have discovered and I can watch series of my favourite comedies like Black Books etc when ever I like. I have found the films very limited though and not nearly as good as I would have like - there is a lot of rom com/comedy/kids films but not the range of dramatic, thoughtful films that I would like to watch.

awaywego1 Tue 21-Jan-14 09:37:33

I think Netflix is great..good value for money. I love watching TV series on there-dexter, the killing, modern family and life unexpected and have thought the Netflix exclusives oitnb and house of cards were excellent. sometimes its quite hard to search and find what you are looking for..particularly for films and it is annoying having to wait for new seasons of shoes like modern family and dexter.
I don't have kids so have only used kids a couple of times when friends have been visiting.. it seems fine although the absence of peppa pig was disappointing.

RustyBear Tue 21-Jan-14 09:42:00

Just to update my post of 22 Nov, as this thread has reappeared in Active convos - we now have our Apple TV and are enjoying Netflix on the big screen - it's great!

One good thing I hadn't realised until someone else said it on this thread is that you don't get loads of emails like you do with lots of subscriptions!

Selks Tue 21-Jan-14 09:42:36

I joined for a while over Christmas. I'm not into tv programmes just films, and the selection on m
Netflix proved to be woeful, so I cancelled after a couple of months.
Surprisingly poor film selection, Netflix. V disappointing.

I got Apple TV for Christmas and now I'm nearing the end of my month's trial of Netflix.

Plus points:
Some great series on there, I've just started watching Breaking Bad and have loads of others lined up to watch.

I really like the way it asks you who is watching. DD1 (6) knows to choose her own name and all her programmes are there. She loves to be able to scroll through and watch what she fancies, up till now she's always had to wait for me to buy the dvd etc for her.

Good to be able to use it on more than one device at once. I don't have to watch DH's junk!

Minus points:
Need some more classic British series if poss. Not overly keen on recent American stuff.

The big bugbear, things disappear without warning! I started watching One Born Every Minute and when I signed in last week it had gone. Was not very happy about that at all. What's the point of getting in to a series only to find the rest of it is gone without trace.

Will I continue the subscription? Hmm, undecided as yet. Possibly for another month, not sure after that.

Orangeisthenewbanana Fri 24-Jan-14 20:38:00

We love Netflix since we signed up - loads of great quality shows that DH watch together once DD is in bed. It's great to snuggle up on the sofa & have some time for us again. DD is too young yet to really use it but there seems to be a good choice of kid's stuff on there for later.

Biggest bugbear is that the content you can access through your account varies so drastically depending which country you're in. On a recent trip to America visiting friends, logging in with our account details gave
us SO much extra for the same subscription, it makes the UK version look a little pathetic! Increase the content and update more frequently and I will not hesitate to recommend to all and sundry!

changedirection Sun 26-Jan-14 08:05:30

Its something I might try over Christmas or something, but usually we don't have time to watch enough to make it worthwhile paying for this type of service

Hotbot Sun 26-Jan-14 08:42:01

Have just switched from lovefilm and really enjoying the series choices. Reason alive selection of movies but this could be better for recent ones. The streaming is sometimes dodgy, we watch via wii a sour telly doesn't allow netflix to download bit it will allow lovefilm so maybe something for. You to look into. Like a previous poster I love going to bed with the ipad and watching just one more episode. So ATM. It no lovefilm yes netflix.

xxxkadzxxx Tue 11-Feb-14 14:28:21

We DID have Netflix until we decided to unsubscribe only last month due the lack of content!
Although there was a couple of Netflix's own drama series which we really enjoyed we didn't find anything else interesting on there which we particularly liked considering the price we were paying over the course a year.
We discovered we could watch most of the programmes/series for free online which we had missed and wanted to catch up on and watch films, again, for either free online or borrow from a friends/family. If there was a film which we wanted to see it often wasn't on Netflix anyway! We found that 95% of the films weren't on there which we searched for.
The kids liked having it-they enjoyed it more than us! In fact, i think there is more for the kids on there!
I used to watch it either with the kids when they had a programme/film on or when in the evenings with my partner. We were pretty hooked on the 'orange is the new black' series.
The children watched it about 3-4 times a week and my partner and i seemed to go through phases of watching it every night for a week and then not watching it for 2-3 weeks at a time!
We love entertainment but where Netflix is concerned we just opted to watch the things in other ways. The on demand services seemed to take over and were more accessible/convenient for us.

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