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to think Netflix is a bit shit; at least for kids?

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Objection Sun 02-Mar-14 15:23:07

[I say this hypocritically as I'm currently working my way through every episode of Buffy...]

We have run out of kids movies on Netflix. We've seen all of them at least twice and IMO the selection is really quite poor.
Does anyone else think this or am I just really spoilt? grin

lazyhound444 Sun 02-Mar-14 15:26:59

YANBU. It is shit. I would never pay for it. We do the free month trial every so often but most of the movies are ancient or straight to DVD type dreck anyway so it's not worth paying £6 a month for or whatever the actual cost is. We succumbed to the whole "Breaking Bad" hype and watched about 3 eps before getting fed up and I cancelled the subscription before they started charging me.

Hadmeathello Sun 02-Mar-14 15:28:55

Love netflix in this house. The kids are never off it. They do tend to watch series more than films and we also have access to the US version wink

Objection Sun 02-Mar-14 15:29:30

Is the US version better?

Anonymai Sun 02-Mar-14 15:30:04

I love netflix! I do agree there's not much kids stuff though. I wish they had more of the disney films.

Cigarettesandsmirnoff Sun 02-Mar-14 15:30:31

It's shit all round

kateecass Sun 02-Mar-14 15:32:09

Google how to get on US Netflix. We have done it.

Hadmeathello Sun 02-Mar-14 15:33:46

Lots of Disney films on the US version.

Objection Sun 02-Mar-14 15:39:06

Is Love film much better for kids stuff?

ReluctantCamper Sun 02-Mar-14 15:41:06

not really op. things have looked up a bit since they got bought by amazon, but they're not much different

Financeprincess Sun 02-Mar-14 15:41:38

I think Netflix is rubbish, too. My DH insisted on getting it so that he could watch some Netflix-only US TV series. The films see very patchy; not much that you'd want to see or that isn't on telly regularly.

pumpkinsweetie Sun 02-Mar-14 15:41:54

get the US and canadian versions, much better for an extra £3.
My dh did it for me, the canadian one is extra brill for kids films.

PseudoBadger Sun 02-Mar-14 15:43:43

YABU - DS can watch Dora without it affecting me...

TheDoctorsNewKidneys Sun 02-Mar-14 15:45:41

I love Netflix. We use the UK version on the PS3 and I can access the US version on my laptop as well.

MissBattleaxe Sun 02-Mar-14 15:46:52

We've just cancelled Love fil because they have changed it to Amazon prime Video thingy. My DS accidentally charged us 3.49 by opting for an HD version of a film. I noticed there's a chrage for lots of films on top of the mobthly subscription so they can bugger off as far as I'm concerned.

I find Netflix brilliant for kids. My two boys love it.

DaftSkunk Sun 02-Mar-14 15:47:05

I think it's pretty good for series like The Killing, The Bridge, e.t.c.

MissBattleaxe Sun 02-Mar-14 15:47:06


bishbashboosh Sun 02-Mar-14 15:49:14

Another one here who cancelled livefilm yesterday because they have changed it, it's ridiculous !!! Had Netflix but now have got sky on demand now

MissBattleaxe Sun 02-Mar-14 15:53:02

Yes, I can no longer let the kids just choose something from LoveFilm on their own, so it's going. I bet we're not the only ones leaving, bishbash!

ReluctantCamper Sun 02-Mar-14 16:20:09

You can set up a pin that you have to enter before you incurr extra charges on lovefilm, which I have done. but the new system is insanely confusing, and I'm thinking about bailing too.

skittycat Sun 02-Mar-14 16:25:56

I think Netflix has it's moments... Sometimes it's great sometimes it shite... I'm currently watching the full first series of pokemon... Because I'm that cool.

MummyBeerest Sun 02-Mar-14 16:28:03

Netflix has Thomas, which is pretty well all DD will watch. So it's A-OK by me.

MrsBungle Sun 02-Mar-14 16:28:19

I like netflix for adult series like the bridge and the killing but it is crap for kids - at least film-wise.

jeee Sun 02-Mar-14 16:42:20

Anyone who's had to stand the torture that is 'Horseland' will inevitably agree with you.

However... my children love Netflix.

bishbashboosh Sun 02-Mar-14 16:58:13

On love film I got even more infuriated trying to actually cancel the bloody thing!!!!

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