Originally we just had a plain Netflix account by mail for about $5.99. for 2 dvd's out a mo.
Then, I saw that for a few dollars more a month($8.99mo)(3 dvd's out at a time)you could actually stream the videos and not wait on dvd by mail so much... or so I thought. To me, that's how the offer seemed on the tv commercial. So, I purchased the Roku box.($99.00-one time) We do not have any of the other systems we could have used for streaming.
I was under the impression that you could watch 1,000's of movies through streaming. Turns out...there are 1,000's but mostly there are older movies, only some new some of the time....it's very limited selection of movies...and to watch the really good movies..you still have to get those dvd by MAIL only. I don't understand why the membership and the box doesn't allow you to have access to every video they have. This is where I'm trying to find out if we're missing something here. Say for example, I want to watch "harry potter and the sorcerers stone-2002. It's by dvd only...even though it's pretty old. This we don't understand and were just surprised why you couldn't stream it.
Anyway...we are not complaining per say....just trying to figure out if this is how it really works for everyone regardless of what system you use for streaming or which package you pay for. ***
So, the choices are LIMITED to an extent with streaming instantly. Right?
DOES anyone else out there have the Netflix stream instantly and is there something I'm missing here in understanding how it works?? Do YOU have access to every movie they have to stream instantly to your tv or do you also find that it's limited and you still have to get the more current movies dvd by mail?.
(they also raised the rate in Jan '11 from $8.99mo to $19.99mo) Still 3dvd's out at a time and streaming. I thought that was huge increase.
I've thought about cancelling(checking out Blockbuster) but want to find out first if there is something I don't know about with the streaming to tv. Thank You for your answers (in advance)!! ;)
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Answer by Naplesmommy03 at 3:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
You must get several out at a time. I only get one out at a time and stream instantly for $10 and some change (with the price increase). And yes, most movies are older (30 years ago up to last year), but there are some very recent ones too. I mainly use it for the t.v. shows and documentaries they offer and for children's shows. We get plenty of use out of Netflix and it's actually given me the chance to watch some movies I would have never seen otherwise. I love Netflix and can't say enough good things about it :o)
Answer by banana-bear at 3:27 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
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