I just have the streaming video portion of Netflix since they did that stupid shyt last summer.
I check the site every Tues for new releases, but the pickings are always paltry.
The last straw that made me cancel my Netflix subscription this week... they have a shytload of Indian films.
I noticed that too! All the new streaming releases are fucking Indian! WTF?
I can't stand Bollywood films. Over dramatic facial expressions (like the old silent films), horrible screeching singing. And what's with the stupid dancing as the end?
Why so many indie films?
When does the Starz agreement end?
I was wondering too.
Bollywood: where you can get 1000 new films for $1.
Bollywood is the new thang.
What is Bollywood?
I think a lot of people are about done with Netflix. It keeps getting shittier and shittier.
Bombay + Hollywood = Bollywood
They are going to release some Spanish films, which I don't mind.
I have both streaming and disk and end up watching National Geographic type shows online and new movies on disk when they come out.
What annoy me about Netflix are the fake five star reviews for crappy movies.
The documentaries are pretty good, that's for sure.
I had to cancel my subscription as well, OP. Too much Bollywood.
ROFL, There was a time a few years ago when I saw a lot of Indian movies. Most are shit but occasionally there's good one. The biggest problem with them is that they are mostly 3 hours long and have those awful song and dance scenes every 10-15 minutes.
OP = resident DL racist obese flyover.
I used to watch a lot of B'wood flix when the lead actors are hot.
You should watch 'Gajini' before quitting on them altogether. It's got all the cliches, but a lot action, along with the sappy songs.
And the lead guy got totally buff for the role and spend a lot of time shirtless.
The extras (probably not on the Netflix version) show him before (rather cute to begin with, but not ripped), working out, and shirtless even more.
Watch Dhobi Ghat. It's a great movie about a US based girl who returns to Mumbai and falls in love with a man who washes clothes. It's probably the only non-musical Bollywood film I've seen.
In the past couple of weeks, more than two dozen movies that were in my Saved queue have suddenly become available. Some were movies that Netflix had offered at one time and then stopped, and some are ones that they've never had available before.
Does anyone have any thoughts on Amazon Prime vs Netflix?
Amazon Prime doesn't stream to iPhones or iPads. Netflix does.
I download Amazon Prime movies to my TiVo. The only thing I hate is that there's no closed captioning. My elder ears need captions.
I have an iPad with onlive desktop and that enables flash on the iPad. I just discovered this today from an article in the NY times. I have Netflix but nowthat I can download movies I am interested in Amazon since free shipping is part of it.
I am really happy to have Bollywood films. Great dancing, hardly any sex, good plots. I'n fact, I had a subscription to Erosnow.com which is 100% Bollywood, but the streaming was lousy.
I switched to streaming only to save money but it's really annoying how the streaming movie player always needs to buffer and skip. I'm tired of having to refresh the page. I turned off the HD feature to make it quicker but even that doesn't really work. I really wish they would address this issue.
R26, the problem is likely on your end.
And we give a shyt about your pig-ignorant racism because...?
Which one features the big "gang rape on a bus" number at the end of act 1?
Oh please, for $8/month Netflix is well worth it.....
I've grown to prefer Amazon Prime's selection, but Netflix's video player is much smoother in my experience. I think they're both running Silverlight, so I'm not sure what it is.
R26, it must be your Internet.
What are you streaming on, R26? I have both Apple TV and PS3. I have a number of streaming issues with Apple TV but no problems at all streaming Netflix on my PS3.
I got rid of my Netflix this month because I rarely watched it and all they ever had was mostly bad B-movies and foreign films.
I stream Netflix on my Xbox and have NEVER had any issues. But I pay a lot fr my Internet and have a very fast connection.
I'm curious: what's the appeal of streaming? I guess I'm too much of a cinema snob, but I would only watch a movie on a computer screen if that was absolutely the only way I could watch it (or it was made specifically to be viewed on a computer screen). I have a 27" TV and even that is too small, but I still watch movies on it anyway.
Also, the selection for streaming is so slim -- out of the 500 movies in my queue, maybe only 50 or 75 are available for streaming.
And I think role like R34 must not know how to use the search function.
Anyway, Orange is the New Black is certainly worth $8.
Most people don't watch Netflix streaming on their computer but in streaming devices which allow you to stream netflix through your television.
You can stream on Playstation 3, X-Box, Apple TV, Roku, Wii and many blu-ray players.
R38, how do Netflix movies get on TV? Are you getting the DVDs and streaming them from your DVD player?
[quote]Amazon Prime doesn't stream to iPhones or iPads. Netflix does.
As of a couple of months ago, that statement is no longer true. There is an Amazon video app for the iPad.
If I remember correctly Hulu has a fair amount of Bollywood and a lot of stuff from South Asia.
I'm sure it's very cheap for them to license so they can brag about the number of titles they offer.
Personally, I think Netflix is great. I cut the cord several years ago and get all my entertainment for about $16 a month. But the longer I use it, the harder it gets to find stuff I want to watch. I'm now juggling Netflix Streaming, DVDs and Hulu so that I'm only paying for 2 of them at a time.
I hope they keep up what they are going with the original shows since most of them have been well above average.
I'd also love to see them them license more stuff from other countries. Most of the foreign stuff that they have is the stuff that is played in art houses. I've seen lots of wonderful movies at film festivals that never end up on DVD.
[quote]how do Netflix movies get on TV? Are you getting the DVDs and streaming them from your DVD player?
r38, thank god for trolldar, as you'll see that r39 is not me.
Although the truth is, I don't know much about modern technology or the devices you mentioned. I just want something that will play old movies, foreign flicks and the most obscure indie films. I go to the cinema 2 or 3 times a week, so I don't use Netflix for current releases. And I don't watch TV series.
AppleTV's Netflix interface is terrible.
I use an Xbox to watch Netflix on my TV.
Indian cinema has a lot more to offer than "Bollywood" films. There are non-Bollywood Hindi films like Dhobi Ghat and Udaan; there is arthouse cinema and "parallel" cinema. But there are also films made in other Indian languages- Malyalam, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil etc etc. Not surprising when India has 22 official languages (not dialects but languages). Some of these regional-language films are pitched to the lowest common denominator and are crass and representationally conservative. But some of them are stunningly good, and are watched, studied and awarded high honours across the world. See Adoor Gopalakrishnan's work, or going further back- Satayajit Ray.
All of u r fucker, because u guys coming from uneducated family, that's why u don't understand Indian movies
Indian movies are shit!
Chromecast for Netflix is fantastic. Pretty soon, Hulu, HBO Go, Plex, etc. are going to be compatible with Chromecast, too.
Truly an easy and elegant way of getting streaming content on the TV. I hope more sites will use the SDK that Google release to incorporate this functionality.
Does anyone know any way to weed out all these god-forsaken Bollywood piece of junks from Netflix?
nothings is wrong with bollywood films..........yall go f ya self white trash!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Dont know r49 guess you just have to turn your racist switch off.
I got rid of Netflix early last year because of this. Has it gotten any better since, or should I just stick to Amazon?
[quote]I use an Xbox to watch Netflix on my TV.
I prefer using Roku when watching Netflix, because you can hear it on Dolby Digital Plus. Surprisingly, Apple TV doesn't do Dolby Digital Plus.
[quote]I had to cancel my subscription as well, OP. Too much Bollywood.
I'm not sure I understand. I mean, I never see Bollywood films suggested or feel like my suggested films are saturated with them. I don't understand how Netflix having Bollywood films available could possibly be a problem.
The company is based in Fremont but most of the workers (when I lived up there) were East Asians. Given it is in the middle of Silicon Valley, I'm surprised it took so long for Bollywood to emerge on the list.