Netflix in trouble

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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    See Paramount plus is launching in the UK on June 22nd. 
    Is there room for any more?
    People are being forced to cut household budgets so it will have to be good to gain subscribers. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    So Netflix are not in trouble as you averred earlier? 
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    See Paramount plus is launching in the UK on June 22nd. 
    Is there room for any more?
    People are being forced to cut household budgets so it will have to be good to gain subscribers. 
    @kodikid

    Indeed, we just Britcanned Britbox, as we haven’t used it in a while so we can try Paramount when it arrives,

    Netflix is safe with us at least until Ozark is done, and we took Disney for The Dropout (the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos scandal) and we will move on to Dopesick after that.

    We got three months Apple TV+ with a new iPad, so we plan to watch Slow Horses on that, see what else there is.

    I have a years-worth of Now subscriptions backed up ready to go, and we are re-watching The Wire, and it’s still the best programme ever for us.

    We just finished Justified on Prime Video, not watching anything else on there at the moment, but Amazon know their USP is the goods deliveries.

    At least with music streaming we only need one service, pretty much; we have Spotify at the moment, but we are reconsidering that, as others offer a better bit rate for the same money….
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    edited 5 May 2022, 10:37PM
    @Roy Interesting what you said about the new iPad. I bought a new MacBook earlier this year and likewise assumed that I would get the same offer as advertised. Sadly, it turned to be a once-only per Apple ID, so unless you juggled it that way it doesn't work.

    Heads up also for any Disney+ lovers that you get a great deal if you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers to redeem. 

    How have you got your NOW subscriptions backed up?
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    @Roy Interesting what you said about the new iPad. I bought a new MacBook earlier this year and likewise assumed that I would get the same offer as advertised. Sadly, it turned to be a once-only per Apple ID, so unless you juggled it that way it doesn't work.

    Heads up also for any Disney+ lovers that you get a great deal if you have Tesco Clubcard vouchers to redeem. 

    How have you got your NOW subscriptions backed up?
    @redchiz

    I’m a bit vague on the Apple deal. I got the offer, though Marie bought the iPad, and she has her own Apple Id. But we are family linked, so I think we both got the offer, and I took it. But this is the first Apple TV offer we have ever taken up so whether that’s it or we could get one each, I don’t know.

    I do know it was based on her iPad purchase, though, as I got a reminder that it has to be taken up within 30 days.

    The Now deal is from being a Community Contributor on the Now Community - a small trickle of reward vouchers allowed to build up😛
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    Think Now are getting desperate, just been offered Sky movies for a £1 for the next three months. 
    That offer also includes a free months boost. To be honest not that excited as the content simply isn't there any more. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 639 ✭✭
    edited 6 May 2022, 7:51AM
    I watch Heartland and Grace and Frankie on Netflix. As well as Virgin River.
    Also Netflix have had some good British and Irish mini series.
     So for now will be keeping Netflix.
    Love Disney + and have had that nearly 14 months now.
    Glad I got rid of BT TV end of March and now get it direct from Now.
    Also Prime is now even better since they improved IMDb now called Freevee and have added more free shows. Yes service has ads but there dont seem to be that many ads compared to some other free streaming services with ads.
    I also get Pluto TV on the Amazon Firestick. but have not watched Pluto TV as much as I thought I would.
    I could have had Apple TV + free for 6 months when I got my new iPad Mini 6 last October but never toke the offer. As thought there was not enough on there worth watching in my option.
    Will wait a month are to and read some of the reviews before I even think about getting Paramount +.
    As I have said before I have never been to interested in getting Britbox.



  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    edited 6 May 2022, 7:53AM
    Apparently Paramount plus will be available free to Sky q subscribers. 

    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    Roy said:

    We just finished Justified on Prime Video, not watching anything else on there at the moment, but Amazon know their USP is the goods deliveries.
    Belay that. Bosch is back…..
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Apparently Paramount plus will be available free to Sky q subscribers. 

    Sky Cinema subscribers on Sky Q and Glass.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,293 ✭✭✭
    edited 6 May 2022, 7:18PM
    I'm only on Amazon Prime with a 3 month Sky Cinema offer for £1 with Boost for 1 month free.
    I only really want to watch Ghostbusters on it.

    Netflix never offer discounts.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    I'm only on Amazon Prime with a 3 month Sky Cinema offer for £1 with Boost for 1 month free.
    I only really want to watch Ghostbusters on it.

    Netflix never offer discounts.
    @Visionman

    But Now hasn’t got Ghostbusters?
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    It has.
    The new one
    "afterlife "  starts next week.
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 639 ✭✭
    edited 14 May 2022, 8:56PM
    kodikid said:
    It has.
    The new one
    "afterlife "  starts next week.
    I'm watching Ghostbusters Afterlife the now on Sky Cinema Premiere HD. Use Now and so far it's good.
    May watch the EuroVision results on BBC1 after movie.
    Netflix seem to be slowly increasing the amount of original content and most of it is good.
    Unlike Sky where only some of the Sky original content is good and others is rubbish or don't look worth watching.
    Will mid June try and see if I can get another discount on Now Entertainment and Sky Cinema.
    The last short while I have seemed to watch Disney + a little more than Netflix or Prime.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    It's a different world for Sky movies now, gone are the days when it had the monopoly on new releases. 
    Disney removed It's content witch covered all the marvel/star wars and Fox content. 
    Also Netflix/Prime and apple lavished cash on movie production which meant Sky movies increasingly relying on it's home made content which as you know isn't that good.
    In the summer months I'll be amazed if you couldn't get Sky movies through Now at a drastically reduced price. My last offer was a £1 for three months. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    edited 15 May 2022, 1:06PM
    I just pushed Now for a better automated Cinema offer than my existing £4.99 a month. They let me go… 😢

    The great thing is, though, that you can go down to the wire with them and beyond, even get the Cancellation email, change your mind and reinstate the membership, and still go back to your existing offer.

    So there is zero downside in trying for a better offer 😛
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    Believe its on the cards that Netflix are going to buy Roku. 

    They want access to their device technology to launch a Netflix stick that would rival the Amazon Fire stick and to rebrand the Roku tv set's to take on Sky glass.

    Apparently after being burned by the recent heavy losses they are keen to diversify. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Believe its on the cards that Netflix are going to buy Roku. 

    They want access to their device technology to launch a Netflix stick that would rival the Amazon Fire stick and to rebrand the Roku tv set's to take on Sky glass.

    Apparently after being burned by the recent heavy losses they are keen to diversify. 
    You mean this from two days ago:
    https://www.techradar.com/news/breaking-is-netflix-about-to-buy-roku
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    Yeah bit late.

    Was going to post it last night but went out to that new restaurant called 'Karma '

    There was no menu--you get what you deserve. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    jimb said:
    kodikid said:
    Believe its on the cards that Netflix are going to buy Roku. 

    They want access to their device technology to launch a Netflix stick that would rival the Amazon Fire stick and to rebrand the Roku tv set's to take on Sky glass.

    Apparently after being burned by the recent heavy losses they are keen to diversify. 
    You mean this from two days ago:
    https://www.techradar.com/news/breaking-is-netflix-about-to-buy-roku
    @jimb

    Thanks for an actual citation, rather than hearsay. From which we see that it actually describes Netflix wanting a Stick of their own as ‘an easy first guess’, and goes on to speculate that what actually makes Roku attractive to Netflix is its access to advertising,

    Here’s another link:-

    All speculation both, of course.

    Funnily enough, I suggested a long time ago that what led to Netflix having such penetration, with often dedicated Netflix buttons on other devices’ remotes, was that it was platform-neutral, almost alone among the major streaming services in having no device of its own.

    But now we have Now giving up on hardware (but not on advertising, though I’m sure they would rather sell you Boost), and Disney being platform-neutral.  

    So, was I right back then? And if so, would it hurt Netflix to now be associated with a Stick, as things stand at present? Something to be thought about…
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Yeah bit late.

    Was going to post it last night but went out to that new restaurant called 'Karma '

    There was no menu--you get what you deserve. 
    I went to Karma, and they were only serving the pudding course.

    Something to do with ‘just desserts’, apparently.
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,293 ✭✭✭
    I've not had Netflix for quite some time but I've only recently found out LOVE DEATH AND ROBOTS now has 3 seasons worth of content. Thats definitely tempting.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    Roy said:
    kodikid said:
    Yeah bit late.

    Was going to post it last night but went out to that new restaurant called 'Karma '

    There was no menu--you get what you deserve. 
    I went to Karma, and they were only serving the pudding course.

    Something to do with ‘just desserts’, apparently.
    Gosh that must have been "off pudding "
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    @Visionman £15.99 a month? No thanks. Hard to swallow. 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    redchiz said:
    @Visionman £15.99 a month? No thanks. Hard to swallow. 
    If your happy to watch in SD Netflix is only £6.99.
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    I am not happy to pay £6.99 to watch in SD on my 4K HDR TV, but thanks for the thought. 🙂
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,293 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    @Visionman £15.99 a month? No thanks. Hard to swallow. 

    Netflix is HOW MUCH now in HD?! Wow.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,433 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    redchiz said:
    @Visionman £15.99 a month? No thanks. Hard to swallow. 

    Netflix is HOW MUCH now in HD?! Wow.
    £6.99 in SD, one device; £10.99 in HD, two devices; £15.99 in 4K, four devices. 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,046 ✭✭
    redchiz said:
    Visionman said:
    redchiz said:
    @Visionman £15.99 a month? No thanks. Hard to swallow. 

    Netflix is HOW MUCH now in HD?! Wow.
    £6.99 in SD, one device; £10.99 in HD, two devices; £15.99 in 4K, four devices. 
    The reality is most households would never pay the full amount..password sharing appears to be the norm these days. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,528 ✭✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Roy said:
    kodikid said:
    Yeah bit late.

    Was going to post it last night but went out to that new restaurant called 'Karma '

    There was no menu--you get what you deserve. 
    I went to Karma, and they were only serving the pudding course.

    Something to do with ‘just desserts’, apparently.
    Gosh that must have been "off pudding "
    On the contrary, I thought it was sweet of them.
    ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’ Wm Morris
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