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2022-01-21 5:22:30 PM  
They will start running unskippable commercials on the platform in-between shows in about a year.
 
2022-01-21 5:23:26 PM  
Or, you could get a life and just junk 📺 and streaming...
 
2022-01-21 5:32:06 PM  
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2022-01-21 5:34:06 PM  
Peanut butter!

Or did you mean when a dog licks his own balls?
 
2022-01-21 5:36:22 PM  
Because they can?
 
2022-01-21 5:38:20 PM  
To wring as much money as possible from their subscribers before they lose them completely to the competition?
 
2022-01-21 5:40:19 PM  

LarrySouth: Or, you could get a life and just junk 📺 and streaming...


The important thing is that you found a way to feel superior to people trying to squeeze a bit of enjoyment out of their lives. So, good for you, I guess.
 
2022-01-21 5:43:05 PM  
Mentioned this in another thread earlier:

Decided I'd had enough and cancelled NF last Sunday.  Since then I've counted 27 spam emails from them before I finally blocked them.

Netflix can DIAF.
 
2022-01-21 5:51:57 PM  
Because the dogs balls are 16 billion dollars in debt?
 
2022-01-21 5:56:37 PM  
Because "Wallstreet Capitalism" requires they have increase revenue and have growth each quarter. They cannot increase revenue with more subscribers because the market has no more subscribers for them to acquire. So the only way they can get any growth is to charge more money to their current subscribers. They'll keep doing this until they lost more subscribers than they gain money, then the CEO will be fired while getting a massive payout, and some other CEO will come in and realize the next way to increase revenue is to cut costs by making cheaper content or not paying for good content. This will work for a couple of quarters until they lose subscribers to a better competition. This CEO will get fired and get another massive payout. The next might fire employees, which will further degrade the product. This process will continue until the entire company is replaced by the next big thing, or they are bought out by a bigger company.
 
2022-01-21 5:57:00 PM  
 
2022-01-21 6:13:37 PM  
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2022-01-21 6:17:17 PM  

Heamer: LarrySouth: Or, you could get a life and just junk 📺 and streaming...

The important thing is that you found a way to feel superior to people trying to squeeze a bit of enjoyment out of their lives. So, good for you, I guess.


Enjoyment?  I'm just trying to occupy the next 40 years or so until I die.  See also: why I'm on Fark.
 
2022-01-21 6:24:08 PM  
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2022-01-21 6:26:40 PM  
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Ye best start believin' in piracy, Netflix.
 
2022-01-21 6:52:24 PM  

LarrySouth: Or, you could get a life and just junk 📺 and streaming...


lol, says the person posting on Fark.
 
2022-01-21 7:01:59 PM  
I got rid of Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Max. I just have Prime and basic cable for local news and PBS.
 
2022-01-21 7:02:29 PM  
Really, the problem with Netflix is that 80% of their original programming is garbage. The Billy Zane WWII zombie movie might be the worst piece of shiat I've ever seen. I also made the mistake of watching the buddy crime movie with The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. Good lord was it terrible. I've intentionally avoided watching the cowboy movie with Idris Elba. The previews make it look good, but I'd rather imagine it as a good movie than watch it and be disappointed.
 
2022-01-21 7:04:16 PM  
LarrySouth:

Lemme guess, you dont even own a tv...

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2022-01-21 7:04:22 PM  
Oh look a whole bunch of entitled people who don't want to pay for content.

Existing content is drying up as everyone and their brother is locking up the stuff they have rights to on their own streaming services. Going forward most content is going to be either new content or out of market. Think foreign where smaller streamers might not have infrastructure.

It's gone from a few million to run several old shows and specific special deals on high end shows to a few million to produce ONE show.
 
2022-01-21 7:05:29 PM  

Tman144: Really, the problem with Netflix is that 80% of their original programming is garbage. The Billy Zane WWII zombie movie might be the worst piece of shiat I've ever seen. I also made the mistake of watching the buddy crime movie with The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. Good lord was it terrible. I've intentionally avoided watching the cowboy movie with Idris Elba. The previews make it look good, but I'd rather imagine it as a good movie than watch it and be disappointed.


Oops, the Billy Zane WWII movie was a ghost movie, not a zombie movie. I was confusing it with the JJ Abrams zombie WWII movie, which was also pretty bad, but not nearly as bad as the Billy Zane one.
 
2022-01-21 7:07:13 PM  
Two guys are walking down the street, and they see a dog licking its own balls.
One guy says, "Gosh, I wish I could do that. "
The other guy says, "You better pet him first."
 
2022-01-21 7:23:53 PM  

JRoo: Peanut butter!

Or did you mean when a dog licks his own balls?


Pro-tip: don't use chunky
 
2022-01-21 7:26:48 PM  

tdyak: They will start running unskippable commercials on the platform in-between shows in about a year.


At regularly scheduled intervals during the shows.
 
2022-01-21 7:46:04 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Mentioned this in another thread earlier:

Decided I'd had enough and cancelled NF last Sunday.  Since then I've counted 27 spam emails from them before I finally blocked them.

Netflix can DIAF.


I'm binging the latest season of Ozark tonight and then I'm canceling. Honestly, Netflix is my least used streaming service. HBO Max was a pleasant surprise, though. I didn't think I'd use it that much but it's my go-to on most nights.
 
2022-01-21 7:58:58 PM  
Everyone got rid of cable years ago to get one of the few streaming services now every damn channel has a streaming service.  It is sad when cable has become the cheaper option.
 
2022-01-21 8:09:28 PM  
Stonk price down 21% on subscriber shortfall today. There are alternatives now, Netflix.

Keep raising prices and see what happens.
 
2022-01-21 8:34:22 PM  

daveb0rg: Everyone got rid of cable years ago to get one of the few streaming services now every damn channel has a streaming service.  It is sad when cable has become the cheaper option.


Not to mention when some cable (Spectrum for instance) comes with free access to streaming apps, or those streaming apps have free options.

I pay $120 a month for 400mb+ internet (as in 400 is minimum, not that tricky shiat they used to pull of UP to) and their basic TV package that has both standard and HD channels and is enough for news, cartoons, and sports.

They just announced free Peacock+ for a year, and a lot of channels have apps I can access for free (except for the Science channel, which bugs me)

/was $105 for two years, went up $15 this year, but I can return their router and get $5 off a month since I bought a Google Mesh system.
//also have over 10GB of movies and TV shows on my Plex server
///I'm set, bring it on COVID!
 
2022-01-21 8:43:04 PM  

Boudyro: Oh look a whole bunch of entitled people who don't want to pay for content.

Existing content is drying up as everyone and their brother is locking up the stuff they have rights to on their own streaming services. Going forward most content is going to be either new content or out of market. Think foreign where smaller streamers might not have infrastructure.

It's gone from a few million to run several old shows and specific special deals on high end shows to a few million to produce ONE show.


This is why.

But that also means they're increasing their prices, but they don't have the content to merit those prices.

I left years ago when they cut the shows my kids liked, cut the old-school NBC sitcoms I liked (they were moving to Peacock), and kept raising prices while losing/getting rid of the reasons I had it.

Now it costs more than the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle and Disney+ has a bunch of content for the family, Hulu has WAY more shows I like, and ESPN+ has a ton of sports content I enjoy (as I like less-popular sports leagues).

I'm not paying more money to watch shows/movies I don't like - Netflix has become one of those crappy cable channels that no one would watch.
 
2022-01-21 9:08:57 PM  
Back to Crackle for me.
 
2022-01-21 9:15:58 PM  
I don't mind them raising their prices. What I dislike are their constant "improvements" to their service. No, I don't want you to automatically skip intros. No, I don't want you to automatically skip credits. No, I dont want you to start previewing something if I hover over it. Just farking stop already. You are systematically wrecking your product. If you "improve" it any further I'm cancelling.
 
2022-01-21 9:17:52 PM  

nigeman: Because the dogs balls are 16 billion dollars in debt?


I've had my balls licked, and it cost a lot less than that.
 
2022-01-21 9:23:39 PM  

Boudyro: Oh look a whole bunch of entitled people who don't want to pay for content.

Existing content is drying up as everyone and their brother is locking up the stuff they have rights to on their own streaming services. Going forward most content is going to be either new content or out of market. Think foreign where smaller streamers might not have infrastructure.

It's gone from a few million to run several old shows and specific special deals on high end shows to a few million to produce ONE show.


If you're gonna white knight Netflix that much, I'll resubscribe if you'll pay for it.

That way you can continue to keep what you feel is the moral high ground.

Also, Netflix isn't gonna sleep with you
 
2022-01-21 9:24:55 PM  

daveb0rg: Everyone got rid of cable years ago to get one of the few streaming services now every damn channel has a streaming service.  It is sad when cable has become the cheaper option.


It's called, shiatting the nest...
 
2022-01-21 9:51:13 PM  
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2022-01-21 9:53:26 PM  
Still cheap, but their stock begs to differ.
 
2022-01-21 9:55:17 PM  

Moose out front: I don't mind them raising their prices. What I dislike are their constant "improvements" to their service. No, I don't want you to automatically skip intros. No, I don't want you to automatically skip credits. No, I dont want you to start previewing something if I hover over it. Just farking stop already. You are systematically wrecking your product. If you "improve" it any further I'm cancelling.


Plex added the ability to skip intros and I love it. It doesn't work 100% but it's a nice option. They don't have skip credits yet, but you can always forward to the next episode (if you're binging) or show if you have a playlist.

Not sure why you wouldn't like those features.

/previewing sounds annoying through
 
2022-01-21 10:05:33 PM  
Just cancelled it after, what, 15 years? Seeing the Netflix logo before a show or movie makes me instinctively think it's going to be lower quality. They don't put the care of an HBO into things, more like a store brand Disney. Good looking and technically well done but boring.
 
2022-01-21 10:50:42 PM  
Still plenty of things for me to watch on Netflix so it is still of value to me. Especially compared to my other hobbies.
I think I've watched five or six TV show seasons and a movie or two over the last two months. Not every show needs to be perfect but as long as I'm finding average or better I'll stick with them. I don't usually watch anime but Arcane alone was worth the price.
 
2022-01-21 11:00:36 PM  
When there was one source for all previously released content (Netflix DVD delivery) it was amazing. Live streaming seemed good but it was a trap - the copyright owners can claw back their rights in ways they can't for physical copies - and so they did. And now there are a dozen different splintered options, none of which are any good by themselves and all of which  want the same money Netflix used to cost for everything.
 
2022-01-21 11:16:47 PM  

tdyak: They will start running unskippable commercials on the platform in-between shows in about a year.


Sounds like a good time to drop it then.
 
2022-01-21 11:18:24 PM  

rummonkey: LarrySouth:

Lemme guess, you dont even own a tv...

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True dat.

We were about to junk the old tv and buy a Sony 48". And then we recollected that the last show we'd watched was Red Dwarf on dvd. Because life just got in the way. So we noped on the new tv.

Since then I've only seen shows/news when recovering from surgery. Even then I'd bale and go walking. And I'd meet actual people and talk to them...
 
2022-01-21 11:42:22 PM  

LarrySouth: rummonkey: LarrySouth:

Lemme guess, you dont even own a tv...

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True dat.

We were about to junk the old tv and buy a Sony 48". And then we recollected that the last show we'd watched was Red Dwarf on dvd. Because life just got in the way. So we noped on the new tv.

Since then I've only seen shows/news when recovering from surgery. Even then I'd bale and go walking. And I'd meet actual people and talk to them...


Give the boys from the dwarf another go. The recent things have been , well , yeah , less than really good , but there are many seasons. I have it all on disks and DVDs , and can just go " I need a pick me up so X dvd or file gets played ". That works for quite a few shows , of course.
 
2022-01-21 11:46:49 PM  
Nonsense.

See?

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2022-01-21 11:59:17 PM  

OhioUGrad: Moose out front: I don't mind them raising their prices. What I dislike are their constant "improvements" to their service. No, I don't want you to automatically skip intros. No, I don't want you to automatically skip credits. No, I dont want you to start previewing something if I hover over it. Just farking stop already. You are systematically wrecking your product. If you "improve" it any further I'm cancelling.

Plex added the ability to skip intros and I love it. It doesn't work 100% but it's a nice option. They don't have skip credits yet, but you can always forward to the next episode (if you're binging) or show if you have a playlist.

Not sure why you wouldn't like those features.

/previewing sounds annoying through


I don't want a robot deciding when I should start seeing a show. Sometimes they fark up and you miss important stuff.

I totally don't mind it being an OPTION, but I want to be able to disable it entirely. Gone. Never skip an intro ever again forever. And Netflix doesn't let me do that. Netflix thinks it knows how I like to watch shows better than I do. And they're wrong.

Same with all their other "improvements." Every "improvement" they've made since I've been a subscriber (since the mid 2000's) has made it worse. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. All have made it worse. I'm not even being sarcastic when I say if they make one more "improvement" I'm done. They destroyed themselves. I fondly remember the netflix that existed when I first joined. Simple. Unobtrusive. Now, they want to "help" me with all sorts of "quality of life improvements" that all involve ADHD blasts and content cutting and auto-robot-play. And I get no option to completely remove those "improvements." No matter how many times I click them off, they keep coming back. Just farking stop.

/sorry, I am so pissed at netflix for them ruining themselves.

Oh... why do I like watching the intros and the credits? I'm a immersive sort of watcher. I get into a film or series and like to see everything they scripted and filmed. I don't want the streaming company interrupting the beginning setting and credits or ending setting and credits with "OK DONE WHAT NEXT WHAT U WANT WATCH NEXT NEVERMIND WE JUST AUTOPLAY ROBOT RECOMMENDED NEXT GO GO GO!!!"
 
2022-01-22 12:07:34 AM  

Moose out front: OhioUGrad: Moose out front: I don't mind them raising their prices. What I dislike are their constant "improvements" to their service. No, I don't want you to automatically skip intros. No, I don't want you to automatically skip credits. No, I dont want you to start previewing something if I hover over it. Just farking stop already. You are systematically wrecking your product. If you "improve" it any further I'm cancelling.

Plex added the ability to skip intros and I love it. It doesn't work 100% but it's a nice option. They don't have skip credits yet, but you can always forward to the next episode (if you're binging) or show if you have a playlist.

Not sure why you wouldn't like those features.

/previewing sounds annoying through

I don't want a robot deciding when I should start seeing a show. Sometimes they fark up and you miss important stuff.

I totally don't mind it being an OPTION, but I want to be able to disable it entirely. Gone. Never skip an intro ever again forever. And Netflix doesn't let me do that. Netflix thinks it knows how I like to watch shows better than I do. And they're wrong.

Same with all their other "improvements." Every "improvement" they've made since I've been a subscriber (since the mid 2000's) has made it worse. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. All have made it worse. I'm not even being sarcastic when I say if they make one more "improvement" I'm done. They destroyed themselves. I fondly remember the netflix that existed when I first joined. Simple. Unobtrusive. Now, they want to "help" me with all sorts of "quality of life improvements" that all involve ADHD blasts and content cutting and auto-robot-play. And I get no option to completely remove those "improvements." No matter how many times I click them off, they keep coming back. Just farking stop.

/sorry, I am so pissed at netflix for them ruining themselves.

Oh... why do I like watching the intros and the credits? I'm a immersive sort of watcher. I get into a film or series and like to ...


Sounds like it is all or nothing. On Plex, there is a pop-up that says Skip Intro that you can select, but it's not all or nothing. End credits anymore seem to play overtop of actual content. I just binged Friends and in the later seasons (or if you find the "extended" ones that are like 25 minutes, the credits play overtop of actual footage, so you might not want to skip those either.

Sounds like Netflix has become a pain. I have tried it before during free trials and just wasn't a fan of the content and setup. Used it for DVDs back in the day when they first started.

From the sounds of it, they might be Blockbustering themselves, which would be hilarious since they are essentially what put Blockbuster out of business.
 
2022-01-22 12:28:12 AM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Boudyro: Oh look a whole bunch of entitled people who don't want to pay for content.

Existing content is drying up as everyone and their brother is locking up the stuff they have rights to on their own streaming services. Going forward most content is going to be either new content or out of market. Think foreign where smaller streamers might not have infrastructure.

It's gone from a few million to run several old shows and specific special deals on high end shows to a few million to produce ONE show.

If you're gonna white knight Netflix that much, I'll resubscribe if you'll pay for it.

That way you can continue to keep what you feel is the moral high ground.

Also, Netflix isn't gonna sleep with you


Not white knighting them. We have Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and AppleTV+ in the house. I pay for Netflix, AppleTV+ is on a three month freebie for buying an AppleTV box. The roomie pays for the other two.

If you don't like the content on offer don't sign up for it. However you feel about the content they offer they have to pay to obtain it, and doing so is more difficult, and therefore more expensive.
 
2022-01-22 12:44:07 AM  

Boudyro: SpaceMonkey-66: Boudyro: Oh look a whole bunch of entitled people who don't want to pay for content.

Existing content is drying up as everyone and their brother is locking up the stuff they have rights to on their own streaming services. Going forward most content is going to be either new content or out of market. Think foreign where smaller streamers might not have infrastructure.

It's gone from a few million to run several old shows and specific special deals on high end shows to a few million to produce ONE show.

If you're gonna white knight Netflix that much, I'll resubscribe if you'll pay for it.

That way you can continue to keep what you feel is the moral high ground.

Also, Netflix isn't gonna sleep with you

Not white knighting them. We have Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and AppleTV+ in the house. I pay for Netflix, AppleTV+ is on a three month freebie for buying an AppleTV box. The roomie pays for the other two.

If you don't like the content on offer don't sign up for it. However you feel about the content they offer they have to pay to obtain it, and doing so is more difficult, and therefore more expensive.


Netflix is no longer worth it for me, too expensive.
 
2022-01-22 12:58:51 AM  

OhioUGrad: Moose out front: OhioUGrad: Moose out front: I don't mind them raising their prices. What I dislike are their constant "improvements" to their service. No, I don't want you to automatically skip intros. No, I don't want you to automatically skip credits. No, I dont want you to start previewing something if I hover over it. Just farking stop already. You are systematically wrecking your product. If you "improve" it any further I'm cancelling.

Plex added the ability to skip intros and I love it. It doesn't work 100% but it's a nice option. They don't have skip credits yet, but you can always forward to the next episode (if you're binging) or show if you have a playlist.

Not sure why you wouldn't like those features.

/previewing sounds annoying through

I don't want a robot deciding when I should start seeing a show. Sometimes they fark up and you miss important stuff.

I totally don't mind it being an OPTION, but I want to be able to disable it entirely. Gone. Never skip an intro ever again forever. And Netflix doesn't let me do that. Netflix thinks it knows how I like to watch shows better than I do. And they're wrong.

Same with all their other "improvements." Every "improvement" they've made since I've been a subscriber (since the mid 2000's) has made it worse. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. All have made it worse. I'm not even being sarcastic when I say if they make one more "improvement" I'm done. They destroyed themselves. I fondly remember the netflix that existed when I first joined. Simple. Unobtrusive. Now, they want to "help" me with all sorts of "quality of life improvements" that all involve ADHD blasts and content cutting and auto-robot-play. And I get no option to completely remove those "improvements." No matter how many times I click them off, they keep coming back. Just farking stop.

/sorry, I am so pissed at netflix for them ruining themselves.

Oh... why do I like watching the intros and the credits? I'm a immersive sort of watcher. I get into a film or s ...


Yeah, it's a strange world. Netflix is crippling themselves like Blockbuster did... We're the gods! Our way or else! Yeah, we're choosing "or else." Netflix: Wait no!
 
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