Netflix Shrinks The World – Update

Well, it has been knocking on two months since I subscribed to Netflix and my affair with it has been “so-so”.

As I stated in my previous postings, at first glance there appears to be plenty of content to keep everyone happy. I have to admit though, I am a bit difficult to please as I am not a big fan of movies – I much prefer a good drama series or an interesting documentary, butĀ even then I am a tad fussy.

However, after an initial flurry of watching everything that had obvious appeal to me, it is getting harder and harder to find something worth watching. That is not so much of a criticism of the available content, it is more by virtue of the fact that very little new stuff has been added since I subscribed.

Anyway, I am going to give it a few more months and will report back as to whether or not I decide to continue with the subscription. A friend did advise me to try Amazon Prime which she said is also a subscription based service with greater content plus the added bonus of free delivery on Amazon goods – sounds very cost effective for an avid Amazon shopper like me.

Like I said, I will keep you updated but in the meantime I would be pleased to hear other people’s experiences on these or any other packages that are available.

Netflix Shrinks The World – I Subscribed!

Recently I did a post about internet TV and movie service Netflix’s entry into the German market, Well, last week I took the plunge and signed up.

They are currently running an offer where you get a trial month for free after which your subscription plan kicks in. Payment after the trial period is monthly, although you can cancel your subscription at any time without having to worry about fulfilling the remainder of the year as is often the case with contracts offered by some other internet or satellite a TV providers.
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Netflix Shrinks The World

I have to admit, I have always been pretty frustrated at the lack of availability of English speaking TV channels in Germany. I mean, much of what is shown originates from the UK or USA but overdubbed (very well, I hasten to add) into German, but even the satellite or cable TV channels don’t seem to offer the original soundtrack as an option. There are English packages available from some satellite or cable providers, but the choice is very limited and you are usually barraged with endless repeats which quickly becomes tiresome. Continue reading