Question to Netflix Streaming Users

United States
February 14, 2011 3:14pm CST
Hey, hubby decided to try out Netflix on the 30day trial. I've noticed while using it via the Wii that alot of content is not available. For example my Son loves Little Einsteins and it showed they had them but I was not able to watch any of them. Some shows we can watch a season or so of it but not the rest. Is this just because we are on the 30day trial? If you subscribe will those shows & episodes become available? My poor guy was so upset because he couldn't watch them, not even one episode.
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7 responses
• United States
14 Feb 11
I do not have netflix but I was in another discussion the other day and someone recommended it. I was thinking sometime next month I would look into to it. So I will revisit your discussion to see if others are having similar issues and then I may reconsider.
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@payout (3693)
• United States
15 Feb 11
Usually Netflix has a 30 day trail and you can try it for free i think not sure if you have to put the money up for it first then get it back but I think it's 30 day free and once it goes over 30 they charge like on the 31 day they always take it out your account automatically does it to mines, :) it's good but doesn't have all the most recent movies but o ly to be mail at your house :) and never a late fee or anything
• United States
15 Feb 11
I will have to look it up and see what the monthly fee is, thanks a bunch.
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@payout (3693)
• United States
15 Feb 11
It should be $9 but everyone knows there are fees and etc lol mines always seems to range between 8-10
@payout (3693)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Heysnugglebunnies, I have Netflix for my wii ps3 laptop and iPad. Lol Netflix is a online live streaming way to watch tv shows and seasons, documentaries and etc. Netflix isn't a automatic straight watch movie well any movie. Movies that say add isn't able to be watch live streaming. The ones that say play you can watch it live streaming. It will take a lot of data base to watch all those movies live streaming a lot believe me. Movies are long. The ones that say add or queue you add it to your list and they will be send to your home one at a time. Once you mail it back which will come with an envelope to send it back then they will send you the next one on your list. And so forth. Live streaming is just like watching YouTube video online. It's save in there data base but you have to remember YouTube videos are the most 15 minutes long and or 2GB of data. Movies sometimes are GB's long all depending if it's HD or how long the movie is. So in the end Netflix decides what movies you an and cant watch. New new movies you can add to your list but it will be days or months before a new new movie be lie streaming. That's why most on there are old or fairly old. You can add new new movies that just came out to your list. But honestly just go to blockbuster or Order it on comcast for all that haha it will take about 3 days to come to your house haha. I hope I was clear and you understand everything i said.
• United States
15 Feb 11
I understand the concern but when I did the math after comparing how much we spent at Blockbuster, in comparison to Netflix, we get about 3 to 5 movies a month and still only pay the standard rate ($10.00), were as before we would spend ($7.00) and plus gas to get just one movie. We probably only rented one movie a month back then. I think its still a decent site just for the convenience of not having to drive and deal with lines. It free's my time to do other things until the movie arrives.
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@payout (3693)
• United States
15 Feb 11
Yeah you are right but i feel bad for Blockbuster because they are going out of business and because Netflix.. You do dave money which is awesome and you can watch movies from home if you find one on a online Streaming more convent for people.
• United States
15 Feb 11
I've been with Blockbuster for 8 years...thought I would try Netflix...bad idea! Maybe it's changed in the past 6 months, but I was told, by Netflix that you can't rent/order new releases. That there is a waiting period of several weeks. It comes down to personal preference though, but in my experience, using both...I dropped Netflix and went back to Blockbuster.
• United States
28 Feb 11
I just got a Roku box over the weekend and was very disappointed to find that not all of the "watch instantly" shows/movies you can watch on the computer were available on the television. For example, I have a netbook so watching videos on my tiny little computer screen is not the funnest thing in the world. But I had started watching the BBC miniseries based on Neil Gaiman's book Neverwhere and was really excited to now be able to watch the rest of it on the television instead of the tiny computer but it's not available on the television/Roku box.
@luvstochat (6917)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I have been watching Netflix through the Wii. Some shows are only available on hard copy through the mail. Like House M.D. I can only get the hardcopy not have it streamed. I am a little upset that I have been watching Bones throught the Wii and now in the middle of Season 3 there are several episodes not available for streaming just hard copy I don't really understand that either.
@Nadinest1 (2042)
• Canada
15 Feb 11
We have had Netflix Canada since the middle of December. I don't know if you get different programs while trying the trial month or not. What I have noticed is that they must mix it up a lot. One day I will see a show that I want to watch, the next day, it might not be there. Another day, it will be. I still continue to see new releases on it. of course, we here in Canada, do not have the newer releases like in the US...but so far we love it. We have ours streaming through the Wii, as well.
@katsmeow1213 (26897)
• United States
14 Feb 11
I stream through my PS3 and never had a problem with availibility. If it says it's available it plays, no problem. Perhaps it's the Wii or your connection.
• United States
14 Feb 11
Yes, I've noticed the same issue. Seems to me that anymore on Netflix you have to add anything decent to your list and actually get the hard copy in the mail. Other than that you're stuck with watching old titles that you've either already seen or wouldn't want to. I'd really like it if they would add more and update the listings more often. Best of luck with it.