netflix or lovefilm
I have Lovefilm streaming on my xbox.
The problem isn’t the lack of decent films, it’s the absolutely useless menu system.
If you have a good look through all the genres and collections you will eventually find some cracking stuff, but it takes a lot of effort. The ratings system and descriptions are also useless, so you’ll need IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes to hand. The international film selection is the real selling point for me. Watched “A Prophet” the other night, amazing!
I pay £4.99 a month, and it’s worth it for the foreign films alone.Posted 5 years ago
I have Netflix. The movie selection is “eclectic” but I like a lot of foreign films which there are plenty of, plus the documentary section is excellent. Virtually no recent releases but some old obscure stuff. The selection of TV stuff is good though. I’ve been watching
The US Office
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Prison Break (terrible show but the wife likes it)
The Thick Of It
Loads more TV stuff on there that I’ve wanted to check out.Posted 5 years ago
thanks for that, sounds like there both a bag a sh*T
for some reason i thought they were recent movies !! oh well back to utorrent then
cheers lads, sound advice as usual
Did you know Sky Anytime+ is now available to all Sky customers even if they don’t have Sky Broadband?
I’d been using it through my xbox but now I’ve got the Sky box plugged straight into the router and it’s available through the red button. Don’t know if you need a Sky movies subscription to get the films though.Posted 5 years agoDracSubscriber
I have Lovefilm and it’s not great going to cancel again as gave it another go from about 2 years ago, it had improved but not worth it. Netflix I joined the free trial and promptly cancelled it’s awful might as well watch ITV4 as it has newer shows and films on.
And what Bob said.Posted 5 years agosantacruzsiSubscriber
I had a free month’s trial of Netflix, glad I’m not paying for it! I have LoveFilm as part of my Bank account (Natwest) and cant fault it. 4 discs per month and 2hrs of download time. I’d not pay for either but LoveFilm is ok as it’s included in my bank account fee.Posted 5 years ago
sneakyg4 – Member
I started in Lovefilm, but moved to netflix; the netflix content is far superior and seems to update much more frequently. Also its half the price
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I thought netflix was £5.99 PCM and love film £4.99? Also love film content is updated more often? But still the content on both is still not worth it.Posted 5 years agosimon_gSubscriber
Not got around to cancelling my netflix sub. It’s good for older TV stuff and there’s been a few movies worth watching but I was expecting more new content after launch and there’s been little of interest.
With Lovefilm at least you can get DVDs and Blurays as well as the streaming.
If it’s streaming only, they’re kind of complimentary services – very little is licensed to both, it’s all exclusivity deals on one or the other.
There’s free trials of both though so try them out and see if you think they’re worthwhile.Posted 5 years agomikey74Member
I find the menu system on Love Film to be absolutely fine.
I started off watching a fair bit via streaming and found some cracking gems that I would not have otherwise bothered with. However, the choice for “modern, blockbuster” type films to stream is not that great, so I would strongly recommend paying £9.99/month and getting the unlimited package that allows you to both stream and rent DVDs.
If you prefer to stay away from “blockbusters” and discover your own films, then there it a hell of a lot of content to stream and rent. Although most of the big, popular films are available to rent via DVD on there.
I am very happy with Love Film and would strongly recommend it.Posted 5 years agobutcherMember
I use Love Film and have always found it good. Quick postal service. Limited selection of movies online so far, but you can stream on PC, PS3, TV, etc…
Menus might not be the best on PS3, but if you’re happy to set it up on PC, then searching through them couldn’t be easier.
Overall you’ll get way more choice than any Blockbuster video store (the selection for their postal service is massive), and Sky Movies (though I think they get exlusive rights to the latest movies) are past it.Posted 5 years ago
If you prefer to stay away from “blockbusters” and discover your own films, then there it a hell of a lot of content to stream and rent.
Can you recommend any? We have a few weeks left of the free trial. If your new to world cinema you might be surprised at what’s new to you, but most the content on there is quite old. There is a few MTB shorts (again prob seen before) and a couple of documentaries. The doc on computer games is so one sided it’s laughable.Posted 5 years agomrblobbyMember
Had lovefilm for a year or so before cancelling, poor online selection and I couldn’t be bothered with the postal method. Also my broadband wasn’t amazing so streaming was patchy.
Was rather excited by the launch of Netflix as had heard good things about the US version, so signed up for the free trial. However it doesn’t have much I want to watch (the Viz quote above is spot on) and the interface really is dire so will be cancelling. Anyone know why the choice is poor? Studio wrangles? Sky exclusivity on new stuff?
Think I’ll make do with films on iTunes, now I have infinity the download times shouldn’t be too bad.Posted 5 years ago
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