Which online film/movie service? Netflix etc?
I like the idea of having a library of films on demand. I’ve got a Samsung smart TV and have signed up to Netflix app for the free trial. But it’s not that good at all! Can find the odd film worth watching but overall the choice seems a bit poor.
I might do the same for Lovefilm, but have heard this is pretty much the same….
I’ve got a few other options, get a Now TV box for peanuts and get a monthly Sky movies pass. Or could pay as I go using Blinkbox. Anyone have experience of these?Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
Lovefilm is OK for movies. Not as good as they would have you believe. The instant TV selection is better. We have been watching series that we either missed or stopped watching, not because they weren’t very good but more that the schedules got shifted and ended up on at silly o’clock. Shift working didn’t help but I can now watch when it suits me.
Was going to try Netflix but again no info about what’s available until after you sign up. Can’t get them to accept a free trial from me so not gone any further. I told them they’re not getting any money until they sort that out. There’s not a hole in my life that Netflix can fill ATM, so……..Posted 4 years ago
Had a look at Lovefilm tonight, intially it looked great, loads on there so signed up for 30 day trial of ‘Instant’ i.e. can download it on watch via TV/laptop etc straight away. Turns out all the good films I saw earlier that made it look good are not available on ‘Instant’…..Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
We have Lovefilm and I rarely watch anything. The menus on the TV widget aren’t very helpful at all when it comes to finding stuff and they never seem to have anything new, or even vaguely new. I might be very wrong on that, but that’s my impressions of using it.
They’re OK for stuff through the post.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
I have an account on lovefilm and netflix. They make it really easy to turn the subscription off on one and switch to the other which is what I do. Watch all the films I want to on netflix, then switch to lovefilm. By the time I get back to netlifx again they’ve added loads of new films.
Although i’ve been on netflix for ages because I’m watching all of breaking bad. It really is as good as people say it is.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
iTunes has some decent new releases including independents . Vimeo have started doing some smaller budget independent films. I prefer to download movie and watch later to avoid streaming stop/start issues. In my experience lovefilm selection is much better with actual DVDs than streaming
Allegedly the best way is to download torrents, people put up new releases very quickly 😉Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
Allegedly the best way is to download torrents, people put up new releases very quickly
It seems to be the only way to get them at the minute. There are no video stores any more. With Lovefilm you get no real choice of which DVD gets delivered if you have several on your list (and if you only watch two a month, it would take a while to get to the one you’re really looking forward to watching). And the streaming services doesn’t offer a lot.
Serious question. Is there a rights issue for people like Love Film that means it is difficult to stream new content? I think Sky get sole rights to screen new movies for a period of time, don’t they? I’m genuinely a bit lost and unsure about where I can watch new releases without breaking the law or going to the Cinema.Posted 4 years ago
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