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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:51 am 
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http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/24/netflix-to-expand-to-uk-ireland-in-early-2012-looks-to-chall/


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Well it looks like Netflix's rumored UK launch was a lot more than just a rumor. Today, the company announced that it will indeed expand to the UK and Ireland "in early 2012," promising to offer unlimited streaming on PCs, tablets and mobile devices at a "low monthly subscription price." The company didn't say what that price would be, nor did it offer any details on available content or supported devices, though more details will be announced closer to its launch. We're also expecting to hear more from Netflix during its Q3 earnings conference call later today, when we should find out about the impact of its recent price hike and Qwikster turnaround. Whether or not its foray into the UK can loosen Lovefilm's grip on the domestic market, however, remains to be seen.


Brilliant news.

Having listened to a lot of US podcasts talk about just how great the service is I'm really excited to see what they can offer to people over here. I realise it won't be as good as the US version but its still an awful lot better than nothing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:53 am 
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We already have something similar with Lovefilm though. Still competition can only be seen as a good thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:55 am 
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All depends on price and content. If it is reasonably cheap (I guess it will be around the same cost as Lovefilm) and has a good selection, then I am interested. If they overprice it or have gooseberry fool content, then I will carry on using Sky Anytime and pirating.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:55 am 
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We already have something similar with Lovefilm though. Still competition can only be seen as a good thing.


If what I've heard about Netflix and the experience I've had with lovefilm, Netflix is waaay better.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:56 am 
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Cool. All lies on a few details for me though - the amount of content, price, picture quality and stability.

We could do with Hulu really too by now, the Hulu partners must be losing a lot of money internationally by staying US only.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:02 am 
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You don't get games with Netflix though I don't think, it's just movies/TV.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:04 am 
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In the US you do. I wouldn't be surprised if the UK Netflix was streaming only though as I *believe* the licensing works out better in their favour that way.

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satriales wrote:
You don't get games with Netflix though I don't think, it's just movies/TV.

If its like their other operations outside of the US it'll just be a streaming service. It doesn't make much sense for them to invest in distributing discs when that business is on the wane.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Is netflix available through the ps3 in the states ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:27 pm 
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It's on all the consoles.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:15 pm 
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I've been hoping this would come to the UK for years now. It's a really good service which gets a lot of good buzz from the podcasts I listen to. Hopefully their pricing will be decent over here.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:40 pm 
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Great news, in the the brief time I used Netflix before Microsoft IP locked it, I was very impressed.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:07 pm 
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bear wrote:
satriales wrote:
You don't get games with Netflix though I don't think, it's just movies/TV.

If its like their other operations outside of the US it'll just be a streaming service. It doesn't make much sense for them to invest in distributing discs when that business is on the wane.

They recently tried to split the US business in two, in an attempt to spin off the physical rental service with a second company called "Quickster". There was such an outcry over it that they abandoned the idea, but obviously they are indeed trying to stay out of that side of things.

If the service is anything like as good as the US one, with full TV series available on demand even on console/TV apps, I'm in. If it's like Lovefilm's streaming service, meh.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:09 pm 
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hmmmm am intregued by this, will certainly have a look but dunno if I will bother with it..

but nice that lovefilm will have some proper competition as they are proper gooseberry fool at the moment....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Will be interesting to see what affect this has on LoveFilm's streaming service, and if it'll be kicked into shape. Don't expect a great selection of stuff, however (in particular, I'll be very surprised if there's any anime at all on there. Manga UK has the overwhelming majority of UK licenses, and its parent company, Starz, had a spat and left Netflix in North America because it's management are babies. I'd be very surprised if the situation changes for the UK launch. Will be interesting if the latest series of Torchlight shows up, but I'd expect BBC Worldwide would have the rights in the UK).

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Bet no subtitles though.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:36 pm 
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What quality is the streaming in? Does it do HD?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:39 pm 
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£10 a month for Lovefilm is fine for me at the moment. If I switch it'll be because how good their streaming is


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:31 pm 
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Eighthours wrote:
What quality is the streaming in? Does it do HD?


It does.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Just spotted it there. Downloading the software to check it out.


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