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25th May '14 11:36:25 AM MissMokushiroku
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Netflix is a service that provides {{DVD}} content via the Internet in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, parts of UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} the United Kingdom]] and UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}; and via the U.S. Postal Service [[CaptainObvious in the United States]]. Their streamed content ("Instant Play", "Watch Instantly", or "Netflix Instant Play") can be viewed via Windows, Chromebook, and Mac OS X computers (bringing up other Linux distros support is a sore subject in parts of the net), internet-connected game consoles, [=TiVo=], most BluRay players, and set-top streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. Basically at this point if you have a media player or console with an Internet connection since 2012, it'll have Netflix on it.

Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''House of Cards'' being the first ever original WebVideo production to win Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.

See also {{Hulu}}.
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26th Feb '14 2:42:42 PM kchishol
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Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''House of Cards'' being the first ever WebVideo original video production to be nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.

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Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''House of Cards'' being the first ever original WebVideo original video production to be nominated for win Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.
15th Feb '14 2:33:03 PM bwburke94
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Netflix is a service that provides {{DVD}} content via the Internet in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, parts of UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} the United Kingdom]] and UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}; and via the U.S. Postal Service [[CaptainObvious in the United States]]. Their streamed content ("Instant Play", "Watch Instantly", or "Netflix Instant Play") can be viewed via Windows, Chromebook, and Mac OSX computers (bringing up other Linux distros support is a sore subject in parts of the net), internet-connected game consoles (including the PlayStation3, NintendoWii, WiiU, and XBox360), [=TiVo=], most BluRay players, and set-top streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. Basically at this point if you have a media player or console with an Internet connection since 2012, it'll have Netflix on it.

Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''HouseOfCards'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''HouseOfCards'' being the first ever WebVideo original video production to be nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.

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Netflix is a service that provides {{DVD}} content via the Internet in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, parts of UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} the United Kingdom]] and UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}; and via the U.S. Postal Service [[CaptainObvious in the United States]]. Their streamed content ("Instant Play", "Watch Instantly", or "Netflix Instant Play") can be viewed via Windows, Chromebook, and Mac OSX OS X computers (bringing up other Linux distros support is a sore subject in parts of the net), internet-connected game consoles (including the PlayStation3, NintendoWii, WiiU, and XBox360), consoles, [=TiVo=], most BluRay players, and set-top streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. Basically at this point if you have a media player or console with an Internet connection since 2012, it'll have Netflix on it.

Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''HouseOfCards'', ''[[Series/HouseOfCardsUS House of Cards]]'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''HouseOfCards'' ''House of Cards'' being the first ever WebVideo original video production to be nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.
13th Feb '14 1:20:31 PM Whitecroc
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!!Netflix provides examples of:
* ArtifactTitle: Inverted. Netflix was meant to be a streaming service from the get-go, but technology at the time couldn't support it, so they used a mail-order method (You could ''order'' online, though). As technology improved and the streaming usage began to eclipse the snail mail service, the name now fits.
* BMovie: A ''lot'' of their streaming ScienceFiction selection consists of DirectToVideo, FollowTheLeader, TheMockbuster and other films you never heard of despite them coming out recently. There's some real, classic style B-Movies in there too.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** The blurb for ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' states that Orlando Bloom's character takes up his sword to free the Holy Land from the Turks. That would be true if the movie were about the first crusade-it's actually about Saladin's recapture of the Holy Land ''from'' Crusaders, who had been occupying it for almost a century. And that would still be wrong, because the conflict is between the Crusaders and ''Arabs'' (and Persians—Saladin was a Kurd).
** In the film description of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' on [[http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/The-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show/60000448?strackid=32e2e90d294e6552_0_srl&strkid=894448976_0_0&trkid=438381 Netflix]] it describes the plot as "... the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite vampire Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry)." Vampire? Really?
** Has been inaccurate on the info of two of the movies in the DisneyAnimatedCanon: ''OliverAndCompany'' and ''BrotherBear''. Respectively, Netflix says that '''Fagin''' was the villain when it's actually '''Sykes''', and that Kenai was avenging his '''father''' when Sitka is clearly his '''eldest brother'''.
** Streaming service listed ''Film/SuddenDeath'' (a movie that takes place at a hockey game and even has [[SuddenDeath a hockey-term title]]), as taking place at a ''baseball'' game.
* DigitalDistribution: The Client-Server model.
** They also hold the pay cable rights to Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, RelativityMedia, FilmDistrict and Open Road titles, and they will gain the rights to Creator/{{Disney}} titles in 2016.
* MindScrew: "Example Show". It is a 10-minute video of various random things such as flowers, a fountain, a toy train with toy penguins in it, made to test video codecs.
* NetworkToTheRescue: They've ordered another season of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''! On a lesser note, they tried to save ''Series/TerraNova'' and ''Series/TheRiver'', but the deals fell through
* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it enough to stop it, and thus lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with the service.
* OfferVoidInNebraska: A variation: Some episodes of shows and [[DVDBonusContent special non-episode DVD releases]] are only available on DVD. These episodes are typically grouped by disc, but some episodes are available for streaming while other episodes on the disc are DVD-only.
* [[ThirtyDayFreeTrial Thirty-Day Free Trial]]: Netflix offers free trials of various lengths, mostly thirty days.
* VanillaEdition: Some of Netflix's {{DVD}}s and all of their streamed movies and shows omit special features. Bonus Discs are not included with shipped {{DVD}}s, few Instant Play releases have ClosedCaptioning or alternate-language subtitles (a fact which resulted in a lawsuit from the National Association for the Deaf, thus more titles have had captioning added), and even fewer have alternate language tracks. As the Netflix apps have improved, the company has also added closed captioning to most of the TV and studio film content on the streaming service.
3rd Feb '14 1:17:27 PM kchishol
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* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it enough with it to stop it, and thus lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with the service.

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* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it enough with it to stop it, and thus lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with the service.
3rd Feb '14 1:16:29 PM kchishol
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* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it and lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with it.

to:

* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it enough with it to stop it, and thus lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with it.the service.
3rd Feb '14 11:02:16 AM erforce
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** The blurb for ''KingdomOfHeaven'' states that Orlando Bloom's character takes up his sword to free the Holy Land from the Turks. That would be true if the movie were about the first crusade-it's actually about Saladin's recapture of the Holy Land ''from'' Crusaders, who had been occupying it for almost a century. And that would still be wrong, because the conflict is between the Crusaders and ''Arabs'' (and Persians—Saladin was a Kurd).
** In the film description of the RockyHorrorPictureShow on [[http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/The-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show/60000448?strackid=32e2e90d294e6552_0_srl&strkid=894448976_0_0&trkid=438381 Netflix]] it describes the plot as "... the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite vampire Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry)." Vampire? Really?

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** The blurb for ''KingdomOfHeaven'' ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' states that Orlando Bloom's character takes up his sword to free the Holy Land from the Turks. That would be true if the movie were about the first crusade-it's actually about Saladin's recapture of the Holy Land ''from'' Crusaders, who had been occupying it for almost a century. And that would still be wrong, because the conflict is between the Crusaders and ''Arabs'' (and Persians—Saladin was a Kurd).
** In the film description of the RockyHorrorPictureShow ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' on [[http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/The-Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show/60000448?strackid=32e2e90d294e6552_0_srl&strkid=894448976_0_0&trkid=438381 Netflix]] it describes the plot as "... the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite vampire Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry)." Vampire? Really?
17th Jan '14 6:14:08 PM kchishol
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* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it.

to:

* NoExportForYou: Literally. Because of licensing concerns, Netflix offers streamed content throughout the American continents, but because of their method of distribution, they only offer DVD subscriptions to U.S. residents, and the streaming libraries available to residents outside of the US are very different from the one within it. There are ways around it for those customers, and Netflix knows it, but it's never going to admit it and lose those customers who otherwise would not bother with it.
22nd Dec '13 10:31:24 PM kchishol
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Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''HouseOfCards'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''HouseOfCards'' being the first ever WebVideo original video production to be nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''DareDevil'' and ''LukeCage''.

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Available content includes both television shows (including animation) and movies. On the television front, Netflix was and still is primarily known as ''the'' source to obtain reruns, but Netflix is also making [[ExecutiveMeddling a heavy push]] towards original, exclusive content. Several of its new shows (including ''HouseOfCards'', ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' and the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' revival) have been massive hits, with ''HouseOfCards'' being the first ever WebVideo original video production to be nominated for Emmy Awards. In addition Netflix has inked a big exclusive content deal with DreamworksAnimation for original animated production while MarvelComics has made a similar deal for original SuperHero series like ''DareDevil'' ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''LukeCage''.
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