YMMV: Netflix

  • Archive Binge: Happens to basically everyone with a subscription, especially when they first join or when the entirety of one of their favorite shows is made available.
    • A Netflix executive stated in 2013 that users of Internet video on demand "would actually prefer to have a whole season of a show available to watch at their own pace," according to an article in Deadline.
  • Internet Backdraft: During the fall of 2011, the company hiked up the prices of their rentals. Considering the timing of this happened around the same time of the mass Blockbuster's closures, you can imagine how well this went over.
    • A smaller example is the reputation of Netflix in the Linux community. With the exception of Chrome OS, Ubuntu and Android, Netflix is not supported on it, the company claiming that they don't trust the open source version of Netflix's DRM, Sliverlight. The fact that top dogs of Netflix also share company seats with Microsoft doesn't help matters either. For Linux users who can't stomach Chrome on Ubuntu, the only option is to either dual-boot their machines, run a Windows version of Firefox and Silverlight on top of a super specialized version of WINE, or run a Windows VM.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Not a big reaction, but the logo change in 2014 was met with many people mourning the original one. It's basically a simple change of making it red letters on white rather than white letters on red. However, as many people have pointed out, this simple change also makes the Iconic Logo somewhat less recognizable to people who are quickly scrolling through their apps and instinctively looking for the color of red instead of white.
  • They Copied It, Now It Sucks: Many have begun jokingly comparing the new logo change to that of Dexter.
  • What an Idiot: For some reason they didn't realize that hiking up their prices by 60% would mean that many of their customers would leave.
    • Possibly a Batman Gambit gone wrong (or, according to some reports, gone exactly right). They hiked their prices up at the same time they split their streaming and mail service. The mail service having far more overhead, their likely goal was to get customer's to dump that, while being able to provide the streaming service cheaper, encouraging more subscribers for that only.