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 closures, you can imagine how well this went over.
    • 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 their DRM, Moonlight. 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. However, this has largely been alleviated with their commitment to support HTML5 video, with the DRM plugin created for Ubuntu and Chrome OS working fine on any Linux distro that has access to Google Chrome.
    • Netflix also has a poor reputation among various types of disabled customers. For a good while, they offered no form of subtitles or closed captioning on any of their content, and even when they finally implemented them, they weren't on everything and were often full of errors. It took them even longer for them to add audio descriptions for blind customers, which they finally introduced, rather fittingly, with Daredevil in 2015.
    • The decision to limit Netflix accounts from 1 to 4 devices (depending on the price plan) to watch earned a lot of ire, especially as Netflix could be previously watched on an unlimited number of devices.
    • Region-locking certain shows (For example, American viewers can watch Arrow, The Flash or Star Wars; The Clone Wars, which Europeans can't) has not gone over well with some viewers, especially since Netflix announced that it will block proxies.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The "chime" that plays whenever someone gets on the site as of 2015, which also plays before a Netflix-original program begins airing. It's rather loud and can come off more like a Scare Chord to someone unprepared.
  • Protection from Editors: The appeal of Netflix original series to both creators and viewers is that they're relatively free of the censorship and Executive Meddling of network TV.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Many older films and television shows that are available on the website, which were critically acclaimed and extremely popular when they were originally released, have not fared too well on the 5-star system, usually getting 3 and a half stars.
  • 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, So It Sucks: Many have begun jokingly comparing the new logo change to that of Dexter.
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