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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 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, 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.
  • 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.

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