Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Netflix's availability

I have admitted that I am a Netflix virgin. I've been a member for only two months and one month was the trial period. I've already mentioned my dislikes about the system as well as some of my likes. Now, I must share my lack of understanding some terms in the Netflix system.

For instance, this screen capture of my Instant Queue.

What does this "available until" mean? My assumption is that they can only have a movie available for Watch Instantly for so long but then I wonder what is the point? I guess limited time availability is better than no availability but some of us don't have the time to watch every movie we put in the queue in a short time. Sometimes it takes a few weeks, months, or even longer.

What's worse is the movie listed in the capture isn't a well-known, or even sort-of-known, movie. So, what gives?

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Limited time is silly. You think that they would be able to get contracts for permanent or long-term availability. Having something for a few months or even a year isn't hardly long enough. Like Mythbusters: who has time for dozens of hours of content for the short while it was on (in Canada)?