What would you change about Netflix?

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  1. TFW10

    TFW10 Well-Known Member

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    I have to write about 6-10 page paper about an corporation.

    I picked Netflix, I have to justify why Netflix is not that great and what would you want to have instead, or don't want at all, or can live without, or what else can they do for you as a "paying customer".

    So, I'm asking for your opinions and experences so fire / email away.

    Its not much, but at the end of my report in my References section I will give credit to the TFW2005 website for the information.

    So help me out guys.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    [Not a customer, rather more like an analyst since that's what I do] Netflix has terrible management. Rather than gradually increasing the price of their services, they basically decided to charge double and split the two services that people tended to use simultaneously. They then went through the PR disaster that was Qwikster. Once they realized that they screwed up, they kept everything the same except ditched the Qwikster thing.

    What they need to do is become competitive against Amazon Prime (which allows access to streaming) and Hulu (also streaming). More material, their own series (Hulu just started one, IIRC), etc. Something to set themselves apart. Hulu is free unless you upgrade, Amazon Prime has other incentives... Which leaves Netflix as a subscription service that costs twice as much if you want DVDs by mail (the large difference outside of program selection).

    They are starting to expand into the UK market, but they need to do something to attract members over there because there are (apparently) already similar services in place. That's probably going to prove to be a money pit until they can generate some level of profit.

    I figure you're gonna probably have trouble writing 6 pages unless you have a lot of financials and history that you're not discussing. The company is broken, but it's not so broken that a few basic points won't cover it.
     
  3. TFW10

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    Thank you for the quick reply and your so right, that's why I'm asking questions relatively early.
     
  4. Toyzaremine

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    Lack of content on the stream
     
  5. uruseiranma

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    It felt like at one point they did listen to their customer base, but somewhere along the way, someone said, 'Hey, don't listen to the average person-they don't know what they want.'

    Almost reminds me of Mattel. At least with Hasbro, it feels there's some attempt to listen to the people buying your stuff. Though my eye-narrowing at Mattel stems from their Cars line. There are adults like myself that collect(ed) the die-cast, but the line has received very little love from Mattel in the 2 years before Cars 2 came out. After the first 2 years, what was Mattel's answer to Cars sales? Just re-release the original vehicles, but give them lenticular eyes!

    (sorry, derailed there)
     
  6. TFW10

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    I don't understand what exactly does that mean?
     
  7. TFW10

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    No, not at all, I have to give examples so more are welcomed; if I have to explain it further I can.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  8. Foster

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    I'd love to update my DVD queue through the Android app, but I can only access my instant queue there.
     
  9. AnithaPrime

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    I'd love it if there were better movies and shows to stream.
     
  10. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I would go back to the old Netflix App on Android. The new one sucks balls.
     
  11. Red Alert

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    Everything
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Ebay:
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    More streaming new releases
    Game rentals

    That's about it. The price hike doesn't really bug me.
     
  13. TFW10

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    If you please, explain or list why everything?
     
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    Make more available. Most of the time when I search for a movie I want to see on Netflix, it isn't there. I'd also love it if they added TF shows (at least Beast Wars, Animated, and Prime).
     
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    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Content. There is little reason to subscribe to the service in Canada. The selection is just not there.
     

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