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Is Netflix instant streaming content sufficient?

Asked by Ansible1 (4831points) June 23rd, 2009

I have an Xbox360 and interested in getting netflix but i’ve been told I might be disappointed in the amount of titles available for streaming video

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willbrawn's avatar

Ya I like it a lot. Def worth it. Just started watching two new shows on it. Love it.

MacBean's avatar

I think you can look around at the site even if you’re not a member, can’t you? Poke around and see what’s available.

For what it’s worth, my queue is currently 363 items long, and 112 are available for instant viewing.

Fieryspoon's avatar

I watch movies and television shows every night on netflix streaming. I’m never at a loss to find something. I recommend it.

eponymoushipster's avatar

the very very latest stuff isn’t available for streaming, if that’s what you want, but there is quite a bit of content available.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

There’s plenty to watch. If you’re just looking to be entertained, not to watch specific movies it’s great. But I would say less than 10% of the movies and shows they offer are available instantly, and it seems like the ones that are available on instant watch are some of the less popular things.

phoenyx's avatar

What are you interested in? There are a lot of documentaries, for example, but not everyone is interested in documentaries.

seekingwolf's avatar

They have lots of shows and some movies available for instant watching, but don’t expect any of the “latest greatest” stuff to be available for streaming. Still, there is a good deal of content and you’ll probably find something you like.

Dog's avatar

They are adding lots of new content every day. I am watching it more than regular TV. I am watching it right now actually.

cwilbur's avatar

I’ve found that there’s enough streaming stuff that I can usually find something to watch, but the strength of their library is in rare and unusual DVDs.

If you’re looking for up-to-the-minute stuff, you won’t find it in their streaming collection. It’s probably more accurate at this point to look at the streaming video as a nice bonus to the DVD delivery service, rather than as a main reason to subscribe to Netflix. But their streaming library is growing, so that may change in six months or so.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I’ve used the Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ option on my home computer for several years now. Like everyone has already said, there is a large and satisfactory amount of content already out there but they continually work to add new movies and programs into their streaming option so that is a benefit also that will pay off later.

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