You know I unsubbed to Netflix a couple of months back because they didn’t currently offer anything I wanted to watch.
I subbed to DisneyLife which is full of fresh content so I’m getting my subs worth BUT it just isn’t as good as netflix.
There is no “pick up, put down” feature. I can’t start something on one TV and finish it on another, or finish it another day. There was a powercut last week and so I was cut off mid-episode. I had to fast-forward (which is harder on stream) to get back to where I was – Netflix would have remembered.
Netflix also has a watch history AND I can alter it if I want. So I had a moment of no-control and got a months pass to NowTV and tonight I suddenly wanted to know how many movies I’d watched (so at the end of the month I’d know how many I’d watched for my money) but there is no history option, so there is no way to know short of remembering (which is kinda the point). What it does remember is what I’m currently watching (but like DisneyLife not where I got to) and there’s no way to change that. So I have two movies on there which I did watch but obviously it didn’t trigger that they were finished, there is an episode of The Flash because I clicked play thinking “ooooh I’ll try that show” only to realize it was season 4 and not season 1 and therefore useless to me. It bugs me that they are on there but I can’t do anything about it.
It seems all the giants are making their own streaming services these days. Disney is going big with Disney+ and CBS has All Access etc. and I’m sure there are others but I’m tired and shouldn’t be rambling but anyway, I hope these services realize that there is more to Netflix than just streaming – it’s how it streams.
Those little quality of life touches add up imo.