Some users say Netflix didn’t notify them about a change.
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I think that what’s happening with Netflix and Uber only shows how unsustainable it is to disrupt the market with cheap prices and a goodish service in order to dominate and remove all competition from the market only to later, inevitably, raise prices and stop the innovation.

To me, it’s clear enough that competition won’t dissappear and now users will be less than happy, since what they were used to is now being taken away due to raising costs of operation and the demand for ever-growing profitability by the investors.

Helix 🧬
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But Netflix didn’t even have cheap prices, they made a boatload of.money and even had some to spare to create their own productions, which was out of scope when they were still just a DVD rental company.

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Yeah, I deeply wish it wasn’t possible for companies to conceal the true cost of something and intentionally run at a loss

It just creates an unsustainable mess, that inevitably comes undone

If it costs $30 per user to run the service, then charge that, simple

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I wonder if anyone at Netflix actually thought this would go over well. If people wanted to jump through hoops, they would have joined the circus.

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I dont use nor follow these services, but my guess is that they thought they had enough power that people wouldn’t stop using it, like when Microsoft Windows put ads in their start menu and YouTube adding double-ads.

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honestly still bewildered that Microsoft went that far

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Reminder, WebTorrent allows you to stream torrents, without having to wait for them to download.

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Also note you don’t need webtorrent to do this – qbittorrent and possibly other clients are perfectly capable as well! (in qbit, right click -> “preview file”). In my experience webtorrent is not the most robust client.

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You can also just open the file normally while its downloading provided the video format supports it and the file is being downloaded in sequential order it will work.

Stremio does that too and more, it’s the netflix equivalent of torrents. cannot live without it anymore.

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There are so many great ideas out there for how Netflix could improve their service to be more competitive with the other streaming services. Stop canceling shows right when they’re getting good. Do more shows that drop episodes weekly to keep fans engaged for longer. Advertise better. But nope, they’re going with trying to wring money out in the most brute force way possible.

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Netflix is actively making their service less appealing to customers.

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If Netflit wants to commit suicide, I say we let them.

I’ll continue to pirate as I have been doing in the past.

Lemmy sucks
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