Eske Esquire wrote:
Very disappointing. I'll probably be changing to a 1 DVD plan only, if not dropping the service entirely. I'm not even remotely impressed with their streaming lineup. It's 99% junk.
I thought they were on their way up, but it looks like they've really stagnated.
Between this and Verizon's impending data plan change, ugh.
I was just about to ask if they had acquired better material. Awhile ago I signed up for the 2 week trial just to be able to check out their streaming stuff and really didn't find it appealing so I don't believe we really ended up watching anything and made sure to cancel early as to not forget and get charged.
It's improved, but only marginally. They have a couple new major releases every 2-4 weeks, but if you're an average movie-goer, you've typically already seen them. Those are accompanied by a slew of retro films and B-movies that you're probably familiar with if you've seen the service in the past. It's the epitome of quantity over quality. I should say that there has been better improvement in their indie and foreign selection, which is actually fairly solid. But many other genres, such as Comedy, are still woefully lacking.
I had been expecting to see a significant improvement in the streaming service by now, but it's just not there. It's surprising, because I gather that part of this price increase stems from their desire to "phase-out" their physical disc shipping. They aren't even offering the DVD service in new areas that they expand to. I don't see how that'll be viable unless they make dramatic improvements in their streaming offerings. Edited, Jul 13th 2011 11:39am by Eske