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23-10-2011, 23:15   #1
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Netflix, the leading global Internet film subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows and films streaming instantly over the Internet to TVs and computers for one low monthly subscription price.
Upon launch, Netflix members from the UK and Ireland will be able to instantly watch a wide array of TV shows and films right on their TVs via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones. Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch.
Netflix has been streaming to U.S. members since 2007, adding Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in September 2011. Netflix has revolutionised entertainment across the Americas by giving its members a huge selection of films and TV shows to enjoy when and where they want.
People interested in becoming members of Netflix in the UK or Ireland can go to www.netflix.com to sign up to receive an email alert letting them know when Netflix has launched in their country.
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Good to see this coming here and bringing some much needed competition to the movie rental market, but what do you reckon the chances are we'll be asked to pay over the odds for a restricted selection? A bit cynical but we all know it happens, I'm looking at you iTunes...
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Netflix eh? Pay money to watch stuff on the internet you say......
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Ok, we get it, you're excited about it. Now please stop spamming all over the place
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Good news regards the streaming but with the Irish postal service this will be a waste of time, 2 movies a week max and thats if you occasionally watch and repost one the day you get it. That was what it was like with an post movies by mail anyway. Great when I was on the dole but not so great when I have to fit actual real life into my day
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Looking forward to this and hopefully the pricing and available content are reasonable.

I'm more worried about the ISP's than An Post, Netflix doesn't offer movies by post anymore.

I feel sorry from the poor VPN/Proxy providers in the US!
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Looking forward to this and hopefully the pricing and available content are reasonable.

I'm more worried about the ISP's than An Post, Netflix doesn't offer movies by post anymore.

I feel sorry from the poor VPN/Proxy providers in the US!
Really? Its just streaming now? It was quite annoying that only a few movies could be streamed before but if their whole catalogue is streamable now then I might be tempted.
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I thought Netflix abandoned their plans to rename their rental division, no?
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If they do a streaming service, it'll take off. Rental by post seem to tend to die in Ireland.
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fantastic news. I probably won't use the service but I can't wait to see the ISPs buckle under pressure because of the low usage caps. that or eircom is gonna end up taking a massive amount of people to court.
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just back from the states a few days ago, my mate has this netflix thingy. he got a dvd in the post someone said in a previous post that they stopped posting dvds maybe in some places but not in boston .i dont know if net flix are set up outside of the usa or whatever but i for one will not be availing of this service. dont get me wrong the quality is perfect while streaming but in all fairness as someone said why pay for somethin when youve already got the web?? i only used my xtra vision card for the first time in 2 years to rent a game
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dont get me wrong the quality is perfect while streaming but in all fairness as someone said why pay for somethin when youve already got the web??
Because torrenting or using dodgy streaming sites isn't something that your run-of-the-mill person can do.

And indeed most computers are still relegated to the back room on the desk desk. People still want to watch their movies in their front room on the big telly.

If they can get the delivery right, it'll work. At the moment I stream from my machine to my TV over the internal network. I probably would pay a small fee to cut out the middle bit and access the stuff directly from my TV, if it was giving me movies and TV shows as soon as they're available elsewhere.

You might as well ask why people download via iTunes when they can torrent it? Because it's easier to pay for it.
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for the streaming part, do they supply a media box that would just hook up through HDMI and Ethernet or is it streaming to PC style?
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It appears to be only streaming via computer or console. My Sony Bravia gets software upgrades that include "apps" from 3rd parties. I can watch 3 player directly on the TV, for example. Netflix works on Sony TVs in the US, so I'm hoping it'll be the same here.

A small media box would be an absolute goldmine for netflix. 300GB hard drive, small OS and SCART/HDMI out, no more than €30 cost per customer really. I'd get one if my TV didn't support netflix.
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