Netflix did it. The finally gave me unlimited access to their library (see official announcement below). I now have unlimited hours of viewing from their “instant viewing” site. The library they have is growing and the player is decent. The only problem is having to view content on your laptop or hooking the ‘puter up to your tv.
I love this feature. In fact, I called Netflix and asked to cancel the mailing of DVD’s and just use the instant viewing. Made sense to me as I watch most of my stuff through instant viewing, and I figured I would reduce my carbon footprint a little too.
Customer service agent told me that is not possible. You have to subscribe to the mailings to receive the instant viewing. Seems kind of silly and so I hope the next move for Netflix is to give us a instant viewing only price.
Anyway, Im going to enjoy the unlimited viewing for now. The idea of being able to watch any movie, anywhere, at anytime is absolutely amazing. Now that it is unlimited I can just throw it on like a tv channel. I can feel the future of tv and internet streaming getting closer.
Thanks for the competition Apple and keep it coming.
My official email from Netflix:
As part of your current Netflix subscription, you have the option to watch some movies and TV episodes from the Netflix library instantly on your PC at no additional charge. Now, we’ve made it unlimited!
So watch instantly on your PC when you want, and as often as you want. Select from our separate, smaller library of over 6,000 familiar movies and TV episodes available to watch instantly.
– Your friends at Netflix