Hope You Got To Watch Them – Netflix Drops Almost 1800 Titles From Streaming

Sigh. After spending a large part of the afternoon writing a proper musing on this topic, it seems that due to an ill-timed automatic logout by WordPress I’ve lost about half of it. However I did at least want to share this info with you. According to this article from the Varge, as of yesterday, Netflix has dropped almost 1800 movies from their streaming site. The article quotes a Netflix spokesperson as saying

The vast majority of the titles that expire on Wednesday are older features that were aggregated by Epix. We recently added many great, more recent titles such as ParaNorman (Universal), Hunger Games (Epix), Safe (Epix) and Bachelorette (Weinstein). Tomorrow we will also add MI:2, among many other titles.

Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members. We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time.

What does this really mean and what implications may the statement actually have? Unfortunately a look at my schedule says it’ll probably be sometime Sunday before I can actually finish up the article I was working on, but I will share my own thoughts with you as soon as possible. In the meantime, do feel free to let me know your reactions in the comments below.

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3 comments on “Hope You Got To Watch Them – Netflix Drops Almost 1800 Titles From Streaming

  1. Fluffy Tail says:

    Would be interesting to know whether they have dropped titles before or not, and how many. IOW, they should put this “ebb” into actual perspective.

  2. Michael Laws says:

    Actually, it’s true, there are titles coming and going quite often which makes sites like Instant Watcher so valuable. But usually it’s just a few per week, nothing on this scale. And really it’s not even the size of the drop that bothers me as much as the attitude and shift of focus that seems to be indicated by the comments we’ve seen so far from Netflix reps,

  3. [...] couple of days ago I posted a news item about the loss of some 1800 titles from Netflix’s streaming service. However as was noted at the time, there is a certain ebb and flow to the service and as a helpful [...]

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