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.
- Netflix Loses 1,800 Titles – Everyone Blames Warner’s New Streaming Service (dslreports.com)
- As Of Today There Are 1,800 Fewer Classic Movie Titles On Netflix Instant (consumerist.com)
- Netflix loses 1,800 streaming titles including South Park, classic James Bond films (bgr.com)