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Topic # 183650 25-Oct-2015 11:47
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Does Sky Premiere tend to show movies before Netflix has them on its catalogue?
Or does Netflix beat Sky to the punch?
Or is it more like six of one and a half dozen of the other?




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  Reply # 1413451 25-Oct-2015 11:59
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Netflix traditionally stock older movies, ie ones that are several years old. They rarely have anything in the minus 12 months range.

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  Reply # 1413455 25-Oct-2015 12:06
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depends what country you are looking at, USA and NZ  netfix seems to have the older movies but other countries beat Sky to the punch and show movies 2-3 months before Sky will.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1413458 25-Oct-2015 12:24
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For movies first you should be looking at Amazon Instant Video. For local providers perhaps iTunes, Microsoft Video or Google Play video.




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  Reply # 1413538 25-Oct-2015 15:38
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The latest movies are also on Vudu and I have always found their streaming to be very good. 




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  Reply # 1413571 25-Oct-2015 18:14
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freitasm: For movies first you should be looking at Amazon Instant Video. For local providers perhaps iTunes, Microsoft Video or Google Play video.

Is that the same as Amazon Prime?




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  Reply # 1413574 25-Oct-2015 18:38
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No. Amazon Instant Video is their video streaming offering. You can buy or rent movies online - same as iTunes and Google Video.

Amazon Prime is a membership service that offer some movies/TV series/music for free. But all the latest titles are really available for rent/buy only.








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  Reply # 1413677 25-Oct-2015 20:41
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The impression I am getting is that if I give up Sky Movies for Netflix I can expect to wait a while longer to see movies.
Considerably longer.
That is the trade off.




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  Reply # 1413686 25-Oct-2015 21:18
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But Netflix IS NOT the saviour. 

Netflix = TV series, only releases full seasons, lists some old-ish movies but depending on region can have new ones
Hulu = TV series, releases episodes a few hours after they appear on air in the USA
iTunes, Amazon instant Video = TV series (some free if Amazon Prime subscriber), only release full seasons, movies (recent ones, sometimes movies show up at same time as DVD/BD, rent/purchase)

You won't have everything with one service only. You have to mix and match - here we use Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.






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  Reply # 1414061 26-Oct-2015 18:09
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If you mean movie rental services like Sky box office then you are better off comparing it to online rental services like iTunes - not Netflix which has never been about the latest movies, but rather it's depth of older content especially TV series.

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  Reply # 1417061 30-Oct-2015 14:52
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bongojona: If you mean movie rental services like Sky box office then you are better off comparing it to online rental services like iTunes - not Netflix which has never been about the latest movies, but rather it's depth of older content especially TV series.


Yip. I use Netflix for TV show re-runs and documentaries. I'm happy to watch older movies too as I don't generally make an effort to see the latest films.

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