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Topic # 198692 19-Jul-2016 12:47
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Totally new to the online streaming entertainment.  Is netflix NZ worth it. I heard the Australian and American netflix sites are far better. Realise it's only $13 month and no contracts.

 

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https://www.netflix.com/nz/


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  Reply # 1594995 19-Jul-2016 12:56
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I think you can do a free trial... so do that and decide IMO.  What isn't worth it for others may be worth it for you, or vice versa.


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  Reply # 1594997 19-Jul-2016 12:59
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I see that the new CBS Star trek series is coming to Netflix and it looks like we may  get it if Sky NZ hasn't already grabbed it..

 

 

 

http://www.androidcentral.com/netflix-will-stream-cbs-new-star-trek-series-188-countries





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  Reply # 1595001 19-Jul-2016 13:08
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Totally support the idea of giving Netflix a trial - literally nothing to lose for doing so!

 

Also, you may want to also trial Lightbox, which is the same price and also provides a month's free trial (I think?); it's also often offered free for a period of time (eg I got six months when I signed up with Bigpipe) or free on-going for Spark BB customers.

 

Personally, I'm less dedicated to Netflix since it became virtually impossible for us to consistently access the o/s Netflix catalogues, as the NZ selection is that much narrower, but at $13 a month it still offers good value for money if even just for its own shows (Orange is the New Black, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, House of Cards, Love, Bloodlines, Making a Murderer...).

 

There's some really good content on Lightbox that's not available on Netflix, eg Mr Robot; so much so that, come the end of our six-month free sub, I'd consider paying for both.


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  Reply # 1595007 19-Jul-2016 13:19
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I got sick of playing whack-a-mole with Netflix geo blocking and switched to NZ version a couple of months ago, and it's fine. There is plenty of content to keep us busy.  


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  Reply # 1595024 19-Jul-2016 13:32
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MileHighKiwi:

 

I got sick of playing whack-a-mole with Netflix geo blocking and switched to NZ version a couple of months ago, and it's fine. There is plenty of content to keep us busy.  

 

 

 

 

I'm the same.  Been watching suits on NF NZ.  Orange is the new black was on there and others.  Annoyingly couldn't get Parks and Rec on there, but lightbox has it.  So between those two there's normally something to watch.

 

When I finish suits (or get to the latest series that lightbox has and NF doesn't yet) I may revisit my subscription.  But I prefer being able to watch NF via Roku3/ATV3 than Lightbox via ipad+ chromecast (and while I'm at work with my ipad, my son/wife can't use the chromecast without loading the apps on her phone and/or computer).  Picking up a remote much more convenient.

 

 





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  Reply # 1595026 19-Jul-2016 13:33
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Agreed , we dropped out of sky and are more than happy with freeview and Netflix.

 

You can get a months free trial to start out with just do it you have nothing to loose.





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  Reply # 1595031 19-Jul-2016 13:46
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MileHighKiwi:

 

I got sick of playing whack-a-mole with Netflix geo blocking and switched to NZ version a couple of months ago, and it's fine. There is plenty of content to keep us busy.  

 

 

We're in the same boat. We also use Lightbox quite a lot too. 

We do still parallel import some of our SVOD content, but the official NZ providers have definitely upped their content game.


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  Reply # 1595059 19-Jul-2016 14:33
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Do you have to sign up for the free month just to see what their content is? There doesn't seem to be a list of movies/series anywhere on the site, which you'd think would be useful information for people making this decision.


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  Reply # 1595060 19-Jul-2016 14:34
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Netflix get the new star trek series next year!


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  Reply # 1595066 19-Jul-2016 14:42
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Do you have to sign up for the free month just to see what their content is? There doesn't seem to be a list of movies/series anywhere on the site, which you'd think would be useful information for people making this decision.

 

 

 

 

Carrot dangled!

 

 

 

Theres a couple but they don't appear too accurate. based on someones account scraping. 

 

http://newzealand.netflixable.com/

 

http://www.onnetflix.nz/

 

 


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  Reply # 1595069 19-Jul-2016 14:43
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Is House of Cards (Underwood, not Urquhart) on Netflix NZ?





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  Reply # 1595070 19-Jul-2016 14:44
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andrew027:

 

Do you have to sign up for the free month just to see what their content is? There doesn't seem to be a list of movies/series anywhere on the site, which you'd think would be useful information for people making this decision.

 

 

http://lemontv.co.nz/





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  Reply # 1595074 19-Jul-2016 14:55
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Yes I think NZ Netflix is certainly worth the price of entry. Of course it depends what you are into but there are many shows and documentaries that I'm into on NZ region.

Trial is for a month so go for it.

Have never been a big movie person but they are certainly there

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  Reply # 1595076 19-Jul-2016 15:00
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bongojona: Yes I think NZ Netflix is certainly worth the price of entry. Of course it depends what you are into but there are many shows and documentaries that I'm into on NZ region.

Trial is for a month so go for it.

Have never been a big movie person but they are certainly there

 

 

 

Although you have to make sure you cancel it before the end of the month if you don't want to continue to be billed, as you are signing up to an ongoing subscription.


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  Reply # 1595086 19-Jul-2016 15:12
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mattwnz:

 

bongojona: Yes I think NZ Netflix is certainly worth the price of entry. Of course it depends what you are into but there are many shows and documentaries that I'm into on NZ region.

Trial is for a month so go for it.

Have never been a big movie person but they are certainly there

 

 

 

Although you have to make sure you cancel it before the end of the month if you don't want to continue to be billed, as you are signing up to an ongoing subscription.

 

 

True, but can't you "cancel" immediately upon signing up, and the sub will just remain active for the remainder of the period?


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