Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | ... | 43
Nate wants an iphone
3906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 33

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 624245 13-May-2012 09:43
Send private message

I cancelled my subscription with Quickflix - the content just wasn't there (it was for myself, so the kids content didn't appeal to me).

When you cancel, they made an offer to cut the price by 50%. After ending the call, I got an email saying that it was only for 1 month and then it'd go back to full price - which was quite different to what was explained in the call.

I then cancelled anyway - there was no way that I was using the service enough due to the limited selection.




webhosting |New Zealand connectionsgeekzone IRC chat
Loose lips may sink ships - Be smart - Don't post internal/commercially sensitive or confidential information!


DS9

268 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 627815 19-May-2012 23:26
Send private message

Just resigned with the $5 TreatMe  5 week trial and 1 PPV, Also would it be possibe for Quickflix to have its own forum, like SKY and TiVo does?

http://www.treatme.co.nz/Deal/Waikato/quickflix-2-may12cf

 
 
 
 


844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 628211 21-May-2012 09:48
Send private message

Has anyone noticed the content changes dependent on device? On my iPhone and iPad I can watch Flight of the Conchords but I can't find it anywhere using my PC?

940 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  Reply # 628212 21-May-2012 09:52
Send private message

That's really weird I was under impression that Quickflix were using the same cdn as SKK unless they have different partitions for mobile. I presume the NZ CDN is refreshed from Australia so there may be some timing difference.


myopinion: Has anyone noticed the content changes dependent on device? On my iPhone and iPad I can watch Flight of the Conchords but I can't find it anywhere using my PC?




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 628215 21-May-2012 09:56
Send private message

Actually there seems to be a few others as well like The Sopranos, Band of Brothers which I can't see on my PC.

DS9

268 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 628218 21-May-2012 10:09
Send private message

myopinion: Actually there seems to be a few others as well like The Sopranos, Band of Brothers which I can't see on my PC.


HBO content is for Aus only so if you are getting it you have let the cat out of the bag as it were.

844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 628226 21-May-2012 10:17
Send private message

Yes I thought as much. The iOS apps aren't official yet so I guess once they do become official we will lose the content here in NZ.

844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 628227 21-May-2012 10:19
Send private message

On the content front where the hell is all the kids stuff? That is the MAIN reason we use Netflix. Once would have thought Quickflix would be onto this?

1168 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 628254 21-May-2012 11:23
Send private message

myopinion: On the content front where the hell is all the [INSERT DESIRED CONTENT HERE]


Yeah, I hear you. 

I really don't know what the strategy is with QuickFlix. 

I am edging closer to signing up by the day, pretty much an Xbox app will do it for me.

They are adding content and there are plenty of movies but I still don't get the way they are adding TV shows. After I watch season one of Doctor Who, how long am I supposed to wait to see season two? 

My partner is bemoaning the fact that they don't have Tour of Duty or China Beach. She has a point. These shows are old. One would imagine 'old' equates to 'cheap', but there are people who want to watch these shows and can't short of buying the discs. I would see this as a good way forward for QuickFlix. They are not trying to go head to head with Sky, or at least the premium parts of Sky like sport of SoHo, and at $10 or so a month price point it isn't like consumers are facing a big opportunity cost signing up. 

Maybe I'm missing something or the cost of old shows is higher than I think but $10 a month to watch old shows I saw ages ago or just missed entirely is very attractive. 





Didn't anybody tell you I was a hacker?

922 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 65

Trusted

  Reply # 628324 21-May-2012 13:18
Send private message

I agree I ended up getting the the 2nd season of Dr Who elsewhere since they've not really added more than a handful of TV content since launch.

For me now I am deciding which I want to keep out of Netflix or Quickflix as both are about the same price my VPN is free and although limited to a small amount of data for the free side of the VPN i use (TunnelBear) someone gladly pointed out that once the movie or tv show has started streaming then you can switch them off therefore I'm using a few meg at a time to get my video content started.

I would like Quickflix to succeed and would be very happy to use their service but at this stage my data is not zero rated (although Snap state they are still considering this) so for me now it may boil down to a content issue which although I have watched 3 or 4 movies off both and had practically no issues I may need to just choose content or supporting the local. I think I need to spend a bit of time looking through the Netflix catalogue as so far I've always known what I wanted to watch prior to going to get it off Quickflix first and if not on Quickflix I've watched through Netflix.

In saying this though for my up to date TV shows I think they'll still be getting viewed the same way they are now.

Will finish on this note

QUICKFLIX MORE CONTENT PLEASE ! ! !

BDFL - Memuneh
62635 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 13304

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 628331 21-May-2012 13:42
Send private message

myopinion: Yes I thought as much. The iOS apps aren't official yet so I guess once they do become official we will lose the content here in NZ.


Just received:


Quickflix Brings Unlimited Streaming Entertainment to iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Leading home entertainment company, Quickflix, today gives TV and movie fans more ways to watch what they love, with the exciting Quickflix App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now from the App Store.

The App allows Quickflix WatchNow subscribers to view unlimited blockbuster movies and television shows instantly, on-demand, from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including premium content from the likes of Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, BBC and ITV.

The Quickflix App also provides entertainment for non-subscribers, including access to all the
latest movie trailers, as well as free Hollywood entertainment, news and gossip videos.

In a joint statement, Quickflix’s Executive Chairman, Stephen Langsford, and CEO, Chris Taylor, said: “We are extremely excited to expand our digital services and give our customers even more ways to view their favourite movies and TV shows, whenever they want and wherever they are. We are committed to being at the forefront of consumers' evolving entertainment needs and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are ideal for enhancing their entertainment experiences.”







844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 628332 21-May-2012 13:42
Send private message

Cant access the HBO content anymore via the iOS apps. I get a message Unable to play. The title you have selected is not part of your subscription package....."

Looks like the iOS apps are all official as they are listed on the NZ site now.

6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 628334 21-May-2012 13:46
Send private message

no word on android apps though?

2101 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 514


  Reply # 628335 21-May-2012 13:46
Send private message

They've been surprisingly quick at all of this, I mean they launched like 2 months ago?  

5072 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1398

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 628339 21-May-2012 13:54
Send private message

NonprayingMantis: no word on android apps though?


Announced they are working on it

1 | ... | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | ... | 43
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25


Spark IoT network now covers 98% of New Zealand population
Posted 19-Feb-2019 09:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.