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Netflix grumble

Posted by Ali W 
Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 03:30PM
We get a regular email from Netflix with suggestions we might enjoy. Obviously these are based on our viewing habits. However, most of the time these suggestions are unavailable here. Perhaps the email is generated in the USA but one would think it would be tailored to NZ.

I wonder why our selections are so limited - we will often hear of a good film etc but seldom find it. Of course there are hundreds on Netflix but often the genres are not to our taste.

The only other option might be a VPN which allows access to the BBC etc.

Anyone else have any ideas?
Re: Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 06:03PM
I haven't noticed that with Netflix, but mostly the suggestions are so unappealing that I don't follow them up.

I tried hard to get access to BBC using a VPN but couldn't do it. Apparently the BBC has very sophisticated ways of blocking VPN access. It probably is possible but I wasn't prepared to use illegal methods.
Re: Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 06:05PM
I use Getflix as a VPN service for streaming. It's fantastic, US Netflix, hulu, BBC etc etc. Its not without technical issues at times, but generally works very well.
Re: Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 06:08PM
Another option is Amazon prime video. Quite a different selection to Netflix, and a huge catalog of shows you can rent or buy as well. I find Netflix is 90% garbage, which can be frustrating to sift through.
Re: Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 07:00PM
Thanks Jenna, I'll brace myself give Getflix a try. I did subscribe to Amazon Prime a while ago but discovered that it was incompatible with something I use - Chromecast or Apple, I can't remember. Anyway, I then had to cancel my subscription, which took a bit of doing.

I find all this very trying, but I would love to have access to BBC.
Re: Netflix grumble
June 19, 2019 08:40PM
Great suggestions. Thanks.
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