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Started by: First Mate (727)

Cracking down on password sharing and introducing adverts after loosing 2000,000 subscribers. Could it be people are feeling the pinch?

Started: 20th Apr 2022 at 12:16

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Very informative, FM

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 12:20

Posted by: First Mate (727)

March 2022: Netflix increases prices for the second time in just over a year.

The basic and standard plan go up by £1 a month to £6.99 and £10.99 respectively, while the premium tier goes from £13.99 to £15.99.

£16 a month on top of the TV licence makes expensive viewing.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 12:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9671)

I am on the Netflix standard plan at £10.99 a month, but if they stick adverts on that plan, I will cancel my subscription, because I hate adverts with a passion

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 13:08

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Curious to know, if they clamp down on password sharing, how would it affect people who go camping and caravanning.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 13:20
Last edited by First Mate: 20th Apr 2022 at 13:21:17

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Hmm never thought of that.

I'll have to look into how it affects me when I go to my holiday cottage.

Does it work on your IP address?

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 13:44

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1417) 

we have it at home.... our lad pays for it... we also have it in our static... but to be honest never use it here or there... the lad is flitting soon so I suppose thats the end of it.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 14:17

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1297) View Billinge Biker's page

we have it at home.... our lad pays for it... we also have it in our static... but to be honest never use it here or there... the lad is flitting soon so I suppose thats the end of it.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 14:17

Do you use the caravan sites Wifi to access netflix.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 14:59

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1417) 

I do subscribe to the sites wi-fi £80 per year... but dont use the Netflix.... her indoors uses it for My5 series catch up thingybobs.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 16:36

Posted by: First Mate (727)

So if a person wants to access Netflix they need the caravan sites wifi password? Just what Netflix are trying to put a stop to. Have I got this right?

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 18:33

Posted by: sonlyme (3158)

no.Your netflix password gives you access not a wi-fi password.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 18:47

Posted by: First Mate (727)

dont you need wifi to access netflix

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 19:09

Posted by: sonlyme (3158)

you need wi-fi to access the internet be it phone,tablet or laptop.The sharing that they are trying to stop is giving friends or neighbours your netflix password so they can view for free.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 19:15

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

"you need wi-fi to access the internet be it phone,tablet or laptop."

No you don't.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 19:18

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: sonlyme (3137)

no.Your netflix password gives you access not a wi-fi password.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 18:47

Thanks.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 20:29

Posted by: peter israel (1228) 

My netflix password allows only one user at once
for example my wife can watches netflix when she is overseas on her laptop meaning i can not watch it at home at the same time also if she in in the bedroom i can't watch it in the living at same time

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 20:39

Posted by: peter israel (1228) 

you need internet to watch netflix if its a phoneline or wi-fi or a hot spot
A hot spot is when you connect your Laptop to the phones internet I have unlimited internet on my phone so i can use my laptop anywhere my phone works

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 20:46
Last edited by peter israel: 20th Apr 2022 at 20:59:38

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Good info Peter

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 22:22

Posted by: peter israel (1228) 

if any one wants to know more about what is a phone hotspot
hotspot

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 22:44

Posted by: basil brush (18274)

well, there goes my netflix

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 08:43

Posted by: jathbee (11348)

Another freebie gone for you then Baaaz. It will be your freebies I'm the Mount next.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 09:03

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: peter israel (1199) View peter israel's page

if any one wants to know more about what is a phone hotspot
hotspot

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 22:44

Thanks again Peter

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 11:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9671)

Public wifi systems, in places like caravan sites, usually cap the bandwidth available to each customer, at a level which is well below what is needed to stream any sort of streaming content, if you try and watch a service such has Netflix, it will just not work, and Netflix will display a message, saying that there is not enough available bandwidth.

But what you can do is download stuff from Netflix on to your devices, memory sticks etc, from your home broadband, and take it with you when you go away, and then you just play the content on to your television, via a suitable device LINK

If you do want to stream Netflix HD content, when you are away, then it can be done using a 5G connection, but the data required to do that will be expensive, 5G is not yet available everywhere, but eventually using a 5G data connection, maybe a more viable option, than using your home or business fixed line broadband service, 5G is very fast.

As regards myself and Netflix, it is only in recent times that I have subscribed to the service, in years gone by I looked at Netflix, but I thought it was crap, but in I think it was 2017 or 2018 I subscribed to Netflix just to watch 'Breaking Bad, and I only meant to have it for a month or two, and the price was I think £6.99 a month, but I was impressed by the content available, and the fact that it was in HD and Dolby quality, for seven quid a month, so I kept it, and 'binged' on numerous stuff which was available on there.

BUT

Slowly but surely, Netflix and Amazon Prime, have stopped releasing new productions, with all of the episodes being made available to watch immediately, thus allowing customers to 'binge' on them, watching episodes back to back, now new content is being release on an episode a week basis, same as mainstream television has always done so, and I have a feeling that is because, adverts may be being planned to be introduced, and also they have been putting the price up year on year, by a lot more than the inflation rate.

Netflix as just released the latest, and last series of 'Better call Saul' 13 episodes, with the last episode being released on the 22nd August 2022, that is more than 13 weeks away, so they are drip feeding a popular series like that, to ensure that they keep their subscribers, but folk are not stupid, and they will think about dooing, what I am thinking of dooing.

Which is telling Netflix, to go and take a long walk, off a short plank

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 14:32
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 21st Apr 2022 at 14:45:09

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

"5G is very fast."

Well, yes it can be.

The problem is it is not necessarily consistently so.

I have had 5G download speeds in excess of 80Mb/s

But it can slow down to an unusable crawl: slower than the old dial up, and speed indication being in 'k's not 'M's.

Worse still At peak usage it often is unavailable, and instead dumps you down to 4G, or even 3g, or even H+

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 14:52
Last edited by ena malcup: 21st Apr 2022 at 14:58:25

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4790) 

No wonder people are leaving in their thousands ,what with all the increase's in the pipe line ,have they ever thought ,if they were to knock a quid of either do you think more people might try and have these new stations ??? INSTEAD of just bang the costs up would it not be worth a trail to see how many NEW customers they got ??? And lets not forget before you can watch any of these ,YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR POCKET EMPTIED BY THE BLEEDIN TV LICENCE ......GB

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 15:41

Posted by: broady (18187) 

Just sent me an update on a film released today. Based in Japan it is about a “ converted” man that falls pregnant. Another epic. I can feel the contract being cancelled as I type if this is the drivel they are pushing.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 16:20

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9671)

I have only very recently been able to get 5G indoors where I live, and I have a download speed of just over 100Mbps, and an upload speed of 10Mbps, it varies actually, I have had download speeds of 110Mbps, but that is at the front of where I live, in the back of the property, I sometimes struggle to get a 5G signal, never mind do a download, but it does not matter at home, because my phone is connected to my home wifi.

In Wigan, parked on Mesnes Park Terrace, at the side of the Linacre Centre, directly facing the College, and whilst looking up at those very new looking antennae's on top of the College Building, my phone achieved a download test speed of 964Mbps from that I conclooded that my 5G service, was using those antennae's on top of the College building.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 17:04

Posted by: ena malcup (1120) 

I did, for a wee while, try an app which claimed to show which mast/antenna the device was getting its signal from.

I do not know how accurate it was.

It did sometimes surprise me: showed I was getting signal from a more remote mast rather than one close by.

I think there are too many users for the available capacity, which could explain this. They have erected more and more masts, quite close to each other, but I think there is still a capacity bottleneck.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 17:34

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

I had a look and I should be OK

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 17:54

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

Meanwhile ....... who's going to be held responsible for rounding up those 2000,000 subscribers who, no doubt, will be wandering the streets?

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 19:31

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: broady (17947) View broady's page
Just sent me an update on a film released today. Based in Japan it is about a “ converted” man that falls pregnant. Another epic. I can feel the contract being cancelled as I type if this is the drivel they are pushing.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 16:20


He's Expecting has already caused a stir. The Japanese drama, based on a manga series, tells one man's story of being pregnant. Originally from a manga piece - which is set in a surreal world where men are the ones to carry babies - the series isn't quite the 'woke' spectacle some viewers have painted it to be. But it has already drawn attention from critics

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 20:56

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9671)

Replied: 22nd Apr 2022 at 18:07

Posted by: broady (18187) 

Duly cancelled. Haven’t watched a film for yonks. Downloaded three to my I Pad to watch whilst travelling but didn’t watch any.

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 20:41

Posted by: tonker (25246) 

I take it they're all still "on the loose", then?

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 21:27

Posted by: cheshirecat (295) 

If they just limit it to one viewing at a time that should cure it. I rememember when sky tv "on the go" first came out you could have 5 households watching it at the same time. Needless to say they cottoned on and duly reduced it.

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 15:06

Posted by: First Mate (727)


Sky "on the go"

Don't remember that one.

but I do remember tomplum stripped naked making an exhibition of himself, Yes I peeped


LOL


Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 22:55
Last edited by First Mate: 27th Apr 2022 at 23:03:59

Posted by: cheshirecat (295) 

You could watch it on your computer or laptop.
All you needed was the payee's login details.
I don't think you could run a few tv's off it. It was so you could watch it on line.

Replied: 26th Apr 2022 at 12:15
Last edited by cheshirecat: 26th Apr 2022 at 12:17:35

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4790) 

Well after reading thro all what people on here have said ,i have come to the decision that the moment Netflix starts to put adverts on movies/films etc i WILL CANCEL MY SUBSCRITION WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT . At the moment i also have SKY and watch a lot of films /movies etc , should they too for whatever reason decide to go down that particular path then the same will happen. It brings to mind when we were talking to some people in Honolulu and when i said to them we have to pay a licence before we can watch A TV / OR LISTEN TO A RADIO , Well after we picked them up from the floor, the just kept taking the Michael out of us and could not grasp why we had to do so, It just makes my blood boil all the systems they have here in taxing us ... GB

Replied: 26th Apr 2022 at 14:56

Posted by: cheshirecat (295) 

Its a good job you didn't tell them that you have to have a dog licence, then. They would still be on the floor.

Replied: 26th Apr 2022 at 17:55

Posted by: First Mate (727)

The radio licence was abolished in 1969.

Replied: 26th Apr 2022 at 17:59

 

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