Lovefilm v Netflix - which is better? Watch

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Locefilm (6)
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Definitely netflix.

Also, for those who are saying US Netflix has a much bigger and better selection than UK Netflix, it's possible to 'trick' your computer/laptop/ps3 to think you're in the US so you get the US selection! I've done it on both my laptop and ps3 and it's fantastic.

For the computer I downloaded Chrome extension Hola Better Internet and while on netflix, chose a US server to connect to.

For ps3 just change your DNS address on network settings - there's videos on YouTube to show you how.

Anyone with UK Netflix, seriously do it! It's so easy to do and so much better.


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I use American Netflix, and would thoroughly recommend it

The selection is a lot better than UK netflix too
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I have both LoveFilm and Netflix, I probably do use Netflix more for the TV shows but then LoveFilm have some movies that Netflix doesn't. I've heard good things about blinkbox so will have to give that a go at some point.
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(Original post by OU Student)
Friends of mine said this about Netflix. Although, I guess most of it depends on what I'm after.
Netflix may be better for TV. Seems to be what others are saying.
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I have Netflix and switch between the US and UK version depending on what i feel like watching and what each one is offering at the the time.

Never had a shortage of things to watch but that's just me.
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So, I am currently using Netflix. As suggested by someone else, I'll use the free trials for both and then decide which is best after. First impressions are that I do like the selections of films and TV they have. Disappointed that they don't have Fraser, though.
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(Original post by OU Student)
So, I am currently using Netflix. As suggested by someone else, I'll use the free trials for both and then decide which is best after. First impressions are that I do like the selections of films and TV they have. Disappointed that they don't have Fraser, though.
Assuming you meant Frasier, US Netflix does have it and is easily accessible if you have an existing netflix account.
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(Original post by cambo211)
Assuming you meant Frasier, US Netflix does have it and is easily accessible if you have an existing netflix account.
That's what I meant. Thanks.
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Netflix + Unblock Us = £9.50 and is an awesome combo. Netflix has so much stuff on it. I've been subscribed since it launched in the UK and it's on the TV more than Sky in our house.

So many good series on there to watch and a good selection of films. Try http://www.moreflicks.com/ which lists the movies by region. Switch regions and enjoy.
Frankly, it's incredible value. Don't expect the latest movies (although they have some of them), but treat it like another (big) TV channel and you won't be disappointed.

Netflix's streaming quality is outstanding by the way. They've got the coding, buffering and the adjusting bitrate stuff in the background nailed. Lovefilm and BBC iPlayer can only dream of the infrastructure Netflix has created (funnily enough using Amazon's cloud which no doubt Lovefilm will be employing to full capability soon enough). Only Vudu delivers higher quality imo and that is a premium pay-per-movie service.

The last movie I watched on there was Olympus has Fallen on Netflix Mexico
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I have both. Prefer NETFLIX for TV Shows and Lovefilm for films- although there isn't a fantastic choice available for immediate streaming so I get them through the post.

I know it might seem silly- but honestly I get plenty of use out of them both. In the last month I have seen 3 series of Breaking bad which would of cost me what- £40+ on DVD??? Tonight alone i've watched 2 films on Lovefilm instant so it has pretty much paid for itself.

I got a really good deal for Lovefilm through groupon so look on there- I think it was 4 months free or something like that. Can't really remember as it was nearly a year ago.

Cheeky thing with Lovefilm is- you can't just log in and cancel. You either cancel your direct debit or you have to call up and spend fifteen minutes being persuaded to keep it. My friend said it was so tedious she just gave up in the end.
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(Original post by littlesmurfette)

Cheeky thing with Lovefilm is- you can't just log in and cancel. You either cancel your direct debit or you have to call up and spend fifteen minutes being persuaded to keep it. My friend said it was so tedious she just gave up in the end.
What a pain. I signed up to Netflix and it said I can just cancel online.
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netflix because you have more streaming options, and if you know what you're doing, can get access to US Netflix as well, which has sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooo much more stuff, good stuff too
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(Original post by littlesmurfette)
I have both. Prefer NETFLIX for TV Shows and Lovefilm for films- although there isn't a fantastic choice available for immediate streaming so I get them through the post.

I know it might seem silly- but honestly I get plenty of use out of them both. In the last month I have seen 3 series of Breaking bad which would of cost me what- £40+ on DVD??? Tonight alone i've watched 2 films on Lovefilm instant so it has pretty much paid for itself.

I got a really good deal for Lovefilm through groupon so look on there- I think it was 4 months free or something like that. Can't really remember as it was nearly a year ago.

Cheeky thing with Lovefilm is- you can't just log in and cancel. You either cancel your direct debit or you have to call up and spend fifteen minutes being persuaded to keep it. My friend said it was so tedious she just gave up in the end.
send them an email saying you can't use a phone, that's what I did, cancelled without any fuss
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Nocefilm is lame!
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Netflix is £5.99 monthly so that wouldn't probably even affect your finances and there is always something to watch. I just put it on every time I'm doing something just to have that sound in the background


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Apple TV. No subscription costs, great range, connected with iTunes.
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(Original post by Plainview)
Apple TV. No subscription costs, great range, connected with iTunes.
So the content is free? ITunes is a ripoff.

If you want pay per movie then Vudu whoops iTunes anyway. Newer releases and leading the way in terms of streaming quality.

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So the content is free? ITunes is a ripoff.

If you want pay per movie then Vudu whoops iTunes anyway. Newer releases and leading the way in terms of streaming quality.

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The content isn't free. I didn't say that. I said there were no subscription costs.

I don't want newer releases. I want cheap classics, and Netflix doesn't have that. Never heard of Vudu.
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The content isn't free. I didn't say that. I said there were no subscription costs.

I don't want newer releases. I want cheap classics, and Netflix doesn't have that. Never heard of Vudu.
So you're comparing something that probably costs more and is a totally different type of service to Netflix and Lovefilm. It's like saying "neither, rent from Blockbusters..."

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(Original post by silent ninja)
So you're comparing something that probably costs more and is a totally different type of service to Netflix and Lovefilm. It's like saying "neither, rent from Blockbusters..."

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Whether it costs more or not depends on how much you use it, which is why I like it: I can use it as much or as little as I want, and I pay accordingly. I don't see how it's 'totally different' – they're all just ways of renting movies. Haven't Blockbusters shut down anyway?
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