I have been a subscriber to Netflix for years but mostly only used it for getting that little red packet in the mail with a movie that I failed to go see in the theatre. It wasn’t until about two years ago, coincidentally when my triathlon training picked up, did I realize that streaming was truly an option for me. Not just streaming mind you but streaming shows that were on channels, like Showtime, that I did not pay for.
Let us not forget the fact that I no longer had to watch commercials on TV, thanks to my handy DVR but now I got to watch shows that other people were paying a premium for. Why are you paying that premium? So that you can see it in ‘real-time’? Is that worth the extra money you spend?
I would say that it is not worth it as I can have discussions with friends about programs that they too are just catching up on through one of the services like Netflix or Hulu Plus. We are avoiding higher fees and commercials but what is next? That is what Netflix is answering right as I type this. How are they answering that question?
House Of Cards