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Mr Light March 7 2014 01:37 PM

Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
I never know when shows are arriving or expiring on Netflix. Is there a website somewhere that shows the schedule for this?

I basically only know when I catch a news article like the one about Clone Wars coming out today.

But I *also* stumbled across The Guild (yay!) and Glee (meh) showing up today!

Robert Maxwell March 7 2014 03:48 PM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
Unfortunately, Netflix does not publish information on what is expiring until it's 2 weeks from expiration.

I don't think they have any standard method for notifying you when something arrives on Netflix, either.

J. Allen March 7 2014 03:50 PM

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^ Yep. Instantwatcher used to do it, but then Netflix changed how they revealed expiring titles, and so now no one knows until they're trying to cram it in before Netflix pulls it off their list.

Starbreaker March 7 2014 11:49 PM

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4880432.html

TV Shows

"Pokémon: Indigo League" Season 1, available March 1
"Rake" Seasons 1-2, available March 1
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 6, available March 7
"Breaking Amish" Season 1, available March 12
"Mad Men" Season 6, available March 30
Movies

"The Silence Of The Lambs," available March 1
"Dirty Dancing," available March 1
"Kicking and Screaming," available March 1
"Linsanity," available March 1
"Robin Hood: Men in Tights," available March 1
"Roman Holiday," available March 1
"The Blair Witch Project," available March 1
"The Ice Storm," available March 1
"The Station Agent," available March 1
"Valkyrie," available March 1
"The United States of Leland," available March 1
"While You Were Sleeping," available March 1
"Uptown Girls," available March 6

Mr Light March 8 2014 12:08 AM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
Why don't they post the schedules more in advance to generate interest and publicity??? I don't get that. You encourage people to watch the expiring shows, and you raise anticipation for what's coming next.

Saga March 8 2014 02:15 AM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
what i don't get is why they only have the first two seasons of The Twilight Zone and the last several seasons of Law and Order Criminal Intent.

ryan123450 March 8 2014 03:30 AM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
This is what I use for new shows. Still don't know of a way to find out what is expiring.

http://www.hackingnetflix.com/new_releases/

Starbreaker March 8 2014 03:34 AM

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Quote:

Mr Light wrote: (Post 9333673)
Why don't they post the schedules more in advance to generate interest and publicity??? I don't get that. You encourage people to watch the expiring shows, and you raise anticipation for what's coming next.

Publicly announcing they are losing content is a bad thing. And I'm sure these deals are done from month to month on what type of content is going to be airing.

Mister Fandango March 8 2014 01:30 PM

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Quote:

Starbreaker wrote: (Post 9334312)
Publicly announcing they are losing content is a bad thing. And I'm sure these deals are done from month to month on what type of content is going to be airing.

They're also not an ad-based business. The less you actually watch, the better, as long as you maintain your subscription.

Alidar Jarok March 8 2014 03:49 PM

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They are a customer-service business, though. Certainly, for years, Netflix did really well through the good will it earned by just being more reasonable than the competition. Granted, they blew some of that good will when they split the stream and DVD services, but they might have happier, more supportive customers if those customers could better plan their viewing schedule.

Mr Light March 8 2014 04:11 PM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
You think they would want to announce NEW shows though?

Starbreaker March 8 2014 06:47 PM

Re: Netflix: Show Calendar?
 
There's a section called New Releases

bigdaddy March 8 2014 07:30 PM

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DVDs. ;)

Gaith March 8 2014 07:33 PM

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Mr Light wrote: (Post 9335551)
You think they would want to announce NEW shows though?

Not really. To build on what Mister Fandango said, they want to be thought of as a utility: one month's subscription isn't any better or worse than another month's; the important thing is that it's a bill that must be paid, just like water or energy. Trumpeting new content suggests that you have a choice to subscribe to Netflix rather than Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime, and they don't want to be thought of in terms of choice.

Furthermore, even if they only announce new content, that would inevitably encourage people to whine about why they don't have other content, or why some content went away. For $9 a month, you get streaming, which is what it is, period. You want total choice, subscribe to discs.

Mr Light March 9 2014 01:06 AM

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Archer Season Four is on Netflix now!!!


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