Netflix Launches In The UK

Netflix has officially launched in the UK and Ireland this morning, offering a streaming service for £5.99 a month.  The service, which has laughingly beaten PlayStation’s own video service to Ireland, is hugely popular in the United States (with 20 million members globally).

“We are starting 2012 in the best possible way: by giving consumers in the UK and Ireland an amazing entertainment experience,” said CEO Reed Hastings. “Now, you can enjoy as many great films and TV programmes as you want, when you want, where you want, for one low monthly price with no contracts or commitments.”

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Netflix promise an easy unsubscribe option, and includes material from the BBC, Lionsgate UK and MGM.  There’s an option to use Netflix from your PS3.

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32 Comments

  1. YAY – its even supports my shitting 1mb connection which Ill be fine for watching on mobile devices.

  2. Anyone know how this compares to the LoveFilm selection, that I find a bit limited?

    • Sorry, didn’t notice you’d already made pretty much the same comment. Agreed on the limited nature of the lovefilm streaming service, I would like to have an idea of the available titles before signing up. Having said that though, if it is anything like Lovefilm, there will be loads of freebie deals for new subscribers.

      • That’s ok! :)

        The trouble I find with LoveFilm is that the selection via the web on my laptop is better than on console, however I don’t like watching films on my laptop when I have a big TV ith surround sound etc.

      • Yeah totally agree with you about not wanting to watch films on the laptop, not particularly social after all! Though I had no idea the selection on Lovefilm differed on different viewers.

      • Well I think I’ve got that right – either way the PS3 version just generally feels a bit limited.

  3. Selection is frankly horrific at the moment unfortunately.

  4. HD and 5.1 Surround Sound Say Hello! So do awful film selection aswell! Just as bad as LoveFilm Instant

  5. Sounds good to me, does anyone know if the list is restricted to “free” and “pay to play” titles like Lovefilm or whether your 6 quid per month gets you unlimited access?

  6. Just had a look, awful selection of films – they do know it’s 2012 right?

    • Apparently BSkyB has all the brand new releases exclusively for ages as it has deals with most of the studio’s. It isn’t bad for TV series back catalogs though, certainly worth trying it out for free for a month.

  7. £5.99/month seems fairly cheap, but I knew there’d be a catch.

  8. Its bound to get better.

    • It cannot get much worse. Robocop 3 ffs!

      • Paul Blart Mall Cop – oh dear oh dear.

  9. Tried LoveFilm’s streaming service and managed to watch all of the good and semi-decent films on the service within a week.

    • they do add new films on there every week, both the new batman’s at the moment.
      I got lovefilm for the games and Blurays, the streaming is just an added bonus to me.

  10. They choice of movies makes the films on ITV2 look like the golden age of hollywood. What an utterly terrible selection.

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