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    News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Company exec says that piracy site popularity steers company content strategy.
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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Saw this and its a smart move. Tbh having netflix has cut down my downloading to more or less nothing as I always have something to watch.

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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Definitely makes sense. I can go home and watch Breaking Bad now on netflix, rather than ... not being able to before they picked it up.

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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Still light years behind US air dates and such a small choice of shows!

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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Breaking bad has bucked the trend though... its shown 1 hour after the US version has aired , pretty amazing! Love netflix and hope they keep going strong in pushing for very quick releases and pick up the series that networks drop for no reason!.
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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Still light years behind US air dates and such a small choice of shows!
    It's worth paying an extra few notes to someone like unblock-us.com so you can get the US version. The selection is far larger!
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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Or just install the Hola Unblocker extension for Chrome, then you can get the content for any region you like

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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    But that's no good if you're using Netflix on your TV or through a smart device.
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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    I love Netflix, more content to watch on there than I will be able to consume so I'm very happy with it. I use unblock-us to access the American content but after using Netflix for more than a year now I am finding the UK content to be much improved, at least in the movie department. There are loads of quality movies available in the UK that you can't get in the US like The Cable Guy. Unfortunately the UK doesn't get any Discovery or National Geographic documentaries which annoys me, they've obviously decided it is not worth their effort to provide it. We also get the short end of the stick with TV Series but strangely the new My List feature of the site is not present when I browse the American content, not sure why because the profiles are there.

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    Re: News - Netflix checks torrent popularity to help choose what shows to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    Saw this and its a smart move. Tbh having netflix has cut down my downloading to more or less nothing as I always have something to watch.
    Yep, having netflix also enabled me to kill my sky sub !
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