About two years ago I wrote about switching from Netflix to Blockbuster, well, now I am switching back to Netflix.
The reasons for the reversal:
- Netflix now streams movies to my PC (in home office), Xbox 360 (in living room), and PS3 (in bedroom) :). I only ask that they expand the online streaming selection to include newer movies, even if I have to pay an extra per movie fee for that (I don’t like to pay XBox Live or Playstation Network $5 to see a movie, that is such a rip off)
- Netflix now is much better at shipping out blockbuster titles without a long wait (I actually timed Blockbuster vs Netflix head to head on a number of popular new movies, Netflix always shipped out first)
- Netflix’s web user interface is more intuitive and much snappier than Blockbuster’s, especially when it comes to editing the movie queue and moving things around.
- Last, but not least, previously with Blockbuster when I dropped a movie at the physical store, I could pickup another movie from the store then they immediately shipped another movie from my queue. They changed that system, they now don’t ship another movies from the queue until I return the movie I picked from the store. Furthermore, they now limit the number of in-store swaps that you can do. This was actually one of the main reasons why I started looking at Netflix again.
Bye bye Blockbuster.