My 7-year-old enjoyed watching Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away at home, on Netflix. She became fascinated with the costumes and weird characters, the acrobatic scenes in strange settings, and didn't seem bothered by the fact that there was only a loose plot and virtually no dialogue ("It's like a dream," she said). What are other similar, surreal dreamy movies on Netflix that she might like?
I am considering a set-top box for commercial video-streaming. An Amazon Fire TV + Amazon Prime + Netflix subscription sounds pretty good. Should I be looking at other hardware or services? [more inside]
I stream art documentaries on Netflix while I work. (Having something playing on the 2nd monitor is acceptable at my job.) I've watched enough that the top three recommendations at the bottom of the page are almost always films I've already seen, but I want to keep this habit up another month! [more inside]
In anticipation of season two's release this week, I've been re-watching season one of House of Cards. About eight minutes into the ninth episode, Peter Russo is being interviewed by a New York Times journalist. The man records their conversation using the device in this screenshot. I remember being intrigued by this voice recorder while watching the show last year, but could not find out the make or model. My interest is once again piqued. Googling has gotten me nowhere. Do you know what it is?
We're having friends over on Friday to partake in non-romantic love and closeness. There will be a pillow pit in the TV room. What are movies we can put on that fit the mood of the evening? [more inside]
I'm trying to find this incredibly bizarre stop motion (?) movie I saw on Netflix DVD around 2008-ish. [more inside]
My family and I are going to be out of the country for the next month, and we'd really like to watch the new season of House of Cards when it premiers on Valentines day. Does anybody have any advice on how to do this? Right now, I'm planning to get a TP-LINK TL-MR3020 router, install OpenWRT (and OpenVPN?) on it to configure it to access a States-side VPN, and stream Netflix to a Chromecast in our hotel room. Will this work? [more inside]
I've got the landlord coming on Monday to do something mysterious to my appliances and my apartment is a slight disaster area. The only way I can stomach cleaning for extended periods is to watch a show or movie in an alternating schedule--20 minutes of cleaning, 20 minutes of watching, rinse and repeat. I need more stuff to watch. [more inside]
Please give me recommendations for feel-good TV shows and movies that are available on Netflix streaming or Amazon Prime to help get me through a tough time. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good TV show for my parents to watch that has at least a few seasons available for streaming on Netflix. They really like medieval, wizardy, lords and ladies types of shows, and period dramas in general. Nothing too complicated or upsetting, though. [more inside]
The film streaming search engine Can I Stream It? looks very useful but only covers the US. Does anyone know of a UK version? Find Any Film is similar but doesn't cover subscription services like Netflix or Lovefilm.
I just signed up for netflix (streaming only) for the first time for several years (since 06-07ish). I'm looking for some great tips, tricks, and userscripts, other websites to get the most out of netflix, particularly with tuning the ratings system so it gives very relevant recommendations. [more inside]
Netflix recently updated their Roku app and now we're having sound issues. [more inside]
I'm wondering if there is a website that builds lists of the essential episodes to watch in a given series in order to maintain story continuity and emotional investment. [more inside]
With the change from the default broadcasting of cable signals in analog to digital, my mom has fallen into a terrible television conundrum and would like some advice on what the better/best alternatives are to Rogers Cable in Toronto. Can you help us out? The saga of what has been tried is inside. [more inside]
I enjoy watching TV before bed. I especially enjoy watching TV Netflix style preferring to watch a show from beginning to end one or two episodes a night. It can help me relax and make me ready to fall asleep. It can also wire me and keep me up all night. I've figured out that it's the shows with cliff hangers that wire me. Can you recommend TV shows that typically end with the story wrapped up nice and neatly at the end of most episodes. I have access to Netflix, Amazon Instant, and Dish Network. More details below: [more inside]
I bought a Roku XD a couple of weeks ago. It did not come with an HDMI cable, that was sold separately. It said to purchase one if you wanted to watch "in the best picture quality". Today, I finally got around to buying a standard 3ft HDMI cable and hooking it up to my high definition TV HDMI port. I'm trying to stream Netflix or Amazon movies on it though and it's still standard definition fuzziness. The connection setting says my Wi-Fi is "Excellent" and I have high speed cable internet wi-fi at home. What gives? [more inside]
What is the timeline for Disney movies appearing on Netflix streaming? [more inside]
I no longer wish to suckle at the Murdoch teat and would like very much to cancel my Sky subscription, however I'm worried about the amount and quality of films on Netflix or LoveFilm. Any UK Mefites used both Sky Moves and Netflix or LoveFilm care to comment? Any comments on the quality of movies on Netflix or LoveFilm in general? Thanks!
My wife and I greatly enjoy French comedies (recent examples inside). Netflix's proprietary Obfuscatron-4000 searching system has cleverly adapted to our viewing tastes by making French comedies difficult to identify and put in our queue. Can you recommend additional titles that are available on Netflix, either on disc or streaming? [more inside]
What EPISODES about potty or potty training are available on Netflix streaming? I've only found 1 episode on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (season 1 ep. 10). Amazon Prime suggestions also welcome.
I spend a lot of time drawing and painting. I like to sort of half-watch TV while I do this, mostly listening while looking at whatever I'm working on and occasionally glancing at the screen. What TV series are good for this? [more inside]
Is there a website that will allow me to search for a list of current/semi-current shows and determine which streaming services they are available on? [more inside]
Trying to put together a streaming Netflix queue for Father's Day. Details inside... [more inside]
I just installed some Smart TVs in a weekly rental unit. Will the renters be able to log on and off to their personal accounts, or have I opened Pandora's box ? [more inside]
I just logged into Netflix and noticed that although I can see my DVD queue, I can't see my Instant queue. How do I get it back? [more inside]
What are the Netflix engineers currently doing to make sure that this weekend's release of Arrested Development Season 4 will go off without a hitch? [more inside]
Several friends and myself were sitting around draining the worlds supply of beer at the end of last summer, and decided to cap off the night by flipping on netflix. We ended up appointing someone to just pick a completely random movie just by the cover after a bit of arguing of what to watch... The trouble is, now none of us can remember what it was called. [more inside]
I trust the AV Club rankings. Is there a way to cross-reference their top ranked films with Netflix's streaming library? For example I'd like to see all A-rated films that are available on Netflix instant streaming.
Are there other French TV shows I can watch via Roku? [more inside]
I'd like to play blu-ray discs and stream Netflix. It shouldn't be this hard. [more inside]
Please help me get all of my a/v equipment to play nice with my new hdtv. [more inside]
What TV shows consumed your life? [more inside]
I have an Android tablet, and live in the UK. Is there a legal way to download Ratatouille -- or virtually any other Pixar film -- onto it? [more inside]
Seeking quirky romantic movies that are on Netflix streaming. [more inside]
Mom just gave me a $100 Amazon gift card for my birthday. I'm thinking of taking the Amazon Prime plunge. But, I already have Netflix and am very happy with that. "Fringe" is my main reason for wanting Prime and even though it would save me money over renting the show, I wonder if there is other Prime exclusive content to help push me over the edge. [more inside]
What is the best recent thing that isn't gratuitously violent or a documentary, that you've watched on Netflix or Comcast OnDemand this month? [more inside]
I'm throwing a speakeasy themed Prohibition party. What are some fun movies from the 1920s—that are readily available through Netflix—that I can project onto the walls to create ambiance? [more inside]
Netflix using Roku now appears to only support Dolby Digital Plus. My existing receiver does not support Dolby Digital Plus. What are my best options? My Receiver has 7.1 analog plugs, plus supports dolby digital and dts ex. It has coax and optical inputs but no HDMI. (I am currently using an external HDMI switch that has these as an output, but as I understand it DD+ does not work with optical.) [more inside]
Hilarious movies available right now on Netflix instant. Okay, go. [more inside]
How can my wife watch Food Network without cable TV? [more inside]
Searching for a movie on I saw on Netflix: found footage style where teens are warned to stay off land owned by a religious group. Teens don't heed the warning and are slaughtered by the religious group at the end.
Please recommend great French films, ideally critically acclaimed, that I can watch on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. Difficulty: should not be depressing.
How can I set up my LCD monitor as a full-fledged TV for a digital tuner, DVD player, and Wii? [more inside]
I can't for the life of me get Netflix to stop skipping every nanosecond on my Macbook. I have tried de-installing Silverlight, re-installing it, updating it, updating my Firefox, trying it on Internet Explorer. Nothing works. I have looked up every article or thread about the issue, and no dice. [more inside]
Does there exist a regularly updated list of Blu-Ray players that are capable of showing the subtitles on Netflix's streaming service?
What Netflix streaming movie should I watch tonight, given that When Harry Met Sally isn't available there? [more inside]
How do I get rid of these banner ads in Netflix (below which say "Ads not by this site")? [more inside]
I have a netflix account, and I like anime (but know little to nothing about it). What are the best ones, on netflix, to watch? Among the one's I've seen and liked on Netflix: Samurai Champloo, Macross (all of them), Blue Drop, Spice and Wolf, and Gurren Lagann, and Initial D. There are others, but are there any hidden anime gems on Netflix that I'm missing?
I do not have cable or satellite and I need to watch a program on TNT. I have a TiVo DVR; PS3; Netflix streaming; ethernet connection to iMac. I am willing to spend a little money for the show. What's my best hope? (If the answer includes the ethernet connection to the computer, please explain clearly -- I'm not very computer savvy).