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Warner Brothers Does Some Throttling Of Its Own

Clearly, someone at Warner Brothers was unhappy looking at Netflix’s Upcoming DVD releases that we just blogged about.

As per AllthingsD’s Peter Kafka, Warner Brothers is going to make rental companies like Blockbuster and Redbox wait another 4 weeks more than they do today to rent out DVDs of Warner Bros movies. In other words double the delay time between the day a DVD goes on sale to the day it becomes available to rent on DVD from Netflix to 56 days or 8 weeks!

Warner Bros. believes this will boost revenues from DVD sales.

Why not just go further and make the delay 108 weeks? Clearly at that point, DVD sales will just shoot through the roof? And please no one write to Warner and tell them about this new-fangled series of tubes people are calling the ‘Internet’. That’s never going to go anywhere.

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Clean Up Your Instant Queue

Titles on Netflix’s Streaming service have a bad habit of expiring which leaves you with slots on your Instant Queue taken up by titles you can’t actually Watch Instantly anymore. To delete  all those titles in one swell swoop, just click on the link as shown below in bold and red: right under the Instant Queue section on your FeedFliks page.

And you’ll now have your slots back to fill with available movies or TV shows. Not sure what titles to add: a great place to get ideas is FeedFliks’ Streaming Central.

Note that this is a Premium feature and not available to everyone. FeedFlik’s Premium Plan costs only $8.99/year and comes with a lot of benefits like regular data refreshes, queue modification features (including this one), no ads, email reminders and of course that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting one of your favorite services: please upgrade now!

 

More Frequent Refreshes Of Your Netflix Data On FeedFliks

One of the benefits of upgrading your FeedFliks account to Premium is that your FeedFliks page is always in sync with your Netflix activity. We refresh your data thrice a day. Plus, Premium members have the ability to trigger a refresh of their data on-demand – whenever they’d like.  We wanted to take a minute and say a big THANK YOU to all those of you who have shown your support for FeedFliks by upgrading to Premium!

For the rest of you, we try to refresh your data as often as we possibly can without busting the bank. It was every other day several months ago and with the great growth in user sign-ups it has grown to once in 4 or even 5 days at times which is not great. If you’ve been unhappy about this, read on…

Starting today, we are going to allow even free users whose data is over two days old to trigger a refresh of their data: on-demand. Your data refresh will typically complete in under a minute and your FeedFliks page will be deliciously fresh. You’ll need to wait an additional couple days again to trigger another refresh.  The idea is that frequent FeedFliks users who, for whatever reason, are unable to upgrade can still find a happy medium without having to stand in queue behind anyone else who may not be such frequent fliers. To trigger a data sync, just click on the ‘Refresh it now?’ link on your FeedFliks page.

ps. Or just upgrade to Premium and we’ll chug along thrice a day everyday without any work on your part. It’s just $8.99 for a whole year

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2010 in feedfliks, feedflix, money, netflix, premium

 

Helping you get your money’s worth from Netflix

One of our main goals is to help fellow Netflixers get their money’s worth from their Netflix subscription. To make it easier to figure out how best to maximize your subscription, we’ve added a ‘Tips’ section to your FeedFliks page. It looks like this:
maximize
Here, you’ll see if you have any DVDs you’re holding onto longer than you’ve told FeedFliks you want to (if you haven’t specified this, we see if you are holding onto titles longer than you have on average), if there are titles in your DVD Queue that are available via Instant Watch so you don’t waste a round-trip on the disc and also tells you how well you are using Netflix’s Streaming service which is a sure-fire way to get plenty of bang for your buck.

We recognize that there might be a ton of other ways to maximize the value you are getting and we’re looking to improve this section constantly. If *you* have any suggestions that you think everyone else will benefit from, please leave a comment here or contact us at feedback@feedflix.com and we’ll incorporate the best ideas into FeedFliks.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2009 in feedfliks, insant watch, money, netflix, queue, tips