Why are you shooting yourself in the foot with mid-binge ads?

Microsoft KyJeLlY
Aug 18, 2018 13 Comments

Heard today viewers will be subjected to ads when binging on a show. Why? Is this shift to further hide the fact that Netflix's top rated show library is getter smaller and smaller? Is it to get people hooked on Netflix originals before Disney pulls all of their programming? I just don't get why this user hostile move from a company once prided themselves with having no ads

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  • ServiceNow fwgh76
    Ads suck, I would gladly pay extra to offset any ads.
    Aug 18, 2018 5
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      OP
      Agreed, although I'm already on the most expensive plan Netflix offers. Lately I've been feeling like there's not a whole lot of good content to watch. I've been watching Hulu a lot more recently. Been bumming my friend's account but if Netflix will continue to push me away, I will leave and buy my own Hulu sub.

      I already hate the fucking full page autoplay video when I launch the app on my Xbox or TV. Then when I'm browsing content, the autoplay preview is also very annoying. What's especially infuriating is if there is no preview available for the show, they show random assortment of clips from the program and play shitty background music during the clip. JUST FUCKING STOP.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      I’d rather not get ads on a service that I pay over one hundred dollars a year to use.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Facebook tbh yo
      People pay a hundred dollars a month for cable, imagine how few ads they must get.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Facebook Dr. Dobbs
      Cable originally didn't have ads. They slowly crept back in, but the price never went down. Gotta take a stand now to prevent Netflix from going the same way.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng nutboy39
      That’s why people are moving away from cable.
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Google memegen1
    These are not ads.. no one is paying Netflix for them. There are always tradeoffs, 99 percent of ppl wouldn't mind them. Trailers before a movie are always welcome in my book. As long as there is a way to opt out so angry nerds can rant on someone else, it is fine
    Aug 18, 2018 5
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      OP
      ad·ver·tise·ment

      ˈadvərˌtīzmənt,ədˈvərdizmənt/

      noun

      a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy.

      Ads do not have to be paid for by anyone.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Google memegen1
      Nerds don't get it..
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Tesla / Eng
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      That’s awfully bold of you to claim that 99% of people won’t mind.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Apple magikarp16
      I mind!
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Google memegen1
      I have worked in ads for many years.. some small section of passionate users hate ads. Things like trailers are actually get well liked. Like I said there should be an opt out option.. only a small fraction of users will even go looking for that.
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Intuit Zpj2bk1
    Just install some browser extension to block them and move on if it bothers you
    Aug 19, 2018 0

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