Good to know it's not my imagination when I say to myself, "self, there aren't as many choices as there used to be" when browsing Netflix. --brettNetflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years
Nathan McAlone 7h ago If you’ve felt like Netflix’s US catalog has shrunk dramatically since the company started making its own shows and movies, you’re absolutely right.Since 2012, Netflix’s selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to ~5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix’s catalog size was in 2012, before the company began ......................Read the full article @ http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix- ... nks-2016-9
There are two things going on here, and they are not mutually exclusive. Netflix wants to be ever more involved in original programming. They've demonstrated as much. The movie studios now see them as not only a price cutter for their content, but as a competitor in the original content game. They are trying to throw as many roadblocks as possible on Netflix where it comes to licensing content, from what I can see. And that's it in a nutshell, in my view.
By and large, I don't use Netflix for movie releases. I'm watching them for original series now, and binging on some older TV series as I think of them. Same for Amazon. Just finished watching Bosch (Season 2) on Amazon. I really enjoy the show. I watch Transparent, too, but I could take or leave it. Netflix has House of Cards, Bloodline, etc. They're doing quality stuff. I suppose I could stop/start the subscription as needed, but haven't felt the money squeeze yet.