Is the American Netflix better than the UK Netflix? Because been looking at Google and there's loads of different articles saying how to get the American Netflix because its better.
There is certainly a decent selection of stuff on US Netflix that isn't on UK Netflix. However there are also some great things that are on UK Netflix that are available in the US.
Plus, there is no need to choose between the two. A Netflix subscription gets you access to Netflix in any region. You just need to use a browser extension like Hola Unblocker to make it look like you're in the US and you'll be able to access everything in the US library. Then disable it and you'll access UK Netflix. Then set it to Canada to access canadian Netflix. Or Sweden. Or anywhere.
I find it all around kind of lack luster. More often then not I will find some trailer for a movie or something and think "Oh ya! I wanted to watch that!" or "I remember watching that along time ago! I'm gonna watch that again!" only to go searching on it and coming up with nothing. I just use a chrome extension called "Hola Better Internet" to switch between the US and Canadian one but the couple TV shows I'm currently watching are only in the US so I have just kept it on the US one. They seem to get the best over all selection.
I use both UK and US netflix. It's against their TOS, but at the minute they don't seem to care if people spoof location, I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before they do and start enforcing something to prevent it.
I think both have good libraries, but if you want to watch american shows, then yes the US one is better. (I like it for ST:DS9, VOY), but the UK one has things the US doesn't like QI, Spooks and stuff (Things that the BBC do, but don't necessarily cater to BBC worldwide audiences).
If I had to choose one, it'd be the US library.
Most of my UK friends generally say their netflix is utter trash compared to ours. I believe its improved since the last couple years, but still behind. They just get stuff so much later too. So generally, yeah.
- People in the UK complain about anything and everything
- Compared to both the Canadian Netflix and what I saw of the American one, there were a lot more 'new' releases on the UK one, like The Hobbit was on there nearly instantly after it released