How NetFlix Is Changing Movie Watching Culture
from the a-totally-different-experience dept
As the music industry scoffs at the EFF’s proposal for setting up a flat rate monthly subscription fee for file sharing, perhaps they should take a closer look at the experience of NetFlix users. As this NY Times piece points out, using NetFlix isn’t just about avoiding late fees or getting DVDs in the mail – it changes subscribers culturally. Since it’s a flat-rate situation, they begin to experiment and get movies they would never see otherwise. At the same time, they also watch more movies, partly to feel like they’re getting a better deal than renting at the local Blockbuster. This seems like a good thing for the industry.