Angry Robot

Netflix’s dumbed-down algorithms

“Netflix’s big problem, it seems to me, is that it can’t afford the content that its subscribers most want to watch.” I guess I’ve always seen Netflix as a replacement for watching random stuff on cable, not for renting videos from Blockbuster (iTunes is the replacement for that). That’s still a big deal – pretty sure people spent more on cable than they ever did at Blockbuster.

I think Canadians and Americans have different views of Netflix. The US had the DVD-by-mail service where you could get what you wanted, whereas it’s always been a hit-and-miss streaming service to us.

• January 7, 2014, 9:33 am |