I absolutely love the fact that Netflix has most of the shows that I love to watch in it’s streaming catalog. The technology itself is a display of engineering genius, being able to direct high quality content to my Xbox without a lack of quality and lag. That said, in their efforts to expand and improve their customer service, they’ve just gone too far.
I like series. I like watching them. I like watching the stories unfold over multiple episodes. And I binge, I binge on entire seasons at a time. This was never a problem before. Now it is. Because now, it seems, every 3 or 4 episodes, it pops up a message asking me if I’m still watching.
This isn’t an issue on the website, but on the Xbox, it’s a pain in the ass. I’m watching TV, watching a series, I get involved in it, get comfortable, and want to just relax. The controller is across the couch, and I’m relaxed, cuddled up under a blanket with a drink and my wife. And then that damned box pops up.
No, Netflix…I’m not watching…that’s why you’re still on.