Content is Everything – My Mom’s Thoughts on Netflix


As I have been in Knoxville, TN visiting my folks this holiday season, I have had the opportunity to show my parents Netflix on a TV.  I have not one, but two devices with me that can stream Netflix to a TV.  My Roku 2XS and my son’s new Xbox.

One afternoon I was flipping through the Netflix app on the Xbox looking for something to watch, and lo and behold my Mom said one thing: How can they expect me to pay for this when everything is so old?

Boom.  There’s the problem.

Every streaming service I showed her on the Xbox — with the exception of Vudu — had only all old content.  Sure, some shows were relatively recent, but there was nothing that had come out within the last month.  Netflix-only series aren’t going to win over the people who don’t pay for Netflix already, old nostalgia TV isn’t going to either; new content people have actually heard of will, because content is king.

If you do have Netflix, then you might want to check out this Huffington Post article on how to get the most out of it.

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About the Author

Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.