As a Netflix subscriber, I think this is a mistake.
Thousands of movies will be removed from Netflix after the streaming service decided not to renew a deal with distributor Epix.
Removed titles will include the Hunger Games and Transformers movies.
Netflix, which has more than 60 million subscribers worldwide, said it wanted to focus on exclusive content.
Rival service Hulu will take on the Epix catalogue. “Our subscribers have been asking us for more, and more recent, big movies,” Hulu said.
Some of their original content is great, but it’s not usually what I log into Netflix for. Almost none of it is appropriate for kids. And I like to watch the latest big action flick or an old movie that I haven’t seen in a long time. If I can’t find those anymore, I’ll probably move over to Hulu and drop Netflix, because I don’t want to pay for two content portals.
Time will tell, I guess.