After bemoaning the lack of quality Netflix Watch Now content, Netflix is now providing an additional 1,000 titles to their existing lineup via an agreement with Starz Play – with another 1,500 titles by year-end. The Netflix Blog highlights popular movies such as “No Country for Old Men”, “Ratatouille,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Superbad,” and “Spider-Man 3.” While many of these are not obviously brand-new releases, they definitely raise the bar on quality and freshness. There were certainly some good titles in their collection before, but not much in the way of newer movies. So this move goes a long way in terms of making the service more attractive. Netflix seems to get it and I suspect they’ll continue improving their Watch Now collection, while maintaining the service as a subscription-based model instead of a pay-per-title model.
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