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    Netflix?

    I am probably the last person on the planet to be thinking about getting Netflix....will I be able to watch episodes on my iPad? I have a desktop computer in my sewing room, but it's old and mainly just used for EQ. We live in the country and have directv, but my sewing room does not have the wiring necessary, or a tv! Ha. What do you like to watch on Netflix while you sew?

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    Yes, I've watched Netflix on my iPad, many times. I prefer music, when I sew.
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    No...you are not the last person on the planet. We don't subscribe to Netflix and, at this point, I have no intention to do so. I can barely manage what is on regular TV let alone anything else! Good luck!

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    We don't do netflix, not because we are "against" it, or can't do it, but, there is plenty for us to watch on what our cable set up offers us, and don't need any more time in front of the TV. We watch in the evenings and I listen to talk radio on my iPhone when I sew. The shows that we don't watch together get watched at random times. All seems to work out for us.
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    I could give up TV in a heartbeat, but I love Netflix and watch it on my iPad all the time! Not an expensive luxury!

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    I was fed up with the raising costs of cable so got rid of it and now all I have is cable. Love it. No commercials!

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    Netflix is our main source for movies, and we love it, especially at $7.99/mo. We got tired of paying $60/mo for DirecTV, so we cancelled it years ago. We got a Roku box (one-time $45-ish purchase)for our bedroom TV, and Netflix streams right to it via wifi. I have a laptop computer here in my craft room, and watch Netflix directly on it. I love being able to watch what I want, when I want.

    We also have Amazon Prime, mainly for the free 2-day shipping, but we get free movies on it as well. We usually end up watching Netflix though.

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    We choose not to have cable tv, we have an antenna on the roof. We have cable internet and get netflix through that. Since we got netflix 3-4 years ago I can count on one hand when we have watched broadcast tv. We watch netflix exclusively. There is always something good to watch and we usually binge watch a series from first to last episode. Love netflix!!

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    I love watching Netflix on my iPad NO COMMERCIALs....... Watch it everyday, very seldom watch tv.
    My son also got me Hulu for Xmas so that I won' miss any of my reg. shows on tv. What a world ********
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    I have Amazon Prime and it has all the free streaming movies and tv shows included. And I can rent new releases to watch, which you can't do with Netflix. But I have Netflix too, because it's too cheap not to have it. I can watch Netflix or Amazon Prime on my Kindle Fire anyplace I have wireless connection. DH won't give up his digital cable tv sports channels so I had our internet bundled with that and got unlimited fast internet for $20 a month. Bought a router and booster so the house has wireless streaming to any device.
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    Not the last person we are on measured broadband, generous enough to do the things we need to do on-line, but not for Craftsy or Netflix by a long shot. If I still have at least 1GB toward the end of the month I watch a Bonnie Hunter quilt cam.
    We haven't had a TV for at least 10 years, and I doubt wi-fi will ever be available here in the boondocks
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    I don't have anything in my sewing room to watch t.v. It would be too distracting to me. I occasionally listen to a book on tape or music. We have netflix, hulu and Amazon prime. That is all through streaming through a roku box. We watch Hulu the most, hands down. I like Netflix for commercial free viewing. We watch Amazon the least. We have been watching some Australian t.v. series that we love through hulu. We don't watch but a couple of shows in the evening. I still keep up with Grays Anatomy and a couple of other current shows, but my hubby could care less about most of them. He does watch The Voice with me once it gets to the last several weeks.
    We gave up on direct tv etc. Too darn expensive. Our entertainment costs less then $20 a month now!!!
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    I have a question those with Netflix might be able to answer. We have direct tv and still have some time on our contract. I want to cancel it and get Netflix but my dh is concerned about sports channels. He loves his football. Will be still be able to get it or is it just for watch tv and movies? Thanks, Gina

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    There's no sports on Netflix that I know of. Just movies, TV episodes, documentaries, etc.

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    I cut the cord almost two years ago. I watch Netflix on my iPad and through my iPad onto my TV all the time. I have a smart tv and did not want to buy a Roku or Apple TV, but sometimes I want to watch programs on a bigger screen than my iPad. I did some research and found that Apple makes an adapter that allows the iPad to be connected to the TV using only a hdmi cord. The adapter is $35 or $40 and I got a cord at Five Below. It works great and the great part is that I can move it easily, using it on all the TV's in the house and take it with me when I travel. I love Netflix. I will be in trouble if and when the cable company no longer offers unlimited streaming for a reasonable price.

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    We love Netflix we also have the Apple box. I like to have the classics on, don't really watch them cause I've seen them but like the stories. With the apple I can watch youtube demos on the big screen or listen to music. Nothing good for us on regular TV.

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    I love Netflix and watch it on regular TV. We love the English shows like Downton Abbey etc. Also got into some really good English stories about detectives in Wales and Germany. I think you could try it and if you don't like it, cancel it, it is very easy to start and stop.

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    We have had Netfix for several years now. You can watch it on your TV ( with a smart TV, Roku, or an Apple TV box) you can also watch with your IPad or IPhone. Love, love it! If ut were up to me, I would cancel our Satellite and only use Netflix and a TV antenna for local channels. But Hubby likes jus Satellite!

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    Boy, I guess I am in the Stone Age ......roku, Hulu, Zulu, net flex,..........we have the cable company package of tv, wifi, house phone...that's it....I have a semi-smart phone, iPad, don't watch tv programs or movies on either of these.....only games I play ( on phone) scrabble/solitaire, iPad recipes---- maybe, and this..and a few searches, sometimes......tv in living room is main source of entertainment...watch a few series, usually on demand, no tv in bdrm, but do have radioes in kitchen, bdrm and sewing cave(also a tv there).....so my technology is very primitive, maybe someday will look into all that other stuff.......

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    I am with the rest of the answers..I have both Netflix and prime..I use them both..I think for 7.99 what is not to like..u can watch .add free..series..movies..and more..the only bad thing ..is they don't change often..or add new often I don't think.prime has about the same as flixs..but as said u can rent movies from them also..I binge watched justified..yesterday on prime..13 ..45 minute long each ..I do this once in a while..put usually ..I only turn on the t.v.at night..also u can watch most ..abc..nbc..Fox ..other stations on your computer's..or iPad just like flixs or prime for free..personally I do not watch while I sew..but if I did all of these could be watched by computer or kindle or ipad..plus the flixs and prime u can stream to your big t.v. by using one cable..it plugs into the computer and t.v.cost about 15_16.dollars..if u have a smart t.v. it is built into the set..older t.v.buy a wifi DVD player..it streams..Netflix..and 3-4 others..one time cost of 120.00 or less at wal mart..just have to make sure it says wifi on the box..many..many ways to go..but again for 7.99 a month ..even if u don't use it all the time..that is like buying a roast for one meal..only this u get every day..

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    The cable company has got me for a lot of money each month because I love to watch the Minnesota Twins and that is not on a network channel. If it wasn't for that I would just have the WiFi and be able to save money and use my Netflix and Amazon Prime. I do bump down to a less expensive package after baseball season. That is one good thing about not being on a contract with the cable company.

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    I got a smart TV for my sewing room since there was no cable running in there, now I watch whatever I want from Netflix or Amazon as others have mentioned. I love it! I also listen to books on my IPod, free wireless downloads from the library here in town, what could be better. Monica Ferris is an author that has a series about a "needle worker" murder sluth that has me wanting to pick up my knitting and cross stitch again - very fun to listen too, and since I'm from Minnesota, and the series is based in the Twin Cities area it makes it even better!

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    We have had Netflix since it was first introduced and use it all the time when regular TV has nothing on. I also use it in my quilting room to watch how-to video's so I can follow along. Best $7.99 we've spent but I understand the price has gone up a little unless you've been a long time customer.

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    I don't subscribe to Netflix either....Lately, I've been listening to audio books while I sew....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    I have a question those with Netflix might be able to answer. We have direct tv and still have some time on our contract. I want to cancel it and get Netflix but my dh is concerned about sports channels. He loves his football. Will be still be able to get it or is it just for watch tv and movies? Thanks, Gina
    For sports check out SlingTV. It's $20 a month and you get ESPN, and I think ESPN2.
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