Netflix December 2014: Catch These Movies Before They Leave Instant Streaming : T-Lounge : Tech Times
Netflix removes movies all the time because their rights to said movies run out. I remember reading a few years ago when STARZ removed its shows from Netflix.
Amazon Prime is extremely limited overseas... in fact I think it is only in 4 countries. Again it comes down to copywrite.It's far from perfect but their selection is actually comparable to if not better than Amazon Prime's selection.
I dont disagree one bit. Spotify cut piracy massively in the areas where it operates when it had its unlimited free with ads service. Providing access the way the consumer wants it and as fast as possible is the key to curbing piracy on movies and TV shows. Look at Taylor Swift when she removed her songs from Spotify.. bet the piracy of her new album exploded.What you absolutely cannot beat is Netflix's user-friendliness, absence of commercials and competitive membership fees. It's essentially plug-and-play (so to speak) and the connection speeds and quality are great. If every distributor adopted such a system pirating would be isolated almost exclusively to those idiots who have to watch movies so soon they'll tolerate a shaky hand-held cam with god awful sound.
I would gladly pay 10 dollars a month to be able to watch my favourite US TV shows the day after they have been shown in the US. Instead I have to wait weeks or much longer to get my TV show fix and then only have it shown on TV at the TV channels convenience and not mine.... not likely!
Quick on demand service could be a freaking goldmine for the industry but they are stuck in the dark ages.