You can download movies on your tablet or phone so that you can view them offline. Everything is encrypted and stays in the OCS app, but its convenient. Netflix still relies heavily on Silverlight on the desktop and needs an Internet connection on a tablet. This is disturbing. When it comes to movies, Netflix has a good catalog, or at least as good as it can be. In France, unlimited movie streaming services such as Netflix, CanalPlay and FilmoTV can only provide movies that were released at least three years ago. Netflix stated multiple times that it was launching a TV show service in France more than a movie service. While you can stream Downton Abbey or Suits in France and not in the U.S., its disappointing to notice many missing shows compared to Netflixs American catalog. But three years is excessive. Thats why members of the National Assembly want this rule to be lowered to two years. Its probably still too long, but its a step in the right direction.
French readers, Netflix is here! But dont get too excited; its an imperfect launch. After an astute media campaign to put Netflix under the spotlight, the unlimited movie and TV show streaming service is available for everyone to see. As Corentin Lamy listed on Twitter, you wont find Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, Friday Night Lights, The West Wing, The Office, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Rectify and many other hit shows on Netflix France.