My first impression of Netflix Germany: I am positively surprised by it, and it’s a hell of a lot better than Amazon.de Prime Instant Video that was forced upon me. According to my spot-check (using an Apple TV 2), all originally English language content (mostly with its original credits, like the original title etc.) comes with its original audio next to its German dubbed version – which is a huge advantage over Amazon where English original audio is really hard to find. German subtitles are common, but not forced (like the local subtitles for Scandinavian Netflix incarnations). English subtitles (which I prefer) are rarer; if you don’t need them, you’re good. There are quite a few German shows and movies that the native German IPTV viewer will like. Sure, the library is a bit sparse up to this point, but I am sure that this will improve over time. Subjectively, it’s bigger already than Amazon’s … Plus, Netflix runs on pretty much every playback device, be it a SmartTV, a BD player, both iOS and Android set-top boxes and mobile devices and even Windows RT; at the same time, Amazon is limited to their own hardware plus a handful of select third party manufacturers.
New season premieres in November! We can’t wait!
From a fan. Remember, as you read this post: There’s a world outside just waiting to be enjoyed.
'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'cray' added to Oxford Dictionaries?!
Now you can “humblebrag” for knowing that “binge-watch,” “side boob,” “douchebaggery,” “fandom,” and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.
Vote for Orphan Black and Hannibal in the EWwyAwards
With polls for our 7th Annual EWwy Awards honoring the Emmy-snubbed closing Friday, Aug. 15 at noon ET, it’s now or never to fill out your ballot. Below are this year’s 15 categories. Vote away.
Winners will be announced live Monday, Aug. 18 on EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), starting at 10 a.m. ET.
We’d crush the EWwys!
*Activates fandom friends for final voting push*