I am a big fan of Netflix, and enjoy their streaming service. I don't watch much tv, and paying a cable bill is not something I'm happy to do. I can only imagine that Netflix is going to play a prominent role in creating the future of televised entertainment, so with that in mind I wanted to share two quick things I'd like to see.
First would be a paid section of the site that allows users access to the same content available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. Even Youtube has a section where you can watch movies, including some to rent. If I want to watch tv, I want all of my options in one place, and Netflix seems to be in a position to do this. I'm not sure how this would change the negotiations with the production companies, but I imagine there is a way to make it work.
The other feature I think could be fun is to have some cloud storage available for every user to upload their own videos. As long as I'm watching all of my videos in one place, why not include my home videos? This will mostly be great at the individual level, but it also could create a huge opportunity for aspiring film makers. Youtube is great for short clips, but this would be another avenue to market amateur videos.
I'm curious to hear what plans Netflix has for the future. I haven't specifically looked around to see if there are rumors or anything, but I imagine that the company does not plan on sitting around with the same business model for the next 10 years. If anybody has thoughts on other ideas Netflix could explore, feel free to share in the comments.