Not So Watch Instantly

Stargate SG-1 season 3 on Netflix watch instantly requires getting the disks for episodes 5, 15, & 20. Why? My best guess is unlicensed for the medium because of an actor.

Netflix needs to work on providing a warning when episodes of a television show require getting the dvd so I can plan ahead. Also only the select another episode shows the dvd only icon. The main screen with play just skipped 5.

Very poor user experience design here.

4 thoughts on “Not So Watch Instantly”

  1. Seasons 1, 2, and 4 all have 22 episodes. Season 3 has 25. The DVDs have five episodes a disk, so these “DVD Only” ones are the last ones on their respective disks. I have changed my mind to think this is because there are three too many episodes.

  2. The Netflix page has changed (now that I have the disks). Episode 5, “Learning Curve,” moved from disk 1 to disk 2. The fifth item on disk 1 is now “Secret Files of the SGC-Colonel Jack O’Neill”. So having to watch the DVD was all about Netflix not understanding what is on the disks.

  3. This pretty much ruined my Geeky 5 days of StarGate SG1, I missed a whole f”ing Season. wtf is that? tell me who to bitch at if it was only a specific actor or 2.

    • Sorry for using comments to update my change in thinking about what happened. I do not think it was licensing but Netflix confusion. What items were in the instant queue changed when I went to compare it to the DVDs.

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