the way they work with their streaming selectiong is that they get permission for streaming a movie for a set length of time. Each movie they put up for streaming cost them a lot of money so what they do is rotate the streaming collection.
instead of adding and adding and their monthly costs going up and up, they have a set number of streamable movies and once one movies time period is up they get rid of it and put in another one for streaming.
not to long ago i remember they saying that they made a deal with one of the movie companies (WB i think) that they would hold off each of their new release DVD's for a week longer than normal before renting it out in exchange for WB allowing them to instant stream a much greater number of their past movies without charging them more.
For me the issue wasn't that Netflix didn't have the selection, it's that no way with two 60" HDTVs at home am I going to stream a movie to my iPad, and when I am on the road, I have realized that most hotels have the crappiest internet on earth...so it was horrible to try to stream anything. So I canceled.
I have to say, Netflix requires so little bandwidth for streaming that even my MiFi can feed enough to keep it working good. And so far even crappy hotel internet connections, the same ones that couldn't feed my sling player to save their life, work really great with Netflix on the iPad.
When trying to watch a tv series through instant streaming I have a difficult time advancing or skipping to the next episode. Am I missing something?
Once in awhile you'll get a surprise......like This is It. Lots of TV series. Since it's free I ain't complaining.
I have had Neflix for several months now and when I started, they had about 12,000 movies available for streaming, now the total is around 20,000. Also have Roku box hooked to the TV and their new interface really makes the experience better. There streaming selection is improving every day ... they know what we are looking for.