Steve writes, "Whenever I attempt to use the "Watch Now" feature, I either get a red screen that says "Netflix" on it and the film never starts streaming, or I get a mostly black screen and then eventually a error that says "MediaError(1229)". I recently contact Netflix technical support about this and they said they were aware of the problem (the guy actually seemed all TOO aware), and that it had something to do with the fact that their software tries to go out on a large number of ports, all of which were random and none of which were configurable. In other words, the Netflix viewer software has major compatibility and configurability problems that prevent it from working properly across many firewalls. As a firewall and network security engineer by trade, I can tell you that there is virtually nothing that can be done, short of eliminating firewall protection altogether, to allow rogue programs like the Netflix viewer to work properly. Netflix needs to get on the ball and fix their viewer!"
Aida writes about a Watch Now ratings bug, "I noticed something strange when I finished watching a movie on Netflix yesterday. I rated the movie, went to my home page, and when I was done went back to the WatchNow section and saw that it still didn't show up rated. So I rated it again thinking I might be nothing. Today I went to the browse page and looked at my ratings (1,315) and went to the WatchNow tab, there was the movie I had seen yesterday still showing up as if I hadn't rated it. I rated it again and went back to the browse page to see if it effected my ratings. It went up a number so I figured it worked that time. But when I went back to the Watch Now tab the movie was still there and showing as not rated. I rated it again and went back to the browse page and my ratings had gone up another number. I tried it a few more times, refreshing the page and using different browsers but it made no difference. It doesn't happen when I rate movies that aren't in the Watch Now section, which makes me think it's just a Watch Now bug."
Has anyone else noticed any problems with Watch Now?