Apple TV's Netflix Service Is Missing Gay And Lesbian Category?

Back when the Netflix app for iPhone became available, there were complaints that the gay and lesbian category was missing. With Apple TV deliveries trickling in, there are reports that the Netflix service there isn't displaying the category either.

What's going on? Is Apple pulling an Amazon? We know they're fairly prudish when it comes to boobies and racy apps, but I shouldn't have to spell out how ridiculous it is that they could disregard an entire slice of the North American population like that.

Apple's forum user Brendan5 pointed out the omission on Saturday, saying that he can find the category by searching for a film he knows should be in there (such as Newcastle), but otherwise, the category does not appear in the main feed.

The same category was missing from the iPhone's Netflix app when it launched in August, but it sounds as though it's now present.

If anyone in the US with a brand new Apple TV can confirm this by checking their hockey pucks, please do. My antiquated Apple TV and non-US zipcode mean I'm in the dark here. [Apple forums - Thanks, BrodySF!]


Comments

    I hear Australians can buy American address of paypal. Aparently you can buy them for like $1 the item thats not normaly shiped outside Australia gets mailed to an American address then on forwarded to your address in Australia. I have always wondered if you can do this also with netflix and other USA Streeming services.. But have wondered if they can tell by IP address. Anyone know?

      Joey,

      I don't know if Netflix does, but Hulu and similar sites do IP checks. You can get around this with a VPN connection. There are companies that do this, like IBVPN, and they charge about 20 bucks for 6 months of service.

      The other part is getting an American credit card to use, which is harder. I would imagine for Netflix you need an American credit card, not just an American shipping address, which is what those foreign address relay services do for you. Sometimes you can circumvent the credit card by using vouchers (American iTunes vouchers, etc) but I doubt Netflix offers a workaround like that.

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