Netflix Canada users rejoiced yesterday after finding out that the streaming service would be introducing the Harry Potter films to the platform. You have to admit that it is a bit of a surprise that it took so long, but at least now we can all travel to Hogwarts during a multi-hour binge watch of all the movies in the series.
TL;DR After Netflix Canada announced that only the last four Harry Potter movies would be available to watch on the platform, Twitter users began calling out the streaming service with both angered and hilarious tweets. More details below.
Well, at least the last four. Because Netflix just confirmed that the first four Harry Potter movies won't be added to the platform.
you guys have been asking for them and they're finally coming ...— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) January 23, 2019
... the final four Harry Potter movies arrive on Feb 1.
If you ever wanted to watch the last half of the Harry Potter franchise only (and arguably the better half) and not the first half due to territorial licensing, then boy are you in for a treat!— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) January 23, 2019
The reason the most iconic movies will not be available to watch is due to "territorial licensing." So if you were hoping to binge watch all of the Harry Potter movies this weekend, you're going to have to buy the first four on DVD.
Yes, it was a total shock and devastating news to everyone. So much so, that Netflix users decided to take to Twitter for some outraged and hilarious responses.
I’m not fully happy but I’m also not unhappy.— Megan Stangl (@Megan_Stangl) January 23, 2019
Seriously? You can’t get the first 3? What’s the point?— The Wicked Witch of Canada (@kimyonceee) January 23, 2019
People had mixed feelings.
Might just delete my Netflix bc of this statement— Andy (@AndyBujor) January 23, 2019
I want all of them or none of them. You have to have the full franchise of these sequential franchises. Why are there territorial issues?— KellyRae (@CHIVERsTEA) January 23, 2019
Some Netflix users chose to express their concern and frustration through comedy...
Sweet, the first four I have on DVD and then I stopped buying them so I'm all set now.— Jocelyn Galey (@miss_galey) January 23, 2019
I'd rather have no Potter than only half a Potter— Sameer Karmali (@Sameermcfly) January 23, 2019
Others took to calling Netflix out for being cheap:
Yall need better lawyers— sarran (@lilrosybby) January 23, 2019
Try providing content every last person hasn’t already seen a dozen times.— Momo Goldring (@CrappyGoldring) January 23, 2019
Territorial licences are for sale for goodness sakes.
Shell out some of the extra cash you’re collecting and buy some.
Can you explain any benefit to territorial licensing? And who can I complain to about it?— Tom (@thomas_cawston) January 23, 2019
Overall, Canadians just seem super happy to have something that the U.S. doesn't:
Harry Potter movies coming to Netflix Canada so it’s official I’m never going back to the US— andie (@ANDlE666) January 23, 2019
Netflix Canada has all of the Lord of the Rings movies and is about to have all the Harry Potter ones too. US Netflix is trash— Carolina Jaguar (@Carolina_Jag) January 23, 2019
Universal healthcare, Legal weed and now we getting some Harry Potter on Netflix.— sallythesnowconelady🌻 (@wayhighb) January 23, 2019
Canada really be that bitch https://t.co/RcI5oYq1n9