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While the number of films and series is considerable and also individual ones Top content As James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar" can be found on the service, the Maxdome original productions are not nearly as numerous as on the competition: The service tries with them in-house series like “jerks.” jumping on the bandwagon, compared to the numerous in-house productions of the US original, Maxdome is hardly an alternative to Netflix, at least quantitatively. The offer will be expanded to include Sat.1 / ProSieben productions and the option of occasionally watching new series episodes online before the free TV start. Nevertheless, this Netflix alternative lacks unique selling propositions in terms of content.

The extensive and varied recommendation functions are convincing: In addition to the five-star principle for user ratings known from Netflix and Amazon, there is also editorial recommendations. This section contains hand-picked film recommendations instead of automatic suggestions calculated using an algorithm. It remains to be seen whether these meet the individual tastes of the audience.

You do not need to take out a subscription to access the rental and purchase offers. Registration is initially free of charge. The subsequent price depends on the individual film or the series purchased. If you decide on a subscription when registering, you can - as with the offer of the competition - for try a free trial month. The consistent separation of subscription and so-called store content is also exemplary: while the store is kept in orange, the page for subscription content appears consistently in turquoise. So there is no confusion.

When it comes to extras and technology, Maxdome has many, but far from most, refinements: the Offline mode For mobile devices, this alternative to Netflix allows content to be downloaded from the home network and viewed on the go without using mobile data to play it back. The function is available for devices with Android and iOS. Further apps are currently available for Windows 10 Mobile, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Chromecast, VideoWeb TV, Humax, TechniSat as well as for numerous Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. There are currently no apps available for home theater systems or the Nintendo Wii and Wii U.

Also HD is available at Maxdome, however, the 4K content that can be found sporadically at the competition is missing so far. There is also a lack of subtitle options and the ability to watch on multiple devices at the same time. But there are at least original soundtracks for many films and series.