About FlixShed

If you’re not streaming, you’re dreaming. In other words, if you’re an entertainment-focused company want to compete in today’s industry, you need streaming content. And to meet this need, you have—among others—FlixS​hed.

At FlixShed.com, you’ll be able to instantly stream your favorite TV shows and movies over the internet, anytime and anywhere. Whether you’re on your PC, tablet, or TV, you’ll be able to enjoy 1,300+ movies and user-friendly premium content.

In fact, FlixShed claims to feature “one of the largest online movie catalogs” available (and that’s being updated all the time), including “massive blockbusters, to Oscar-winning movies, to cult classics, to rare gems.” And you’ll be able to stream all of this to as many devices as you like, all at the same time.

Here’s the deal: Whether you’re looking to expand your entertainment options or say goodbye to your cable bill, you’ve got a ton of options to choose from. And while we’ll talk about some of these in a moment, the more important question is: Is there anything about FlixShed.com that sets it apart?

To kick things off, we’ll start by discussing what we know about FlixShed.

How Does FlixShed Work?

Actually, a better question might be: What don’t we know about FlixShed? The answer? A whole lot.

In fact, other than the marketing hype we’ve already talked about, we basically know nothing about the service:

  • What kind of movies will you have access to (e.g. do they only have agreements with specific studios)?
  • What kind of quality can you expect?
  • How does it compare to Netflix, Hulu Plus, and other subscription streaming services?
  • Exactly how many devices can be used on one account?
  • The FlixShed website indicates that it’s compatible with Apple and Windows devices, along with ChromeCast and JW Player. What about other popular players like Roku and Amazon devices?
  • Who’s paying for all this content? How is it licensed?

Given the information void on the FlixShed website, it’s difficult to believe that this vagueness isn’t intentional. Let’s carry this thought over to the next section.

Are There Other Streaming Services Like FlixShed?

As we touched upon in the previous section, FlixShed is up against streaming industry giants like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant, along with strong up-and-comers like Sling Television and more. And given their level of competition, it might behoove them to rethink their marketing approach and provide a lot more information to potential customers.

We will say this: It’s not always a case of guilt by association, but we’ve experienced a very similar “information void” with another streaming product called VStream TV. Based on a lot of customer feedback, it seems to be a multi-level marketing opportunity with a lot of unanswered questions and mixed customer feedback.

How does this relate? While we’re not saying that FlixShed.com is MLM-based (we were able to starting signing up for a membership without an affiliate code, and it’s software-based instead of a set-top box), the lack of usable information raises a lot of the same red flags. Why? Let’s find out.

Where Does FlixShed Get Its Content?

Without going into too much detail outside the scope of this review, every time a piece of content (in this instance a movie or TV show is played), the original creator, distributor, studio, etc. gets a royalty (i.e. they get paid). This is known as licensing.

And when it comes to licensing, we believe that any reputable streaming company should disclose where they’re pulling their content from, and how this content was obtained. Without this, there’s no way to know if you’re accessing content that was purchased lawfully, or simply third-rate pirated copies (again, we’re not told what kind of quality you can expect). Here’s all we’re told in FlixShed’s Terms:

You may view the Contents and enjoy the Service only in geographic locations where We have obtained the relevant licenses (hereinafter, the "Territories"). Therefore, Contents that may be available to watch may vary by geographic location.

We are told about FlixShed’s pricing though, which we’ll talk about next.

How Much Will You Pay For a FlixShed.com Membership?

FlixShed access is available through the following membership options:

  • 5-Day Trial: $0
  • 1 Month: $34.95
  • 3 Months: $50.85 ($16.95 per month)
  • 6 Months: $69.90 ($11.65 per month)

At the end of your trial, you’ll be automatically enrolled in a Premium recurring membership, which will cost you $49.95 per month. Important note: Keep in mind that you won’t receive notification after your trial has expired or when you card is charged.

As soon as you membership payment is processed, there are no refunds or credits offered. You can cancel your membership at any time by emailing cancel@flixshed.com or clicking on the Cancel Membership tab on Your MyAccount (no phone number provided; in our opinion, another red flag).

Should You Choose FlixShed For Cutting the Cord?

Mission: Get rid of your cable bill. Seems so easy, right? Well, as we outlined in 3 Easy Steps For Cutting the Cord & Saving Money, it’s actually a pretty personal process. And part of this process is choosing which streaming services to sign up for.

Some might be better for television, while others might be great for documentaries. Others might specialize in the newest Hollywood blockbusters. And it’s up to you to pick and choose (and pay!) for only those services you’ll benefit from. Otherwise, you could end up disappointed and spend way more than you were expecting.

So, when it comes to FlixShed.com, we’re basically talking about:

  • An unknown service from an unknown company (Tuguu, S.L.U. based out of Spain),
  • Who provides unknown content, of unknown legality, from unknown locations, and
  • Is a service that hadn’t been around long enough (or raised enough attention) to garner any online customer reviews at the time of our research.

To this last point, we did find one mention about FlixShed in a AVSForum post, where one user called it “fishy,” another claimed there are many signs of a scam, and a third wondered if Amazon was aware that FlixShed’s IPs all resolved to the company’s servers (coming back to the licensing topic we discussed above).

Given all this, we still can’t say that FlixShed is a scam, and we’ll be more than happy give them the benefit of the doubt. But what we can say is that there are a whole lot of other streaming options we think you should check out before signing up for a FlixShed membership—nearly all of which cost less, too!

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3 Customer Reviews for FlixShed

Average Customer Rating: 1.3
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Spam confirmed

    • Fall River, MA,
    • Jun 3, 2016

    I subscribed to this because I saw an ad for the movie "The Tourist" with Angelina Jolie, however, when I went to the site, there was no sign of the movie. When you look for information about the company, you find out that they are called Tuguu, located in Spain. It is very difficult to get to that information since the name of the company is not searchable, it looks like an image, text can't be copied or searched for and it's not picked up by search engines. On looking the company up, it turns out that they have changed their name to Treexor Technology as of February 2016. Be very careful with this company, not only they use misleading advertising, but they also conceal their identity exceptionally well.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Deceptive, Misleading

    • Richmond, VA,
    • Mar 29, 2016

    Like a few folks, I saw an ad that appeared to be independent indicating that they had a a trial and it appears they are doing premium service for free.

    The website had a cleverly worded statement that would lead a person to think after the trial period, upgrade to a 'free " premium account. Semantics. That's how they get people. So I decided to give it a shot (I was foolish to do so) and now to find out I've been billed the $49.00

    Plus I went to the TV Show section and it says "Coming Soon". At 49 dollars per month, so far not worth it. I'm going to either HULU or NETFLIX. Would NOT recommend this.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Another Disappointing Experience

    • Wellington, New Zealand,
    • Feb 29, 2016

    Of the old classics only Ben Hur was available. Any "blockbusters" available were at least 15 years old. Their 6 month plan was quite competitive but just about nothing there that was worth watching. Even popular action movies like the Transporter series are missing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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