Question: Will the first season of Bates Motel be available on Netflix streaming in the near future?
Answer: It doesn't look like Bates Motel will be available on Netflix's streaming service in the foreseeable future. Here's why:
Because Netflix doesn't seem to be interested in putting A&E programming on their streaming service, I'd say there's a 10% chance that the first season of Bates Motel will be available on Netflix streaming in 2013.
In a related note: The entire first season of Bates Motel is available to purchase in SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition) via Amazon Instant Video. Videos from that digital store can be streamed and downloaded.