Review Title: NETFLIX
The Netlix streaming service boasts over 75,000 video titles, in the US they also offer DVD by mail. The website can be used to stream on the PC and Mac. Netflix also offer a downloadable app that can be downloaded free for subscribers and is available on a number of media boxes like Movienite, Apple TV, Boxee and Roku, tablet PC's from Apple and Android, and game consoles such as Wii, Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. online streaming is now available on some titles when you subscribe. Netflix can be viewed in the following Countries currently, the USA, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom & Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
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Date Added: 2008-07-28 02:54:24
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TV Shows on NETFLIX: 10 Items or Less, 24, 30 Rock, 90210, A Gifted Man, Accidentally on Purpose, Adam 12, Airwolf, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ally McBeal, Alphas, American Dad!, American Horror Story, Angel, Archer, Army Wives, Arrested Development, Avatar The Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica [Original Series], Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Better Off Ted, Black Books, Blue Mountain State ...[See more TV Shows on NETFLIX]
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Review: Netflix streaming service

Author: Steve Sanger - 8 Sept 2012

Pros


HD Streaming
Usable on practically all platforms
Full seasons of TV shows available

Cons


Limited and somewhat obselete content
   
   

In this review


Introduction
HD Streaming
Usable on practically all platforms
Limited and somewhat obselete content
Verdict

Quick Verdict - WorldTVPC Rating: WorldTVPC Rating 4.0 (4.0)


Netflix plainly has a lot of excellent features - especially given its cost per month. It operates on virtually all reputable platforms and offers plenty of movies and full television show seasons. The only fault with Netflix is the somewhat dated content for both television shows and films, but given it's price, and if your not after the latest blockbusters then it is a service well worth subscribing to.


Netflix Review

Introduction

Netflix has been providing their online movie streaming service in the United States since 1999. Its present price - as it is in Canada - is $16 a month for both internet streaming and one-disc at a time DVD-rentals (internet streaming exclusively costs $8 a month). Whilst earlier in January, Netflix moved eastwards and launched its television and film streaming service and charges $7.99 (£6.99) for it. It's unlimited library of contents makes one initially think that its flawless but as with any service, of course, there are always drawbacks to account for!

Pros

HD Streaming

The fact that Netflix supports HD-quality streaming should be seen in the context of its rivals. For example LoveFilm provide only normal definition streaming which - in this day and age - just does not suffice given the advancement of technology in consumer households. While Netflix offers three three types of streaming settings - so you can choose the one that best suits your internet package in terms of bandwidth usage:

  • Good which is up to 0.3 GB per hour
  • Better which is up to 0.7 GB per hour
  • Best which is up to 1 GB per hour
  • HD which is up to 2.3 GB per hour.

As expected, your quality of picture is pursuant to your bandwidth. Thus for the best possible viewing experience, make sure others aren't downloading in other rooms! For those of you, too, with an Apple iPad or any Apple product for that matter, I humbly implore you to install the app as soon as possible! The quality is fantastic and is ideal if others are using all the televisions in the house - speaking from experience here :) In terms of the interface set-up is easily done as all you require is Microsoft Siverlight installed on your device. While, it is equally undemanding to search for your desired TV programmes or films - important, obviously, if you only have a small screen on your phone for example. By contrast, of course, Amazon Prime has no sense of organisation of its content. The fact that it lacks the ability to rewind on many TV shows vividly portrays how pivotal a good interface is.

Usable on practically all platforms

Again, Netflix's higher compatibility rate with a higher number of devices should be seen within the context of its main competitors. Indeed, it is available on more devices than Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime are, thereby increasing its accessability to consumers. Netflix offers its service on games consoles such as PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, over-the-top televisions like Boxee and Roku as well as on apps on various Samsung TV's, Apple and LG Home theatre systems. Arguably, its compatibility with Android certainly puts it far above its market competition as we now see consumers increasingly purchasing Android products as it continues to threaten Apple's iOS software.

Cons

Limited and somewhat obselete content

The major disadvantage to Netflix is that it does not have fresh content - particularly movies - added that often. Since the aforementioned price hike in January, it has lost more contracts with consumer electronic companies such as Sony and Starz. Granted, it has a decent amount of TV series on offer but the movies are not updated enough and the majority tend to be B-rated movies. This disadvantage is in stark contrast to Hulu Plus whose main advantage is its content. Even though its a newer service, it has ongoing contracts with sizeable networks such as ABC and Fox thus meaning it has the legal ability to streamline and upload TV episodes an hour after airing together with lots of new movies.

Verdict

Netflix plainly has a lot of excellent features - especially given its cost per month. It operates on virtually all reputable platforms including iOS and Android - while its market competitors function on a considerably less number of devices. By extension, its easy-to-use interface means it can be easily used on all these platforms. The services's HD streaming capability, too, means you can enjoy a high quality video experience relative to your bandwidth limits. However, the fact that Netflix does not regularly update its films and TV programmes is a massive disadvantage. Practically all its global competitors such as Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and Lovefilm have more streamlined content - which is really what the consumer principally wants from this sort of online service!

The decision to purchase a Netflix subscription, of course, is dependent upon which country you inhabit. If for example, you live in the USA or Canada, it may not be the best service out there since Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime have more content on offer for more cost-effective prices. However, in countries such as the UK, where these sorts of online movie streaming services are relatively new, its probably the best one out there at this moment in time.

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User Comments & Reviews for NETFLIX - Total 10
Reviewer: Jennie - location: San Diego - Date Added: 2014-09-04 23:04:16
Rating: (3.0) - 0 0
Summary: Streaming for $7.99 per month.
Review: Unless you want to watch tv shows Netflix isn\'t worth the $7.99 per month. The movie selection is so bad I\'m watching the free movies offered on Hulu and enjoying them far more than what Netflix has to offer which is very poor B movies. Frustrating!
Reviewer: Jeremy C. - location: Moon - Date Added: 2014-01-07 16:57:22
Rating: (4.5) - 1 0
Summary: Excellent with plenty to watch
Review: So we all know you cannot watch the latest content Netflix, and we all know that the US version has the best content. So sign up for the free month trial, install Hola on your browser and watch literally thousands of great shows, movies and documentaries. Great for cord cutters and anyone that wants cheap plentiful TV and movies.
Reviewer: caz - location: UK - Date Added: 2013-12-31 10:27:44
Rating: (4.5) - 2 0
Summary: Awesome service
Review: So i signed up for a free months trial so i could watch Breaking BAd. All 5 seasons available for £5 against around £40 for the DVD boxset. After this i can watch the Walking Dead plus loads more shows and a bunch of movies. Add to the fact i can leave a show i\'m watching on my pC and carry on on my phone, tablet or smart TV and the service is the bomb..
Reviewer: Jay - location: USA - Date Added: 2013-08-29 13:25:09
Rating: (4.5) - 3 2
Summary: Good deal and good content
Review: Not sure why you guys are giving Netflix a hard time. It\'s cheap has loads of movies and seasons which change each month. Just compare it against the cost of a DVD boxset!!
Reviewer: Bronti - location: US - Date Added: 2012-09-03 03:57:18
Rating: (0.0) - 7 2
Summary: Why cannot non subscribers see movies and tv shows available???
Review: I am interested in using netflix, but it seems like a scam because i can only see whats available to stream when i sign up.

I hear about all the crappy old content and Netflix do nothing to change my mind. If they allowed me to see what was available BEFORE I SUBSCRIBE then i would be ok and maybe use them.

Oh, and for anyone saying take advantage of the free signup offer, i have heard horror stories of not being able to cancel.
Reviewer: Mark - location: Uk - Date Added: 2012-05-13 13:55:43
Rating: (4.0) - 2 1
Summary: Ok kind of, ish
Review: The trouble with NetFlix is that they dont reveall how many films and TV shows are available in the UK library. But it\'s definitely smaller than in the US, and very limited in current, or big-name movies. On the plus side, there are older titles, but some of them are great movies to be found. If youíre after the new blockbusters then don\'t bother with Netflix, but if youíre happy with just a selection of \'older\' titles then happy days
Reviewer: Jo - location: Tx - Date Added: 2012-05-13 12:08:19
Rating: (0.5) - 2 1
Summary: Garbage
Review: I joined for a month.. Could never find a movie i wanted to watch, series dissapear in the middle of watching them.. It\'s worth using for one month, once you have seen the couple of good movies on offer your left with unwatchable B rated garbage...
Reviewer: Debbie - location: NJ, US - Date Added: 2012-05-13 11:26:54
Rating: (1.0) - 2 2
Summary: Lousy content, and the good stuff is DVD only
Review: Streaming unlimited for a low fee, wow...not.. The new release movies are all 5-10 years old. The only decent movies are not available for streaming, and you need to rent the dvd. So crap streaming content and your limited to having only two users watch at the same time. But the content is so rank no one would want to watch.
Reviewer: J Pearson - location: Texas - Date Added: 2012-05-13 05:05:53
Rating: (4.0) - 7 1
Summary: Netflix give whole seasons for a few bucks
Review: I don\'t agree Bik.... I find loads of great stuff which goes up every month on Instant. For the few bucks it costs, you can watch whole seasons. thumbs up for Netflix.
Reviewer: Bik - location: Uk - Date Added: 2012-05-13 04:57:39
Rating: (2.0) - 2 3
Summary: Old,old,old
Review: Old content from when my gran was a girl and not a great choice. Plenty of catchup available for free online that\'s better than this IMO
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