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Streaming Movies and TV

Published 01/15/2013 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Netflix is a streaming media source that gives users access to instant entertainment. The site supplies a variety of movies and television shows so users can watch on their computer, tablet or mobile device. The genres are relatively diverse, with full seasons of popular television programs as well as documentaries, animated movies, dramas, comedies, action films and much more. There is no schedule required. The user simply logs into their account and selects the items they wish to watch. Users can pause programs and return to them later or re-watch them again. There are no limitations as far as how many titles the user can view or how often they can choose a new program or movie.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Netflix was founded in 1997 and included a traditional pay-per-rental format. The current version lets users subscribe to access all available titles in the Netflix collection. It is one of the most popular ways to access streaming films and television shows. Some users noted that while the service is convenient, the list often doesn’t include many of the newest films or shows. After several months of subscribing some found that it was difficult to find something new and enticing to watch. Netflix continues to improve by increasing its selection and offering more recent titles along with its old favorites.

What are the differences to other apps?

The idea of streaming entertainment has caught on across the web. While Netflix was once a rather novel idea, it is now something that many sites offer. The difference is that Netflix provides a good selection with many titles in a wide range of genres. It is also a trusted resource so users don’t have to worry about the reliability of the site when paying for a subscription.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Netflix keeps things simple with a vibrant red color scheme and lots of large images. Users can view movie and TV show cover art as they browse. A star rating appears below each with is a big help for users who are on the fence about viewing a specific title. Detailed synopsis, actor and cast details and runtime are also provided. The pages are organized neatly so the user can spend less time looking for something to watch and more time being entertained by streaming movies.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can try Netflix by clicking the blue “Start Your Free Month” button along the lower, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for an email address and password. The next step asks the user for their billing details. This is necessary even if the user is signing up for a free trial month. Users have the option of paying with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card or Paypal.

What does it cost to use the application?

Netflix offers two subscription options to its users. The first includes unlimited streaming entertainment for $7.99 per month. Users who want to upgrade to receive actual DVD rentals will pay an additional $7.99. Both give the user access to all titles and search options. No DVD-only subscription is currently available. All new users are given access to a free 30 day trial.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Netflix is a practical resource for anyone who loves to watch movies and television shows. The service gives users more options when deciding where and when to view their favorite titles. Users can start streaming from any computer, tablet or mobile device. The service is affordable however does not always offer the most recent releases until long after they originally air.

  • Browse a huge selection of movies and TV shows
  • Enjoy entire seasons of popular television programs
  • Pause and restart items anytime
  • Watch on tablets, PCs or mobile devices
  • Select or re-select titles as often as desired

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