Netflix 101 will teach you everything you need to know about the program. At that point you will be able to decide whether you enjoy the service or if you think the service is not for you. The first question you may be asking yourself is “What is Netflix?” Quite simply, Netflix is a streaming service that offers TV shows, movies, documentaries, and unique content in the form of videos. A person signs up for a monthly fee of $8.99 or $7.99 if they you were a member before 2014. From that point the member pays the fee each month for constantly new updates on all the previously mentioned programming.
Learning Your Viewing Habits
One of the absolutely great things about Netflix is that it learns your favorite shows and then recommends shows that are similar to those. You are given the option of rating every show by giving it a star rating between one and five, but in order for you to get recommendations you do not have to rate your shows. For example you could love watching the TV show “family guy.” The system would see this and create its own category that would be something along the lines of “because you watched family guy” or “TV shows that you might like.” This is great because it allows you to find movies that you actually enjoy. What is even better is that it makes sure you are not wasting time sifting through shows and movies that do not match your interests.
Many Movie and Show Choices
Netflix has virtually ever type of movie and show. There are shows that are in black and white, and then there are the shows that were just in theaters. This allows Netflix to appeal to everyone. If you are young or old Netflix will not disappoint you. This is also very helpful if you are trying to pick a movie with people of various age groups. Everyone gets to find something that appeals to them, which prevents feelings of anger and frustration.
Price and Accessibility
The yearly price for Netflix is roughly $108 dollars. That is extremely fair considering the fact you pay nearly 10% of that every time you go see a movie in the theater or order something from pay-per view. If you went to see 10 movies in 12 months then you would be spending the equivalent of your entire yearly Netflix bill. On Netflix you watch unlimited shows for $108 dollars. That means you could watch 1,000 movies, 1,000 TV shows, and 1,000 documentaries in a year and only pay $108 dollars. What makes this even better is the fact that Netflix has apps that are on smart TV’s, iPhone’s, and computers. This means you can watch Netflix anywhere you desire. All you do is download the app, sign in, and start watching your show.
Have to Have Internet Connection
This is the really frustrating part about Netflix. Because it is a streaming service you have to rely on the internet to watch your shows. There is no way to download the shows you want to watch in advance. If you are stuck in a place that does not offer WiFi then Netflix is useless. What is even more frustrating is having bad WiFi or internet access. When you have bad connection because of bad WiFi or bad internet two things can happen. The first is the quality of the show you are trying to watch decreases, which leaves you looking at something in 240-480 resolution when it should be 1080p (HD). The other situation is the buffering and stopping of your show. This is very frustrating because you can be at the climax of your show and then have the show stop to buffer.
This is the statement you make when your content all of a sudden disappears, which causes you to be unable to watch the show that was on the program recently. Every time new content is put on Netflix some of the old content is removed. This can be extremely frustrating because all of a sudden a show that was on Netflix for months could be removed. For example your favorite movie is “Titanic.” You watch this show for months and then one day you log in and do not see it anymore. That would be because the new content was put in the system and it superseded that movie.
At this point you have been taken through Netflix 101. You know the positive aspects of Netflix and the negative aspects of Netflix. Some people love the service and choose to pay the money each month, while others hate the service and would never pay the money for the service. In the end it all boils down to personal preference. Will you pay the monthly fee, watch tons of free shows, be willing to lose some shows every once in a while, be okay with buffering, and be okay with not being able to watch Netflix at certain points? That is the question you need to ask yourself. Of course if you have a good internet connection than most of the bad things will disappear. For example i have a 250MB high speed internet service and have no issues at all.