Netflix is a streaming giant and a leader in TV and video streaming service, largely replacing cable for many subscribers around the world. It offers a large selection of television shows and movies, with a library exceeding 20,000 feature items. Netflix is continuing to expand its library of award winning original content. 

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The Good

  • Large Viewing Selection
  • Affordable Price
  • Easy of Use

Large Library Selection

Netflix has over 3,600 movies and 800 TV series available for viewing for their subscribers. Netflix users can access their entire range of shows with unlimited streaming and can have multiple users streaming at any given time. Netflix's original series (such as "Orange is the New Black", "Stranger Things", "Black Mirror", "House of Cards", or "Bojack Horseman") attract even more customers to choose Netflix as their streaming platform. Netflix tends to upload an entire season of a show at once instead of episode by episode. This is attractive for those who would prefer to binge-watch instead of waiting between episodes. 

Affordable Price 

Netflix has managed to maintain relatively reasonable monthly prices. As of May 2019, its most basic monthly price is $8.99. Netflix also offers standard, premium, and family packages. These packages, which cost a few more dollars a month, provide better streaming quality and the availability to stream on multiple screens at once. This is great for families or friends who would like to share their account between multiple people. 

Netflix also offers a free, month-long trial which allows potential subscribers full access to their services.

Easy of Use

Subscribers can set up separate accounts for multiple viewers, including kids. This allows for parental controls to screen for inappropriate content.

Netflix has an algorithm that recommends movies and TV shows related to content the user has previously watched. A user can search for something to watch by title or genre. The interface is extremely user-friendly and intuitive. 

The Bad

  • Long wait periods
  • Content changes
  • Viewing quality

Long Waiting Periods

When a movie or TV show is released on traditional television or in the box office, it might take a month or up to a year to be available on Netflix. Netflix has have a lot of great features but it also has a few drawbacks to its services. Mainly, subscribers have to wait to watch new seasons of popular tv shows. 

Content Changes

Netflix adds and removes content from their library all of the time. That means a favorite movie or television show is not guaranteed to always be available to stream. Movies and shows are frequently rotated, which means favorites will not always be available. You may be watching a show one day and it won't be available the next. 

Viewing Quality

Netflix needs high internet speeds in order to function at its best. HD is available with Netflix's Standard and Premium packages, but Ultra HD is only available on Premium. This higher viewing quality comes at a higher monthly price. 

The Bottom Line

Overall, Netflix is generally more affordable than other providers, commercial free, plays in stunning HD, and offers a free trial period for potential subscribers to test out their services. Netflix has several great original series, an excellent recommendation algorithm to help you find TV shows and movies that you'll love, and the capability to create different user accounts along with parental controls. The main drawbacks are streaming quality and having to wait for new seasons of current hit TV shows.

For more information, check out the Netflix reviews from real customers below. Netflix consistently receives high ratings from the people who use its service. 

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We watch almost every day. The Netflix originals are always so good. The best that I've seen!

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Netflix is a good streaming service. However, it is on the more expensive side compared to others. Great content gets taken down frequently. And it crashes unexpectedly for me.

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Provides lots of content for the money. Good customer service when there is problems.

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Grace Liu

February 26th, 2020 Rockville, MD

Love using Netflix. It has amazing shows that you can rewatch over and over again. You can also find so many new shows that become your favorite shows. There are no advertisements that make binge-watching shows so convenient.

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My main streaming service, whenever I want to watch something I search for it on netflix first before anything else. the video player is by far my favorite out of other streaming services and the multitude of languages even helps with language learning.

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Love Netflix! No commercials, very easy to use, gives suggestions based on what I watch, great price!

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I love Netflix. They offer such great shows and they are so easy to access. I am a fan.

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I love using Netflix for any kind of streaming needs. They have a big variety of shows and movies to choose from. And I always love their original movies and shows!

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Netflix is awesome. They have a lot of choices for movies, but also produce their own content which is just as good. I spend so much time watching stuff on Netflix.

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Love it. Have binged so many shows i missed before tivo/dvr back when my kids were small.

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Netflix is ALWAYS on at my house, it is our background sounds. My little boy and I can find almost anything to watch on here. love it

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We have subscribed to Netflix a couple of times. It is easy to use and has many choices for entertainment. They didn't have some of the TV series we wanted to watch so we cancelled our subscription. I like that they make it easy to cancel. I would use Netflix again.

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I use Netflix frequently (every day). Just got it before the holidays and I am wondering why I took so long. They have a wide variety of shows which I often bin watch over a weekend. There original series are some of the best tv shows available. I watch a lot of the crime drama like Mindhunter and Bloodline. I mainly watch on a smart tv as the Netflix experience on an iPad is a bit of a mixed bag. It is not that intuitive to use. Still, of the streaming services out there I rate it as the best.

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We have enjoyed using Netflix. There is always something o when there is nothing on cable.

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I have had Netflix for a few years now. I go back to it again and again when I try other networks. The content is updated regularly and it is easy to navigate and get to the shows you want. I love Netflix.

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They either have shows for people younger than 5 or older than 18. No middle ground shows, you either watch up or down and the Netflix originals are okay.

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Netflix is a great streaming service and has a variety of selections for all ages. Easy to set up and track as well.

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They're streaming quality is very good and I really like it. However the Selection and the different types of movies that I'm able to watch is very limited and I don't like how Netflix has a monopoly on certain types of movies.

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Netflix has a ton of good movies and tv shows to watch. They got rid of friends which I’m super sad about it and they oftentimes get rid of what I like.

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Netflix has a great selection of films. And their originals are amazing. This is a great website.

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Netflix is hours and hours of great content for streaming. I love the low cost and most of my favorite shows are always available. Their streaming technology works every time, very reliable!

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I use netflix all the time. The originals are only getting better and better. Only thing that's annoying is when they put things on then take them off after a while.

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Netflix is personally my favorite streaming movie service. It has a lot of good selections but the price is a little high and keeps getting higher

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Although Netflix has lost their monopoly over the streaming services of the Internet I must see that there is still a top contender in the quality of the content being put out on their service and their original content of the service.

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Kate Butler

February 21st, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT

Love that it has options for everyone. I love binging my favorite shows.❤️

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I love watching netflix! it’s a fun family activity as well! one of the best movie apps ever! I love all the shows/movies it has!

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Watch it all the time and enjoy all sorts of genres and series. The Netflix series are awesome.

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I don’t love Netflix just because it is kind of out dated with its shows and movies.

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Netflix is possibly my favorite thing in the world. It's so nice to be able to find so many movies and shows in one place. And even if they aren't available for free, they only lost a few dollars to rent. So worth it to get!

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We have had Nexflix for several years enjoy the being able to watch a show anytime with out commercials. I enjoy how it keeps all your Profiles separate so you can always find the next episode. Netflix has a lot of variety and have new shows all the time.

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Initially very disappointed in selection but it’s much improved since then. I like they’re self made stuff

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I have enjoyed being able to binge watch television shows. I also enjoy the new shows that are put out by Netflix.

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A lot of people complain about all the original content now on Netflix. Personally I enjoy the original content. I think Netflix does a great job with all of their original shows. They are very well done and very entertaining. I loved House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and am excited for Lucifer to come to Netflix. My favorite streaming service of all out there.

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Pros: the cost is low, even considering the price increases over the years. I love the filtering application for kids, and being able to block or even hide different ratings. Cons: after a few years, the content has gotten worse. Less popular movies are on there and more original films which I don't love.

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My family and I really enjoy watching movies and shows on Netflix. The selection is good and we enjoy that Netflix updates shows often. The ability to download a show to watch when internet is not available is really nice too.

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I love Netflix! There is a great variety of movies that is always changing. I love the Netflix originals too!

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Netflix has almost all the shows I've been wanting to watch, whether it's a transformers movie or a "how its made" I know netflix will have it

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Always found something to watch. Good choices for kids too.price was great. Loved the added download feature.

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Netflix is great for those on a budget I saved 100's of dollars a month by getting rid of directv and only using netflix

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Netflix is amazing when looking for movies, TV shows, and kids shows. The only thing is that recently, Netflix has taken off some of the most popular shows which is not as great.

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Love love love it , all very great shows , never board , extremely satisfying, great price

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Netflix used to be really good but lately they haven’t had very good movie options.

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Love netflix! Always easy to find and stream tv shows or movies. its easy to use and price is affordable

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Netflix is the best! I love that I can look up any movie and it will be there! I am a little sad they don’t have Disney movies on there any more.

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I love streaming on Netflix. I cut the cable a while back and will never go back. Tons of content for a small monthly fee.

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We love Netflix we have it for about 7 years and there are always new movies and shows coming and going. There system is user friendly. We love the different variety of movies. They appeal to everyone young and old and in the middle.

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Good shows. Netflix keeps you entertained for a while. But, Their shows are for bigger people or like 3 year old's. There is no middle ground for shows to watch.

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Love Netflix. So many movies and shows to chose from. I love the new documentaries that have been coming out.

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The BEST original series are from Netflix. So much to choose from, excellent customer care and easy to understand billing. Very affordable and A+++ app experience

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Aaliyah Lobendahn

February 18th, 2020 Orem, UT

Has addictive shows that I spends hours on. Weekends are always the best when you have nice show to sit down and binge. I don’t like how some of the really good shows that you can’t really find other places are being taken down