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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I love the shows diversity for kids. its great to have something that can have a ton of shows, but block the little kids form seeing the older kid' shows.

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Netflix’s content has declined in recent years, as other companies have emerged. However, the original shows are really good.

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Great shows! Needs more variety and more recent and common movies and shows! Bring back more shows

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I have been using Netflix since I was in high school and I have love it. The only complaint I would have is that I need more Black shows and movies.

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Netflix is the absolute best. It has a wide selection of movies and shows to choose from.

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I love Netflix! They are always updating their site with new and relevant tv shows and movies and they're customer service is one of the best!

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Overall they have a great selections of movies and shows to watch. I just wish we had an option to disable previews of shows on the main screen.

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Kelise

October 28th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

I love Netflix! I love the video quality, Netflix originals, and the monthly additions!

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Netflix has a great selection of entertaining thing to watch. No matter what kind of show you are in the mood to watch, you will find something on Netflix.

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Netflix is a wonderful streaming site. Me and my older sister have used Netflix for a while and have enjoyed it tremendously. It’s perfect for watching movies or shows without commercials.

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Lots of variety! Lots of intentional films which are great. New movies and shows almost every month so there is always variety. The only downfall is that a lot of series get canceled so it sucks not being able to follow the series.

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Netflix is the best. We don’t use anything but it. It is way cheaper than other comparable options. I love that you can have individual profiles for everyone in the house.

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I like the service overall, the kids really like it.. but I feel like I spend more time trying to find a show worth watching than I do watching anything. With that said we have found it worth keeping it for 5 plus years now.

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i like that they have such a wide variety of titles to watch and, the different features that the site includes.

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I am a huge fan of Netflix. While they obviously don't have rights to all shows and movies, they have a wide selection to choose from. I am also a fan of the Netflix originals that they have been creating. Most of the shows and documentaries or docu-series are super interesting!

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I've been using Netflix for many years, and I love how it has changed with technology. The Netflix original shows and movies are a really great addition and most are really high quality cinema!

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Netflix has a variety of TV series, including Netflix originals, that are worthy of watching. They usually don't have the most current year of a series. Some of the original series, Like Stranger Things, are very creative and entertaining. The pricing is reasonable. My biggest complaint is that Netflix tends to have a lot of questionable and filthy shows (e.g. Cuties).

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I LOVE NETFLIX! I love their recommendations and the overall layout of the app/website. They are always updating their selection also which I love.

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I really like Netflix in the fact they offer suggestions based on what I watch so it gives me a tailored experience. I also like that it has a plethora of options from many different tv networks. However, I do not like by opening the tv app it aggressively plays the show or movie they think I will like.

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In the past I have been happy with some of the original content from Netflix. However I am disappointed in the recent content that they have released.

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Netflix has great programming for all tastes and sizes! We've binged on many programs and most importantly, the kids love it!

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One of my favorite thing about Netflix is being able to binge an entire season(s) of a show! I love being able to follow an entire story from start to finish without waiting weeks in between. I also really like that you can stop and start your membership relatively easy. I wish that they would have some better parental controls. I have different profiles for my kids/me, but still wish I could filter even a little more.....

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Enough entertainment available for our whole family to enjoy plenty of shows at any time. We love Netflix

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The Netflix library is huge and endless. We have got reacquainted with some old shows that we loved watching growing up and in college. You can binge them and laugh all over again. Great to introduce your kids to shows you loved. Also a lot of great original content for kids.

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Netflix has such a great selection of movies and it doesn't cost much to get Netflix. I would recommend it.

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My family wouldn't survive without Netflix! It is very user friendly, and I love that I can control what shows my kids watch! They have a great selection of movies and TV shows, and I feel like they do a great job of rotating them.

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Never had any issues with this service. Price is reasonable and stream is clean and clear with no lag

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Plenty of content, works well via Chromecast or AppleTV

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Easy to use, inexpensive. Limited titles but understandably

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Their ever growing titles available to stream at any given time

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I think a lot of its shows are political and lean only one way and that's more too the left. I don't like that they have taken off some of there own original programs that I liked. Also not enough of the older movies made in the 60?'s,70's and 80's on there program.

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It's very easy to stream and very clear pictures

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Best shows, clear and no interruptions. Very reasonable pricing

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easer to work with netflix, amazon charges for everything

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Netflix has continuously uploaded what is in my option inappropriate content. I will no longer support this company.

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Very good content. Would like to see more but I can't complain.

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Great service, not enough on demand. More options on dvd rental

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I really love all of them but Netflix is th one I watch a lot. I can click on it any time and catch something new or old to watch.

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It has a perfect kids setting. I don't have to worry about them actually seeing something they are way too young to see

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Outstanding constanly updating content and very easy to manipulate

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Programs available are very good and great for families with and without children.

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Great selections; very good original content; covers all age groups and preferences

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I enjoy the original series they have and the content that is available is very good

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Variety of viewing options, availability of both movies and serial shows

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A great variety of shows and consistently adds a variety of shoed

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Great titles for low monthly price. Movies by mail require higher monthly price and it's difficult to browse for an unknown title to watch.

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Many And varied options available to viewers! Like that they are rated, too. Can watch the trailer to see if interested!

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Good original content (Umbrella Academy), the other stuff is pretty mediocre since disney and fox left.

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Like variety of movies, ethnic, action movies suspense

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Have enjoyed catching up on missed movies and PBS favorites and documentaries