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 have been enjoying the kid friendly Netflix originals. Also, one of our favorite shows for toddlers, Puffin Rock, is on Netflix. I love that there are no advertisements and that the videos stream almost always without buffering. I also love the binge watching benefits like auto play.

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Used to love Netflix. I do like that there are so many options and it is very easy to navigate. However, I only appreciate a small portion of shows now. So many seem inappropriate. I wish I could filter ratings I wished to see, or content-if I didn't want to see homosexual films come up on my feed or rated R movies or horror.

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Netflix is an amazing streaming platform with TONS of options for watching. Their original content is almost always a hit too, although those shows will often get cancelled after the first season or two. The price is pretty good compared to most other streaming services too, and their platform will support a couple different viewers at the same time, which is nice when family members want to watch different shows.

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Our kids love having the options to watch their shows whenever they want to and we can have different accounts.

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I have had netflix since like 2012. It has always been my go to streaming service. They normally always have something good to watch but seems that lately they have been making alot of netflix originals instead of adding more good already made movies. I wish they had more to offer in that aspect.

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December 4th, 2019 Herriman, UT DETAILS
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Our family really enjoys all that Netflix has to offer. There are so many shows to choose from. We can always find something as a family to enjoy. It's so easy to use and search for different shows and I love that we can set up profiles for different members of our family.

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Netflix has a lot of movies and shows. I like it because it has different kinds of movies.

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Tom Gourley
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Netflix offers nice options at a good price. On occassion they change what they offer but I haven't found that to be a problem. Their service is good.

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November 27th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I have had netflix for the past two years and I love it. I can watch movies whenever I want and some of my favorite T.V. shows are on there.

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Caleb Campbell
November 26th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Has great movies and awesome TV shows. Easy to find movies that you'll love. Best way to watch TV.

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I love Netflix! It has so many varieties of movies! You can also make your own account, and you can also make a kids account! I watch Netflix probably almost every night! I love having so many movie options. They always come out with different kinds of movies!

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The platform is easy to use. The selection is varied, something for everyone. Keep on top of what they are taking away each month. It is pretty terrible if you are in the middle of a series and it suddenly disappears.

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We really like Netflix when you find an older show with several seasons. So easy to binge watch, and fun. I love that I can download some of the kid shows onto the ipad (they can watch it in the car when we don't have wifi). While they have a lot of their own original Netflix shows/movies, we haven't really loved some of the variety of other shows offered.

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I have been a loyal subscriber but just tired of losing titles and not getting replacements. There are a few good shows but I am trying to get rid of services and pay less mony.

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Really good streaming quality and plenty of TV series. However, there's a real shortage of good movies, in my opinion. Seems like we often can't find anything to watch.

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Been a huge Netflix fan for the last 5 years. Very easy to use platform on mobile and streaming services. Its content has some of the best shows on the platform. Would highly recommend to others and for kids.

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Kaydence Bonino
November 19th, 2019 Riverton, UT

Netflix is the best.I have been using it for a couple months and love it.One of my favorite shows is stranger things.

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Can't go wrong with Netflix. Good library, probably the best original content. Platform is easy to use.

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Love watching Netflix it has great throws and great Classic movie’s. Whenever watch a movie that’s were go.

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I love Netflix there are amazing movies. For kids and adults. There is such a variety so sometimes I can't even choose which one to watch.

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There are so many options on netflix for a very reasonable price. I love it and use it all the time

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Great value for the money. Nice to be able to share services with other family members. Reliable and easy to use. Highly recommended.

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Netflix is coming out with more original content. Kudos to them for that. I wouldn't say it's really worth the price though. There aren't a ton of options for things to watch that are well-known, the synopsis on most of these movies is very poorly written. While this is a popular brand, it just doesn't live up to the hype to me.

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Todd Homitz
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Love Netflix - their original programming is the best in the business. Great variety to choose from.

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Amanda Rosen
November 15th, 2019 Warrendale, PA

Netflix has so much content to choose from, and I love how they find you shows you might like.

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Sean Ryan
November 15th, 2019 Jupiter, FL

They took all their good content off the platform and it has slowly become very bland and boring.

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November 15th, 2019 Kennesaw, GA DETAILS
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very useful. many options for everyone in the family. love being able to have separate accounts

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Kyler Strange
November 15th, 2019 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS
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Netflix is fantastic, it allows to me to watch all my favorite shows without having to leave home.

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Harley
November 15th, 2019 Sebastian, FL

I love watching Netflix although I wish they would stop taking shows off because I like having lots of options

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I love binge watching one of Netflix’s newest releases or watching reruns of my favorite shows. Without commercials, I can catch up on all of my favorites.

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Derica Parathundil
November 15th, 2019 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS
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I do love Netflix if you have a series that you know is on there and want to watch. But with the price increase and other streaming services uploading more often and with more options that apply to me, I don't think Netflix is really worth the price.

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Ariyana Miller
November 15th, 2019 Riverview, FL DETAILS
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Wide variety of things to choose from. The original shows and movies are always creative and very pleasant to watch. I believe you get the most bang for your buck with this streaming service.

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Antonio
November 15th, 2019 Jupiter, FL

I love Netflix as I watch tv a lot and it’s very convenient. It has all the shows I need to watch and I enjoy more than any other service.

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Angelica Dela Cruz
November 13th, 2019 Jacksonville, FL DETAILS
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Netflix is always my go to website for streaming movies and shows. They have an array of selections that never disappoints.

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I pay $17 a month for this service because I can't afford cable TV, but this service ends up being removed from devices. I can't afford to go out and buy a new TV or Blue Ray when this happens. I like to watch the big screen in my living room, not on some hand held device that is difficult for someone with MS.

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Kathryn Robinson
November 11th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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I have had Netflix for years. I’ve considered canceling because we have other subscription services now, but we keep it around for the movies and Netflix specials like Stranger Things. We do not have cable television, so we keep Netflix as a much cheaper TV watching experience.

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We really like Netflix. I love that everyone in the family has a different profile and that you can start/stop services pretty easily. It's easy to use and fun to get through several seasons of a great show! I do wish there were better parental controls. Even though I have separate profiles for my kids, I've seen shows pop up for them that I don't want them to see!

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Although I am disappointed that Netflix has raised the price of their subscription over the past few years, it is still a very good value for the money. They have a lot of movies and tv shows for all ages.

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Megan A McEvoy
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Netflix is an amazing streaming service that has so many different options of shows and movies. I love how it automatically finds shows and movies that it thinks you will enjoy, because there are so many options, this function really helps me choose what show I want to watch.

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Katherine Whyte
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Netflix has a really good selection of original TV shows and movies, but they also have many other good shows and movies that you can choose from. It is a great streaming service for the whole family!

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Rilynne Edwards
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Netflix is conveinent and easy to use. There's a wide variety of shows to chose from. The monthly subscription is reasonable, and there's a show for everyone to enjoy.

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I got billed for premium instead of standard, after contacting support they just reassured me that it will be okay in the future and according to them they can't do anything about their mistake. I even received 2 emails confirming that my plan is standard and that's what I will be billed for, seems like you can't trust the emails they send you.

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There are so many great shows here, the price is low for the amount of tv shoes and movies I get to binge.

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We've used netflix for a number of years but we cancelled our account because of the lack of good content they put out. They have taken of some of our favorite shows, and we no longer see the need to have an account.

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October 23rd, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I really like Netflix because whenever I am bored I can always find something to watch on here. It also has a lot of very good shows and movies, including some originals that others cannot access anywhere else!

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I like Netflix because it has a very good selection of family friendly movies. I like how it sorts out the different kind of movies.

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Lots of odd ball shows, but some good TV series and new releases. I like that you can set up multiple profiles for each account. Lots of kid shows. The app works well for on the go reading.

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My family and I love that Netflix has a variety of different shows and movies for everyone in the family!

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It's a great service and provides lots of options. I do wish it had more and wouldn't remove good shows but

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Very good service. Would like to see more current movies.