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 Netflix, maybe a little too much... I was really sad when they took Psych off of it. I would watch that show everyday. I love some of the Netflix originals and it has been an amazing experience since I switched from cable.

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Netflix is great if you don’t want to pay for cable. Plenty of shows for kids.

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Super convenient but lacking in content. They're moving toward more original Netflix, but it all is full of f bombs.

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Netflix has a lot to choose from, even their own productions. I like being able to stream on different devices!

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I've had Netflix for almost 3 years and never had a bad experience with the customer service or billing. The price is totally reasonable for the access to content you receive. I also really appreciate the newer feature of being able to download certain content beforehand in case you don't have service later. That's been a life-saver! My only complaint is that much of what Netflix produces in shows and movies has a TV-MA rating. I realize MA content is popular, but sometimes I wish they'd produce more drama movies and shows that didn't push the envelope quite so far. I've become very wary of anything produced by Netflix since the content is often way too crude.

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Easy to use. Fun completely affordable! A must for parents to use to educate and entertain their family!

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Isa

May 1st, 2018

I love Netflix! I can find all the latest movies and shows almost every time!

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I only use it for my grandchildren to watch cartoons. Mostly, rehashed programming that you can get cheaper from other streaming networks.

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Netflix is a great streaming service. They have many shows we like to watch but sometimes I wish they had more.

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Alex Lewis

May 1st, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT

Netflix has great options for streaming and is compatible with Chromecast. The quality of video is always great and I love using it!

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Why can we pay to rent a movie online for a day? I just don’t get it. And I’m disappointed that the shows and movies they produce are not family friendly and have many hidden agendas. Other than that, I’m a hard core customer.

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I’m pretty upset that they are taking off some of my favorite shows like “How I Met Your Mother,” but over-all it is a good product.

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Netflix is great and their original shows and movies are really taking off

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Such a great site! As a college student, my roomates and I spend a lot of time on netflix. Has a great variety of movies and a great price.

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We love Netflix! Lots of variety in movies and television shows. As long as The Office never leaves we will be happy. :)

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Great variety of movies and shows. Very addicting, but I love all the options I have available. I've never had an issue with Netflix freezing or crashing on my tv.

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Netflix is worth every penny! They have great original series and tons of options for movies and tv shows.

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Love netflix. Cheap and hundreds of options. They have a lot of recent movies too so I usually don't have to look elsewhere.

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Chase H

April 18th, 2018 Provo, UT

I LOVE NETFLIX! What an amazing service. I love that they are putting so much emphasis into their own productions... which are actually really good... Stranger Things! I do wish that the options changed a little more frequently though.

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I used to really like Netflix until they started adding Netflix original shows that were inappropriate and not very interesting.

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Awesome. Never had a problem with them, and they pair with vidangel so it's great

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I Love Netflix! Great selection of movies and tv shows for the whole family! We didn't even bother taking a TV subscription. Between netflix, amazon prime and youtube we basically get everything we need! No commercials. And really good price! Great quality!

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Netflix sure used to be a lot better than it is now. It seems like every new movie that comes out is starring Nick Cage, and is poorly reviewed on Rotten Tomatoes. Quite annoying. Honestly, probably not worth the money.

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Netflix is how I watch all of my movies and shows. It is inexpensive and they have a large variety of options. It also gives you suggestions based on the shows and movies you watch which makes it very interactive.

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Netflix need to add different shows more often. I feel like we go through the same old list all the time.

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I recently cut the "Xfinity" cable cord. I love Netflix. People complain about outdated movies, but I had more outdated movies with Comcast and paid a whopping $ 230.00 a month for it. Not to mention all the repeat channels cable gives you that you don't even watch. I absolutely love the fact you can binge watch commercial free when ready, and all for 9.99$ "Good Job" Netflix. I would like to eventually see different seasons of TV shows come to your site faster. Other than this .. You guy's are great!

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Netflix is fantastic! There is a great variety of movies! Movies seem to come and go very quickly and I wish they wouldn’t! But definitely worth my money, the whole family can use it!

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Netflix is my favorite streaming site. I think they have the widest selection of videos, and it makes it almost impossible to say you have nothing to watch. It is inexpensive and there is also an option to upgrade to 4K Netflix, which is awesome if you have a 4K TV. It is great quality. Definitely recommend to anyone who doesn't have it.

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I have always enjoyed Netflix and I think that they do a great job. I just hope it keeps getting bigger.

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Benjamin Ash

December 19th, 2017 Logan, UT

I love the variety Netflix provides and that they continuously find new films for users to enjoy.

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Netflix is a big problem in my life. I might binge watch "Stranger Things" a little too often. And "Lost"? Definitely a bigger problem. Many more seasons there. Netflix is pretty rockin'!

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Netflix is our number one go to for watching a show or movie. They have an incredible selection and many of them are of recent or popular movies. We love this company!

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Jacinda E

December 19th, 2017 Sandy, UT

Such a variety of TV shows and movies to entertain adults as well as kids. I really like that they have a kid channel with pretty decent shows. I hope that they will be able to stream more Disney movies

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Provides lots of movies and series. The cost is reasonable. You can get it every where.

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Awesome streaming service. I actually have it on right now as I am writing this. There are some amazing shows on here.

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For the most part, I have enjoyed the movies/shows on netflix. I wish there were more options, though. Especially of older movies.

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My wife and I love Netflix! It is our go to for entertainment most evenings.

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Ok, but they don't have many good movies.

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i like netflix has alot of good shows and movies and all for a low cost

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There is a reason this company is a household name. They are just plain awesome. The selection is great and the interface is very intuitive. I have watched the office and parks and rec way too many times to count. It is great to have something to watch after a long day of taking care of my 1 year old.

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I love having Netflix. They have great shows and I watch at my convenience.

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I watch Netflix all the time. The Office and Parks and Rec are my go-tos. If they ever get rid of those, I’ll probably stop watching. Not a huge fan of some of their original content, and it’s a bummer that they won’t be able to have new Disney movies in a few years.

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Has great movie selections would like to see older movies come back.

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I like the selection of TV shows on Netflix. Sometimes it is hard to find a good movie, but I like that there are constantly new movies on my watch list.

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Really love Netflix! I've used Netflix for years and they're good at updating it to get new shows and movies. Great price, great user-friendly website, LOVE IT.

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My family uses Netflix daily. We really enjoy the low price of Netflix to be able to watch TV Shows and Movies. They have a good selection to choose from, but it would be fun if they allowed viewers the ability to request certain movies.

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Netflix is an amazing value! I turn to it to cure boredom or to have background noise while I'm cleaning or cooking. There is always so much to watch and they've been doing great with a lot of their original shows.

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Netflix is a fantastic value. It offers a huge selection of shows, including Netflix originals, that our family loves. We rarely turn to cable anymore. Netflix offers enough options for our family without having to deal with commercial breaks.

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Ashley Gray

December 1st, 2017 American Fork, UT

Netflix is my go to place for downtime! I love the Netflix original series! All the shows keep me coming back for more! They have a good verity of movies in every genre!

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Netflix is best for watching TV shows. It has a couple of blockbuster movies then mostly movies small low rated films. It does have a good selection of TV shows. Netflix also works well with streaming systems like Google Chrome and Apple TV, making it easy to watch on the TV as well as phone and computer.