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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Always thousands of new movies to watch with great quality. Rarely ever experience buffering.

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Great selection of movies. Great original movies and series. Just wish it was more affordable.

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Zachary Simpson

March 7th, 2020 Dallas, TX

Netflix is a great source of reliable entertainment. I just wish the library included more popular movies!

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They have great movies and a great variety of genres. Netflix is fun and has something for everyone.

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Their selection isn’t as good as it used to be but their originals are pretty good. It’s super easy to use

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Netflix is definitely becoming more popular than cable television. I like the Netflix originals which you can't get anywhere else. I also like that I can watch anything anywhere.

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Was a little upset that friends was taken off however netflix has been continually adding more shows and movies that I am interested in that it makes up for it

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the amount of content available on the app is well worth the price. I was able to get rid of my cable and just us netflix to enjoy watching tv now. Saved a ton of money

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We have 4 children who's ages range from 16 to 7. Netflix always has something for the whole family to watch and appropriate shows for everyone individually. It's great to have the different profiles so that I know my younger children are not watching anything inappropriate.

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Netflix is just great. Their own productions are very well done and are definitely captivating. Also, there are plenty of movies and shows to watch of any genre.

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I love Netflix so much. I love the show stranger things and many other shows offered by Netflix. I love how you can download shows and great product for sure

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Stranger Things, Working Moms, Zumbo's Just Desserts and so many more reasons why Netflix is one of the BEST streaming services. I love their selected, and the ability to download movies and shows so you can watch without connection! It's great for me since I travel a lot! Super affordable too!

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Netflix always finds new things to recommend for me to watch that I always enjoy.

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I like that the majority of the shows that I like are available to stream. I do not like that the price has slowly gone up if it goes up any more they are likely to lose my business.

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Amazing. The Netflix originals are so good and well developed. Wish they had more variety.

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I love Netflix. Especially for binge watching. I watch it more then I do our cable TV.

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Netflix is a great and easy streaming service to use. I love the layout of it and it’s vast collection of movies and TV shows. My one grievance is that some of the Netflix originals in my opinion could have better acting and production value.

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I love the selections offered by Netflix. With TV Shows and Movies of different genres and for different age groups there is always something a group can agree to watch.

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Netflix presents such a variety of shows an tv shows that you can watch. There’s an endless amount in their library. They also have fantastic original shows as well that are all so binge worthy. Netflix is a fantastic source for all your movie and tv show needs.

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Netflix is the best. The streaming quality is great and it has a large variety of shows.

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The only reason to not subscribe is because of how addictive watching it is. Great value.

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Josh Harold

March 4th, 2020 Dallas, TX

I’ve been using Netflix for the past few years and I’ve rarely found anything I wanted to see that wasent on it. It’s also extremely adorable and simple.

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I love Netflix. They have so many options to choose from. The prices are decent. You get your money's worth.

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I love Netflix! It's pretty affordable at it's for the selection of shows you're given. My favorite show is The Office and I can watch many more with their massive catalog of shows and movies.

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I love my Netflix. I can always find something to watch and their content is constantly being updated.

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Netlfix needs to put old movies on there! Besides that, I love Netflix and the stuff they offer for us to watch!

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I hate that they are losing the Office and Park and Recreation, but they still have great stuff. Narcos!

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Netflix used to have all the shows and movies I wanted on it, with the shift towards more exclusive content, it has become a bit dry.

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World changed with Netflix. I hate that they raise their prices but that’s life. What else are you gonna do? Wish they brought Friends back. :)

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SamO

March 2nd, 2020 Brigham City, UT

I enjoy Netflix rather well. I'm excited for thier Last Air Bender Series. I do wish Netflix had more features. Maybe they could incorporate some of VidAngels characteristics.

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I love Netflix! They’re inexpensive and they have so many great shows. You really get what you pay for!

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Netflix is the best all around steaming service! There are so many TV and movie options. The price is more than worth the value!

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We have Netflix to stream for many years instead of cable. We love that we can stream and watch whatever, whenever. We are also appreciative of the lack of commercials. Wish that they had an even bigger selection.

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So this is hard, I do feel like Netflix offers good options of shows to watch at any given time, and my kids have lots of options as well, BUT they are NON-STOP continually raising prices. It has been a small raise in price here and there every year, and if I get another notice that it will go up yet again this year we will be done. I understand things change and prices will go up, but it has been a yearly event and I'm at the end of my rope with it....

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Such a variety of different shows. They have so many that you don’t ever have nothing to watch!

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I couldn’t live without Netflix. I watch all their new series. They have great originals that I can’t get anywhere else. I’ve been with Netflix since it started.

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February 27th, 2020 Sandy, UT

Love the netflix originals in kids and general shows. Love the library set up adding to favorites and the categories to continue where you left off. The recommendations are good. I wish some movies would stay on there forever. Great price and worth it for us even with just 2 devices.

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Netflix was our goto app for watching super interesting documentaries. The price was very reasonable for a time.

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A great streaming service for most of your electronic platforms such as TV, Mobile, computer, and a downloadable app. Great selection of shows and movies and at a cheap price.

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Netflix has great shows for everyone no matter age or what they like to watch! There’s a bunch of options for everyone so people can all enjoy!!

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

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

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

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

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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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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.