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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Lucy Mair

February 13th, 2020 Saint George, UT

Netflix is great. It is good for a family movie night. It kind of gets annoying with how often it takes movies and tv shows off but otherwise, it's great.

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Love netflix programs. most are very wholesome.

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Expansive library to browse. Wish it would push its own Netflix-made shows a little less, but it's understandable. Increasingly pricey, annoyingly, but overall worth the money for now. Great alternative for cable TV

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so many movies and shows at my finger tips! i love how easy it is and how they recommend things for me to watch! super accurate on my likes.

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What’s not to say about Netflix? It’s an amazing streaming service with binge-worthy shows that can keep you occupied for hours.

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Kiana Chatfield

February 11th, 2020 Grass Valley, CA

So many great shows on here and the recommendations are pretty spot on. I use this on a daily.

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I'm addicted, there is so much to watch on Netflix. Bing watching has become a passion.

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Netflix’s is a great app to stream movies and I use it myself, it has a great margin of movies and tv shows

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Netflix seems to have the best selection out of the streaming services. Stranger Things is a hit and we have found so many good documentaries to watch.

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Netflix has the best original content and a better variety of movies than other streaming services. Its my preferred streaming service

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Yes and no. Netflix originals are sometimes good. Too much alternative lifestyle, sex, and bad language. The general variety that Netflix provides however is decent.

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Netflix has stepped their game up recently . I wish they weren’t raising their prices but it’s still cheaper than cable

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Netflix is so convenient and very user friendly! Our family has individuality profiles that makes it easy to watch the shows/movies we personally enjoy. The Netflix original’s are definitely a personal favorite!

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I enjoy using Netflix to stream both movies and shows. The only downside is that I feel as if they lost a lot of classic movies within the last year.

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I have been using Netflix for many years & have enjoyed the movies & series they have to offer. It’s even user friendly!

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This is my favorite place to binge. , I love the lack of commercials. . I do miss Wynn shows get taken off Netflix.

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I mean, who doesn’t love Netflix. They have all the great shows and great movies and I love it and my kids love it and it’s super easy to connect.

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Netflix has the best original shows. We are constantly using Netflix that we canceled our cable and stick with just Netflix and other streaming sites.

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It has more content and great shows that I even know what to do with. For kids and adults alike

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Great series and movies. Love to binge watch almost everything they add. A great tv provider that’s an affordable price

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Netflix was great until Disney pluss. They took a lot of movies and shows off. But price is good

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Netflix is a pioneer in streaming movies and shows. And hence, its the best streaming service in my opinion. Tons of content organized in an easy to find manner. Tools are easy to use and streaming is flawless. I can't think of a more well rounded service that offers top notch entertainment!

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terryjamison

February 6th, 2020 Gulfport, MS

I love NETFLIX! They took my favorite Tv show off which was disappointing. But The costumer service was very nice when i had problems with my account.

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I could literally binge watch Netflix every day. The shows and movies on Netflix are interesting and intriguing.

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We have been pretty happy with our Netflix subscription. They have a fairly good selection of shows and it is easy to watch on our TVs and our phones. I like that they have different pricing options and we recently changed our subscription to try to save a few dollars. It was easy to change and if we decide to upgrade we can do that at any time. Overall, I would recommend Netflix if you like movies, documentaries, etc.

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The interface is amazing, they always have a great selection of shows for the whole family to enjoy, the value is great and I would recommend it to everyone. It’s a great service for the people who like to binge their TV shows.

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A great way to binge watch my life away but also see new shows and movies that I love

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I watch several of my favorite shows on Netflix, without commercials, which is great. They don’t have new release videos though, which can be frustrating.

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Overall it’s good but I would like to see some newer shows and movies. The price seems to keep going up too.

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The shows are great because of no commercials. I would like more tv14 instead of MA ratings.

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Netflix is awesome. You no longer have to go to the store to get a movie. You can do it from the comfort of your own home and they always have a great selection!

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Im upset that Netflix takes of shows and some of the shows that they have on Netflix aren’t the best. They could improve quality of shows available.

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Chase.Freestyle Danforth

January 31st, 2020 American Fork, UT

I’m not the one paying for the account but I still use Netflix all the time. It’s great and runs smoothly. I love how it show “continue watching” so you’d don’t accidentally watch a whole season while your’e asleep

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I think I'd usually give 5 stars but as of late I think Netflix is putting way too much content out there and not enough substance. Like focus on a few shows and do those really well. I don't think it's a service to the world to put more mediocrity on the internet. If i wanted that I could go to YouTube and see what whoever with a camera put in there. Or if I wanted something with relatively low production value, there's already enough out there in every streaming service. Keep the stranger things level shows coming! I think the streaming services that focus on quality content are going to win out. The legacy shows definitely keep the value of Netflix up. Also, I can't find so many of these random shows and movies hidden throughout Netflix unless I'm typing in names of other movies I want to watch and stumble across them. Should probably improve how we can access those titles.

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Clarissa Crawford

January 30th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT

I enjoy watching Gilmore Girls and that’s where I watch it. They got rid of pretty little liars which I am very sad about :(

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I wish they had a larger selection of things to watch. It kind of feels like it’s all the second best movies or shows. Still a lot of good options though.

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The movies and episodes have gotten pretty good as of the last few years. Nice variety of content.

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Seth

January 29th, 2020 Managua, MN

They are just out dated and need some either new or classic movies on there site. One plus is they work around the world

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Netflix all the movies for free I like Netflix because it's so good it's so awesome and you can watch all your favorite shows and movies

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I think Netflix has the overall best content of all of the streaming services. They also have the best original content.

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Our Netflix account just got hacked and now has a different email login, and is in another language. Other than that, there are always a few shows with watching, and usually a few good movies.

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We love our Netflix account and the options available for watching shows and movies. It is extremely convenient to be able to watch from our home.

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I love Netflix for several reasons I can catch up on shows I missed and watch movies I haven't seen

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Netflix has led me to get rid of my cable TV. It is my new favorite way to watch tv. I also love Netflix originals, they have provided me with new shows and movies that I now call my favorites!

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netflix all the time. i dont have cable tv and i just have netflix and hulu. it was a great idea. and it cuts out the cable companies that were monopolizing on the need to watch a few shows.

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I still have issues always trying to find certain shows , even though I know that Netflix is carrying it.. Wish they'd set it up to go back and read about what you're watching , no matter how far into the show you are, without it being a major pain. Might be me only, not sure

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I enjoy watching series on Netflix. The only issue is they aren't very current. Prices are on the higher side for what you get.

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Great for streaming movies and tv shows at home and on the go. I'm able to download shows in a few easy steps. For a whole month and less than 10 dollars you can watch tv on any device and as much as you want.

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Love Netflix. Great streaming service. Wish there was a better way to look through everything that is on Netflix. Very user friendly and fun shows to watch!

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I love watching Netflix. My favorite things to watch are the tv shows. I really wish Netflix would get some better content thought.