Netflix

Netflix

App Info

App title Netflix
Category Video Streaming
Version
Requires Android
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Updated 30-12-2019

Remember Blockbuster? The DVD rental store that was huge in the early 2000s. Well, Netflix killed it through its innovative solution for online streaming. Netflix even offered Blockbuster the option to buy the company, and rejecting that offer might be the biggest regret that the shareholders of Blockbuster might have.

Netflix simplified the movie renting process through its online platform. The solutions were completely unseen for and well more than fitting for the new digital age. To watch a movie you simply needed to login to your Netflix account and see it.

This was something unheard of at the time. What truly propelled the Netflix group further was its vast catalog of an impressive movie repository. While many other big media houses such as HBO ventured into the Netflix territory none of them succeeded quite as well because of this reason.

Netflix is a force to be reckoned with. The perfect solution to watch your favorite movie or tv-show on the go on your Android device. The user experience is seamless and working across the application you realize just how much research and development the Netflix team did for the mobile application.

The success of Netflix followed many copy-cats. They offered more than what the Netflix application did, they didn’t have a subscription fee and had more movies. However, there is a problem, none of them are legal. Using them could actually get you in trouble with local authorities. Consuming copy-righted content and movies without paying for them illegally is a crime.

With Netflix this is never the issue. That is because the application is one hundred percent legal. All the movies or tv shows that you can watch on the platform are ad-free and licensed. The small subscription fee you pay covers your ability to watch all these movies and it is an interesting feeling. You do not have to worry about getting in trouble with the cops after using Netflix.

Where Netflix truly excels over its competitors is the Netflix original content it puts up and produces. This content has received worldwide critical acclaim. In fact, Netflix is the producer of many short tv series that have won awards including “House of Cards” and “Narcos”.

This Netflix original content is only viewable on the Netflix application and website. The content is of very high quality and will keep you glued to your mobile screen for hours. There is a term that has been coined by many people “Netflix Binge” which means that you watch 8 hours of Netflix content in a go.

That is how amazing the movies and tv-shows on Netflix are. Netflix also frequently experiments with documentaries, one such documentary called the “Ted Bundy Tapes” has received worldwide acclaim.

Netflix has an absolutely phenomenal user interface. Many other movie streaming devices have tried to replicate the processes but have failed miserably. Opening the application and moving across different genres of movies are ever easy.

You also have the ability to continue watching the last movie or tv-show you left off. This is laid out in a very clear and easy format. The animations are splendid and going across different pieces of content and pages feels intuitive.

The load streams of the application are truly phenomenal as well. No other movie streaming application accomplishes the loading speeds it does. Even streaming 4k content is a convenient process and the application is also very light on your bandwidth. Streaming through Netflix is super simple and convenient.

The application also supports content playback up to 4K a feature missing in most movie streaming services. You also have the ability to lower the content quality to whichever resolution down to 480p you want. The AI system in Netflix ensures that the quality of the content streaming matches your internet speed making sure that the content is played seamlessly without interruptions.

Netflix also is one of the most cost-effective streaming services out there. Buying one subscription allows you to share it with five different family members or friends. All five of them can consume their favorite content separately on their Android devices. This is a great feature to have and means one subscription can cater to the entire family.

The Netflix AI system that recommends movies and tv-shows that you might want to watch is one of a kind. No other recommendation system does a job as good as Netflix. The algorithm uses data mining to analyze the content you like and then subsequently recommends new content to watch. A few of my personal favorite Netflix shows such as “House of Cards” were recommended to me by the application itself.

Netflix also offers a one-month free subscription to try out its services for free. To avail this offer you only need to activate your profile through credit-card (do not worry you will not be charged!).

So, how do you go about installing Neflix?

Well, you simply need to go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to install and use the application. Once you open the application for the first time you’ll be prompted to log in, if you do not have a Netflix account simply make one and you’ll be good to go.

You’ll also be asked to add family members and the features they can use for example you can create a “Kids Account” for your children that does not allow them to consume inappropriate content.

Verdict

Netflix is by far the best legal content streaming application on the market. While it does have a small subscription fee, the application provides a host of features that no other streaming application even comes close to providing.

One account can cater to an entire family and you can set restrictions according to different individuals. The streaming quality is absolutely phenomenal with the ability to stream 4k at fast speeds. The Netflix produced and exclusive content is also one of a kind and the platform’s repository consisting of a large number of movies and tv shows make it the perfect application to pass your time with.

As of 2019, 154 million people use Netflix. That just goes to show you how amazing the application is and why it was able to kill multi-billion dollar giants such as Blockbuster.


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