Netflix allows you to pause, rewind and fast-forward your favourite shows and movies on-demand. This means that you get to watch what you want, when you want. Since Netflix is available on so many platforms, you also get to control how you watch Netflix and where.
Pros and Cons
There are pros and cons to everything, so we’ve listed some of Netflix’s pros and cons here to help you decide if Netflix is right for you.
- Great value with no extra costs – the subscription is $7.99 a month and you’re billed exactly that each month
- Multiplatform availability – allows you to watch your shows and movies where ever you are on any device (computer, mobile phones, tablets)
- Offers the largest instant streaming library – you have tons of movies and TV shows to choose from
- Offers original award-winning programming – such as Orange is the New Black and Hemlock Grove
- Updated weekly – new shows and movies are added each week to Netflix’s already huge selection
- Save money – by using Netflix and cancelling your cable subscription, you’ll save a ton of money
- No Commercials – watch what you want from beginning to end with no interruptions
- Personalization – when you watch something from beginning to end, Netflix gets an idea of what you like to watch and recommends shows and movies according to your watch history
- Not all shows or movies are recent – Netflix won’t have the most current season of TV shows available (except through DVD rental), so you’ll have to wait for season 3 to start before you can begin watching season 2.
- Interface doesn’t show many titles at once – Because of the large size of the title icons, you may only see a few titles at once and end up scrolling a lot to find a show/movie you want to watch.
- Interface differs platform to platform – The way Netflix is laid out on your TV differs from how you would see it on your tablet or laptop.
The Bottom Line: 9.5/10
For ease of use, personalization and the massive amount of content available at a very affordable price, Netflix gets a 9.5/10 when compared to other, lesser-known streaming services.