90s kids must remember the VCRs, CDs, and DVDs, but who knew that we will in an era where watching a favorite season and movie would just a click away? Yes, in this digital era we can watch our favorite shows just a click away. ?
Netflix is no more a new term. Almost everyone is familiar with it. It is a great experience streaming on Netflix but everything comes with positives and negatives attached to it. Similarly, Netflix has its pros and cons, however, before going into details let’s have a look at what Netflix is?
Although there isn’t any proper definition of Netflix except that it is a monthly fee-based supported by the internet connection video-on-demandlive streaming website and app.
In simpler words, to stream any video or show (of your choice) on Netflix you need a strong and reliable internet connection.
After its introduction into the digital market, it gains immense popularity among its users. It is available worldwide but with a few short-comings which will be discussed later.
Let’s understand Netflix!
Netflix comes with three types of programs:
Basic comes with HD streaming only and it can be subscribed on one screen at a time; which implies that only one person can watch at one time.
This one has a better HD quality than Basic and can be subscribed for two screens at a time.
Whereas Premium comes with Ultra HD image quality and the user can enjoy streaming at four different screens at the same time.
Each of the above has a different monthly-fee.
It is up to users that what program they chose. All packages come with unlimited movies and shows to stream from anywhere you want if you have an internet connection.
To subscribe to these packages you need to make an account and sign-in which is a pretty easy step.
So, now we will discuss the Pros and Cons of Netflix one by one.
First, we will talk about Pros in details:
1. Easy to Use!
Netflix is user-friendly which makes it easy to use for everyone. You don’t need to take the burden of setting-up things and going through the long and complicated process of subscription.
Simply, go to Netflix.com and log-in and if you want to watch shows on your mobile phone, go to play store (for android users) or go to Apple Store (for iPhone users) and download the app.
There you go! You are ready to watch your favorite shows on your phone screen as well.
2. One Month Free-Trial!
One of the biggest pluses of Netflix is that it allows you to have a free trial for a month. It gives you an insight into whether you want to continue streaming shows to it or not.
Also, you can cancel your subscription whenever you want.
3. No Ads/Commercials!
The most annoying thing while watching a show that too your favorite one is an uninvited advertisement.
Thank God! Netflix does not allow commercials during streaming due to its commercial-freepolicy. You can watch it without any interruption and this can be enjoyed in the free-trial period too!
4. Original Content!
Netflix does not compromise on its content. It offers original and authentic content to its users. By browsing through the Netflix library you will find a wide range of popular content, be it a movie or a TV show. It also includes original documentaries; historical, contemporary and scientific, etc.
5. Download What You Want!
Imagine you are on a journey where finding the internet would be difficult? But Netflix has solved it for you by introducing a download option. This great option allows you to watch your shows offline after downloading them. Enjoy TV shows and movies wherever you are.
Netflix comes with three different and affordable packages. For Instance:
The price of the Basic plan with SD quality is $8, while the Standard plan with HD quality is $10 and Premium with Ultra HD is $12 per month.
Why do we call these plans affordable? Now take the example of a Premium plan, it allows you to stream on four screens at the same time, isn’t it ideal and affordable?
7. Extraordinary Experience!
Browse a library with a huge variety and enjoy watching your favorite shows with HD and UHD resolution experience. You can fast-forward a part of the show without loading or buffering with the support of a good internet connection. You have the option of creating a list of your favorite programs.
Now have a look at Some Cons of Netflix:
8. Selected Programs for Selected Location!
The biggest issue or drawback of Netflix is that it provides selected TV shows to be streamed depending on your location. It is like geo-lock, Netflix in the US is far different than that of in UK and Asia.
In the US, the selection of available content is vast and awesome but if you are not living in the US then you might be missing out on many good TV shows and movies. Anyhow, the content keeps on changing but it fails to provide a full-streaming experience that you can enjoy in the US.
9. Outdated Library!
If you compare the library of Amazon Prime and Netflix, you will observe that Amazone Prime keeps on updating its library from time to time. Whereas, Netflix library is mostly outdated. They take too much time to update the library which annoys users and they show dissatisfaction over this issue.
10. No Regular Updates!
Netflix doesn’t send regular updates about its programs. If you are looking for a TV show or a movie which isn’t available in their library than you are in the wrong place. They usually don’t update new content immediately, there may be old seasons streaming but you’ll have to wait for a few days to see the latest content. Also, their library lacks most of the old content as well.
However, the pros of Netflix are more than Cons but yet it needs to keep on improving if they want to stay in the game. Because the world and technology are moving forward and Netflix has to catch up with its pace.
Having said that, Netflix is still a favorite of many out there for live streaming shows and movies.