Whenever you hear some gossiping about binge-watch kind of thing you might wonder what exactly it is. If you are bored with the same traditional mode of entertainment this is something for you.
Now the entertainment is just not limited to Bollywood movies and songs. This is the era of web-series. Web series are short movies that have sequels. They are either released on any platform or on the internet. We will see one such platform which is immensely popular these days. The name of this platform is Netflix.
What is Netflix?
Netflix is an American based media service provider company. The service rendered by the Netflix is a paid subscription-based and have an immense collection of series and films and videos according to different age groups and their tastes such as stories of love, motivation, religious and friendship l, and many more. In recent years, the use of Netflix for watching the series and movies went up by many many folds.
Netflix has traveled a long way in terms of technology and quality of services they offer from its initial days when it started as an online DVD rental service. The order was made by customers online and received the DVDs by post which were returned by the customers by post to Netflix.
Then it started a subscription-based plan. After a few years in 2010, this model went further modification in order to provide the online streaming web shows and series platform which we see today.
Unique features of the Netflix content
Let’s see some of the most unique features that are provided in the Netflix:
- Netflix offers the benefit of multiple viewership. This means that the same subscription could work on as many as four devices.
- The contents of Netflix are adds- free. Thus, unlike youtube or TVs, we don’t have to patiently wait for the series to resume after the interruptions from commercials.
- Its offline playback feature allows viewers to download the content and watch it offline. This is highly beneficial for those traveling by airplane orhase a poor internet connection.
- It has a vast collection of original web series and movies that are widely in demand.
- It offers a good picture quality and even offers HD and Ultra HD 4k picture quality content.
- It has the unique feature of parental control subscription allowing the parents or the owner to have an eye and control over the contents being watched by their kids or any other viewer.
Shortcoming of Netflix
However, no platform is perfect. Netflix also has its shortcomings. Let’s see these:
- Netflix uploads its content as season based not the episode based. Therefore, in order to view an episode of the series you have to wait until the entire season is complete in order to have it available on Netflix. If you want to watch the TV shows, it’s not a good option as you won’t be able to view the latest episode.
- The series you can watch depends entirely upon the area you are currently residing in. For example, you have a much greater choice over the shows in America.
Now looking at the positives as well as negatives of Netflix, for sure its positives outweighs its negatives.
Having a Netflix subscription is obviously worth the money we pay. This is because we can watch the shows whenever we are comfortable with at any place.
How does Netflix work
The Netflix streaming software makes the watching of web shows through any connected devices. However, their certain requirements for Netflix in order to have the best experience on Netflix.
Netflix has a feature that allows you to even stream over it directly from your computer or laptop after reviewing the system requirement to enable the browser compatibility.
Subscription plans offered by Netflix:
Netflix has the following subscription plans to use according to your convenience.
The plans are :
- The mobile plan offers the SD ( Standard Definition ) picture quality accessible from the mobile or tablet. You can access the Netflix using your account on just one device at a time.
- The basic plan offers the SD ( Standard Definition ) picture quality accessible from the mobile or tablet as well as the laptop or TV. However, You can access the Netflix using your account on just one device at a time.
- The standard plan offers the HD ( High Definition ) picture quality accessible from the mobile or tablet as well as the laptop or TV. You can access them using your account on two devices at the same time.
- Premium Plan offers the HD /UHD ( High Definition/ Ultra High Definition 4K ) picture quality accessible from the mobile or tablet as well as laptop and TV. You can access the Netflix using your account on over 4 devices at a time.
These four plans have different price ranges while all the plans have unlimited access to movies and TV shows. You can even cancel your subscription at any time you wish to.
Before you wish to have subscription Netflix gives a 30-day free trial in order to review before you actually pay. Thus you clearly know what you are going to pay for.
Now you know what actually Netflix is. After this, you can also be a part of the discussion in your friends and family about their favorite Netflix series. You can now binge-watch the most popular Netflix series and get some fresh content.