The Lighter Side of Netflix
This is more of a review than an article per se. I was so impressed with the quality and speed of the download stream of Netflix that I had to write this. What does one need to use Netflix?
1. A DVD Player with Wi-Fi connectivity
2. An LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi connectivity
3. A Wii Video Game Console
4. An X-Box 360 Video Game Console
5. A PS3 Video Game Console
6. An iPad, iPod or Android Tablet
7. A Smartphone ( iPhone or Android )
The account runs $7.99 per month for unlimited streaming of TV shows, movies and specials including documentaries from all the major networks. Netflix is actually a great alternative to someone on a fixed income that can only afford the basic cable/satellite package & Netflix.
What most impressed me about Netflix was the quality of the downloaded stream. I have a 42″ LCD/HDTV running Netflix at 1080p. You have the added extra of being able to try Netflix completely Free for 30 days! This is what really closed the deal for me as I was able to try it on all my devices! I use Netflix on my 4 TVs with 2 Blu-ray DVD players- 1 wired and 1 wifreless, 1 with my grandson’s Wii and my daughter’s with a Dish Network Sling Player ( I’m planning a future article on this device later ). Most DVDs and TVs now come standard with wired or wireless Wi-Fi and Apps built in! Finally, I’m able to view Netflix at outside locations- DMV, waiting rooms, on my Samsung Galaxy S4G Smartphone with the Netflix App and absolutely No Buffering!
You open an account as per usual, click on the Netflix website, on the right you’ll find the “Member Sign In” and Presto you’re in. At your home screen you’ll find the red Netflix bar at the top with your username at the right. Below that are 5 tabs: Watch Instantly, Just for Kids, Instant Queue, *Suggestions for You and Browse DVDs. Below that are 3 more tabs: Genres, New Arrivals and Instantly to your TV. The Instant Queue is my favorite. Below that begin the movie bands: Recently Watched .. Top 10 for “your name.” Popular with Members Like You, plus many more.
TV and Movie download streams occur in under a minute. I suppose that may due to the fact that I have ATT’s U-Verse Fiber-Optic service running at 12 Mps. Yet downloads are almost as fast on my Galaxy S4G and smartphones running on LTE would probably download even faster. I highly recommend you take the time to fill out the reviews section. This will allow Netflix to offer you content based on your likes and it’s extremely accurate .. Enjoy!