Netflix is one of the largest providers of on-demand streaming media in the United States. Whether you want to watch your favorite action movie or to rewatch a TV episode you really like, Netflix is your one stop entertainment solution.
Established in 1997 and headquartered in California, Netflix has been growing rapidly the past decade, thanks mainly to increasing internet speeds. In fact, recent surveys show that Netflix’s internet media streaming service is growing at a faster pace when compared to traditional cable network subscriptions. Some even project Netflix to overtake network television in the near future. The company currently boasts of around 33 million streaming customers in the United States with annual revenues in excess of $4 billion.
With Netflix, you can stream the video on multiple devices – TV, PS3, Wii, Xbox and your personal computer or any other Netflix enabled device. This means you can watch what you want whenever you want, whether you are a home, traveling or during free time between your work. You can associate upto 6 unique Netflix enabled devices to your account.
Netflix also streams in HD. So if you own a Hi-Def screen, you can take full advantage of it. The playback will depend on the speed of the internet, but it should not be a problem in most regions of the US. Although Netflix recommends an internet speed of 1.5Mbps, the general rule is that faster the internet, better the experience. Netflix provides its service through Amazon EC2. Netflix videos are encoded to 50 different versions depending on video resolution and audio quality. This cloud structure ensure that users receive video corresponding to the speed of their internet.
Subscribing To Netflix
Netflix boasts of a wide catalogue of films and TV shows. And you can watch every single title for a single flat fee per month. That’s right. Netflix is not a pay per view option where you pay each time you watch a movie or TV show. For just $7.99, you get unlimited access to all TV shows and feature films on the company network.
Want to join Netflix but unsure whether the service will be right for you? No problem, Netflix also offers a free trial to new customers. You get a 1 month completely unrestricted access to all Netflix content. After one month, if you decide to stay on, you just have to pay $7.99/month to continue the service. No other hidden costs.
Customers are required to sign up for the service as shown below.
Once confortable that you want to continue, you can log into your account and make Netflix bill pay.
For information one can visit their office at the address below:
100 Winchester Circle Campbell,
In addition to getting access to popular cable TV shows, Netflix subscribers can also enjoy first hand the various original series created exclusively for Netflix. TV shows like the now popular House of Cards were fist available to audiences through Netflix. Other such series include the current favorite Orange Is The New Black and an all new season of Arrested Development. The company also has tie ins with Marvel to start producing Shows revolving around their characters. So if you are a Marvel fan, a Netflix subscription should be on your priority list.