Netflix is an amazing subscription video-on-demand service that has hundreds of television programmes, series, an films, all available to watch from the touch of a remote button once you're a fully fledged member.
Subscription Video-on-demand services such as Netflix, and also a multitude of others like Amazon Video, Now TV, Apple, and so forth are massively popular platforms in today's society. They provide a hub for watching all your favourite shows and are also a place to discover new stuff you might not otherwise have ever heard about or even considered.
We love Netflix, and think it has it's particularly great for anyone that loves binging on television series - hence why it wins for us over the other video-on-demand services.
"Netflix - 5.99 A Month"
Netflix provides customers with three different price plans: basic, standard and premium. Basic is the cheapest at £5.99 a month, which includes unlimited TV & Movies, cancel anytime and the ability to watch on any device. For a little extra the standard plan, priced at £7.49 a month, you will get everything the basic package has to offer but with the additions of HD and you can stream across two devices at the same time. So while your downstairs watching the latest US drama series, another family member upstairs can be watching something completely different using the same account - great hey?
Finally we have the Premium plan priced at £8.99, just over a pound more than the standard plan, which has the most features including everything all the other plans have but you also get ULTRA HD and the ability to watch across four separate devices.
So that's four people that can use the account potentially all at the same time, whilst watching different things! These pricing options are great in terms of letting customers decide what they need. Personally, as an individual user, I'm happy with the basic account, but if you love HD then the standard plan would be best for you.
"Shows for all ages and interests"
Video-on-demand services aren't just for the tech savvy might we also say! It's super easy for anyone to set up and get hold off, and also there are shows for all ages and interests. To sign up all you need to do is head to the Netflix website on your laptop, computer or tablet, or download the Netflix App and you can make an account. You can get a month's free trial before committing to paying a subscription to see how you find the service, and you can still get full access to all the shows and movies.
A great reason to sign up for Netflix is the fact that it caters to all ages as mentioned. Elderly subscribers can find a multitude of television shows and movies to suit their preferences, with great classics included and all the latest dramas from both the UK and US available. If you decide to sign up for Netflix and use it for a number of people in the family, then great news because it's also child friendly.
There's lots of shows for the little ones to watch and also Netflix has great parental controls. These allow the parents, grandparents and older members to give control to their little ones to watch the shows they want whilst restricting access to unsuitable programmes for younger viewers.
"Some of the best series, well in our opinion anyway, include the likes of House of Cards"
Some of the best series, well in our opinion anyway, include the likes of:
- House of Cards
- Making a Murderer
- Black Mirror
- Orange is the New Black
- The Walking Dead
- Lost and Prison Break.
There's also hundreds of other shows and movies available to watch, with genres varying from Rom-Coms, Horrors, Thrillers to Drama.
These are just some of the reasons why we think it's great to sign up for Netflix. With new shows and movies being constantly added, there's never a day you won't find something to watch, however if you do find yourself struggling, head over to our blog discussing 2017 movies to get some inspiration!
Note: we updated this blog on 03/09/2021 to include the latest information. Originally published 17/08/2017.