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How Does Netflix Work?

Netflix lets you legally stream movies and TV series for a small subscription amount. Go through this Buzzle article if you don't know how Netflix works, and the hardware and Internet requirements for subscribing to Netflix.
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About Netflix
Netflix started off as a video rental service in 1997 and delivered its billionth DVD on Feb 25, 2007. Now, it has become one of the largest online streaming subscription services for movies and TV shows.
Netflix is a monthly subscription service which delivers DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, and online streaming for TV shows and movies, directly to your doorstep within a single business day. As of now, the service is available in about 41 nations across the globe including The United States, U.K., Canada, Mexico, etc. Read this Buzzle article to know more about how Netflix works.

So, how does Netflix work?
Netflix believes in try-before-you-buy, and hence, gives you free service for the first month. If you are not satisfied with the service, then you can cancel your subscription before the end of the month and won't have to pay a penny to Netflix. However, if you like the service, then you won't have to do anything, and you will automatically be billed USD 8.99 for the next month.

The best part about the subscription is that there are no commitment periods, and no late fees. You can keep the DVD for as long as you are subscribed, but the catch here is that you won't get your next movie DVD unless you return your previously borrowed DVD. You can also watch as many movies and shows as you like using online streaming. The bandwidth requirements will be discussed later in this article. Netflix allows you to ditch your cable connection if you are only interested in watching TV shows and movies.

How you can watch Netflix on TV
You can watch Netflix on any device that has an Internet connection and can play videos. You can watch Netflix on your Smart TV after installing the Netflix app. Netflix can also be enjoyed on standard LCD and LED TVs by hooking them up to any gadget that runs the Netflix app.

Wii, Xbox, PS, PC, Mac, Apple, and Android smartphones, and Chromecast are some of the many devices that support Netflix app.

Should you subscribe to Netflix?
Netflix is a great service that you should subscribe to if you are a movie buff. There is only one precaution that should be taken before subscribing to it. Yes, you've guessed it right. It is the quality of your Internet connection. The following data has been sourced from Netflix, and it is based on the assumption that the user has a good and stable broadband connection.

Video Quality Recommended Download Speed
SD 3 Mbps
HD 5 Mbps
Ultra HD 25 Mbps

As you can see, Netflix doesn't need special hardware to stream movies and TV shows. All it needs is a good broadband connection, and of course, USD 8 monthly. What do you think about it?
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Published: July 25, 2014
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