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All About the Netflix Streaming Service

Are you a cord cutter or streaming fan? Check out what Netflix has to offered….

Netflix is a popular streaming service that offers a vast catalog of movies, TV shows, and original content. It’s available on smart TVs, through streaming devices, and even on your smartphone and tablet using the official app for iOS or Android. Here’s what you need to know about Netflix, including pricing and information and popular content.

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As of December 2, 2019, Netflix no longer works on 2010-2011 or earlier smart TVs from Samsung, 2012-2014 Vizio smart TVs running Internet Apps/Apps Plus, and several older Roku media streamers. Other older smart TVs and media streaming devices may also be affected. Contact your device’s tech support for more details.

A Brief Netflix History

Netflix started in 1997 as a company that pioneered the concept of renting DVDs by mail. It devised the innovative concept of charging a flat monthly fee instead of charging by each DVD ordered. As a result, the corner video rental store phenomenon started to fade away. By 2005, Netflix had a loyal 4.2 million DVD-by-mail rental subscriber base.

In 2007, Netflix made the bold announcement that it would add the ability for subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly to their PCs in addition to its DVD-by-mail rental program.

After that, it didn’t take long for Netflix streaming to become available on the Xbox, Apple devices, a growing number of TVs, smartphones, and tablets. Today, it’s readily available in many households.

You can access Netflix content through various internet-connected devices, including smart TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, game consoles, smartphones, and tablets by using Netflix’s app on these devices. Any internet-connected device with a Netflix app can bring you its full array of content.

How Much Does Netflix Cost?

All this entertainment isn’t free. As of 2022, the Netflix fee structure is as follows:

  • Basic: $9.99 per month for new subscribers who are OK with only SD resolution. Watch on only one device at one time, and download content on one phone or tablet. Access unlimited movies and shows.
  • Standard: $15.49 per month. Watch in HD resolution. View content on a laptop, TV, phone, or tablet. Access unlimited movies and shows. Download content on two mobile devices and watch content on up to two screens at the same time.
  • Premium: $19.99 per month. Enjoy HD and Ultra HD resolution. Allows viewing on up to four screens at the same time, and you can download content on up to four mobile devices.
  • How do you cancel a Netflix subscription?

    If you’re on a web browser, you can cancel Netflix by logging in to your account and going to Profile > Account > Cancel Membership. If you’re on the mobile app, tap More > Account > Cancel Membership.

  • How do you use the Netflix Party feature?

    Start by installing the Netflix Party Chrome extension (now called Teleparty). Then, sign in to your Netflix account, choose a video to watch, and select Netflix Party > Only I have control > Start the Party. Netflix generates a URL you can share with friends and family to watch together.

  • Who is the CEO of Netflix?

    Reed Hastings is chairman and CEO of Netflix. He founded the company with Marc Randolph in 1997.

  • How do you change the language on Netflix?

    Sign in to Netflix on a browser and go to Account > Profile > Language. Choose a new display language and select Save.

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