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Friday, 18 May 2018

What is Netflix? || How to use Netflix

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What is Netflix? || How to use Netflix

Netflix is an American entertainment company that provides streaming media, video-on-demand online, and DVD by mail . Netflix is a Video On Demand service.
What it means that unlike TV Channels and Movie theaters you can watch the Movie/TV show whenever you want .When it started nearly 20 years ago,


  • It was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scott's Valley, California.
  • Netflix expanded into film and television production as well as online distribution. It is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
  • In 2007, Netflix expanded its business with the introduction of streaming media, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service. 
  • The company expanded internationally, with streaming made available to Canada in 2010 and continued growing its streaming service from.
  •  there by January 2016, Netflix services operated in over 190 countries – it is available worldwide.
As of April 2018, Netflix had 125 million total subscribers worldwide, including 56.71 million in the United States

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How does Netflix work?

Your primary source of movies will be your queue. As you look through content on the Netflix website and app, you’ll see a little plus sign in a circle. This button adds things to your queue for later viewing.When you start using Netflix, your queue will be empty. Enjoy this period. 
Netflix’s library contains a broad range of hit movies and shows from major networks. TV series like Arrow, The Flash, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Walking Dead come to the service a few months after their official airdate.
Thanks to Netflix’s deal with Disney, it’s the first streaming service to find new Marvel Studios releases like Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange.

How much data does Netflix use?

A lot, but that might not matter depending on your mobile and internet plans, and it’s easy enough to adjust. Here’s a breakdown of how much data Netflix uses:
  • Low: Basic video quality uses up to 0.3 GB of data per hour
  • Medium: Standard video quality uses up to 0.7 GB of data per hour
  • High: Best video quality uses up to 3 GB of data per hour for HD and 7 GB of data per hour for Ultra HD
  • Automatic: Quality determined by your connection
  • Unlimited: The highest quality possible for your device and the show or movie you’re watching, peaks at the same rate as High.

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