Netflix – The Most Popular Streaming Service

24.1.2014 Daniel Jaramillo

Netflix is the most popular streaming service for many reasons. The app has a subscription fee of $7.99 per month, which gives users unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV shows. Available for Android, Windows Phone and iOS, Netflix app enables you to directly stream to the mobile device. The app has its own powerful search engine, and other features like a great UI, elaborate recommendations, user ratings and plot descriptions for each title.

Netflix has come to be called the King of Internet streaming. It uses more bandwidth than both cat videos and piracy collectively. One of the main strengths of the app is that it can be used on almost every device. This includes the PS4, PS3, Wii U, Wii, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, Smart TV, satellite TVs, Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

The speed of streaming however varies from one device to another. Users on the latest devices can enjoy Super HD streaming, while those using the previous generations can expect 720p. Netflix has labeled the 1080p HD quality as Super HD. However, it will vary on the basis of the device and the item you want to watch. For example, users can see streaming of up to 1080p on an iPad installed with iOS 7, and the same video can stream at 480p on a Kindle Fire.

PCs, latest gaming consoles and devices can get Super HD streaming, if the Internet connection meets the standards laid down by Netflix. Currently, users in the US can enjoy some titles in 3D streams, while the company is planning to launch a special 4K Ultra HD service.

The app offers three levels of personalization. For one, users can register multiple accounts, but without the profile detailing offered by LoveFilm, especially when it comes to parental control. The second level enables Taste Profile customization by allowing users to rate different moods. This affects the recommendations from the app. Thirdly it is possible to rate items that have been already watched. Social media integration is enabled and users can share or view what they are watching.

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