Most people used to know Netflix www.netflix.com as the mail service that send one or more DVD’s to your home at a time. There is never a late fee, and the selection of movies and my personal favorite, documentaries, is outstanding. However, the real gem of Netflix is the on-demand service, and increasingly so.
Netflix is not only available for your computer but on mobile devices like the iphone as well, http://bit.ly/cwcXml, and content is continually being added. http://yhoo.it/cC3zw2 It mostly last season’s popular shows but if you are bored like I am you just want content. It does not matter if I am at Starbucks or the airport waiting for another delay if it was this season or last season’s show. Movie studios like MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount are also being added. http://bit.ly/cjXETn There are currently 100,000 movies on DVD, and over 17,000 movies and television shows on-demand. More are being added every month.
For $8.99, you can receive one DVD at a time, and all the on-demand service that you can use. The higher value options include the on-demand feature as well, but $8.99 is the minimum price in the United States at this time to include the on-demand feature, and this is the price range that I recommend to my friends. This price is worth it just for the on-demand feature. I generally forget to return the DVD, some times for a week or two at a time, but it is good to have the option. There is a rumor that Netflix will have a stream only option soon, like in Canada. http://bit.ly/bLycFZ Hower, the selection for the on-demand is not as rich as the DVD service, and it is good to keep the option for $1.
Youtube still separates up videos into very short 10-15 minute segments, which is okay, but I rather just have a quality documentary in the background. More on how to work around this Youtube’s limitations with RealPlayer, http://bit.ly/ciLD80, but in my opinion, the Netflix on-demand feature is a real gem, and works well with youtube to always provide me with content wherever I go.
To get everything for your membership, don’t forget to check with your airline program, type in Netflix and coupon code in the google bar, or get some other benefit for signing up with Netflix. Earn up to 3,000 miles on United.com for signing up on www.netflix.com. You are signing up anyways, might as well get the miles or a discount too.