It all started in 1997 when Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, saw the future of the entertainment industry. Currently, they are the seventh largest internet company by revenue(above $153 billion). The story behind Netflix nothing less than a movie. Reed Hastings( chairman and co-founder) serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations. Netflix is known to pay salaries that are typically much higher than customary to attract the best talent and is one of the few companies where employees can choose annually how much of their compensation they want in cash versus stock.
This streaming giant will have tremendous growth in the near future due to its subscription video on demand (SVOD) services and fresher creative content than ever. More and more people are opting to this and other SVOD providers. The entertainment industry now knows its true value and inclining towards it at an exponential rate. A-list actors to upcoming actors, everyone is choosing the path of this future of entertainment( NETFLIX).
WHAT NETFLIX DOES HAVE?
Netflix can be worked on all devices such as a smartphone, tablet, smartphone or TV. There are many popular movies and shows available on Netflix that make the people watch and enjoy freely with a minimal monthly subscription, one can enjoy the latest movies and T.V shows on their devices. Anyone can share their one Netflix account with five different people. That means five different persons can use different screens at the same time with one account.
2. NETFLIX ORIGINAL CONTENT
From the last few years, Netflix not only has publishing licensed content but also producing and publishing its own content in the form of movie and T.V Shows. All the movies and shows that they have produced are fresher than the licensed content. That’s why more and more viewers are drawing their interest in their futuristic and creative content. It’s the main reason that nowadays every customer wants to own a Netflix account.
3. BINGE WORTHY TV SHOWS
Netflix is not just into movies but also producing the TV series that are worth watching for entertainment lovers. With boring and old SITCOMS, more and more viewers are switching to SVOD services. Fortunately or unfortunately, people are preferring Netflix over books while flying or traveling by any means. Well, if you are not yet one of them, you are not an SVOD victim, LOL.
There are some Netflix TV series that are gaining popularity within recent years.
a) Stranger Things
b) Sex Education
c) 13 reasons why
d) Sacred Games
e) Made in Heaven
g) Explained, and hundreds more. You can select a new T.V series according to your favorite genres.
4. KID FRIENDLY CONTENT FOR FAMILY
Not every SVOD services provide children content which makes it more appropriate for family movie night. If you are a fan of fresh movies and T.V series content but don’t want to make your kids feel left-out then Netflix is an ultimate solution for you. Kids-friendly content will allow you and your kids to watch the latest animated movies and T.V series. Now your kid and you will together have a common and favorite streaming service provider.
These are few kids-friendly Netflix TV series produced in recent years.
a) The Boss Baby: Back In Business
b) The Dragon Prince
c) Lost In Space
d) A Series Of Unfortunate Events, and hundreds more.
5. NO VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Netflix debuted in 1997 and it has been two decades of their business touching pinnacle of success. But do you know that Netflix doesn’t have advertisement unlike YouTube, Facebook, and many other websites? No mid-roll breaks ruin the immersion and joy of watching the movie or a series. It can be said that Netflix is just on demand entertainment.
6. HAVE YOUR OWN VIDEO LIBRARY
Netflix allows the user to download the movie or T.V series and save it in their library for offline entertainment. It allows the person to watch their favorite movies and shows without any inconvenience. Thus helping you save data, usage it’s great for when you’re stuck on a plane or somewhere with terrible reception.
7. FANCY SUBTITLES
Well many of us might have never change the way subtitles run because they don’t have any option. But would you like to modify them if you have the feature to do so? Most of us will say, Yes!! Netflix allows changing the way subtitles looks. You can make them more prominent or less, colorful and apply shadows as well if would want to.
8. REQUEST VIDEO IF NOT AVAILABLE
Why we call Netflix the best SVOD services because it takes care of its viewer. It continues to grow rapidly only because of one reason and that is Customer Satisfaction. If you wish to see a movie or series which is not available on Netflix then you can write to https://help.netflix.com/en/TitleRequest
WHAT NETFLIX DOESN’T HAVE?
1. DISNEY-LESS FUTURE AS IN 2019
Netflix will probably have to remove all of its Disney content from its platform by the end of this year. This includes Marvel’s, LucasFilm and Pixar production films. Disney confirmed their disassociation followed by their announcement of their own streaming services.
Well, this might hurt many of the viewers but Netflix will always find its way out.
2. NO SPORTS CONTENT
By continuously putting their own content and releasing more and more content, Netflix is making its viewers reliable on it. This dependence will definitely make some of the viewers uncomfortable finding time for their favorite match and hence losing time on Netflix. Though the competitors like Hulu and Amazon are investing highly in sports space, Netflix chief confirmed firmly that their primary motive is something different.
HELLO NETFLIX I HOPE YOU ARE LISTENING!!
3. BAD NEWS FOR FREQUENT FLYERS
Netflix content is different broad in every country, Netflix (NFLX) offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries. So frequent flyers might get lil trouble finding their wish list or recommended movies and T.V shows.
4. BIG T.V CREATORS AND DIRECTORS DON’T WANT TO WORK WITH NFLX
Even directors like Christopher Nolan found a way to take on the streaming titan, vowing to NEVER WORK WITH NETFLIX. Mentioning that its entire existence was a direct insult to how a film was meant to be experienced. Well after Disney, Nolan was a huge shock for the viewers of Netflix who love Nolan and it’s work religiously.
5. NETFLIX IS TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THEATERS
Nolan claimed that Netflix is trying to shut down theaters and thus insulting movie experience. But is that the only problematic condition for our future generation? What about the calories we burn and extra effort we take to get those movies ticket not less than a golden ticket. Netflix is future but it this what we are preparing our future for? Already we have everything at fingertips away and now the theaters.
Name one thing which is not conveniently available on our fingertips? Maybe you will find few but I am sure they will extinct too with our rapidly growing technology. Be safe till then, be active and enjoy T.V shows and movies only to be entertained and NOT A HOBBY. Remember one thing, the person who says watching Netflix his/her favorite thing to do in leisure time is completely different than the person who is sitting in front of Netflix the whole day.