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Netflix Streaming Movies and TV

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The Bottom Line

Netflix streaming video service is inexpensive, quick, convenient, and high-quality. The selection of movies and tv shows is limited, but you can always get those through the traditional DVD delivery service. In my opinion, Netflix is one of the best ways to watch movies online.


  • Netflix streaming adjusts to your internet connection speed, so videos play smoothly
  • Netflix movies start very quickly
  • Netflix is extremely affordable
  • Netflix can stream movies to your TV
  • The Netflix app lets you watch movies on a cell phone without Wifi


  • You must be connected to the internet to watch videos
  • There's a limited selection at Netflix online - you won't find new releases here


  • Unlimited movie streaming from Netflix starts at $7.99 monthly.
  • Streaming movies begin to play right away on your computer.
  • You’ll need a high-speed internet connection to watch streaming videos from Netflix.

Guide Review - Netflix Streaming Movies and TV

Netflix was my first experience with online streaming of movies and TV, and it will always hold a special spot in my media mix. But with all the new competitors popping up, it seems like Netflix is having a hard time keeping up.

Unlimited streaming video is only $7.99 per month, and for a few bucks more you can upgrade and receive movies in the mail.

The Netflix streaming selection is broad, but you're not going to find a lot of popular movies or new releases. Really, if you want anything that was a commercial success in the last ten years, you'll need to get on the DVD-in-the-mail plan or use iTunes or Amazon.

Movies play on your computer, or you can stream directly to your television with an internet TV device. Netflix streaming doesn't offer HD, but the quality is great on my big-screen TV. There's also a free app that lets you stream videos on your cell phone without a wifi connection.

To watch Netflix online, you’ll need high-speed internet, but the streaming adjusts depending on your connection speed, so you’ll have smooth playback even if your connection gets slow. The movies start playing right away, without any advertisements, and the pictures look good in small and full-screen modes.

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
charged for 2 accounts and Netflix will not refund, Member christyk7

I have Netflix for 1 reason only and that is my husband. I started off with an account that allowed me to have DVDs sent by mail. one day my netflix account would not work so I had to call netflix. The lady I spoke to had to open another account and close my existing account to fix the problem. When she did this I had her to downgrade the account because we did not use the DVD option. We haven't had any problems with Netflix until I was looking at my bank account and noticed I was being charged for 2 Netflix accounts. I called Netflix and the lady advised me to dispute the charges with my bank which confused me. If they can say yes we have been mischarging you then why can't they just refund. The bank referred me back to Netflix. Netflix then said sorry there is nothing we can do. For 6 months I have paid for 2 accounts one that was not being used at all and they will not refund the money they were taking which is unacceptable. I expected more from a company as well known as Netflix. Basically I gave Netflix $120 for nothing at all. Customers beware and watch your accounts closely because if you pay for their mistakes they will not correct their errors. I am very unsatisfied with Netflix!!!!!!!!

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