Monday, 4 April 2011

Review - Netflix video streaming and DVD rental service

My husband and I are both avid movie lovers, so it was really a no-brainer for us to sign up to a movie rental service. We first signed up to Netflix in 2005 after blockbusters prices were no longer competitive in the rental market, and we were tired of late fees. We decided to opt for a subscription which allowed us 4 movies out at a time. This meant we chose which films we wanted, and netflix sent them to us. We could watch them all and sent them back to get 4 more, or we could watch 2 and send 2 back, hanging onto the other 2 for as long as we wanted whilst getting 2 new ones. It truly was a fantastic concept and we were both overjoyed that if we liked a movie we could keep it and just keep watching it over and over again without stacking up ridiculous late fees!

Netflix first introduced its DVD subscription service to the public in 1999 and in 2007 it announced that it had sent out its billionth DVD! In addition to its varied and plentiful selection of rental DVD's Netflix also offers a fantastic video streaming service,which allows customers to watch movies instantly on their TV's, computers and select phones/hand held devices. Despite the fact there are less titles available to watch instantly than the DVD rental choices, the selection is still extremely plentiful and varied and there is surely something for everyone to watch in every genre. My husband and I make good use of the streaming service and use it most days on both our Xbox and PS3.

Netflix truly make their service affordable to everyone and to find a subscription which is right for both you and your family you can check out their plans and get more information here. The menu's are extremely easy to navigate, and adding items to your queue takes only one click. Netflix is constantly updating their video library so chances are if something you are searching for is not available, it will be in the future, or even better you can request they look into making it available through their suggestion tool. Netflix also includes free shipping of its movies to you and free return shipping back to them, so there are no hidden costs or charges for you to worry about. They send you movies in an envelope, with a pre-paid return envelope also so life couldn't get much easier!


It may sound corny but I truly don't know where we'd be without our Netflix. We are on a very tight budget and cannot afford cable so Netflix is our go-to-guy for entertainment. With over 100,000 titles we are never short of choice, and can always find something to suit both our moods. Gone are the days of driving to the other side of town to return and rent movies, now all we have to do is go to our mailbox or open the internet and watch something instantly. I cannot recommend Netflix highly enough, and we have never had any problems with our subscription. The service is extremely reliable, efficient, cost effective and full of both current and past hit movies and TV.

I was not compensated for this review, now was I gifted my Netflix subscription, it is paid for by myself and my husband. These views are my own.

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