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What Is Netflix and How It Works?

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Netflix revolutionized the way we view television, and has since gone on to become one of the leading streaming services in the world. With Netflix, you have access to thousands of movies and TV shows, all at your fingertips! So what exactly is Netflix? How does it work? And how can you take advantage of this awesome service? Here’s what you need to know about Netflix and how it works!

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Netflix – The Basics

What is Netflix? The basic idea behind Netflix’s business model is that people pay a monthly fee to be able to get unlimited access to select movies, TV shows, documentaries, stand-up comedy specials and other video content. This video content is streamed through your Internet connection over your home Wi-Fi network or through a paid cellular data plan on your phone. In addition to receiving unlimited streaming access through these two options, you can also choose between two different DVD delivery services: one that sends out DVDs once every one or two months; or another that allows you to receive 1 new DVD at a time every day. For example, if you want 24 different discs in rotation at any given time (to make sure you always have something new), you’ll need both services.

Netflix Subscription Levels

Netflix offers three subscription levels. Basic ($7.99/month) provides streaming to one screen at a time, in standard definition (480p). Standard ($9.99/month) provides streaming to two screens at a time, in HD (720p). Premium ($11.99/month) allows simultaneous streaming to four screens in HD or Ultra HD (1080p). The $8 tier is only available as part of a bundle with Internet service from Comcast; once that period ends, your bill will be raised to $10 per month. To get 4K resolution (or HDR), you must select either Standard or Premium tiers.

How To Use Netflix

If you’re new to Netflix, start off by creating an account. Here’s how it works: You have a queue of movies you want to watch, but there are no due dates or reminders. Instead, when you find a movie or TV show you want to watch on your mobile device, tablet or computer—the process is called instant streaming—you just click play. When it comes time for a disc in your mailbox (Netflix will mail them to you at an additional cost), select that option instead of streaming if it’s available. You can choose up to three DVDs at one time.

Why Does Netflix Recommend Similar Shows?

Netflix's recommendation engine is one of its most powerful features, at least in terms of driving subscriptions. The company spends a lot of time and money building algorithms that can recommend TV shows you'll enjoy based on your viewing habits. But how do they work? How can they know what kind of shows you might like to watch based solely on what you've seen in your past history with streaming service? As it turns out, it all has to do with something called collaborative filtering which essentially means that Netflix looks at the movies or shows that similar viewers have rated highly. So if lots of people who watched House of Cards also liked Game of Thrones, Netflix will assume you'd like those things too.

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How To Choose A TV Show Or Movie On Netflix

Welcome to How it Works, I’m Carl. Now there’s a lot of content on Netflix, over a hundred thousand titles. But how do you find exactly what you want to watch? One way is by using search function, it can be time consuming to scroll through pages and pages of results. We’ll show you some other techniques that can help your browsing experience get much quicker. So let’s go ahead and get started with How To Choose A TV Show Or Movie On Netflix.

How To Search For Movies And TV Shows On Netflix

Netflix is one of those services that can seem complicated at first, but it’s actually pretty simple. Since there are so many movies and TV shows to choose from, you’ll want to make sure you search smartly. Here are a few tips on how to get started: • Search via title. Enter in a movie or TV show name to look for it. If it’s available on Netflix, your results will show up instantly. If not, you’ll have to add other filters such as actor names or directors. • Search by actor/director. By entering an actor or director’s name into a search field, you’ll pull up all titles they are featured in. You may have to further refine your search with additional filters to narrow down what you’re looking for—but using actors and directors can help get you closer quickly when starting out on Netflix! For example, if I was looking for all titles featuring Al Pacino (an excellent strategy), I would type his full name into my search bar and pull back all titles he appears in. From there, I could take action based off my mood. Want some action movies starring.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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