From comedies that can send you laughing on the floor to horror that’d make you hide yourself under your blanket to thrillers that’d make you grip the edge of your seat… On the bus with nothing better to do? Stuck at a boring event? According to Madhu Mantena, you can chill at a weekend and have fun staying home using Netflix.
Netflix, Inc. is an American technology and media services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. Becoming the top most earning streaming platform with exclusive shows and series with high ratings, Netflix which was once just a concept like Hulu, but now is the one and only dominator in the league.
With the logo making it to merchandise, clothing, coffee mugs, towels, literally everywhere and the phrase ‘Netflix and chill’ featuring on billboards for promotion, NETFLIX IS EVERYWHERE.
Our tech media insider, Madhu Mantena, also a well-known director and producer of award winning films is here to give us the latest bit on Netflix, the web streaming service. So without further ado, here is a ‘guide to Netflix’ by our very own.
What is Netflix?
Netflix is a subscription based streaming service that allows members to pick series, movies etc. of their choice that can be watched on a number of devices with 0 advertisements or commercials. Not only that but TV shows and Movies can be downloaded on devices like ios, Android, Windows 10 etc. and watched offline.
How this concept came into existence?
Started in 1997 with the concept of renting DVD’s by mail with the unconventional concept of charging a flat monthly fee, instead of charging by each DVD. However due to this, the corner DVD rental store phenomenon started to die but being profitable to Netflix, by 2005, they had a loyal 4.2 million DVD-by-mail rental subscriber base.
In 2007, it made the huge yet risky announcement of adding the ability for subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly to their PCs, besides their rental DVD service.
Basically, when this concept revolutionized the typical ideas, it wasn’t long until Netflix streaming became available on the Xbox, Apple devices, TVs, and even smartphones and tablets says Madhu Mantena.
What can I watch on Netflix?
Everything. Yes, basically everything. There’s a wide range, having every genre, content for multiple age groups. It puts out contents in well-liked categories like Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy, Documentary etc. With amazing plots, intriguing story-lines and episodes that make you ask for more, there’s a lot you can watch on it.
What age groups could use Netflix?
Once again, everyone. For the younger ones, there’s Disney and Marvel, sometimes even watched by adults. Not just these but also, it has evergreen and classic cartoon episodes from shows like Tom and Jerry, Spongebob Squarepants and many more. For new adults, it often releases exclusive coming of age movies, show series etc. that give them a peek into the big, real world they’re about to step into. It also has informative documentaries for those who like to gain knowledge or just go deeper into a particular field. There are quite a lot of shows for adults too, that can be chosen according to their own preferences and likes.
‘Netflix has something for someone, and everything for everyone’, Mr. Madhu Mantena says finishing off.
Hope this helped you to learn more about the streaming platform, Netflix.