Varies with device
Varies with device
Netflix is the official app of the most influential video streaming service nowadays. In this app, you can stream various TV shows and movies, documentaries, and animated series, subscribe and manage your account. You can download Netflix for Android or iOS and turn your device into a portable cinema!
The greatest thing about Netflix is its video catalogue that is available in the form of virtual shelves with movies or series. You can stream these videos directly or cache them to watch offline later, the only limitation being your storage. The roster gets new shows and movies every day, either from partners or produced by Netflix itself.
If you’re wondering what to watch next, you can browse through shelves. A card contains a poster of a movie or show, its cast, brief review, screenshots, and a trailer. You can also see how high other viewers rated this title; if you want to share your opinion, you can upvote or downvote it yourself.
The more videos you stream, the more precisely the AI detects what you may like next. One subscription can have multiple personal accounts; in this case, each one gets its own recommendation. For children’s accounts, the adult can restrict access to only the approved content.
The quality you can enjoy depends on your subscription. The more expensive plan you get, the better is your quality, from SD up to 4K. It also defines the number of simultaneous streams, which is important if you subscribe for all your family. We’d recommend skipping the basic plan that only offers SD streaming on one device and select either Standard (2 screens, HD available) or Premium (4 screens, Ultra HD available). All the plans, by the way, are commercial-free.
The built-in player is quite basic, with play/pause, forward and rewind buttons, and a scroll bar. Of course, stability depends on the Internet connection. If you’re watching cached videos, though, it’s the smoothest anyway.
If you have Netflix installed on a home device, like Android or Apple TV or a gaming console, you can use your smartphone or tablet to select your titles. Then, when you return home, you only have to enter the selected section.
Of course, Netflix cannot provide content that other channels (HBO, Amazon, Disney Plus, etc.) keep as their own exclusives. But it has hundreds of its own exclusive titles made independently or with partners all over the world. Even if you only try to watch Netflix’s own productions, you won’t have enough time to see them all. So get your phone, connect your TV, select the genre and enjoy.
- An enormous catalogue of movies and shows;
- Independent production center releasing its own titles;
- Personalized recommendations;
- International access with most movies dubbed or subtitled;
- Commercial-free, both the videos and the app.
- The content base is unstable;
- The basic plan is too basic to consider.