Netflix

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Netflix

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The grandfather of streaming media services.
Type of site: Over-the-top media service
Pay-per-view
Language: Multilingual
Created by: Marc Randolph
Reed Hastings
Date of launch: August 29, 1997
Status: Active

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.

Why It's Fresh

  1. It has a lot of shows available for viewing such as Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Fuller House, Stranger Things, etc.
  2. There are also many movies on the site.
  3. There are also tons of great cartoons, such as Glitch Techs, Hilda, Carmen Sandiego, Harvey Girls Forever!, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, etc.
  4. There is a decent selection of anime on the site as well, some of which are exclusive to the site (for streaming) such as The Seven Deadly Sins, Beastars, Carole & Tuesday, Kakegurui, Violet Evergarden, etc.
  5. You can create multiple profiles which is great for families, this feature also comes with a kids' mode so that if you set the profile to be for a kid under 13, only G and PG rated movies and tv shows will appear.
    • You can only change the kids mode lock through a computer, which you will have to sign into so that kids cannot bypass it.
    • Speaking of the kids mode, you can also update the kids profile when they turn 13 to allow PG-13 and TV-14 rated content without deleting their profile.
    • You can even set an icon for each profile with options including characters from your favorite Netflix shows.
  6. The website is 100% ad free. However, you do need to pay for the site.
  7. The staff is very responsive, they fix various issues and make the site more enjoyable, such as recovering the accounts of those victim to a hacker.
  8. They feature new shows/movies on the site and remove some shows/movies in order to balance their selection of content.
  9. The site allows more than 1 user to use the site simultaneously, again, great feature for families.
  10. The service is available on many platforms, including Streaming boxes, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, Android devices, and even video game consoles and handhelds.
  11. It's very easy to use for new users.
  12. It inspired other great streaming services, such as HBO Max, Disney+, Peacock, Hulu, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video and many more.
  13. The site still offers DVD delivery for titles that aren't available for streaming.

Bad Qualities

  1. Many non-Netflix originals/exclusives tend to be removed or incomplete. Thankfully, the said content is still legally available on other services, such as Hulu, Disney+ (Disney content only), HBO Max, CBS All Access, iTunes, FunimationNOW, HIDIVE, etc.
    • For example, Disney content has been removed from the service. However, the content is now on Disney+.
  2. Their handling of Neon Genesis Evangelion was pretty bad.
  3. They have some bad shows and movies like "Big Mouth", "Dear White People", "Glitter Force", and "A Serbian Film" (Removed).
    • Speaking of which, they licensed the French movie Cuties which is actual pedophilia, though it tries to say it's educating people and thinks it is against sexual exploitation of young kids but does it wrong by doing the same.
  4. Because of removing some shows/movies and the fact that the service's originals/exclusives take up a lot of the service's library, there is a limited selection of non-Netflix original/exclusive content.
  5. Sometimes they give inaccurate age ratings to some of their shows or movies.
  6. For many shows/movies that aren't Netflix originals, Netflix has to wait a long time for them to add it, from a few months to even 5+ years. For example, they added Cells at Work in January 2020, which is quite a long while after Aniplex of America started licensing the series in 2018, and after it had an English dub released in 2019. Angel Has Fallen was added in April 2020, a few months after the movie was released in August 2019. Akame ga Kill also got added in March 2020, a LONG time after Sentai Filmworks licensed it in 2014.
  7. They like to label several movies and shows (such as Glitter Force and Puffin Rock) as "Netflix Originals", even though they are made by other companies and Netflix was never involved in their creation, which makes them egotistical.
    • They also tend to make shows airing outside of the US such as Danger Mouse and Wakfu a Netflix Orginal.
      • To make matters worse, the former only has one series divided into two seasons, and the latter's Season 1 trailer is in French with no way to change it to English and there is no Season 2 trailer.
  8. It can be hard to find something you like thanks to the horrible search engine that brings up shows that have nothing to do with what you typed in! The (number)% match feature was also useless as it is rarely below 80% and barely even works, for example, if you watch any preschool show, then virtually all other preschool shows will show up as 90% match or higher just because it is aimed at the same audience as the show you watched.
  9. They like to cancel shows, especially good ones, out of nowhere, because they reasonably didn't do good enough in the first week.
  10. Device sharing is very limited (depending on your plan, you can only share one, two or four devices at a time).
  11. On the current TV version, there is a very annoying auto-preview feature where if you highlight a show for more than 1 second, a preview for the movie/show you selected plays, with sound. Thankfully, you can now disable this through the website. You can also remove certain shows from your "Continue Watching" section.
    • Originally it was a collection of five previews with music that would either play in a loop or only show them once. However, they started slowly removing them in 2018 and replaced them with much more annoying previews featuring clips from the show/movie.
  12. Many of its original shows and films are rated TV-MA showing how homogenous its originals are rating-wise as it would give the impression that it's an adults only site and not providing enough original content that kids and teenagers can see freely with regards to other ratings especially given how strict the United States is in terms of censorship.

Trivia

  • Not only Netflix is for TV and movies, but also a website due to the fact you can search up Netflix on your computer.

Comments


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DmitriLeon2000

6 months ago
Score 2
There IS a real reason why Netflix has gone political is because of American Factory.
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Master Chief

4 months ago
Score 4
Can everyone stop undoing my edits without a clear explanation? I'm just trying to make it better and teens do not need to sign up themselves anymore thanks to multiple profiles.
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Zicari101

4 months ago
Score 3
I see that I undid your edit once, and I do not remember doing that, so idk if my account was hacked or something
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Master Chief

4 months ago
Score 2
@Zicari101 Oh, sorry. I think someone else also undid my edit just because you did too, let's hope no more accounts get hacked.
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MineGuy13

3 months ago
Score 0
Will this page move to the rotten websites wiki?
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Master Chief

3 months ago
Score 1
nah, it's pretty good.
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MineGuy13

3 months ago
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Ok, I was just wondering.
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UndertaleGamer1000

26 days ago
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The decent websites category exists for a reason.
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AkihitoZero5454

27 days ago
Score -1
They handled Total Drama worse than Evangelion.
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EijiZeBoi

17 days ago
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They're. Adapting. Heartstopper. YES.
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SuperStreetKombat

7 days ago
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This may or may not be an unpopular opinion, but I think way too many video game adaptations are on this service. PokéMon, Castlevania, Dragon's Dogma, and now DOTA. Why don't other services like Hulu or Prime Video get a chance at this? Is it because Netflix pays the writers of these adaptations a lot more than other services do? I know The Last of Us is getting a show on HBO, but that's about it.

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