Netflix made waves when it announced that their services became available in most parts of the world. I was one of those who were excited to try it, so I signed up after it was announced. Fast forward to today, I am still happily subscribed and have not looked back since.
7 Things You Should Know About Neflix PH
Last week, the world’s leading Internet subscription service for TV shows and movies officially made its presence known in the Philippines. In an event held at the Green Sun Hotel, the Netflix executives were introduced to and met with members of the media and the blogging community, and discussed some of the things that made Netflix ever so famous.
Here are 7 things you should know about Netflix:
1. You can watch Netflix anytime, anywhere
As long as you have an Internet connection or mobile data, you can access Netflix from any Internet connected device. I have it set-up on my Sony Smart TV, iPad Mini, and my Android smartphone. But most of the time, I use my Chromecast.
2. Their list of shows are continually growing
While its true that more than 90% of Netflix titles in the US are not available here, the list keeps on growing. New shows are constantly being added. And while local licensing deals slow down releases of other titles (local companies hold movie and TV show rights in the PH), there are a host of Netflix originals that compensate for it. And speaking of Netlfix originals…
3. Great selection of Netflix Original Titles
Shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Marco Polo, Narcos, Chef’s Table, etc. There are a lot of quality award-winning Netflix original content. And most of them are good. Not only that, the shows are released here at the same time as the US. AND they release the whole season.
4. Safe for kids through profiles
Netflix lets you create up to 5 profiles per account. That means your shows won’t mix with your girlfriend’s/wife’s list. That also means you can create profiles for your children. Just specify that its for kids and it will only show kid-friendly content whenever their profiles are chosen.
5. Continue where you left off
Netflix lets you continue watching your show from where you left off. You can start and stop anytime, and continue watching when you want to. You can also start a show on, say, your Smart TV, stop, then continue watching on your iPad, and end the show on your Android smartphone.
6. Perfect match
Netflix recommends shows based on what Netflix thinks you’ll like. And the more you watch, the better recommendations you’ll find on your library. So far, it has successfully recommended shows that I ended up watching, but there were some misses.
7. Our Internet can handle it
According to Netflix, you should have the following Internet speeds to enjoy their service:
- 3.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for SD quality
- 5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for HD quality
- 25 Megabits per second – Recommended for Ultra HD quality
That being said, Netflix plays HD fine on my PLDT Home DSL. And I just have the basic DSL plan that comes with a landline. But if your connection falters, Netflix automatically switches to a lower resolution to match your current Internet speed, and switches back to HD when its okay.
Should you subscribe?
Well, it depends but I suggest you do. Netflix is great and their original shows are worth the price of admission. Personally, I used it in conjunction with iflix (another great streaming service). They somehow compliment each other well.
There are three monthly subscription plans to choose from – Basic PHP370, Standard PHP460, and Premium PHP550. Each plan has corresponding features, so be sure to check the list below to find out which one is for you. They are also offering a one month free trial. That way, you could try it first without fear of being charged. You can pay using your credit card. For those without credit cards, you could also pay through Pay Maya (just download the app and open an account).
For more information about Netflix or if you want to try it for free for a month, you may visit www.netflix.com/ph/.
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