Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service that allows our customers to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries and more on thousands of Internet-connected devices. With Netflix, you can enjoy unlimited viewing of our content without having to watch a single commercial. There’s always something new to discover, and more TV shows and movies are added every month.

Membership
Pick your price, pick your plan! Netflix offers 3 membership plans to suit your needs. Your plan will determine how many people can stream Netflix content at once, and whether you can view in Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), or Ultra High Definition (UHD):

  • Basic Plan: 1 screen plan SD (stream on one device at a time, Standard Definition)
  • Standard Plan: 2 screen plan HD (stream on 2 devices at a time, High Definition when available)
  • Premium Plan: 4 screen plan HD/UHD 4K (stream on up to 4 devices at a time, includes High Definition and Ultra High Definition when available)

The first month is free for new members. If you choose to remain a member of Netflix, you will be billed once per month on the date that you originally signed up. Understand how Netflix charges your account. You can change or upgrade your plan anytime from Your Account page.


 

Streaming Devices

Watch anywhere, anytime, on thousands of devices. Netflix streaming software enables you to instantly watch content from Netflix through any Internet-connected device that offers the Netflix app, including smart TVs, game consoles, streaming media players, smartphones or tablets. View our Internet Speed Recommendations to achieve the best performance. You can also stream Netflix directly from your computer or laptop. We recommend reviewing the System Requirements for web browser compatibility.

Netflix is available in over 190 countries. Netflix content will vary by region, and may change over time.

The Netflix app may come pre-loaded on certain devices, or users may need to download the Netflix app onto their device. Netflix app functionality may differ between devices.

Buffering Problems
If you are viewing on a laptop or computer, pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S will bring up a “hidden” menu, allowing you to adjust some settings to improve your streaming experience.
Turning down the bitrate of your stream should reduce buffering in most circumstances.


 

Netflix 4K

Native 4K content remains very scarce at present, though availability is growing fast. Samsung and Sony 4K Ultra HD televisions in the USA have access to proprietary content in the form of the former’s UHD Video Pack and the latter’s 4K Media Player respectively, the choices available to UK and European viewers are much more limited, of which Netflix 4K is probably the most easily accessible.

Video streaming specialist Netflix has begun offering a handful of material in ultra high-definition resolution, starting with political drama House Of Cards Season 2 back in April 2014, followed by Breaking Bad in June 2014. Whilst not necessarily better in picture quality than well-mastered 1080p Blu-rays, Netflix’s 4K clips look visibly superior to the company’s second- and third-highest “Super HD” and “1080p HD” layers.

To watch Netflix 4K, you will need:

  • A Netflix Premium subscription: £6.99 a month in the UK; $12.00 in the United States
  • A compatible 4KTV with inbuilt HEVC decoding and updated Netflix client. Most of the 2014 4K televisions support Netflix 4K streaming, except for Panasonic’s AX800/ AX802 whose Pro4 processing chip does not meet Netflix’s certification; and
  • A broadband connection with a speed of at least 15 Mbps.

Netflix recommends higher speeds than 15 Mbps, given that some services slow down during periods of high contention, though a stable 15Mb will give you Netflix’s 4K streams running at their best.

As well as a very fast broadband connection, you will also need a 4K TV capable of decode Netflix’s HEVC H.265 delivery system. Such decoding capabilities are far from universal in the current 4K TV market, so you need to be careful which UHD TV you buy to view Netflix 4K.
At present, Netflix does not have enough 4K content available to UK subscribers to justify the extra £3 a month it’s asking over and above its HD subscription.


 

Tools & Features for Netlix

Flix Plus

The Chrome extension developed by LifeHacker brings good improvement over the official Netflix User Interface offering. It works as advertised and lets you customise Netflix to your heart’s desire. The extension allows you to Filter recommendations, remove spoilers, show IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

It has been updated with customisable keyboard shortcuts and lots of other tweaks and bug fixes. Full list of features of the updated version can be accessed via the Chrome Web Store improvement. It is recommended you revert your Netflix dashboard to the old version for the changes to work properly.
Available from the Chrome Store.

NEnhancer

The installation of NEnhancer is simple just visit the Chrome Web Store and add it to your Chrome browser. Thereafter, a small N icon appears in the browser address bar whenever you’re on the Netflix site. Hover over any of the titles on Netflix and the pop-up box will now show ratings from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, if available.

Also, if Netflix Enhancer is able to find a trailer for the movie you’ve selected, you’ll see a small white camera icon; click on it to see the trailer and get help deciding whether you really want to watch the film in question.
Available from the Chrome Store.

NOTE
nEnhancer Chrome extension is reported to be indulging in malicious behavior. A network and security consultant reported that the extension is indulged in malicious behaviour.
As per the report, the extension works as a fraud affiliate, hijacks the users identity and tags them to generate referral fees and affiliate revenue. Once installed, this malware inspects your web activity and operates as a buyer or a visitor on your behalf. The malicious activity being done via your own browser seems legit thereby leading to a considerable affiliate fraud.

Netflix Rate

Netflix Rate is a Chrome extension that adds IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings directly to Netflix. When you hold your mouse cursor over the title of any movie, it pulls the rating from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes services alongside Netflix’s stars. In all, a handy extension to pick out movies for watching.
Available from the Chrome Store.

Netlix Roulette

Netflix’s huge streaming selection can be overwhelming when you don’t know what you want to watch. Instead of rolling dice or being paralyzed by the choices, there’s a better option.

Netflix Roulette will randomly pick a TV show or a movie to stream, but you have options to narrow it down. Some of the filtering options include director, actors, keywords or genre, so you can pick a “random” movie based on your mood.
Available for Android and at http://netflixroulette.net

Netflix Rottenizer

Upon installing the extension, the ratings from Rotten Tomatoes are inserted underneath the movies on the Netflix site.
The scores from Rotten Tomatoes rest underneath the movie images and do not require any clicks or hovering to see.

Saving time helps you pick movies for your queue quickly. If you’re busy searching new titles to watch while you’re off for the weekend let this extension help you with your decision-making.
Available from the Chrome Store.

Upflix

All new movies. tv series, shows, documentaries, news and much more on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
Keep up with the news and check out the full collection available on Netflix, with detailed title information, trailers and trivia.
Check out title reviews made ​​by people who understand the subject. Updated Netflix, IMDb, Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and TMDB rating.
Choose your preferred titles, create your playlist directly on Netflix and share it with your friends.
Check out the news about Netflix and Cinema. Upflix provides a list of the most recent and commented news from all major entertainment channels.
Available on Android & Apple iOS.

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