Netflix has grown to be known as one of the biggest and best streaming services out there.
But, with so many similar services now available, is that really still the case?
We believe that it is, and today, we have prepared 8 reasons why it is still better than other streaming services.
Ready to be convinced? Keep scrolling down.
1. It has exclusive movies and TV shows
By now, everyone knows about Netflix exclusives.
Shows like Lucifer, The Witcher, The Queen’s Gambit, Daredevil, Narcos, Altered Carbon, Cobra Kai, Punisher, Sense8, Dark, You, and many others are only available on this single platform.
They are all excellent choices for binge-watching during lazy Saturdays and Sundays, or if you need to relax after a long day at work.
Best of all, they are only a small addition to all the other fantastic content that Netflix has to offer.
2. High Quality
When it comes to quality, Netflix doesn’t joke around.
It offers its content in SD (480p), Full HD (1080p), as well as Ultra HD (4K), and HDR.
Of course, for better quality, you need to purchase a more expensive plan, but given that even the most expensive plans are still pretty affordable, we don’t see this as a problem for most people.
It is worth noting that not all content is available in HD, Full HD, Ultra HD, or HDR, but the number of movies and shows that are available in these formats is definitely on the rise.
3. Stream it on anything
Another reason why Netflix is the best is that you can watch it on pretty much any device.
You can use it on desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, game consoles, or a web version that can be used on almost any device that can open a browser, which means most of them these days.
This universal availability makes Netflix extremely adaptable to anyone’s situation.
As such, it is easily one of the best choices for anyone who wishes to watch its content at any place, at any time, and on any device.
4. It is not region-locked
Many of the available streaming services are region-locked, which means that you can only access them in specific countries.
Think BBC iPlayer, which only works in the UK.
Even if you are a UK citizen, if you leave the country and go anywhere else, you won’t be able to access your favourite shows.
Netflix, on the other hand, is available almost everywhere, with the exception of a handful of countries.
One lesser-known fact is its catalogue is different from country to country, but you can always find something worth watching, which is a unique feature.
In fact, according to a report by WatchTVAbroad, you would need to visit at least 20 different countries to watch all of Samuel L Jackson’s top movies on Netflix (there are 42, if you were wondering!).
There are other streaming services that are trying to have the same universal availability, although it will likely take some time before they can match what Netflix already offers.
5. No contract
There are multiple streaming services that require you to enter into an annual contract in order to use their services at all.
They don’t care about whether you want to watch them every day for the next year on only wish to access them for a month or two and watch one or two shows.
They wish to secure the money, and that means charging you for an annual membership right away.
Netflix doesn’t do this. It lets you go from month to month, and renew your subscription as per your need.
You can even cancel at any time, and, while it won’t return the money for that month, it will let you keep the access until your subscription runs out.
6. Offers a free trial
Having a money-back policy is great, but having a free trial is better.
Especially if that free trial comes with all the features of the full service, and that’s exactly what Netflix offers to certain nationalities (sadly, the UK isn’t one).
Instead of paying for the service and then deciding whether you like it or not, Netflix lets you experience it in all its glory, for free.
The service is excellent, and it knows it.
This shows confidence that you will still choose to stay and pay for monthly subscriptions, even after your free month runs out.
And, to be perfectly honest, this is exactly what happens in most cases.
7. Anyone can watch
Netflix knows how to keep its users engaged, as well as how to get them to stay.
It lets you stream its content on up to 4 devices simultaneously, but you can create multiple profiles with a single account.
This is great for creating a personal profile for your entire family.
While this means that there will usually be only one license per family, Netflix has made a smart move by ensuring that you will continue to pay for your subscription, month after month after month.
Even if you don’t have the time to watch it, or get bored by the available content, the chances are that your partner, kids, parents, or other family members will want to watch it while you are on the break.
There is news they’re starting to crack down on multiple households sharing an account, though, so ‘borrowing a friend’s account’ may become a thing of the past!
8. Massive selection of movies and TV shows in one place
Lastly, let’s remember to appreciate Netflix for the thousands of movies and TV shows that it has to offer.
This may depend on where you live, but if you are in the US, Canada, the UK, and similar locations, you likely have access to thousands of choices.
It can sometimes take hours of browsing and just looking at what is available, until you realise that you don’t even remember what you originally came for, or what you have already seen among the available options.
Netflix seems to have everything, and while this is not entirely correct, there are other services that have exclusive rights to certain movies and shows.
The chances are that there will always be something new worth watching.
Not to mention that Netflix is constantly coming up with new exclusives of its own, and listing the new movies and shows that come out all over the world.
Netflix is the world’s biggest and best streaming service, and there is far more than a single reason for it.
It has massive amounts of content, available in top quality, at excellent speeds, offering its services to multiple people per account, and all that at extremely low prices.
Even that is only scratching the surface when it comes to features, so it really does deserve to be in a position it’s in.
Which is your favourite streaming service? I would love to know, so drop me a comment below.
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