Does Netflix Live Up to the Hype?
The Netflix culture is now pervasive in the United States, and it is being viewed as a competitor to television. There are so many ways that television is superior to Netflix, but can there be a place for the other? Will the innovation of television die with the arrival of Netflix?
One of the biggest and most talked about discussions about Netflix in the US right now concerns the price. As mentioned above, the price of Netflix has been the topic of some huge questions regarding the online streaming media player. After the premiere of the original series, it was found that a premium membership for a month is the only way to get access to any of the new Netflix series and movies. But if you have a paid subscription, you can watch any new series that is being released.
It is difficult to argue that Netflix cannot make money. In fact, a lot of people may disagree with this but the fact remains that all of the shows that are being shown on the site are being sold for cash. The shows are being sold on a “gift certificate” basis, which means that you have to purchase a gift certificate to view the content.
Set up costs are also very high. To get the same level of show that you would get on your television, you have to pay a large amount for the subscription. Unlike the kind of set up that is required for cable, where you can hook up one or two televisions, you need to hook up several sets of receivers. This is because the shows are not all available on just one channel, and if you want all of them, you will be paying for every channel.
Another big concern is the set up and maintenance cost associated with having to hook up all of the receivers. While the Internet speed and the Internet connection are far from the same as they are in the US, in countries like South Korea, a subscription to Netflix will allow users to be connected to the World Wide Web in less than ten minutes.
For those who are looking to use the Netflix service in their own homes, they should keep in mind that while you will have access to all of the other programming in the US, you will not have access to the popular cable networks. Though the Netflix service is great, those who live in areas that have a lot of cable television subscribers may find that they are missing out on a lot of programming. People who live in areas with a lot of cable subscribers may want to consider using a different streaming service that offers a wider selection of programming.
The vast difference between cable and the many online streaming services that offer the same kind of content, shows that there is no clear advantage for subscribing to any one streaming service over another. Consumers need to evaluate all of the different aspects of the different options that are available before making their final decision.
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