Do you have a Netflix account? What do you use it for? Are you using it to binge watch TV series and movies or is it just sitting around collecting the proverbial “dust”? Well if you do have an account or have thought about getting one, I’m going to give you 4 reasons you should use it.
#4) Low Cost: At $8.99, it offers a very low barrier of entry. Even if you want to dip your toe into the water, Netflix gives you a free month trial to see if you like it. Just skip one trip to Mcdonald’s a month and you’ll be set…and a little bit healthier. Bonus!
#3) Expansive Library: With almost 10,000 movies and shows, there is a lot to choose from. Now ok, I know what you’re thinking. Most of what’s on there isn’t worth clicking the ‘play’ button to watch. But if you’re reading this, that also means you probably listen to the podcast and know about our ‘Flix Picks’ segment. We sift through the movies so you don’t have to. We try and help you make some good decisions to get your money’s worth.
#2) Binge Watching: How many times have you been part of a conversation where people start talking excitedly about a tv show you have never seen? It happens a lot, and luckily for you, Netflix has a huge offering of tv shows. Because I already watch a ton of shows, I haven’t had to rely on it much, but it has come in handy for me to (finally) start watching episodes of Doctor Who.
#1) Original Programming: If you are a fan of tv shows like I am, Netflix has some of the best Original Programming around. From shows like Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, and through the upcoming slate of Marvel shows like Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and others, Netflix has become a powerhouse for great shows that old school Broadcasters are starting to become afraid of. They’re not just stopping with tv shows either. Netflix is getting into making original movies available for their service as well. Recently, they signed a four-picture deal with Adam Sandler for his next few movies to be released on Netflix exclusively. In addition, the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be coming to Netflix first (possibly) bypassing theaters altogether.
And it’s just the beginning folks. With all the content available for the service, it’s a good time to be a couch potato.