So as you may know, I'm a bit of a fan of TV shows - Revenge, Pretty Little Liars, The Nanny, Mad Men... And movies too, snuggling up on a rainy day or a Saturday night and watching a good movie is priceless really! Except for the part of thinking what's on TV, what to watch, catching a really interesting movie, but it's already started 20 minutes ago! Darn!
And then a few weeks ago, Netflix launched in Australia! And as a curious soul that I am (and the hubby too), we decided to purchase it. You know, for research purposes!
So as you would know, Netflix lets you stream and watch movies online. And their library of content is huge and constantly growing! Netflix doesn't let you see the full content list and instead only shows you suggestions based on movies and shows that you've rated. But!
You can browse through genres to see what catches your eye:
I picked Isla Fisher and this is what was available:
And because I just love HIMYM and Neil Patrick Harris, I just had to search go for Barney and see if all seasons were available. In case you're interested - yes, they are all on Netflix! Woohoo!
You'd be pleased to know that you get to trial Netflix for free for a month and afterwards there are three different options you can choose:
- Standard-definition (SD), streaming to a single device for $8.99
- High-definition (HD), streaming to two devices for $11.99
- Ultra-high-definition 4K(UHD 4K), streaming to four devices for $14.99 (and not all devices have to be at the same address, so you can share with friends and it will be even cheaper!)
Netflix gift cards in denominations of $20, $30 and $50 should be available to purchase at participating Australian retailers, including Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Officeworks etc., so if you haven't got a credit card, you can do this instead!
Watching movies on your iPad or tablet can be handy if you're watching in bed, but if you prefer to watch it on TV, you can, but you will need a Google ChromeCast (I'm an Android girl), which is about $50.
So far, I'm really liking Netflix, as it will sort out lots of thinking and time wasting about what movies to watch as there are so many options, including international movies, so I'm really looking forward to this! There's lots of movies that I planned on seeing when they came out, but ran out of time, so now I'll get to watch them!
Before we purchased Netflix, we read that some titles are available in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound, but I haven't come across any titles available in 5.1, so for now, I can't comment on that.
But other than that, what's not to love?! I've got so many options of what to watch now, tomorrow and on the weekend! I am loving it!
Did you subscribe to Netflix? Or Stan? Or Presto? What are your thoughts?
Now if you'll excuse me, I have PPL to get back to!
Ms Jelena xx