Netflix For Android Review

Netflix
Developer: Netflix Inc.
Platform: Android, iOS, Wii, Wii-U, 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox360, etc.
Version: 2.1.2



Interface using Nexus 7 Landscape View

Google Play Description
“Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. This Netflix mobile application delivers the best experience anywhere, anytime.
Get the free app as a part of your Netflix membership and you can instantly watch thousands of TV episodes & movies on your phone.”



What is it?
Think of your local video store in the palm of your hand (well it’s kind of like that). You are capable of streaming thousands of titles to basically any internet connected device you own.

Pros:
-          Thousands of Movies, T.V Shows, Cartoons, Anime, and other media at your disposal.
-          Available on a verity of devices
-          You can start watching something on you T.V and pick up where you left off on any other Netflix device you may have.
-          The nostalgic feelings you get when watch some long lost movie or T.V series from your past… (Dinosaurs, Hercules, X-Men & X-Men evolution, Sonic the Hedgehog {SAT AM} just to name a few for me.)
-          For all you are getting $7.99 a month doesn’t seem too unreasonable.




Cons:
-          This app like most other media app will drain your battery
-          Uses a pretty large amount of data (kind of expected being that you are streaming video.)
-          Startup time is slow
-          After using it for a while you realize that the content isn’t as expansive as you originally thought.     


My Thoughts:
I enjoy using Netflix mainly because on days that I just want to lounge around, this app becomes my best friend. My main issue with Netflix is that the library (streaming) leaves much to be desired. I know a lot of this has to do with licensing reasons, but I feel that the process should be a little faster. I also don’t like how most “A” list titles are just flat out missing. They have been getting a little bit better as of late though.

UI: 4
Library: 3.8
Stability/ Performance: 3.5
Price: 4
Google Play: 4.1

Score:
19.4 / 25
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