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TV series and movies have become the most popular source of information these days. Be it a Friday night or a weekend, or a National Holiday, or any other time which people get free, most of the people resolve to watch series or movies. As the craze for digital entertainment is gaining pace, so is the market of sources providing such entertainment.

One such platform is Netflix. Most of you must have used Netflix for your Sunday binge-watching. And if not, you must have surely heard about it from your friends or your coworkers.

Here, we will discuss this very famous platform. From the content, it offers, to the plans available to how to start using Netflix.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is basically a paid streaming service that offers its content without advertisement. Netflix provides the users with a vast list of movies, TV series, documentaries, etc. which they can stream online or even download on their device.

Netflix has a wide range of content from various genres. You just need to search for the genre and you will get a long list of movie s and TV series available for you. In fact, more and more content is getting added up on Netflix with time.

Netflix’s streaming is ad-free and this is one of the best parts of Netflix.

Netflix also offers suggestions to the users based on the content they watch or search for.

The content on Netflix may vary with time and region. If you get the name of movie on the top of the horror list in one place, it may happen that you get another name at another place.

Besides, watching movies and series online, you can also download the movies on your iOS device, or Android device or Windows App. Once you have the content downloaded, you can watch it anywhere and anytime on your PC or mobile. You no longer need an internet connection to watch a movie or a TV series.

Top-Content on Netflix

Netflix has a vast list of movies and Tv series.

Here is a list of top TV series on Netflix:

  • The Hauntings of Hill House
  • Ghoul
  • Outlander
  • Black Mirror
  • Sex Education
  • Lucifer
  • Sherlock
  • Quantico
  • Sacred Games
  • Ozark
  • The Crown
  • Stranger Things
  • Rick and Morty
  • Riverdale
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Jessica Jones
  • Narcos
  • House of Cards
  • Altered Carbon
  • Suits
  • Orange is the Black
  • Dark
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Better Call Saul
  • Friends

Best movies on Netflix:

  • Mother
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Psycho 1960
  • Wild
  • Spotlight
  • Sully
  • I Am Mother
  • Triple Frontier
  • Roma
  • The Great Hack
  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Bird Box
  • Dirty Dancing
  • To All Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Mudbound
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • The Beguiled
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Loving Vincent
  • Apostle
  • Bridesmaids

Netflix Free Trial:

Netflix offers its users a free trial period of 30 days. During the first 30 days of their registration, the users can watch all the content on Netflix free of cost. There is no limit to the content they watch in the free period.

The users have to give the payment details before the beginning of the free trial. But they can cancel the subscription anytime between the time period and they won’t be charged.

There is no cancellation fee and no contract of any type with Netflix for the free trial.

Netflix Membership Plans:

Netflix has four subscription plans for its users. The plans differ in the devices that the users can use to run Netflix, the cost of the subscription, the number of people that can use the account simultaneously and whether the viewers can watch the content in SD (Standard Definition), HD (HIght Definition), or both.

  • Mobile Plan:
    The users having the mobile Plan subscription can stream the content on 1 mobile or tablet screen at a time. Mobile Plan users can watch the content in SD only.
  • Basic Plan:

The users having the Basic Plan subscription can stream the content on 1 device at a time. Basic Plan users can watch the content in SD only.

  • Standard Plan:

The users having the Standard Plan subscription can stream the content on 2 devices at the same time. Standard Plan users can watch the content in SD as well as HD. 2 screen plan with HD (watch on 2 devices at the same time, High Definition when available)

  • Premium Plan: The users having the Premium Plan subscription can stream the content on 4 devices at the same time. Premium Plan users can watch the content in SD, HD, as well as UHD.

Netflix users can change or upgrade their plan anytime from the Account page.

Netflix Streaming Devices:

Netflix users can watch its content anywhere, anytime, on thousands of devices. Netflix streaming software allows users to instantly watch content from Netflix through any internet-connected device that offers the Netflix app, including smart TVs, game consoles, streaming media players, set-top boxes, smartphones, and tablets. The users can consider the Internet Speed Recommendations by Netflix to choose the best plans for them and achieve the best performance. The subscribers can also stream Netflix directly from their computer or laptop.

The Netflix app may come pre-loaded on certain devices, or users may need to download the Netflix app onto their device. Netflix app functionality may differ between devices.

Data Usage

Netflix gives details of Internet usage for the aid of the users. This basically depends on the plan of the user a the device that they use to stream the content. However, this knowledge may be of some help for the users to decide the suitable plan for them.

How to Subscribe to Netflix? (How do you open a Netflix Account)

You can sign up for Netflix account on the Netflix website, through the Netflix mobile app, or by selecting the Netflix channel on your streaming TV device. Most streaming devices (like Roku) will require you to sign up for an account on the web, while others (such as Apple TV) will guide you through the process right on the TV.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to sign up for a Netflix account and start streaming, no matter the device.

Using the Web:

Step 1:

Open the browser and visit www.netflix.com i.e. the official website of Netflix. You can use any device to sign up for Netflix using this site. All the users get a free one month trial membership when they sign up for the first time.

Step 2:

Once you open the link, Click the “Join Free for a Month” button.

Step 3:

On choosing to join the free trial month, you will see the button that will show you the available plans for you. Click “See the Plans” to view your options. The names of available streaming plans will appear, along with a short description and pricing information.

Step 4:

Select a streaming plan for yourself, then click “Continue.” Netflix has four different viewing options from which to choose

Basic: This inexpensive option allows you to watch Netflix on one device at a time. Select Basic if you won’t be sharing your account with anyone else. HD (High Definition) video is not included.

Standard: You’ll get HD-quality video on up to 2 screens at once. If you share your password with another person, you can both watch HD-quality video at the same time.

Premium: Up to 4 people can watch different streams at the same time. Ultra HD is a step above regular HD and perfect for screens that display 4k resolution.

Step 6:

After selecting the plan, you have to create a new account. Netflix you direct you to a page showing this option. Click on Continue.

Step 7:

Enter your email address and a new password into the fields provided, and then click “Continue.” Make sure you enter a valid and available E-mail ID.

Step 7:

Select a payment option. The available options will appear on the screen.

Netflix accepts major credit cards as well as debit cards with Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover logos.

There is also an option of payment through Netflix Gift cards in many areas. You can find these gift cards at most any retail location where gift cards are sold (e.g., department stores, pharmacies) and load it with cash. After this, you can use this card for your Netflix subscription.

Step 8:

You will have to choose the mode of payment you want. And then enter the payment details. Follow the prompts to enter your payment details (or PayPal login information).

Step 9:

After entering the payment details, Start your Netflix membership. Click “Start Membership” to finish creating your account. Now you can browse and stream movies and television shows from any supported device.

Using the Netflix App:

Step 1:


To register on Netflix using the App, install the Netflix app on your phone or tablet. All the new users get a free one month trial membership when they sign up for the first time.

For this, search the Netflix App on the search bar. Select the Netflix App from the search result and click on it. Click on install to get the app installed on your device.

Step 2:

Once you get the app on your device, open it. You will see the home screen showing the option for signing up for new registration.

Step 3:

On the Home screen, tap the “Join Free for a Month” button. 

Once you choose to start the trial month, you’ll see four service options from which to choose:

Basic: This inexpensive option allows you to watch Netflix on one device at a time. Choose Basic if you’re the only one who’ll be using this account. HD (High Definition) video is not included.

Standard: You’ll get HD-quality video on up to 2 devices at once. If you want to share your account with someone, you’ll both be able to watch HD-quality video at the same time.

Premium: Up to 4 people can watch different streams at the same time. Ultra HD is a step above regular HD and perfect for screens that display 4k resolution.

Step 4:

Select a Plan that suits you and tap on it. After making the selection, click on the continue button.

Step 5:

After selecting the suitable plan, you will ge directed to a page where you need to give in your details for the signup. Create a new account. Enter your email address and a new password into the fields provided, and then click “Continue.” Make sure you enter a valid and available E-mail ID.

Step 7:

Select a payment option. The available options will appear on the screen.

Netflix accepts major credit cards as well as debit cards with Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover logos.

There is also an option of payment through Netflix Gift cards in many areas. You can find these gift cards at most any retail location where gift cards are sold (e.g., department stores, pharmacies) and load it with cash. After this, you can use this card for your Netflix subscription.

Step 8:

You will have to choose the mode of payment you want. And then enter the payment details. Follow the prompts to enter your payment details (or PayPal login information).

Step 9:

After entering the payment details, Start your Netflix membership. Click “Start Membership” to finish creating your account. Now you can browse and stream movies and television shows from any supported device.


Signing Up on a Roku

For the users that have a Roku streaming device connected to their TV, they can also use it to stream movies and other content from Netflix.

Here is the step-by-step guide to sign up on Netflix using Roku.

Step 1:

Open the Roku Home Screen on your TV set.

Step 2:

Go to the menu on the left side of the screen and select Streaming Channels from the left menu.

Step 3:

After clicking on streaming channels, Select “Movies & TV.”

Step 4:

Choose Netflix from the list, and then select “Add Channel.”

Step 5:

Roku recommends the new users to sign up for a Netflix account by visiting www.netflix.com in a web browser. So, open the web browser, go to the Netflix site, and create an account on Netflix by giving your contact and payment details.

Step 6:

After you create your Netflix account, you have to login to your account from Roku.,select “Sign In” and enter your new username and password. Once you sign in, you’ll have access to unlimited movies and television.

The users of Roku 1 have to follow do the following.

Opening Netflix will bring you to a screen that says “Are You a Member of Netflix?” Select “Yes” to reveal an access code.

Go to your computer and visit www.netflix.com/activate in a web browser.

Enter the activation code on this screen. When you return to the Roku, you’ll be able to watch unlimited Netflix.

Courtesy: Netflix

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