Members can watch an unlimited number of movies and TV shows streaming over the Internet to a TV via a PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 or any other device (such as a smart phone or computer). While Netflix has thousands of movies and TV episodes available to watch instantly, the selection is by no means comprehensive.
Membership costs $7.99 per month. It is a month-to-month subscription service that begins upon sign-up. There are no cancellation fees, although there are no refunds for partial months.
The selection of movies and TV shows is greater through Netflix’s mail subscription service. For an additional $7.99 per month, members can receive DVDs (one out-at-a-time plan) by mail. Members can exchange each DVD as often as they want with no due dates or late fees. They can also access Blu-ray discs, but that costs another $2 per month.
The bottom line: Streaming with Netflix is relatively inexpensive and simple, and the selection of movies and TV shows is decent. As long as you have a device to stream on, and an Internet connection, you’re good to go. It is also great, of course, if you don’t want commercials. Just like a DVR player, viewers can pause, rewind, fast forward or re-watch movies and TV shows as often as they like—with no interruptions from advertisers.