Netflix

Entertainment on the go

Netflix is a video entertainment streaming subscription service. View full description

PROS

  • Big library of content
  • Subtitle options
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Quality depends on strength of connection
  • Playback can get pixelated
  • Only available in US

Very good
8

Netflix is a video entertainment streaming subscription service.

Netflix allows subscribers to watch television, movies, and other video content through their mobile devices. Netflix's library continues to increase as new content is loaded into the service. Netflix on mobile is one of the many ways subscribers can access their subscriptions.

The app's interface is broken into different categories like suggested content, recently viewed, and new arrivals. While new content is easy to find, using Netflix’s search tool is a little awkward. Netflix contains a huge library, but it is not a complete database of all video content.

Since Netflix uses streaming technology, the quality of the video depends on a few factors. Whether on Wi-Fi or a data connection, a strong internet connection is vital for smooth playback. Netflix buffers the video stream so there are usually no problems with watching video.

Quality control is dynamic so Netflix will downgrade the quality to keep streaming the content. Over both Wi-Fi and a data connection, Netflix had little issues with playback, but skipping ahead in video did result in waiting while the video was buffered.

Also with the streaming connection, the source of the video plays a big part in quality. Older video does look aged while recent high definition video looks much better. There is a tradeoff between quality and consistent playback. When there is a solid connection, the app is great, but slower connections will cause the app to slow down while it starts the video.

Netflix is an excellent app for users who enjoy watching television and movies wherever they are located.