Can you believe there are still people out there not using Netflix to stream their favourite TV shows and movies? I know, it is crazy considering the ease and price of Netflix. Our boys have grown up in a world where all they have known is Netflix.
We have been binge-watching content for what seems like forever. I remember my skepticism when I heard there was an online service that let you watch show and movies for $8/month. I was ready to make fun of it. I was ready to poo-poo on the lack of content. I was ready to say cable was still better.
Well, after signing up and using Netflix for free for the first month, I was hooked. The quality was better than I thought and the library was much better than I thought. It was mostly movies and shows I had seen already, but it was an $8 all-you-can-watch buffet. So who cares about reruns.
The absolute biggest benefit for us however, was the library of kid shows and cartoons. Cause you know who loves watching the same thing, over and over and over and over again? KIDS. We had hit the mother load.
Fast forward many years, thousands of hours of Thomas, Power Rangers and Pokemon and Netflix is now a major benefit for the adults as well.
Netflix originals such as House of Cards, Bloodline, Daredevil and more have made the online streaming service must-see-TV for the wife and I.
It allowed us to enjoy amazing shows such as Boss, Community and Archer.
Can you tell we have not even scratched the service on movies? Movies are hard. As parents to two young boys, it’s hard to carve out two-three hours (during awake time) to watch something. That’s why television shows rule for us.
So, it was of course an exciting day when I was contacted by Netflix Canada to join their #StreamTeam
I have seen lucky people online sharing their stories about Netflix, knowing they had the inside scoop to what was coming.
Oh, yes, and the iPad mini was a nice bonus to the whole thing. My welcome package arrived the other day and it was like a movie night in a box. The device to play content on, snacks and a card giving me a full year of Netflix for free.
There was even a cool calendar for the kids. They think dad is the best and they have not even seen the iPad yet.
So what does it mean to be part of the #StreamTeam ? Well you will have to wait and see. I know right off the bat, I am excited at what is coming soon from the people at Netflix.
To the other team members, I am happy to be part of the crew and I look forward to sharing Netflix news with you throughout the next year.
The blog looks pretty good on an iPad screen right?
About Netflix For Those Who Still Don’t Know
You can stream Netflix on a variety of devices, making it super easy to watch a ton of movies, television shows, documentaries and more at your convenience. Here is a list of what you can use:
Smart TV’s – Netflix has a list of what tv’s work with a built in app and wifi
Game Consoles – XBOX One, XBOX 360, PS3, Wii and WiiU
Blu-ray Players – Just look on the box to see if the Netflix app is installed. Netflix also has a list
Set-Top Boxes – A list is on Netflix on which ones are compatible
Phones, Tablets and Computers
Disclosure: This post was not compensated. I am sharing information from Netflix as a part of my participation on the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are always my own.