Netflix – See What’s Next


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Netflix on a phone with a MacBook and glasses.

Marcus Anh, Staff Writer

Almost everyone knows the app Netflix. It has become the world’s pipeline for filmed entertainment, streaming some of the most famous movies and television shows.

Netflix has been dominating the video and streaming industry, but the industry is quickly becoming more competitive. According to Netflix’s media site, they have been leading the way since 1997, however, Disney+, a competing platform, launched on November 12, 2019. Netflix is still running smoothly, although, there could be a fair amount of damage since Disney shows, movies, Marvel, Pixar, and other media affiliated with Disney have been taken away from Netflix and are now available solely on Disney+, causing people to join the new app. Issy Diaz, a seventh-grader at McAuliffe Middle School states, “It’s kinda sad that I can’t watch Disney movies anymore,” on Netflix.   

Netflix is only allowed to present its content or it has to get permission from the creator of the movie or TV show. Something most people enjoy about Netflix is they can play, pause, resume, and rewind what they were watching. Madisyn Orpin, a seventh-grader at McAuliffe Middle School claims, “I like Netflix because there are no commercials.” 

Furthermore, Netflix is not free. The standard streaming plan costs $12.99 per month and allows users to watch on two screens at a time in high definition (HD). The Premium streaming plan costs $15.99 per month. Premium allows subscribers to watch Netflix on different devices. This can be a reasonable price for a streaming app with no commercials and the option to pause and play.    

Overall, Netflix and apps like these are all based on user opinion or experience. Whether other people think it is the best or not is ultimately their decision.