Netflix is a website for renting movies, offering millions of movies and TV shows on DVD, Blu-Ray, and instant streaming video. For a monthly fee, Netflix customers can have unlimited access to all the movies in their database. Thus, a Netflix membership won’t allow you to download movies and watch them when you are not on the Internet/offline.
Netflix does not offer digital video-on-demand downloads. This is because the Netflix site is intended to be only movie rental services that gives a continuous streaming of video to its users, not a retailer of digital downloads that enables you to watch Netflix offline. Nonetheless, Netflix has many choices for watching video content.
According to Neil Hunt, Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Netflix users won’t be able to handle the complexity the added choice will bring.
“I still don’t think it’s a very compelling proposition,” said Hunt, speaking to Gizmodo UK at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin.
“I think it’s something that lots of people ask for. We’ll see if it’s something lots of people will use. Undoubtedly it adds considerable complexity to your life with Amazon Prime – you have to remember that you want to download this thing. It’s not going to be instant, you have to have the right storage on your device, you have to manage it, and I’m just not sure that people are actually that compelled to do that, and that it’s worth providing that level of complexity.”
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Netflix offers a large number of films and TV that appear as video through the “Watch Instantly” region on the Netflix website. These video streams can’t be downloaded, however, it can be played on a wide range of gadgets. Netflix ready- to – use devices include any PC running the Microsoft Silverlight module, Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Windows Phone 7 cell phones, Game Consoles, Blu-Ray players, HDTVs, home theater systems and Digital video players, for example, Boxee and the Roku Player.
In case that you don’t wish to watch the movies from Netflix and would like to pay for digital downloads of Movies or TV shows, you need to think about using as an alternate service. You have a wide range of video-on-demand services that are available to use, those include Apple’s iTunes Store, Vudu and Amazon Instant Watch.
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