Netflix is an ad-free streaming entertainment service available in over 190 countries. In it, you can watch Netflix exclusive content as well as various feature films, TV series, and documentaries from different genres and languages. Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere. The more you watch, the better Netflix will be at recommending content that you’ll like.
Netflix offers personalized recommendations so you can watch series and movies that interest you. This is done through its own propriety, complex recommendation system. It begins when you create your Netflix account or create a new profile. You will be asked to select a few titles that you will most likely watch so the system can ‘jump start’ your recommendations. It's important to remember that this is not permanent. Netflix will continue to recommend titles based on your most recently watched titles.
The basic Netflix recommendation system will estimate the likelihood that you will watch a particular title based on three major factors: viewing history, members with similar tastes, and information about the title. Information can vary from genre, category, release year and so on. The algorithm also considers the time of day you watch, the devices you use the most, and how long you watch a film or TV series. Should you want to venture outside of your usual genre, you can select a title from the Netflix catalog.
You will see a preview of this catalog in the Netflix homepage. It consists of a series of rows and within each row are titles arranged by the number of viewers. These titles will still vary per profile as it still considers your preference. Should you have other users in your Netflix account, you will see that each of them has their own personalized homepage. This is because each profile is monitored by the algorithm to display the best possible ordering of titles that this user may watch.
Plans and compatibility
As a subscription-based streaming service, Netflix offers 3 membership plans for its subscribers. You can choose a Basic, Standard, and Premium plan. Each plan determines how many users can stream Netflix content at once, and whether you can view in Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), or Ultra High Definition (UHD). Should you choose the Standard or Premium plan, it is important to take note of what device you will use to watch.
You can download the Netflix Windows app on any computer or tablet running Windows 8 and Windows 10, but the two apps differ in quality and download capability. With Netflix for Windows 10, you can stream titles in 4K resolution, download videos in 1080p, and for some select titles, configure with Dolby Atmos audio. Netflix for Windows 8, on the other hand, does not have offline streaming capability but it allows all users to stream movies and shows in 1080p.
Superb personalized viewing experience
Netflix for Windows computers and tablets can benefit a lot of viewers that use their Windows device the most. At launch, Netflix displays both locally and internationally produced films and television shows that you are most likely to watch. This allows you to spend more time watching than searching for titles that suit your taste.