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Top notch streaming service
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 10 Sep 2014, tested on HTC One S
Functions quickly, convenient interface, no ads
Limited social features
Netflix for Android brings the ultimate video streaming service to all your Droids. It's a great service for TV series and Movies. TV series are particularly addictive on Netflix, because they keep playing automatically from one to the next, meaning that you can just sit there and watch them for hours on end without having to do anything.
Netflix is a reasonably priced subscription service that will give ad-free, on-demand access to a ton of high quality programming. It offers a free trial for a month. TV ads are the worst, and it's inconvenient to follow the times of scheduled programmes. Services like this are obviously the way forward.
Netflix is a streaming only service, so you can't download any shows to watch offline, but it works pretty quick over both WiFi and mobile data. Picture and sound quality are excellent, as you'd expect, and subtitles are generally available, and don't obscure the video.
Netflix attempts to tailor suggestions for you, but the things it comes up with can seem a bit odd at times. It will save the position of shows you have previously been watching, so there's no frustration trying to find your place. This will work even as you move between devices and platfroms. You can create your own list of things to watch later. There's lots of useful information about each programme, and a rating system, to help you decide whether something is worth watching. You can even connect the app to Facebook so that you can see what your friends like, and what they have been watching recently.