Netflix Evaluation

1662 Words Mar 16th, 2013 7 Pages
Trident University
David McCaughin
Module 3 Case Assignment
ENG101: English Composition 1
17 Feb 13

In January of 2013, Netflix reported having 27.1 million streaming subscribers. Netflix is a company that provides online streaming and DVD rentals to customers around the world. The company was founded in 1997 by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings. Netflix started as an online pay-per-rental platform, and has evolved into a company built on a reputation of flat-fee, unlimited rentals without due dates, late fees, shipping and handling fees, or per title rental fees. Netflix, later, introduced an on-demand internet streaming option of movies making it easier for consumers to watch movies at their own leisure. Many people enjoy Netflix for
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The first unlimited DVD plan is $7.99 a month. It allows you to have one DVD out at a time, and Netflix will send you another one when they have received it back. They also have an option to receive Blu-ray discs as well for two additional dollars a month. The second unlimited plan is $11.99 a month and $14.99 with the Blu-ray add on package. This plan allows you to receive two discs at a time. The third unlimited plan is $15.99 a month and $19.99 with the Blu-ray add on package. This plan allows you to receive 3 discs at a time. The last plan they offer is the limited plan for $4.99 a month and $5.99 with the Blu-ray add on package. This plan allots you one disc at a time option, but you are only allowed to receive two discs a month, no matter how quickly you watch and return them. The prices of the Netflix plans are very affordable and provide a wide variety of movies and television shows. Netflix has
The Netflix library’s content is streaming through three different tiers of bandwidth speeds. The first tier requires a continuous upload speed of 1.5 megabits per second to watch the program with stereo sound and close to DVD quality. The second tier requires a constant upload speed of 2 megabits per second to receive better than DVD quality video and sound. The third tier requires a constant upload speed of 5 megabits per second. At this tier you will receive 720i high definition picture and 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound audio on select shows.

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