So, I know I am really late to the Netflix party, but I want to talk about it anyway. I resisted it because it was just one more thing to pay for and we already have cable and are invested in cable crack (Homeland and other shows).
Plus, I still thought of Netflix as the mail DVDs back and forth option. I knew there was an online element but just never really investigated it. Until…Downton Abbey came along.
I confess we got Netflix solely to watch that and planed to ditch it shortly thereafter (before the free-trial period expired). Only, I got hooked on it. It’s only $7.99/mo and we get all these great shows, movies and documentaries. I am all kinds of nerdy, so I love a good documentary. Of course, those get me all ginned up to save the world (or myself).
Watched one called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, which is very interesting and, unintentionally, a commercial for any kind of juicer. (I still might buy one. Let me know if you have tried juicing and what you think/thought, please.)
You can create a queue of things to watch (I just put Clue in there. Do you remember that movie? Classic.)
And you can set it to kids only, which we did on the TV in the playroom since the kids can watch it in there. They’ve been watching a lot of dog movies so far.
AND you can even watch from a mobile device. So I have been re-watching that 1st season of Downton Abbey at night before bed from my iPad. I haven’t set it up on my phone. I can’t imagine using it there, but I can see how it would come in handy if you had to wait for a long time somewhere with your kids. You could just put on a show for them from your phone.
Again, this is stuff other people have been enjoying all along, and I know I am late/slow. But in case there are others who have yet to discover the joy of Netflix – it’s pretty great.
(You’re welcome, Netflix for that free commercial.)
P.S. You need some kind of device to run Netflix. We run them through gaming systems like the Wii, but there are other options. Someone recently recommended Roku to me. It’s a streaming player you can get at Walmart or Best Buy for under $100.