Netflix is an online streaming platform, where users can choose films and television series to watch anywhere and anytime. You can enjoy this service by using a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. This service can be enjoyed by paying a monthly subscription fee starting from $5. Just imagine Netflix like YouTube which provides legal films and television series to watch. Of course, this has received an extraordinary response from fans of film and western television series.

The presence of Netflix has indeed become a pleasant new alternative to switch from local television broadcasts that are arguable of less quality. More fun, Netflix provides free promos for the first month. After the following month is not satisfied, users can stop at any time without being bound by a subscription contract. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of this service? The following are the advantages and disadvantages of Netflix services that are summarized.

Netflix’s strengths

1. Complete collection of content

This streaming service provides a variety of video content that you can enjoy anywhere and anytime. There are two main categories, namely films and TV series. Then the two categories are divided again by genres, such as Horror, Action, Comedies, Romance, and others. Netflix indeed has permission to legally show films and TV series from various countries. But these permits are also limited by region. So there is some content that cannot be displayed in Indonesia. In addition, Netflix also has several high-quality TV series broadcasts such as Narcos, Peaky Blinders, Money Heist, and many others.

2. There are several features that pamper users

Netflix also has several features that can please users, such as Profiled, My List, and Continue. The Profiled feature is useful for creating different accounts. For example, accounts for children. Then the account can only access content provided to children. My List feature to make a list of videos that you like to enjoy again, such as the “Playlist” feature in the music player application. While the Continue feature is a feature that automatically plays the last time you watched a video. So when you want to watch it again, the movie will play at that time.

3. Prices are more affordable

It can be said that this service is priced quite affordable when compared to other satellite TV services. There are 3 packages provided by Netflix in the world, namely basic, standard, and premium.

4. Can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere

This service can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere you are, provided that the gadget used is connected by a stable and fast internet. You can use any device, from PCs, laptops, tablets, to smartphones. Very easy!

Netflix’s shortcomings

1. Must use a credit card

To subscribe to this service, you must have a credit card. Payment of subscription fees can only be through credit cards. Therefore, for those of you who don’t have a credit card, you can’t subscribe. Unless you want to borrow a credit card that belongs to a parent, relative, friend, or maybe … ex?

2. Must have fast and stable internet access

We all know that not all internet connections in Indonesia are fast and stable. Especially for those who use smartphones. You will be confused to choose the subscription package that will be used because some mobile operators do not have unlimited data packages. Even if there is, the level of stability is also not too good. Unlike the case when compared to internet services at homes such as IndiHome or FirstMedia. Many internet services at home already provide unlimited subscription packages whose signals are quite stable.

3. Video quality is not stable

Another drawback is the sometimes unstable video quality. To be able to use this service, at least you use the internet with a speed of 0.5 Mbps for SD or 480p quality. In addition, to be able to enjoy decent 720p HD quality for laptops and TVs, at least you must have internet with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps. Meanwhile, to enjoy the quality of Ultra HD or 4K resolution, the minimum internet speed that must be had is 25 Mbps. If your internet speed is less than that capacity, then it is certain that the quality of the video you watch will be unstable.