Following last year’s Netflix controversy in which the company attempted to pull in more dough by splitting their mailed-in DVDs and streaming media into two companies, many long-time users deactivated their membership in protest. Netflix quickly reneged on the deal, but the damage was already done. Now, the Netflix Instant, the feature that boasts a huge assortment of movies that are available at the click of a button, still incites outrage over movies being dropped from the selection.
I’m still a member of Netflix Instant despite the backlash. The company offers a variety of entertainment that can be streamed instantly on many outlets. Mainly laptops, eReaders, gaming consoles and smart phones. Listed after the jump are some of the awesome features that keep me a customer.
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series
This is one of my favorite TV shows (See my bio!) and I love being able to watch any episode I’m in the mood for. Netflix Instant supplies us with popular TV series, both ended and still running, such as Mad Men, Frasier, The X-Files, 30 Rock, Portlandia, Twin Peaks, Louie, Parks and Recreation, Lost, Arrested Development…. the list goes on and on.
2. Workout videos
I’m a runner but I can’t take the heat this summer, so these exercise DVDs offer great workouts right in your living room. There are many Pilates, yoga and fitness workouts provided on Instant, all with beginner to expert levels for you to choose from. The DVD covers look pretty corny, but the exercises really work!
4. Classic movies
There are a surprising amount of Hollywood classics on the Netflix Instant roster. Every genre to choose from also has a “Classic” sub-genre, so the selection boasts legendary sci-fi thrillers, westerns, comedies, musicals and dramas.
5. Cult classics
Netflix Instant overall has a weird selection, thus cult films dominate. So bad, it’s good. The goofy, peculiar and usually raunchy are hot commodities on Instant and always worth watching.
What are you favorite movies on Netflix? What do you think of the selection?