Image via CrunchBase
I know I'm late to the Netflix party. It's been around for years, but we just got around to subscribing last month and I'm loving it.
What took me so long, you ask? Well, I figured we were spending so much on media through the cable company and it seemed frivolous, even at $8.95 a month, to add yet another media service.
My wife has been accessing it through her iPad and watching full seasons of TV shows. Her recent passion is Veronica Mars. My son has been accessing it through his PS3 game system. I intend to buy the new Apple TV box solely because it provides a compact and simple way to stream Netflix to my TV.
But what has impressed me most isn't the streaming service, but the DVD exchange. We set up on our queue on the Netflix web site. Netflix sends us a DVD. We watch it, then return it in the postage paid envelope. Now comes the amazing part.
The DVDs get back to Netflix almost the same day we send them and the new one is on its way within a day. We have been dazzled by this turn-around, especially because we are using the US Postal service, which is not the most efficient system on the planet.
Having used the system for a month, I'm surprised I waited so long to do it. My son has been saying we should get it for years. I'm glad I finally gave in because it's a joy to behold an efficient system at work and my family and I are really loving Netflix.