So, unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, the chances are that you have probably heard of Netflix. Perhaps the world’s leading online streaming service, it provides subscribers with access to the world’s best films, series, documentaries, and original media.
Depending on where you are in the world, you might get slightly different options available to you, but if you use Netflix VPNs like the ones listed on securethoughts.com/netflix-vpn/ then you will be happy to know that you can watch whatever you like regardless of where you are. Now you know that, let us tell you a few more things about Netflix that will baffle, intrigue and amaze!
The idea for Netflix came about in 1997 where the now CEO was charged a fine of $40 for returning a late VHS to a hire store.
Netflix was actually started before Google. It was launched as a subscription service in 1997, whereas Google started in 1998!
Back in the year 2000, Netflix offered to sell themselves to Blockbuster for a sum of $50 million. Now Blockbuster is on its knees and Netflix is worth a staggering $20 billion. You can read the full story here https://www.cnet.com/news/blockbuster-laughed-at-netflix-partnership-offer/
Netflix can be streamed in 50 countries worldwide and has over 57.4 unique accounts which translates into users numbering quite a lot more than that!
Netflix is the biggest user of internet bandwidth and internet traffic in lots of countries. In the US for example, it accounts for 1/3 at peak times!
The average Netflix customer watches an average of 90 minutes of content a day.
Did you know that 60% of Netflix users are classified as binge watchers and indulge in their hobby at least once a fortnight. Business Insider have a great list of the most binged series here http://www.businessinsider.com/most-binge-watched-netflix-shows-of-2017-list-2017-12
The size of all of Netflix content combined is over ONE PETABYTE of data. Incase you didn’t know, that is a LOT.
The most watched TV show on Netflix is Breaking Bad.
There are over 76,000 categories on Netflix with some peculiar ones such as “cool moustaches” and “mind-bending romantic foreign movies”.
If you are lucky enough to work for Netflix, the lowest starting wage is $18 per hour and a free subscription. You also get as many days off as you like, as long as its booked in advance and you still complete your work.
Actor Adam Sandler has signed a four-movie deal with Netflix, based purely on the fact that Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks.
Did you know that Netflix has its own awards called The Flixies? It is mean to be a bit of a laugh and users are able to vote on their favourite shows based on categories that reflect the way people consume content e.g. Best Marathon TV, or Best Commute Shortener.
We hope you enjoyed these, now go watch some Netflix!
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