STREAMING SERVICE BREAKDOWNS:
OVERVIEW: Netflix is as close to ubiquitous as streaming services get. Almost Everyone on a college campus either has a Netflix subscription themselves, or uses someone else’s account.
PROS: Netflix has been the gold-standard for years when it comes to streaming. They have a pretty deep catalog of some of the best TV show’s of all time, and a better film library then they are given credit for. In recent years Netflix has released a plethora of incredible original content, and are continuing to push out more and more as time goes on.
CONS: As dominant as Netflix has been in the past, cracks are starting to show in their armor. Each month, Netflix’s library loses more content than it gains, which is not a good sign. Plus, Netflix’s goal of becoming a major film distributor has made more enemies than friends among the major studios, and if I were a betting man I’d say that’d come back to bite them sooner rather than later.
BOTTOM LINE: Look, you can’t go wrong with Netflix, the king is the king for a reason. But, the clear dominance the service once had over it’s competitors is all but gone. Still, Daredevil Season 1 alone is pretty much worth the $8 monthly fee.