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What’s new on NETFLIX?

What’s new on NETFLIX?

As a member of the NETFLIX Stream Team, we’ve not only been lucky enough to try this amazing service across, but also to access some very cool content before it Is released to the public. We’ve simply been loving the ability to tailor your user experience according to each member of the family’s tastes and interest. Ella, myself and Daniel each have a user profile, and Netflix gives us suggestions based on what we’ve been watching recently. We can watch it on the television, on our iPad, and on our iPhones. It’s honestly such a wonderful service, and as long as you’ve got appropriate internet bandwidth, then you are set to access anything and everything you please! No more fighting over the remote, when each of you can watch it on separate devices.

Some of the shows we’ve been watching lately, some of which are due to be released soon are:

Ella

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Project Mc² features four brilliant fierce teen spies who present how girls can use science skills and mathematical problem-solving to save the world – without giving up their individuality. Total #GirlPower inspo. The show premieres on Netflix Aug. 7
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Dinotrux has more than meets the tire, er, eye – these prehistoric hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles team up to work together using their different skills to solve problems. Even the most uncommon of pairs, like Ty-Rux and Revvit, form friendships of a lifetime. The show premieres Aug. 14, only on Netflix.

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Good? Evil? Your actions, behaviors and friends are your choice! The offspring of favorite fairytale characters in Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland (8/14) show kids that their stories are their own to write – this time at Wonderland High!

Kate

Stop at Nothing – The Lance Armstrong Story

I love documentaries, and I am sad to say that I used to love and adore Lance Armstrong. I read his books from cover to cover. I was in awe of his talent and courage. You think you know this story? You don’t. From the producers of Academy Award winning film, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, and BAFTA Award winning Director Alex Holmes, this documentary is an intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport and the truth. But the former friends whose lives and careers he destroyed, would prove to be his nemesis.

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So if you haven’t signed up to NETFLIX yet, but you are wondering if it’s worthwhile, then I can tell you that it is. It’s not expensive, and it allows you to carry all your favourite shows with you, where ever you go! Accessibility is second to none, and we are simply loving it!

kate

Nuts about Netflix Update

Nuts about Netflix Update

IT’s time to share some more NETFLIX love. Recently, Ella has been loving the ability to search for the shows she wants to watch by clicking through the various characters..Rather than having to find TV shows by scrolling through lists, NETFLIX allows little ones to search visually. IT means that the shows are grouped together in seasons. It’s so child friendly, it makes things so easy.

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Netflix has a dedicated section for kids under 12 years old featuring dozens of original series for kids as well as TV shows and movies from great partners like PBS, Disney Channel, DreamWorks Animation, Mattel, Hasbro, Lego and Scholastic, all in a commercial free environment. The dedicated section for kids is available across a broad range of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, game consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs. Members are provided a kids profile upon sign up and can customize additional profiles for their kids. The kids experience features a character bar where you can find a deep selection of great TV shows and movies featuring that character. Kids, parents and caregivers will also be able to scan through row after row of movies and TV shows organized by easy-to-understand genres like superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs and girl power, featuring clear and simple descriptions of the plot of each title.

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Netfliz also allows you to create profiles for various members of your family. Each time you log on, it asks you who is watching. It remembers what you watched recently and suggests shows that you may be interested in. It is just wonderful!

Do you have NETFLIX? What do you like about it? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

kate

Netflix: The initial verdict

Netflix: The initial verdict

images-2I was recently thrilled to have been asked to be a member of the new NETFLIX Stream Team. A select group of Australian and New Zealand bloggers who have been asked to try and share our experiences with this brand new service that has hit our screens. Over the next year, I’ll be sending you all reviews, tips, and previews of what’s to come. I have to start by saying that my husband was pretty excited to “finally’ be able to reap A reward of my hard work in blogging over the past three years. I have been lucky enough to review many products and experiences that focus mainly on children and Mums, and this new feature to my blog, certainly appeals to all members of the family.  So with our subscription and iPad mini in hand, we excitedly signed us all up, and from the get go, it has been a great experience so far.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Netflix and how it works, let me give you a brief summary:

  1. It is an online streaming service for your television, and mobile devices. It features hundreds of television shows and movies from the USA, UK, Australia and around the world.

  2. You pay a monthly subscription cost for the service. A very reasonable $8.99. The first month is free for you to trial.

  3. You can watch whatever you like, when you like. It is ‘on demand’.

So with those three things in mind, here are my thought’s so far…..

  • I love how you can create profiles for each member of your family. When you switch on it asks you who is watching. It remembers what you have watched, and suggests TV shows and movies based on your preferences.
  • I love how you can watch it on two devices simultaneously.
  • I love the search function and easy use. It is simple to navigate, on any device.
  • In the KIDS section, you can browse in so many ways. I love how you can browse based on your favourite character!
  • If you love Spotify, then you will love Netflix. Much like Spotify streams music, and you basically ‘rent’ the songs, so does Netflix with movies and TV shows. The best thing is it can travel with you anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • There is a great range of shows for any taste and age. The range is continuing to grow.
  • You can create lists to watch shows later. For me, as a Mum this is more like  a’wish list’ of shows that I’d love to watch when I have the time. The best thing is though that it will remember it…for when I eventually find the time!
You can search through the KIDS section based on your favourite characters!
You can search through the KIDS section based on your favourite characters!

Some things to keep in mind…

  • You really need to ensure that you have an unlimited plan for your internet usage, if you plan to watch shows regularly. There has been some debate about how much data it uses, so you need to ensure that you have the right plan to fit your needs.
  • You can access parent controls for children and teenagers. Something to definitely keep in mind if you are concerned about ratings.
  • WIFI signal. You need to ensure that your signal is strong in the areas of your home where Netflix will be accessed.
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Play on 2 devices at once!

Above all, we have simply loved Netflix so far. It is so incredibly easy to use. The set up is almost non existent! So if you would like to know how you can access netflix in your home or mobile device, then head on over to their website today!

kate