Mellow Mummy: I've Joined The Netflix Stream Team : Taking life as it comes...

Thursday, 19 June 2014

I've Joined The Netflix Stream Team

I'm really proud to have been chosen to join the Netflix stream team.  Over the coming months I'll be sharing with you some of my experiences as a newbie Netflix user as well as news and features about the Netflix streaming service.

About a month ago Mr. B. and I had been seriously considering changing our current broadband TV subscription.  We unsubscribed from our satellite service when I found out that I was pregnant with Holly (as a cost-saving exercise) and only now that Holly is two years old have we begun to feel that we could afford the few extra pounds each month to pay for some additional TV channels.  Really we wanted to find some extra programmes for the girls.  There is only so much CBeebies and Milkshake! that a parent can handle without breaching some sort of sanity barrier.

I did some research and found that it was going to cost us an additional £7 a month to extend our TV package to include more children's TV channels.  Would it be worth it?

At about the same time Netflix invited me to the Stream Team.  I didn't know an awful lot about Netflix at the time and had really assumed that it would all be movies that I could stream to my TV (or other devices).  When my Netflix welcome pack arrived with an apple TV device through which to stream Netflix content I suddenly realised that Netflix is so much more than movies.  The kids content is phenomenal.

In the past fortnight my girls have re-discovered (or in Holly's case, discovered for the first time) the joys of Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies and Monster Maths Squad which previously would have only been available to us through a TV upgrade.  Astonishingly, the unlimited Netflix subscription costs less per month than the additional kids channels would have cost us and yet there are so many other benefits.

  • Unlimited movies and tv series' for Mummy and Daddy to watch.
  • No pesky adverts to tempt your kids to part with your money.
  • Full TV series playable in order (no need to chose a random episode and hope it makes sense)
  • Really easy to use software on several different devices (we have tried  appleTV, ipad and android tablet so far).
  • Great choice of kids content.

I'll be blogging in more detail about most of these over the coming months, I should imagine.

At the weekend, after Lara's birthday party all she wanted to do was curl up in an exhausted heap in front of the TV and watch Tangled on Netflix.
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