Registration is no more than a minute and a half, and this even includes pre-registering your credit card for the data. In addition, the last activity is only necessary to be safe, because the first month is completely free.
Since the user interface is not yet available in English, we will quickly take our readers through the initial steps and the different ways of using it.
The easiest way to register is to try it on a PC and visit the netflix.com page in any browser, immediately allowing us to start the free month. Let’s click the button, and we can do it.
Then select the monthly rate plan that you want to use. As we have already written in the article announcing the domestic release, we have three options. The basic package offers low-resolution playback for a fee of 8 euros. We can only use Netflix on one device at a time. The €10 standard package allows simultaneous use of 2 devices and HD streaming, and the premium package for €12 invites you to use four devices and play Ultra HD/4K.
Let’s choose the package we like. Here we can still go for the most expensive one since the first month is free, and the system will send us a warning e-mail a few days before the end of the first month, and we will still have the opportunity to make a change (as we do at any time during use).
Here comes the e-mail address and password. The more masochistic ones can subscribe to a newsletter, but fortunately, this is not mandatory.
Here’s what usually scares subscribers to the free trial: Netflix asks for your payment method details. This can be a traditional credit card or PayPal account. Relax, we’re not burdened with anything here yet, and we need to provide the data for verification to prove that we’re not some “trial month-dizzying” scammer. As we wrote, a few days before the first billing, the service provider sends an e-mail, at which point we can even switch plans or cancel the subscription.
Next, there are a few screens that you can use to set up your profile. Among other things, you need to specify on which devices you will be watching Netflix, and here you can choose a smart TV, PC, mobile device, or some game console. It’s a good idea to add all of them initially, and of course, you can change that later.
It’s also an excellent feature to add multiple people who are then treated separately by Netflix, so if your girlfriend is constantly watching a girly series, you can do so in your profile, and that doesn’t affect our uber-bear recommendations. If there are children in the family, you can add them with a separate “kids” setting to hide the content that is not recommended for smaller ones.
We need to enter three series or films close to our interests for the first time. That’s how Netflix tries to figure out what content to recommend to us. Even with the first three tips, this was pretty good, with several titles I look at or like. Later, as a result of our real-life viewings, the referral system is further refined.
From there, you will go to the main menu, where you will be automatically transferred after all other entries. You can see categories of content from comedy to horror to movies. If you hover over the title you’re interested in, you’ll see a summary (Title, rating, age rating, number of seasons for a series, and a brief description). When you click on one, the playback starts.
The resolution is automatically adjusted to your device (and, of course, your package). On the bottom control strip, you can use the first icon on the right to jump to the next movie/episode, press the following icon to choose between episodes, click the language of the broadcast and subtitle, and then turn on full-screen mode. Netflix remembers where we left off. All of them are there, and once you’ve watched an episode, you can click on the series in the main menu to play the next part.
Of course, don’t miss your mobile devices, phone, or tablet, because one of the magic of Netflix is that you can take your little TV with you from the office to the restroom. The Netflix app is now available for Android in the Play Store and iOS.
When you start the app, you only need to sign in once and remember your login details if you want. From here, you can choose between movies and series in the same way, except that the icons and signals you know on your PC are grouped differently. If you’ve left a film on a PC or TV, it’ll start it in the right place from your mobile.
What about the TVs? The easiest thing to do is for those who have some smart TV, have recently appeared in their app offerings, or a good cause, the Netflix app will appear. They don’t have anything to do separately. They start it up and browse the movies. There are several ways to try those with fewer smart TVs or are not yet available.
The easiest way is for your TV to transfer wirelessly, in which case you can press the small “WiFi rectangle” icon at the top right of the Netflix mobile app and select your device to send the broadcast to it. We can use it from here on out as if it were running on the TV itself.
If your device can’t transfer data on its own, you might want to get a small device like a Chromecast for $100,000. You already have an ” external TV driver ” by placing this in the HDMI connector on your TV and downloading the Chromecast app to your phone, and you already have an “external TV driver.” From now on, Netflix broadcast from your phone only needs to target the Chromecast, and the broadcast will appear on the screen.