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Netflix Instant Download FAQ
Will I still get DVDs?
Yes. All Netflix plans that feature unlimited instant watching include both DVDs and instant watching. Your monthly plan will continue to include as many DVDs as before.
How will my plan change?
Your plan doesn't change. The monthly price stays the same and you get the same number of DVDs as before. Watching movies and TV episodes on your TV via a Netflix ready device is included in plans with unlimited instant watching at no additional cost.
What does this cost?
Everything you watch comes included in your existing Netflix plan at no extra charge. Like Netflix DVD delivery, with instant movies and TV episodes streamed to your TV via your device there are no late fees, no per-view fees, and no return or expiration dates. The price of each Netflix ready device varies and is set by the manufacturer. It's a one-time purchase. Once you buy the device, it's yours to keep.
How many choices are available to download?
There are over 10,000 instant watching choices, but very few are new releases. So instant watching is a great supplement to Netflix's DVD catalog of 100,000 titles, but it is not a replacement. You will want to use both. Instant movies and TV episodes give you maximum spontaneity and DVDs give you maximum choice.
Why aren't all the movies and TV episodes I can get on DVD available to stream to my TV?
While movie studios and television networks have great flexibility in what they offer on DVD, there are many limits to what they can provide for instant watching due to long standing contractual obligations. Netflix's library of instant watching choices is growing every month, but there will be much greater selection available on DVD for a long time to come.
How do choices for Netflix ready devices differ from instant watching on the PC?
They don't differ at all. Any of the choices available to watch instantly on the PC can be streamed to the TV via a Netflix ready device. Are there limits on how much I can watch?
Are there limits on how much I can watch?
No, not with a Netflix plan that includes unlimited instant watching. You can watch as many instant movies and TV episodes as you want, as often and as many times as you want. You're in control of how and when you watch. Do these movies and TV episodes have subtitles or closed captions?
Do these movies and TV episodes have subtitles or closed captions?
Foreign-language titles always display subtitles in English. English language titles do not have subtitle options. None of the movies and TV episodes that you can watch instantly offer closed captioning. Are there commercials?
Are there commercials?
No. There are no commercials in any of the movies or TV episodes that are streamed to the TV via a Netflix ready device. Is HD content available?
Is HD content available?
Not at this time. We will be working to make movies and television episodes available in high definition in the future. Important conditions What conditions do I need to be aware of?
What conditions do I need to be aware of?
Do I need to meet specific requirements to use a Netflix ready device?
Yes An active Netflix plan that includes unlimited instant watching The plan that you already have, 4 at-a-time (Unlimited), includes unlimited instant watching as well as unlimited DVDs. If you buy a Netflix ready device, you won't have to change your monthly plan or pay more for your plan to use it. A broadband Internet connection You need a fast Internet connection with a speed of at least 1.5 Mbps (such as a mid-level DSL connection). 3 Mbps is recommended for best performance and quality. Network access at your TV All devices include a built-in jack to which you can connect an Ethernet networking cable. Some also have built in Wi-Fi wireless networking. Refer to the details of each device for the networking options it offers.
How do I connect the device to my TV and to the Internet?
Connections vary by product. See the manufacturer's product details and set up instructions to find out how to connect your device.
How do I choose movies and TV episodes to watch?
Use the Netflix website to make a list of instant movies and TV episodes that you are interested in. This list is called the instant Queue. It's as easy to use as adding DVDs to the Queue that you are already familiar with. You can change and update your instant Queue at any time. When you add a title to your instant Queue, it immediately becomes available to play on your TV via your device. By keeping a full list, you will have a wide variety of choices ready to play immediately on the device.
Can I use a Mac to create and change my instant Queue?
Yes, you can use a Mac or a PC to change and update your Instant Queue on the Netflix website.
Does my computer have to be on all the time?
No, once you have put movies in your instant Queue, your computer doesn't have to be connected to the Internet or even turned on for your Netflix ready device to work. Netflix instantly streams movies and TV episodes straight to your device, over the Internet. They never have to pass through or get stored on your computer.
Do movies get stored on the device?
No. When you choose a movie or TV show to play, it streams over the Internet from Netflix servers to your TV, via the device. It starts in as little as 30 seconds. It doesn't get stored on your device and never even passes through your computer. You never have to worry about managing files on the device or synching with your computer.
How fast does a movie start playing?
Your choice will start playing on your TV in as little as 30 seconds. The faster your Internet connection, the faster it will start. To start a movie, use your device's remote control and choose from any of the titles that you see on your instant Queue on the TV. C
Can I pause, fast forward or rewind?
Yes. Use your remote to Pause, Rewind, and Fast Forward anything you are watching. If you don't finish watching today, you can pick up where you left off tomorrow...or whenever you want.
How easily can you change what you're watching?
If you change your mind and want to watch something different, you can. Everything on your instant Queue is available to play immediately on your TV via your Netflix ready device, letting you choose spontaneously to fit the mood of the moment.
What is the picture quality?
Your Netflix ready device automatically analyzes the speed of your Internet connection whenever you start a movie or TV show and chooses the optimal image quality for your connection. For fast connections (3 Mbps or more), picture quality is comparable to DVD quality. learn more...