Netflix is winning a massive amount of users out there and thriving over cable companies and more importantly, over pirate websites. It seems that Netflix is the knight in shining armor that the anti-piracy movement has been in need of this entire time.
There are two main reasons why Netflix is breaking barriers left and right: it is inexpensive and it is highly accessible. These two main features have made Netflix a nationwide success, and in the future, the company intends to extend it reign over many other parts of the world.
It seems that people were in need of a cheap movie and TV series provider, in order to stop using torrent websites. When these websites were at the pear of their success, the situation was very different, as some cable subscriptions, such as the one for HBO for instance, were very costly at the time.
Furthermore, cinema tickets were also expensive, so people could not afford to go see all the films that they wanted to see on the big screen. So the vast majority started to prioritize them. T
he most important film of the month was a good choice for the cinema, while all of the others, that were never quite few, were procured through the means of piracy.
Naturally, the industry became more and more prolific, up to the point where it is a peer-based encyclopedia of films, TV series, TV shows, documentaries and anything else that you might want from the video sector.
But now that Netflix offers an impressive list on these exact categories, that can be accessed by users at any time, regardless of the amount of content that they want to access, it became a better option.
Whether the main reason for this torrent exodus towards Netflix was escaping the legal implications of piracy or simply the comfort of having everything you want to watch one click away, no muss, no fuss, no download necessary, the results proclaim the coming of the Netflix era.
Furthermore, it was precisely due to its amazing accessibility that most people prefer Netflix to cable as well, because more and more people prefer to be independent in their TV schedule.
Watching the show of your choosing when and how you want has obviously been proven to be more successful than being careful not to miss the airtime of your favorite shows and scheduling bathroom breaks according to bathroom breaks.
All of this recent success has been documented by Sandvine in their recent report perfectly entitled “In the Americas, Netflix + Google + Facebook = The Internet?”, that points out that Netflix traffic amounts to a whopping 37% of all bandwidth internet usage during its peak hours.
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