Broadband is revolutionising online activities everywhere for businesses, social interaction and entertainment. Faster speed connections now enable new services, including internet-TV and video on demand, across home, business and public life. Internet-based content allows consumers to enjoy what they want and when they want it. The endorsement of TelOne by market watchers (www.techzim.co.zw) as the best service provider for Netflix both in terms of service quality and affordability has given the market reasons to celebrate as they can now move together with entertainment and business trends with the rest of the world. This week we will focus specifically on NetFlix which has changed the television landscape across Africa and how TelOne is the backbone in this matrix for Zimbabwe users:
What is Netflix?
Netflix is an American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media which allows you to watch movies & TV shows online or stream right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet and more.
How does it work?
Netflix offers 1 month free access to movies and TV shows after signing up! You will be able to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV show episodes over the Internet on your TV, via a PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 or any other Netflix enabled device. You can also watch instantly on your computer!
If you enjoy your Netflix trial, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. Netflix membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins at sign up. You can easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees.
What Speed should I be on to watch Netflix?
The minimum required connection speed is 0.5 megabits per second, but you may want a faster connection for improved video quality. While Watch Instantly works with many different levels of broadband, the speed and bandwidth of your broadband Internet connection may impact your viewing experience.
Netflix streams a small amount of data as a buffer each time you start a movie or TV show. Frequently starting and stopping movies or TV shows will result in a minor increase in the amount of data Netflix streams to you per hour. In most cases, this will be less than a few minutes worth.
Where does TelOne come in?
TelOne as an Internet Service Provider enables subscribers to be able to stream content onto your Internet enabled devices. Netflix is not a TelOne product but is a popular streaming site like YouTube or ShowMax. Subscription charges are therefore separate from our monthly subscriptions of packages. You need a MasterCard, Visa, Amex or PayPal card to sign up. Netflix membership plans start from US$7.99 a month, the first month is free.
TelOne’s Unlimited Packages e.g. ADSL Infinity Pro package are reliable to stream content. Unlimited packages on ADSL Broadband or TelOne’s Fibre to the Home allows you to be able to stream as much content as you can from Netflix.
TelOne Unlimited broadband packages are the cheapest offer on the market considering that users just have to spend from $89 for the uncapped packages, which allows for a worry-free entertainment experience. With no buffering guaranteed and no need to worry about poor signal because of bad weather, this can be the only way to go. TelOne Fibre to the Home also ensures an excellent experience for users in areas that have fibre making TelOne the real one stop shop for all business and entertainment connectivity solutions.
Streaming in HD (High Definition)
Yes! Many Netflix titles are available in HD. The picture quality while streaming movies and TV shows may vary from computer to computer and device to device. Picture quality may be affected by a variety of other factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection.
Streaming in HD uses more bandwidth than streaming in standard definition. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data overage charges, as you are responsible for all Internet access charges.
How do I watch Netflix on my Computer?
To begin watching movies and TV shows from your Windows or Mac computer:
1. Open an Internet browser and go to www.netflix.com.
2. Sign in to your Netflix account.
3. Select a title to play.
Please note: If you do not already have the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed, you may be prompted to download and install the free plug-in for your web browser. Just follow the instructions to get started.