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3 Netflix secrets that you need to know

3 Netflix secrets that you need to know
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With over 50 million subscribers in 40 countries, Netflix is the most popular television show and movie streaming service. During peak evening hours, the service using up to 34% of America's Internet capacity.

While Netflix may seem simple on the surface, though, the reality is that Netflix is one of the most complex services on the Internet - from the massive amount of HD videos it has to stream to its formulas for deciding what videos to recommend for each subscriber.

That means Netflix sometimes doesn't work as well as you'd want. I'm going to share some of the lesser-known Netflix secrets that will help you track down problems and make it work the way you want.

But first, did you know Reed Hastings started Netflix in 1997 in response to Blockbuster charging him a $40 late fee? Despite a rocky start, Netflix eventually drove Blockbuster out of business.

Maybe if Blockbuster had been a bit more lenient with its late fees, it would still be around today.

OK, back to the Netflix secrets you need to know.

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