The name Netflix is the combination of the particle “net”, derived from “internet”, and “flix”, short for the word “flicks”, synonymous with “film”.
Netflix is an American subscription streaming service and production company. Launched on August 29, 1997, it offers a film and television series library through distribution deals as well as its own productions, known as Netflix Originals.
Netflix can be accessed via the internet browser on computers, or via application software installed on
smart TVs, set-top boxes connected to televisions, tablet computers, smartphones, digital media players, Blu-ray Disc players, video game consoles, and virtual reality headsets on the list of Netflix- compatible devices. It is available in 4K resolution. In the United States, the company provides DVD and Blu-ray rentals delivered individually via the United States Postal Service from regional warehouses.
Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. Netflix initially both sold and rented DVDs by mail, but the sales were eliminated within a year to focus on the DVD rental business. In 2007, Netflix introduced streaming media and video on demand. The company expanded to Canada in 2010, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean.
Netflix accounts for over a third of US internet traffic. This results in significant energy consumption and significant greenhouse gas emissions. The power generation required to broadcast and view video-on-demand services such as Netflix is estimated to release around 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This corresponds to approximately 0.3% of global emissions. The use of such video services is therefore estimated to release approximately the same amount of CO2 per year as the state of Belgium.
Unlike other major video streaming platforms, Netflix does not provide regular reports on energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, or the actual energy mix of its global operations.
Netflix has not made a public commitment to using renewable energy so far. On March 30, 2021, Netflix announced a commitment to cancel its emissions by the end of 2022. On September 23, 2021, Netflix issued a statement regarding the actions taken and projects underway to reach the target on time.
Netflix can now be watched on any device, from the TV to the tablet, up to the phone. precisely for this reason nowadays more and more people use this app; You can find all kinds of films or TV series, it is also and above all used for the various choices.