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"We expect to cross the 100 million member mark this weekend," Netflix wrote in its letter to shareholders back in April. Netflix is one of the simplest streaming services around, you pay a monthly fee - which you can cancel at any time - and then get unlimited access to its full range of movies and TV shows.

"It's a good start." No one could possibly forget the streaming service's CES 2016 keynote where it unveiled to the world that it was taking its service to nearly every country on the planet, and that it would invest heavily in each of the new markets. You don't get charged per film or TV show, and whether you watch it every hour of every day or only once in a few weeks, you'll pay exactly the same amount.

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Downloads will stay in your library for 30 days at a time, and will automatically expire at that time – even if it's on a device that isn't connected to the internet.

While it has its limitations, offline viewing is supremely helpful for longer flights or car rides where Wi-Fi and online connectivity may be spotty.

It's effective and simple, just the way we like it.

The only real complexity comes with the three different subscription options available, though the same volume of content is available across all of them.

Watch a show on your desktop browser and you can pause it and pick up in the exact same place when logging back in on your big screen TV.