20 Things You Didn't Know About Netflix

Ever wanted to stream Stranger Things on your microwave? Well, now you can!


Walk into someone's home in 2020 (only if they invite you - no breaking and entering, please), and you're almost guaranteed to find three things in their entertainment setup: a TV, a DVD or Blu-Ray player, and a Netflix subscription.

Over 150 million people around the world pay for the streaming service every single month, a figure that, for comparison, means that Netflix is more popular than dominant home consoles like the Nintendo Wii and the PS4, and in addition, gives the platform around 40 million more paid users than Spotify has.

So yeah. It's massive.

With streaming taking off over the last several years thanks to its ease-of-use and affordability, Netflix has become a household staple for quite a lot of people, and despite the fact that it's still a relatively new thing, it has a long and complex history with many interesting details that few people are aware of.

And so, we thought we'd take a look at some of them. From an origin story that could've gone very differently to some information about how the service actually runs, why not fill the silence of the between-episode gap with some neat facts and figures about the current streaming kingpin?

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