Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Canada Stream Team and will occasionally receive product and perks. All opinions are my own.
About a year and a half ago we dropped the idea of using cable in favor of cutting the cord completely and making Netflix our prime (and only) source of shows/movies. A large part of it was because we had really switched already, however there were other reasons as well.
With cable we found we were always limited, for example, there were shows that the kids wanted to watch repeatedly, that were only on once a week. There would be times when there was no suitable kids programing on TV at all. In general having the flexibility that Netflix offers of always being able to choose how many episodes of what show we were going to watch, became something that we needed.
Another issue we were constantly dealing with, was that our autistic son had figured out how to operate the PVR without using a remote. He could manipulate the buttons to download and delete whatever he wanted. This was problematic, as he would constantly delete his sisters’ shows while adding many of his. When we gave up the cable we no longer had this issue.
Happy Birthday From Netflix
Until recently that had been great. A number of great factors played a part in our decision. But then Netflix decided to up their game. They added a number of happy birthday songs showcasing 14 different versions performed by the kids’ favorite characters. For years we had been forced to search through YouTube for a good version of Happy Birthday that would make the kids happy and it can be a time consuming task. Videos come and go, they get deleted or buried in search and bookmarks get lost in system crashes. So the idea that Netflix was actually going to include this as one of the tools available to parents was great news in our household.
What is your child’s favorite birthday version?