Netflix is an online television network that is engaged in the internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. It provides its services under three segments: international streaming, domestic streaming, and domestic DVD.
The network enables members to access and view more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including Netflix original series. Members can play, pause, and resume watching its content without commercial breaks or commitments. The company also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services.
Netflix was founded in 1997 by Mitch Lowe, Reed Hastings, and Marc Randolph. It is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. As of Dec 31, 2015, it had approximately 57 million customers in approximately 50 countries.