Can't read the article without a subscription. But from the little I could see, I can see cancelling Netflix and using this instead. It will all depend on the content available. Right now I use Netflix so seldom (Amazon is my go-to online source) I have trouble justifying keeping it. They just don't have a lot of content I am interested in. I have little to no interest in their in-house content, and they are really moving in that direction. Of course, that means a well designed channel/app for both the Roku and the Shield for me.
Nvidia Shield, Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.