Netflix has announced that they made a ton of money this quarter, sure. But they also let it be known that for the first time in the company's history, year over year DVD shipments had actually declined. Which is pretty much exactly what they want to happen. All those past shipping costs add up compared to streaming…
As technology marches on, it brings with it a whole new set of maladies. Just as keyboards have given rise to carpal tunnel syndrome, another innovation has created an ailment just as awful. Let us warn you about Netflix Streaming Syndrome.
Netflix and Lionsgate TV have agreed on a deal for the streaming rights of arguably the best show on TV. The deal covers all seven seasons at about $1 million an episode. The first four seasons start streaming July 27. [Variety]
Netflix had teased a streaming-only plan for the US, but they've finally followed through in time for a long winter of Watch Instantly downloads. It's costs $8, with nearly all DVD-based plans seeing a price hike. Here's how much:
Finally! You'll be able to search the entire Netflix Watch Instantly Library on your Xbox 360 this November. Which basically means you'll be able to find that one episode of Arrested Development where George Bluth Sr. teaches his kids life lessons by hiring a one-armed man—and add it to your Netflix queue—without…
In three words: Stay the course. A recent presentation reveals that Netflix won't be sidetracked by distributing anything but movies and TV shows (news and sports are out) on more devices while expanding their streaming library is priority one. [BusinessInsider]
Last January, Netflix agreed to delay the rental of new release Warner Bros. films by 28 days in exchange for more streaming properties. Now, Fox and Universal have signed similar agreements. What do we get out of the deal? Buffy!
In yesterday's earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed that streaming would soon arrive on a mystery device with a "material installed base." Hey, Reed, could you do me a favor? Please make it the PS3.
For Windows Vista users, more than 12,000 movie titles and television episodes are now available to be streamed onto your PC, and watched instantly via Netflix through Windows Media Center.
It's certainly not a confirmation by any means, but a recent job posting from Netflix seeks an experienced engineer for "developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles."
Some interesting analysis points out yet another reason Netflix is making the push to digital streaming. It's cheap.
To borrow a sentiment from Hershey, there's no wrong way to watch some Netflix. With a veritable slew of other viewing options, built-in capability for TVs was inevitable. So here it comes, courtesy of LG.
Based a a number of complaints posted on the Roku customer forum, it appears that their little $99 Netflix streaming device has spontaneously suffered from a serious drop in video quality.
Just as planned, Samsung has loosed a firmware upgrade (version 2.1) for its BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray decks that now supports Netflix streaming in glorious 720p. Go grab it now. [Thanks, Ari!]