Miramax Classes Up Netflix with Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, and…

I know. Sometimes Netflix Watch Instantly seems like an endless stream of Daddy Daycare sequels, as more and more studios strip away the good stuff. But take heart! Miramax just signed a multi-year agreement that's going to deliver lots of high-quality movies starring people with cool accents, starting in June. » 5/16/11 8:37am 5/16/11 8:37am

Netflix Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to Mad Men Reruns

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] » 4/05/11 7:10pm 4/05/11 7:10pm

Video: The Next Snapdragons Can Stream Netflix on Android Phones

Those upcoming Snapdragon chips of Qualcomm's can actually stream Netflix on Android phones, as we saw on an LG Revolution at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona, Spain, this week. It's unlikely you'll be streaming from your queue anytime this year though, as we wait for Qualcomm's new chips to find its way into phones,… » 2/16/11 5:20am 2/16/11 5:20am

Netflix Dances on Blockbuster's Grave, Adding SNL and Frakking …

In what may be the 21st century content delivery equivalent of hanging your enemy's skulls from the parapet, Netflix has announced a deal to bring Battlestar, every episode of SNL, and more to Watch Instantly the day after Blockbuster's demise. » 9/24/10 8:40am 9/24/10 8:40am

The 55 Best Comedies To Watch Instantly on Netflix

Slogging through your Netflix Watch Instantly options can be a nightmarish tour of the straight-to-DVD netherworld. Fortunately, our friends over at Splitsider have compiled a handy list of 55 comedies for your queue that aren't just excellent—they're essential. » 9/13/10 4:40pm 9/13/10 4:40pm

HBO Is Going To Stream True Blood To Your iPad (But Not On Netflix)

Oh, hello HBO Go! You were a strange experiment in going it alone before, but now that you're headed to the iPad I might just give you a closer look. Especially since HBO's apparently not headed to Netflix after all. » 8/17/10 4:48pm 8/17/10 4:48pm

Netflix Search Coming To Xbox 360 In November

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… » 6/14/10 5:05pm 6/14/10 5:05pm

Netflix Finally Streaming Video in HD to PCs and Macs, Hurray

It's a good day to sit around: Netflix is now streaming over half its HD videos to PCs and Macs in HD. If a vid'll stream in HD to PCs, it'll say "HD Available," like this. [Netflix via Dave Zatz] » 5/12/10 4:23pm 5/12/10 4:23pm

Netflix Delays Fox and Universal Releases, Too

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! » 4/09/10 9:43am 4/09/10 9:43am

Why Warner Bros. Is Screwing Netflix by Giving DVDs to Blockbuster a…

It's appropriate, almost, that Warner Bros. is giving Blockbuster—the chain that's closing 500 locations and bringing back late fees—a 28-day exclusive rental window over Netflix and Redbox. Two archaic institutions, sticking together. » 3/23/10 7:33pm 3/23/10 7:33pm

Netflix Would Very Much Like to Know If You Would Like an iPhone App…

Here's a real interesting question from a recent Netflix survey: "How likely would you or someone in your household be to instantly watch movies & TV episodes on your iPhone via a Wi-Fi network?" » 3/02/10 10:05am 3/02/10 10:05am

Netflix, Hollywood Politics and the War for Streaming Movies

Even as Netflix adds Criterion movies (yes!) to its burgeoning Watch Instantly library, the studios eye their intentions ever more suspiciously, worried Netflix may be sowing the seeds of Hollywood's destruction. Which could mean fewer movies for us. » 12/29/09 11:20pm 12/29/09 11:20pm

Netflix Watch Instantly For Mac Now Available For All Subscribers

Netflix's Silverlight-based Watch Instantly feature for Macs is out of beta, and activated for all subscribers. The catalog still isn't complete and the six machine limit stands, but good news is good news. [Netflix —Thanks, Ben!] » 12/04/08 6:09am 12/04/08 6:09am

Most Sony Movies Back On Xbox's Netflix Streaming Service

With nary an explanation, most of the Sony-owned movies that were mysteriously pulled from Xbox's Netflix Watch Instantly streaming service last week » 11/26/08 12:01am 11/26/08 12:01am have been put back up again. , the series and other Columbia Pictures luminaries can now be downloaded for watching. However, anything tagged with an “available…

Xbox 360 Netflix Streaming Drops Sony's Columbia Pictures

In what's a slightly suspicious coincidence, but Sony's suddenly pulled a bunch of its movies from the Xbox's Netflix Watch Instantly streaming service » 11/19/08 12:39am 11/19/08 12:39am just a few hours before Microsoft's . Previously available titles like and , which are owned by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment subsidiary Columbia Pictures, have…

Netflix No Longer Selling Used DVDs

Netflix has decided to discontinue the sale of used DVDs through their website in order to focus on their core rental business. Starting on November 30th, all of their previously viewed overstock will be passed to a wholesaler—effectively adding a middleman. I suppose it doesn't seem to make much sense, but selling… » 11/04/08 11:30am 11/04/08 11:30am

Netflix Watch Instantly for Mac Now Live (for Beta Users)

As we reported last Sunday, Netflix Watch Instantly » 11/02/08 4:30pm 11/02/08 4:30pm was "coming soon" for Mac users. Well, coming soon is today, dear readers. If you're into being a beta user, head over to Netflix to , and give her a try. Of course, there are a few things to understand before you start streaming. You'll need to download Microsoft's…

Netflix Streaming Video Finally on Macs

As promised » 10/26/08 10:05pm 10/26/08 10:05pm, you can finally use Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming video service on a Mac. The juiciest, most ironic part? The magic happens with Microsoft's Flash-wannabe Silverlight—which you probably grew to know and —since it keeps the DRM voodoo intact. The only real catch is that it works exclusively on…

Netflix Watch Instantly Streaming for Macs By Year's End

Almost two years after launching » 10/02/08 9:20am 10/02/08 9:20am and spreading from PCs to and , Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service is finally coming to Macs. In a post on its official blog, Netflix promises Mac users that "we’ll have something for you by the end of the year." We're taking that to mean the service (meaning they've come up…