This morning, we woke up to a post-Saturday-Morning-Cartoons America. That got plenty of us talking about our former TV watching routines, and that made me wonder: In an era of on-demand, mobile, streaming content, do you still watch TV shows when they air?
Redbox Instant, Verizon's Netflix-battling streaming movie service and the companion to the automated DVD rental kiosk in your grocery store's entryway, is shutting down on October 7th at 11:59PM. Better get your binge-watching out of your system now.
That was quick. After closing up shop yesterday among the usual copyright questions, and just a week after its first launch, Popcorn Time is back. TorrentFreak has the story of how the project, abandoned by its founders, will live on at the hands of YTS developers.
Falling asleep while watching Netflix is the worst. Invariably you miss all the meat of whatever you're watching, and snap awake to the closing credits (or your morning alarm). Ugh. But a bunch of Netflix engineers have a (theoretical) solution: a Fitbit hack that pauses your stream when the wearable senses you've…
You can take that issue of SkyMall and choke yourself with it, because (American Airlines) flights are now a little more fun! TechCrunch reports AA is pushing its Gogo streaming video service to all 767s, offering 100 films and episodes.
Hulu needs owners who aren't ancient and terrible. Apple needs a streaming video service that isn't ancient and terrible. So based on those unconfirmed reports that Apple is interested in buying Hulu, I have only one demand: DO IT.
It's not exactly Sophie's Choice, but if you're a pretty casual Netflix user like I am, you're going to have to decide which is more crucial: streaming movies or watching them on DVDs and Blu-rays.
Oh boy. Oh boy oh boy oh boy. So you know how Netflix said they were bringing every Star Trek everything to Watch Instantly? They finally delivered, just in time for you to celebrate your independence trying to track down that one episode of TNG where Tasha Yar wasn't incredibly annoying.
We can't afford all the new stuff and offer the service for $8. So at $8, we're a complement to the new-release business. And with that, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explained why your Watch Instantly queue feels so tired.
In the streaming video wars, Miramax has today settled comfortably into the role of Switzerland. That sweet deal it lined up with Netflix a few weeks ago? Today they announced basically the same for Hulu. Good Will Hunting all around!
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.
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:
Netflix loves that so many of us have turned to the convenience of streaming. It costs Netflix 3 cents to stream a standard definition movie, and 5 cents for HD; that's why they'd rather stream than mail you a disc.
A whole mess of Samsung web-enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray players are about to get access to Blockbuster's OnDemand service. Since OnDemand doesn't require a monthly fee, this is a nice little value-add.
Earlier Rumors that Sony Pictures and YouTube were negotiating to provide a large number of free, ad-supported movies on the video upload site were confirmed today by the movie giant.
Not only can you watch Netflix's Watch Now streaming movies on your HTPC and Xbox 360, you can now watch them on unlimited PCs just with a quick registry trick. The "trick", which is just copying the registry entry from a working machine onto a new one, can only be done with XP->XP or Vista->Vista, but you have three…