Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across “channels.” It may be more rewarding than normal…
Here’s a trick that’s been around for a while but may have passed you by: secret category codes added by Netflix engineers that can help you narrow down your on-demand video choices. From classic war movies to Brazilian dramas, here’s how to dig deeper into the Netflix library.
Netflix wasn't the first to come up with the name Qwikster, which is what they are calling their new/old spinoff DVD company. That distinction goes to a Mr. Jason Castillo, a man with an affinity for bitches and weed.
Although the experience of sitting on your couch for an HD porn viewing is unparalleled, most members of our species will go the quick and dirty laptop route instead. Time Warner Cable's CEO is peeved! They need that porno cash!
Remember that impossibly-bad sounding idea of renting a movie on-demand for $30? (But only if it's not too successful!) Well it's not bad enough to fly under the radar of theater owners, infuriated by the thought of lost profits.
Amazon is now offering a complimentary Video on Demand copy of over 10,000 of the DVDs and Blu-rays it—for free. You'll only have VoD access for 30 days, but that should last you until the disc arrives. [Amazon]
Like our friend Dave Zats, you may have noticed that Amazon is offering an extra day of viewing for select online rentals. After a little digging, he discovered that the studios are the ones experimenting in this area.
Still use component connections with your cable box? Listen up: the MPAA has again asked the FCC to let studios disable analog connections during certain on-demand movies. The FCC currently bans this, and here's why that's a good thing.
The fact that NBC is pulling some of its major shows off Netflix in favor of Hulu has got me thinking—which of these online services to you use the most and why?
I love Netflix On Demand precisely because it lets me watch 30 Rock episodes whenever I want. So I was horrified to notice, just now, that 30 Rock was going bye-bye on Oct. 1—along with other great shows.
People are always eager to point out cool technologies that America ignores, but what about the ones that we—and only we—use? Enough with the grousing: Here's what we've got that they don't.
TiVo's not the only box offering HD content from Amazon VOD, Roku has also announced HD Amazon downloads which are available today.
We knew TiVo was beta testing Amazon HD VOD,so it's not a huge surprise it's actually official today. TV shows and Movies will be available in HD with most videos supporting 5.1 surround sound.
Vudu just announced that its video-on-demand movie boxes would start selling for $150, down from $300, citing the "rewards of success" and not "imminent failure," like we first assumed when we saw this.
Roku's Netflix box is currently a one-trick pony, but it's getting Amazon's Video on Demand later this year, meaning you can soon buy or rent and instantly stream movies and TV shows from Amazon's service.
Seems like the threat of Netflix partnering up with everyone for TV downloading services has spurred Blockbuster into action. The video rental chain has finally confirmed rumors that it'll launch its own set-top box before the end of the year. For a “limited time,” their 2Wire-built MediaPoint player will be free and…