Snowpiercer Is Out On Demand Today, Just Weeks After Hitting Theaters

Snowpiercer looks like a badass movie. Like if Blade Runner had sex with Speed. The sci-fi film has great reviews, an intriguing plot about hardscrabble future people engaging in class warfare on a really fast cold-weather train, and Tilda Swinton. But with a limited theatrical release, it hasn't been very easy to… » 7/11/14 6:20pm 7/11/14 6:20pm

Starz Turned Down $300 Million to Stay on Netflix

So you know how Starz and Netflix broke up, which, sad! But did you further know that Netflix offered up a whopping $300 million per year to make the third-rate movie channel stay? That's ten times their current deal. Yowza. » 9/02/11 8:25am 9/02/11 8:25am

The Movies on Netflix Streaming Are About to Suck a Lot More

A large portion of the fresh movies that you can watch on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service are supplied through a deal with Starz. Like Toy Story 3 and Let Me In. Well, they're going to disappear on February 28. » 9/01/11 5:44pm 9/01/11 5:44pm

Video-On-Demand: A Complete Guide to All the TV and Movie Downloading…

Stop watching movies and TV shows according to Hollywood's schedule! With video-on-demand, you can watch TV whenever you want, wherever you want, and you don't even have to remember to program a box to record it. Here's MaximumPC's take on the major online VOD services available today. » 5/11/11 10:00am 5/11/11 10:00am

Movie Theaters Begin Slapfight With Studios over New Flicks On-Demand

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. » 4/12/11 9:20am 4/12/11 9:20am

Buy a Movie on Amazon and Get a Online Copy Free With Disc+

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] » 11/02/10 9:59am 11/02/10 9:59am

Analyst: Blockbuster's Last Gasp to Occur in 2011

Blockbuster? We knew it was dying, courtesy Redbox, Netflix and the changing ways people consume their entertainment, but when will it finally expire? Probably next year, according to one analyst and the company's own balance sheet. Updated. » 7/11/10 1:00pm 7/11/10 1:00pm

Hulu Plus on iPhone and iPad Impressions: Hello, Future of Television

Why pay for cable to watch stuff on my television when I can stream most of the TV I care about to every screen I watch for $10/month? That's what I'm thinking after using the awesome Hulu Plus iPhone app. » 6/29/10 4:17pm 6/29/10 4:17pm

V CAST Video Beams to Android Market Tomorrow

Hey there! Brief heads up this evening regarding V CAST Video. In short, it will be available for download in the Verizon Channel area of the Android Market. » 6/06/10 9:05pm 6/06/10 9:05pm

Hulu Just Got a Lot Awesomer

Hulu might not jump on the increasingly crowded HTML5 video bandwagon anytime soon, but I don't really care because it's adding a whole bunch of new features to make Hulu much more awesome. » 5/13/10 1:39pm 5/13/10 1:39pm

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

An ABC iPad App That Streams Lost Over 3G Is Almost Here [UPDATED]

ABC's iPad app was one of the few we tested that flat-out didn't play video over 3G—unlike Netflix and YouTube, which play degraded video—but Business Insider hears a 3G-compatible version has already been submitted to the App Store. » 5/03/10 3:25pm 5/03/10 3:25pm

Nintendo Wii Netflix Watch Instantly Discs Arrive Tomorrow

The first batch of Netflix Watch Instantly discs for the Wii have been shipped, so if you already ordered one, you can track its status—some people are slated to get 'em as early as tomorrow. [ Netflix, Thanks tipsters!] » 3/25/10 1:09pm 3/25/10 1:09pm

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

How Apple Plans to Make You Watch Ads With Cheap TV Shows

An Apple patent worth gawking at, given its grander ambitions for advertising, iTunes and TV subscriptions: It details a way to make you watch ads embedded into video content, like say, a free or cheap TV show. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

TiVo the Dinosaur Just Got a New Jetpack

The new TiVo Premiere is like dinosaurs who got upgraded with laser jetpacks: Fancier, but potentially outmoded in a world populated by tons of ninjas with nuclear shuriken. » 3/03/10 1:46pm 3/03/10 1:46pm

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

Why Walmart Paid $100 Million (!!) for Vudu

Vudu, despite being a swanky video service with delicious 1080p streaming, never made any money. So why did Walmart just drop $100 million on a failing service? Peter Kafka reports it's because Vudu convinced Walmart its video compression was nigh-wizardry. » 2/22/10 5:19pm 2/22/10 5:19pm

iTunes, Executive Tongueslips and the Mythical 99-Cent TV Show

Apple's had ambitious TV plans. Standing in the way, industry execs. Apple supposedly wants to offer subscriptions to packages for $30 a month, and to sell shows for a buck. Funny then, what CBS's CEO said during an earnings call. » 2/19/10 11:59am 2/19/10 11:59am