Netflix Streaming Will Always Be Subscription-Based, Never Pay-Per-View

Subscribers hoping that Netflix would get into the pay-per-view space will be slightly disappointed, as its CEO reiterates that they will always be in the subscription business. Reed Hastings says, "We don't plan to enter the pay-per-view segment, where Apple, Amazon, Sony and others focus, or the ad-supported… » 7/28/08 5:20pm 7/28/08 5:20pm

Watch Netflix's Watch Now on Unlimited Machines

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… » 5/27/08 3:00pm 5/27/08 3:00pm

Easily Rip Netflix Streaming Movies To Your Hard Drive

Adam of Lifehacker found this pretty slick way of allowing Netflix users to download and save streaming movies onto their hard drives, meaning that you can take movies on the go without having to always be connected to the net. If this isn't illegal, it's most likely against the EULA; and if it isn't against the EULA,… » 1/16/08 6:40pm 1/16/08 6:40pm

Netflix Online Video Becomes All-You-Eat Tomorrow; Can It Compete With iTunes Video Rentals?

We had heard that unlimited online viewing had been granted to select Netflix subscribers last month, and suspected it'd get a full rollout soon. Well, soon is tomorrow—as the AP notes, a day before MacWorld, where Apple is expected to unveil its video rental-killer rendition of iTunes. » 1/13/08 9:14pm 1/13/08 9:14pm

Netflix Watch Now: Secret Technique for Cutting In Line, Get Streaming Now

Netflix is slowly rolling out its movie streaming feature, but some members of the movie service won't be getting this capability until June. If you're one of the unlucky Netflix users who haven't seen that Watch Now tab appear on the Netflix website yet, now there's a way you can skip waiting in line and have it… » 3/01/07 8:29am 3/01/07 8:29am