Netflix is launching a brand new user interface that will unify its TV screen watching experiences regardless of what device you may be using, the company announced late yesterday.
Music Unlimited will stream in the background, and Video Unlimited will load videos very quickly.
The company is now focusing more heavily on peak times instead of the average speed each user will reasonably be able to get when streaming videos on Netflix.
Despite the multitude of streaming video services now available, Netflix and YouTube continue to dominate, according to Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomena Report.
Today Marvel announced that it was bringing four live-action, original super-hero series and a special mini-series exclusively to Netflix’s streaming video service. That’s right tiger, Netflix just hit the jack pot.
Netflix has signed a new agreement with CBS to bring hit show Dexter to its streaming service, the company announced today.
Updated at 2:21 p.m. PST with comments from Hastings about subscriber growth from the Q3 live video presentation.
With its quarterly earnings report scheduled for later this week, Netflix could finally overtake rival service HBO when it comes to total overall subscribers.
Netflix may soon begin experimenting with new content features (aka DVD extras) for its lineup of original programming.
The next original series coming to Netflix will be produced by major studio Sony Pictures, the company announced today.
Netflix is currently in negotiations with Comcast, Suddenlink Communications, and others to make its streaming video service available as an application on cable TV set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter.
Usually conversations with customer service representatives are pretty bland, or even painful if you’re trying to resolve a problem. As it turns out, this isn’t always true when it comes to Netflix.
Netflix updated its popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch this morning, adding support for high-definition video streaming to your favorite Apple mobile device.
Original programming has yet to become the engine driving viewers to binge-friendly streaming platforms like Netflix. Here’s why.
Hey, what’s that up in the vividly detailed sky displayed on your enormous HDTV’s screen? Look! It’s an incredibly crisp-looking bird … it’s a vibrantly colorful plane … no, it’s Netflix’s Super HD video streaming!
Unless you’re all caught up on new episodes of AMC hit TV series Breaking Bad, checking your Twitter feed early Monday morning is a bad idea.
Microsoft also revealed that 42 percent of the audience watches over 30 hours of video each month.
Netflix is continuing its expansion into Europe with the launch of its streaming video service in the Netherlands, the company announced today.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
In addition to sorting shows by ranking, you can also sort them by sheer popularity (based on the number of votes/ratings a show has gotten from users) and freshness (i.e., release dates).
It’s pretty impressive to win a streaming media popularity contest when you aren’t actually streaming. But Apple has accomplished that impressive feat with iTunes.
Mainly by cheating.
Once again, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings struck down questions that suggested the company would raise the price of its standard streaming subscription plans beyond the introductory $7.99 per month fee that’s been successful for the few years.
If you decide to steal someone’s smart TV, you’d think disconnecting all the accounts on it would be a smart first thing to do.
If you thought Netflix was a data hog before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Who better than Netflix to know how fast your ISP is?
Mobile and web analytics company Mixpanel has just launched a new product to help companies track their best sources of revenue.
Nintendo TVii is coming to your living room tomorrow, but it won’t arrive with all the features originally promised.
One of the most highly anticipated shows in Netflix’s original programing line up is Arrested Development, and now we’re hearing word that the video rental service is increasing the number of episodes.
I’ve often praised Netflix chief exec Reed Hastings for his ability to cut through the jargon and communicate information about his company clearly, and not always through traditionally recognized channels. The SEC does not agree.
Playstation has trailed Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the gaming console market for a long time. But not in everything.
… in spite of the fact, of course, that Amazon and Netflix are die-hard competitors.
To better understand how to stay relevant in a mobile and hyper-connected world, the cable industry is turning to Silicon Valley’s tech entrepreneurs.
Amazon has quietly added an $8 monthly option to its Prime program, which gives customers access to a free 2-day shipping, monthly Kindle rentals, and a decent selection of unlimited streaming video.
Joining Instragram, Netflix’s iOS app has been updated with support for the taller screen on the iPhone 5.
Netflix on the iPhone just got a whole lot prettier.
A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.
Facebook’s stock picked up steam after the company got strong votes of confidence from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Microsoft.
A new outfit, as often as you want it, with accessories, for only $49/month.
That’s what new fashion rental startup Le Tote is offering young urban women. And the founders are hoping that women’s rich history of sharing clothes will make the company as successful as some other rental successes.
Netflix viewership passed 1 billion hours in a month for the first time ever, according to a Facebook status update by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: