If for some reason you need further convincing that Netflix is taking over our lives, you only need to look at Sandvine’s latest report, which shows that the video streaming company is now the biggest source of North American web traffic, accounting for 24.71 percent of aggregate traffic.
Tarantino fans rejoice! Netflix announced today that it has inked a multi-year deal with Miramax – the studio behind films like Kill Bill, The English Patient and Pulp Fiction — to stream its movie library starting in June.
Zediva, which is launching today, is yet another contender in the online movie streaming arena with one curious twist: It literally streams DVD discs to viewers over the web.
Now we have yet another way to view streaming movies online. Amazon today launched its streaming video service for Prime members, which will offer subscribers access to 5,000 movies and TV shows and will serve as Amazon’s first move to counter Netflix’s streaming video dominance.
Kiosk DVD rental company Redbox will soon launch a subscription-based Internet streaming service, much like Netflix’s streaming video service, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The hype around Apple’s $99 revamped Apple TV seems to have died down, but it looks like sales haven’t, as it’s set to cross one million units sold later this week, according to Apple.
Two months after Google TV devices hit the streets, the platform is seeing its first major update, bringing with it an improved Netflix app, a remote control app for Android and more.
Netflix is apparently willing to shell out big bucks to acquire new TV episodes, according to a report by the New York Post.
Netflix today officially unveiled a $7.99 subscription plan that only gives you access to its streaming movies and TV episodes.
Nintendo announced today that Wii owners can now watch Netflix streaming video without the need for a Watch Instantly disc.
The battle for the best Netflix experience in your living room rages on. Sony announced today that Playstation 3 owners will no longer need to use a disc to access Netflix’s streaming service starting October 18, and the console’s Netflix experience will also be improved with a slew of exclusive new features.
Netflix may soon offer a subscription plan specifically geared towards streaming video, according to a short blog post by CEO Reed Hastings. The company also announced today that it has landed a content deal with NBC Universal that will allow Netflix to stream more TV episodes from NBC, USA, and SyFy.
As if we needed any more rumors surrounding Apple’s media event on Wednesday (we covered the major rumors in an earlier post), we’re now hearing that the company may finally bring Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming video service to its revamped Apple TV, three unnamed sources tell Businessweek.
With little fanfare, Netflix this morning updated its app on the iTunes Store — which previously only supported the iPad — to work on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Netflix has had a good string of content licensing deals recently for its streaming video service — first with Relativity Media and then with fledgling premium network Epix — but HBO’s co-president Eric Kessler says HBO is unlikely that the network would make a deal with Netflix, Bloomberg reports.
Netflix announced new deals today with Twentieth Century Fox and Universal that would entail a 28 day delay window for new DVD and Blu-ray titles, in exchange for greater access to films and television for Netflix’s streaming video service. Netflix signed a similar deal with Warner Brothers in January (which didn’t explicitly include more streaming titles).
After announcing that it would support Nintendo’s Wii this past January, Netflix has finally started shipping out instant streaming discs to lucky Wii owners.