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Microsoft adds Netflix support to Xbox 360 Kinect

April 15th, 2011

Today Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb, also known as Major Nelson, announced that Microsoft has added Netflix support to the Xbox 360 Kinect accessory. Using Kinect, you’ll be able to browse your Netflix queue by waving your hands or speaking out loud, which means you won’t have to go searching for your Xbox 360 controller just to …

Netflix issues apology, service credit for Instant downtime

March 24th, 2011

In the wake of Tuesday’s Netflix Instant outage, the company has issued a mea culpa and service credit to affected users. “We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused,” reads an email from Netflix. “If you attempted and were unable to instantly watch TV episodes or movies yesterday, click on this account specific …

Netflix announces streaming only plan, price hikes for existing offerings

November 22nd, 2010

What was once rumored is now a reality. Netflix has announced that beginning today the company will offer a new, streaming-only service option for $7.99 per month. The plan, which does not include any by-mail DVD rentals, allows users to stream available titles to their televisions, mobile devices, and computer screens. “Creating the best user experience that we can …

Netflix makes streaming service official in Canada

September 22nd, 2010

If you’re a Canadian resident eagerly awaiting Netflix to launch their “watch instantly” service, the day has come. Today, Nexflix announced that is has begun streaming instant, not-so-mainstream movies to customers in the Great White North. “With our launch today in Canada, Netflix is focused on adding meaningfully to the entertainment choices available to Canadian consumers,” said …

Netflix hiring Android developers, client on the way

June 30th, 2010

It appears as though Netflix is hiring an Android developer to “help build [an] Instant Streaming client implementation on Android devices.” Obviously, the good news would be that an official Netflix app — that would allow subscribers to watch Instant Queue movies right on their handsets — appears to be on the way. The bad …