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Netflix Streaming

Televisions now used to watch online videos more than computers

September 26th, 2012

Tech companies’ vision of transforming the television set into yet another device that streams content from the Internet may finally be becoming a reality. The NPD Group on Wednesday reported that televisions are now the “primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web,” beating out personal computers for the first time. …

Netflix adds iTunes sign up and 1080p HD support to Apple TV

March 8th, 2012

Netflix on Wednesday announced that users can now sign up for the service directly through Apple TV, and pay for it with their iTunes account. The company also announced that it will be offering 1080p HD streaming to Apple’s new set-top box. Apple unveiled its new Apple TV unit during the company’s press conference in …

Netflix beats Hulu Plus in social streaming showdown [infographic]

July 11th, 2011

When we last heard from social media listening firm Mashwork, we learned that future smartphone buyers were much more interested in purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S II than the 4G-friendly Motorola DROID BIONIC. Mashwork is back on Monday with some more interesting findings: according to the firm’s latest research, 45% more people prefer Netflix over …

Netflix inks multi-year instant streaming deal with Miramax

May 16th, 2011

Netflix announced on Monday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Miramax to offer several hundred Miramax films, including hits like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Good Will Hunting, through its instant streaming service. “From day one, we’ve been very clear about the importance of digital and our desire to respond to the significant …

Netflix and CBS ink two-year content deal

February 23rd, 2011

Netflix on Tuesday announced a new deal with CBS that will bring shows from the CBS library to Netflix’s portfolio of streaming content. The news comes on the same day Amazon finally debuted its new streaming video service for Amazon Prime members. Netflix and CBS did not disclose the terms of the deal, saying only …

Redbox clarifies plans for subscription-based streaming Netflix rival

February 18th, 2011

In a meeting with analysts, Redbox President Mitch Lowe reaffirmed the Coinstar-owned company’s plans to launch a Netflix “Watch Instantly” competitor this year. Coinstar CEO Paul Davis first confirmed the forthcoming service last year during an earnings call, though he would not specify whether the company’s Internet streaming service would utilize an all-you-can-eat pricing model …

One-click Netflix button coming soon to TV, Blu-ray remotes

January 4th, 2011

As Netflix continues to barrel into living rooms across the country, the thriving company announced new agreements Tuesday that will enable one-click access to its streaming video services on compatible partner devices. The new deal will place a dedicated Netflix button, complete with the Netflix logo, on remote controls that ship with various consumer electronics …

Netflix over 10 times bigger than iTunes rental service, says Gleacher analyst

December 29th, 2010

Gleacher & Company analyst Brain Marshall claims that Apple’s digital video rental service available through iTunes is less than one tenth the size of Netflix’s rental business. Netflix, according to Marshall’s note on Wednesday, serves over 5 million daily rentals while Apple sells only about 475,000 rentals through iTunes each day. Apple has apparently not …

Redbox is ready to think outside the box; streaming service launches next year

October 29th, 2010

On an earnings call Thursday, Coinstar CEO Paul Davis confirmed that subsidiary Redbox would soon expand its portfolio to include a streaming product. Redbox currently owns and operates DVD movie rental kiosks situated in and around highly trafficked partner stores across the country. These unmanned kiosks allow customers to rent DVDs at low prices using …