Netflix is the worlds leading subscription service that allows users to watch unlimited TV shows and movies, you can browse a growing selection of titles that can be watched immediately anytime you want.
Since Apple released the Apple TV 6.1 update in march, there has been an issue with the Dolby Digital Surround sound. Apple is aware of the problem and is currently working on a fix, according to a report from 9to5Mac.
Netflix the online media streaming service is now offering to stream “Jobs”, the biographic movie based on Steve Jobs, founder and visionary behind the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc., and starring Ashton Kutcher, who portrayed the character of Steve Jobs for the silver screen. The film will be available for free for Netflix customers who are using the company’s unlimited streaming plan.
Netflix version 2.1.1 adds not only high-res artwork but also fixes for VoiceOver, improved playback on external displays and other more minor tweaks. The official Twitter account promises HD video streaming is on the way. HackingNetflix points out the
Netflix already added video out support to its iPad app a few months ago, and it’s now finally brought the same functionality to iPhone and iPod touch users as well. Unfortunately, it’s quite not bringing all iPhone and iPod touch users up to speed, as the app will only support video out on the iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod touch. If that doesn’t pose a problem for you, however, you can grab the updated app for free right now from your favorite source of iPhone apps.
Tired of using PlayOn’s web app to enjoy content on your iPod touch and iPhone? Tired of being left out altogether if you’re on aniPad? Fret not, dear content consumers — PlayOn has today released a highly anticipated update to its own software that adds iPad compatibility, enabling users to stream material from Hulu, Netflix, Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, MTV and ESPN3 (among others) over WiFi and 3G. Unfortunately, those of you in that first camp will have to remain there until Apple gets its approval act in order, but at least those who splurged on a tablet can now make better use of it thanks to Safari and HTML5.
We knew this was coming and here it is: the Netflix application, heretofore reserved only for iPad users, has trickled down to iPhone and iPod touch devices. Version 1.1.0 makes the TV show and movie streaming app universal — so long as your universe is known as iOS — and looks to massively expand the available audience for Netflix’s mobile effort. What are you waiting for, go get it already.
“There is value in exclusivity… [Consumers] are willing to pay a premium for high quality, exclusive content.” There is something to HBO Co-President Eric Kessler’s words that ring true with his company’s goals, and unfortunately for Netflix enthusiasts, that subscription service isn’t part and parcel with his philosophy. In an interview with Bloomberg, Kessler reportedly offered the previous statement as an explanation to why the two companies would likely not make a deal together, despite Netflix’s best efforts. That’s par for the course, so far, but what is new and exciting from the interview is an off-hand comment that in six month’s time, HBO Go would be available “through all major cable systems, on Apple Inc.’s iPad, on mobile devices and elsewhere,” free for those already signed up to HBO. We’ve seen the former option, but portable? Consider our interests very piqued. While far from official, we also think it’s worth listening to a co-president on his own company’s dealings — at least a little bit. Hey, we’re all for going the Hulu route if it’s implemented well enough, but it looks like we won’t be canceling our cable subscription in favor of going steady with Ol’ Red Envelopes anytime soon.
Hulu has finally announced their long-rumored subscription service, and it’s a doozy. It’s called Hulu Plus. For US$9.99 per month, you’ll get you ad-supported access to the full current seasons of most shows and full back seasons of select shows. Plus, brand new Hulu Plus apps for the iPhone and the iPad will bring the television to you. The apps work over either WiFi or 3G, though the iPhone version requires iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.The service sounds pretty good — I would have to untangle my internet service from my cable bill, but otherwise, a system like this might just replace my cable box.
Soon after the iPad was available in the US last month, Netflix announced the launch of an iPad-specific application on the App Store.
This had come as a surprise to us since Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had noted late last year that his company was completely focused on the gaming console market and that an application for the iPhone OS was not coming anytime soon.