Hulu Plus App Launched for Nintendo Wii

nintendo-hulu-plusNintendo has added a Hulu Plus downloadable app to the roster of Wii apps, allowing subscribers to shop at Wii for Hulu Plus networking.  A version of the app will be available on Nintendo 3DS.  Netflix also offers a Wii app that was released in 2011.  BBC's lauded iPlayer has been available as an add-on [...]

Redbox and Verizon Partner to Offer Internet Streaming

In an attempt to ensure that theay aren't lef tbehind in the digital content stakes  Redbox and Verizon are partnering up and hoping to steal a march on Netflix, the encumbent market leader for streaming video and DVDs.  Netflix offers both whereas Redbox only had DVDs that one has to drive to get.  So very [...]

Netflix Tip – Get Alerted When New Titles are Released

if_netflix_then_rssIf you want to make certain you are aware of all of the new uploads on Netflix and don't want something more personal than InstantWatcher.com there is an option you can add to your home setup.  Think of it as a different type of home automation.  Using RSS and your favorite feedreader you can now [...]

Netflix UK Inks Deal with Miramax

According the Guardian Netflix has inked a deal with Miramax films to exclusively stream films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love,  Gangs of New York and No Country For Old Men alongside some other dubious treats such as In Bed with Madonna and Godzilla vs. Biollante. Content deals like this are as much about [...]

Netflix and Lionsgate get ready to Kick Ass in the UK

Netflix and Lionsgate get ready to Kick Ass in the UKNetflix Heading Across the Pond After Lionsgate Agreement The US DVD rental and media-streaming giant has recently outlined plans to launch its services in the United Kingdom and Ireland, expanding its base of operations into Europe. Netflix has just announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Lionsgate UK and says the UK and Ireland launch will happen [...]

Netflix May Introduce a Family Plan and VOD Rentals

Netflix Disc-free on Nintendo WiiCurrently, subscribing to Netflix with one account has worked well for individuals, couples, and small families in a household. However, Netflix has, for a while now, been considering offering subscribers a Family Plan to expand their current capabilities. The advantage with this setup is that users will have their own individual accounts that Netflix can [...]

Netflix Launches a ‘Just for Kids’ Portal, Makes Playing Outside Passé

WALL-E KidsThis is either the most brilliant idea for parents or one of the worst things to come down the pike for society in general. Netflix has just taken the wraps off their "Just for Kids" portal that makes it supposedly easy for young children to navigate content using familiar TV show and movie characters. The [...]

Netflix’s Chrome OS Plugin May Be One of Google’s First Native Client Examples

Native Client Pepper Browser DiagramAfter the disappointment that the new Netflix Web App in the Chrome Web Store wasn't compatible with other Linux distros other than Chrome OS, I did a little investigating of why that may be. It turns out the answer was right in front of me. I just didn't know what I was looking at. If you [...]