Netflix

  • Western Digital Has Lost Its Mind

    Western Digital Has Lost Its Mind

    Western Digital has a new $100 media streamer it would like you to buy. At first glance the new WD TV a standard affair with the usual A/V jacks, Miracast support and a focus on local media streaming with MKV and FLAC support. But it lacks Netflix. Seriously. The ubiquitous app is not available on this player making it — and I don’t think I’m exaggerating here — the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    Gillmor Gang: Hollywood & Vine

    The Gillmor Gang — Alexia Tsotsis, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — kick off the holiday weekend with a primer on cloud politics. Techcrunch co-editor Tsotsis in her maiden appearance in the clubhouse wastes no time putting @scobleizer on the spot, but Robert does a Seinfeld by saying nothing in a revealing way. Then we’re off to the land of Beats… Read More

  • Netflix Confirms Plans To Expand Into Six European Countries By Year-End

    Netflix Confirms Plans To Expand Into Six European Countries By Year-End

    Netflix announced yesterday its plans to expand its operations in Europe, launching in six new countries by the end of the year. While it was widely expected to bring its streaming video service to France and Germany soon, it will also be expanding to Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg later in 2014. Read More

  • Netflix’s Neil Hunt Says Personalized Recommendations Will Replace The Navigation Grid

    Netflix’s Neil Hunt Says Personalized Recommendations Will Replace The Navigation Grid

    Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said today that the streaming video service will eventually evolve beyond its current navigation scheme, where users have to browse a seemingly endless grid of movies and TV shows. “Our vision is, you won’t see a grid and you won’t see a sea of titles,” said Hunt, who gave one of the keynote talks this morning at Internet Week in… Read More

  • Netflix Learns From Past Mistakes, Increases Prices The Right Way

    Netflix Learns From Past Mistakes, Increases Prices The Right Way

    When you make a really big mistake, the best possible outcome is that you learn from it and never make it again. It would seem Netflix has done that, based on an email sent out Friday about the company’s pricing plan. The price of the streaming service is going from $7.99 to $8.99 for new customers, but existing Netflix subscribers will stay at the $8 price point for the next two years. Read More

  • Netflix Accidentally Pulls Popular Shows Off The Service

    Netflix Accidentally Pulls Popular Shows Off The Service

    Twitter has exploded again, which can only mean one thing: people can’t watch their shows on Netflix. Hell hath no fury like the scorn of someone halfway through a HIMYM marathon. Netflix says not to panic. So don’t panic. I SAID DON’T PANIC! Read More

  • Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon

    Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon

    Netflix has signed an “interconnect agreement” with Verizon, an agreement similar in nature to the peering deal that it struck with Comcast. The deal will help Netflix get its content onto the ISPs networks. In the travails of net neutrality, this sort of peering agreement is a new frontier. Although it is acting in a diametrically opposite fashion, Netflix has written that in… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    Gillmor Gang: Call Forwarding

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — record a midweek Wednesday edition after Apple and Facebook earnings calls.
    The Gang seems comfortable with Apple numbers setting the table for a Wearable Winter, if you can count an iWatch as meaning both something on the wrist and Apple TV as an extension of the AppStore. Is Facebook moving away… Read More

  • Netflix Arrives On Cable Providers’ TiVo DVRs In The U.S. For The First Time

    Netflix Arrives On Cable Providers’ TiVo DVRs In The U.S. For The First Time

    Keep your friends, close, but your enemies closer – that might be the mantra running through the heads of cable execs at Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN, U.S. regional cable providers who are the first such companies in the U.S. to offer Netflix access bundled with TV service. Subscribers will still have to have their own Netflix accounts, Engadget reports, but now… Read More

  • AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

    AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

    There’s a new $500 million pool of potential capital floating around earmarked for the creation of over-the-top video services, thanks to AT&T and Chernin Group, who have collaborated on the new venture (via GigaOM). The team-up aims to pool resources from the two companies to “acquire, invest in and launch” OTT video services, including subscription VOD businesses… Read More