Posts Tagged ‘instant streaming’
Breaking! Netflix splitting up the DVD and streaming into separate companies! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Friday, 7 October 2011 10:54 Written by LoganDX Monday, 19 September 2011 12:39
Just a while ago, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings announced a bigger shocker than the price hike! The DVD and streaming sections of the company are being spun off into separate companies. The streaming segment will stay as Netflix but the DVD company will be named “Qwikster”. Apparently the recent freefall in the stock price for Netflix is spurring Hastings into making changes, serious changes.
Quoted from his blog:
For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn’t make the leap from success in DVDs to success in streaming. Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us) because they are afraid to hurt their initial business. Eventually these companies realize their error of not focusing enough on the new thing, and then the company fights desperately and hopelessly to recover. Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly.
Hit the jump the read more and watch the video from Hastings video – “An explanation and some reflections”.
Netflix Doubles Down On Streaming Plus Dvd Subscription Pricing.
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 July 2011 03:30 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 14 July 2011 07:00
Netflix announced they will be debundling their popular streaming plus one dvd subscription plan. For $9.99 a month, customers could stream all the Instant Streaming titles they wanted plus unlimited dvds a month, one at a time. Starting September 1st and immediately for new customers, those two components will no longer be conjoined at the hip. The streaming plan will still be $7.99 monthly and to have the one dvd as well, it will cost an additional $7.99 a month, in essence doubling the price.
Many a Netflix customer is pretty irritated at the new pricing structure, blasting Twitter and Facebook with their complaints. Many of them are pretty understandable since nobody really wants to pay double for a luxury service, even Netflix. Many people have options though – Redbox being the chief one. Personally, I’m ready to drop my one dvd portion anyway as I barely watch the disc that shows up in my mail. We here at Geektopia spend all our Netflix time on the streaming portion. Hopefully they can increase that library more substantially in the very near future. How do you geeks feel? Does the price increase bother you? Hit the jump and tell us in the comments.
Got A 3DS? Get Your Netflix Streaming On!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:05 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:12
With all the turmoil surrounding Netflix lately, many a gamer may have forgotten about Nintendo’s plans to add Instant Streaming to the company’s 3DS. Starting today, a new update will be available for owners of the handheld in the Nintendo eShop. I’m curious as to how well the video service will translate to the system and if the 3D will help, hinder or work at all. All gamers will need is a strong WiFi signal to watch their favorite Pokemon movie or Power Rangers episodes. If they’re on the go, Nintendo and AT&T have partnered up to provide approximately 10,000 hotspots nationwide that should be up and running.
With the proliferation of Netflix streaming over so many devices, the service has truly gained some serious subscribers. With the 3DS having sold over 3.6 million units, there is potential for the company to add a significant amount of new subscribers. Any geeks out there with a 3DS and ready for the streaming? Hit the break and let us know.
Netflix finally releases Android app.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 May 2011 06:49 Written by LoganDX Friday, 13 May 2011 11:45
The day has come for Netflix to unveil their Android app. All the features of the Netflix ready devices are now in the palm of our hands. Instant viewing, adding to and viewing your queue, even picking up where you left off watching at home straight from a capable Android device over either a 3G or wifi data connection.
The key point being capable. The app will not run on every Android device at this time. Owners of the following phones are among the very lucky few: HTC Incredible with Android 2.2, HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2 or 2.3, HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2, HTC G2 with Android 2.2 and the Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3. Slim pickings there with most of the mobiles being HTC and the lonely Samsung.