A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a traffic light by the Hollywood Video store near my home and glanced over at the empty parking lot. This was not an unusual sight because for years the parking lot at the Hollywood Video was always empty. But looking a bit closer, I realized the space… Continue reading Death of The Video Rental Store
According to a study by Sandvine, 20% of non-mobile internet traffic during prime time can be attributed to Netflix instant accounts during prime time usage periods in the US while streaming media accounts for 43% of peak period traffic. While Netflix accounts for almost half of the streaming bandwidth between 8p and 10p utilized by… Continue reading 20% of US Peak Bandwidth used by Netflix Instant
Coming on the heels of Netflix announcing that PS3 consumers no longer need a disc to stream Netflix content, Netflix customers with a Wii console can begin streaming movies from the service without the Netflix disc starting this week. Last week, Sony launched the disc-less service for PS3 console customers. PS3 customers, unlike Wii customers,… Continue reading Netflix no longer requires disc for PS3 and Wii
The Roku Netflix box can now stream movies from Amazon’s Video on Demand and is also $20 cheaper starting at $79.99. The HD version is $20 more. If you don’t yet have Netflix, you can even get $20 off.
In a move that seems obviously like an effort to emulate the success that Netflix and Amazon has had with their digital entertainment download services, Best Buy is throwing their hat into the ring as well. No start date yet, but the service called Blue Sky Video will give its customers one free movie download… Continue reading Best Buy to compete with Netflix et al. in digital movie download business
Got a PlayStation3 ? Then you might want to think about getting one, because Sony just came up with one more reason for you to buy one: Netflix. Yes, Sony and Netflix got together so that you can stream Netflix movies to your PS3. As long as you have a Netflix account, there is no… Continue reading Sony and Netflix got together so you can stream Netflix movies to your PS3