Netflix Now Offering Unlimited DVD and Streaming Plans Separately for $7.99/mo

Who doesn't like unlimited? Netflix is now giving subscribers the option to pick DVD or Streaming-only plans for $7.99 a month — or both for $15.98. Not surprising, though, some commenters on Netflix's blog aren't pleased by the move (like those paying $9.99 a month for unlimited streaming + 1 DVD out at a time). [...]

Netflix Announces Latin America Expansion Plans

Netflix today is announcing their intention to bring its streaming movie service to 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Notice the offering is streaming-only. No DVD-by-mail plans will be offered, which is probably a good thing in order for Netflix to expand internationally. Netflix will give users the option to access the service with [...]

YouTube is King of Online Video; Netflix Leads in Paid Viewership?

AllThingsD has posted a graph produced by Citi Investment Research and Analysis which shows that YouTube is the king of online video when it comes to the number of eyeballs it gets on a daily basis (also just recently confirmed by comScore). Surprisingly, Facebook came in second to YouTube in the Citi survey — thanks to users [...]

Beware of Sharing Your Passwords with Friends and Family to Access Premium Online Services

If you live in Tennessee and are the kind of "giving" person who doesn't mind sharing access to their online accounts like Netflix and Rhapsody, beware... your state has just passed the "Web entertainment theft bill," which amends the state's theft-of-cable laws. The fine for sharing $500 or less of entertainment through your subscription service [...]

Netflix FINALLY Coming to Linux and Chrome OS

Reports are coming in that Google and Netflix will soon be announcing the availability of a Chrome Web Store App or Extension that will enable Chrome OS and other Linux-based distros running Chrome/ium to access Netflix's streaming movie and TV show catalog without the need for Microsoft's Silverlight plugin. According to a post on the [...]

YouTube Now Renting Premium Movie Titles to Users, Joins the Onslaught of Netflix Rivals

YouTube is ready to go full steam ahead in its mission to bring feature films to users on-demand. It's been talked about since September 2009, but now it's reality. According to YouTube Movie's FAQ, the service will provide 3,000 new movies, for a total of 6,000, from studios like Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate [...]

Will You Opt-in to Letting Netflix Announce Your Viewing Activity on Facebook?

Word is Netflix is planning deep integration with Facebook. The company is currently testing out their new app so subscribers can receive recommendations based on their interests and share with friends everything they've watched, rated, and currently have in their queue. The Facebook app will require a new terms of service for Netflix subscribers to [...]

Clicker Analyzes How Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Library Stacks Up Against the Competition

Yesterday Amazon officially announced that its Prime membership holders were now going to be able to stream 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional charge — a definite perk to a $79/yr service which formally only gave members free 2-day shipping or 1-day shipping for $3.99 on all orders. Now that the cat is [...]