CBS’ TV Show Library Making Its Way to Netflix

Netflix and CBS are announcing a non-exclusive two year deal that will bring full season runs of classic TV shows like "Frasier," "Family Ties," "Cheers," "The Twilight Zone," "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Star Trek" for instant streaming on Netflix. The deal also allows select current TV shows like "Medium" and "Flashpoint" to be available [...]

CueThat Brower Extension Makes Adding Flicks to Your Netflix Queue Easy

CueThat is a new browser extension — currently for Chrome and Firefox, Safari and IE users can use CueThat's bookmarklet — you Netflix fan boys and girls may find useful. Once installed and configured with your Netflix account, CueThat allows you to highlight a movie title on any webpage and add it to your Netflix [...]

Apple Gives Netflix a Pass on In-app Subscription Requirements?!

Wow, I can't believe this news didn't get more play. Earlier this month Business Insider reported that Apple has decided to give Netflix a pass on collecting its 30% cut from in-app subscriptions on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It's really remarkable and completely hypocritical, in my humble opinion. While Apple [...]

Subscription-based Redbox Streaming Movie Service Coming Soon

Look out Netflix! Redbox's President, Mitch Lowe, told analysts yesterday that Redbox is working on a subscription-based streaming movie service that will provide members access to movies via the Internet, across a variety of devices, or through their retail kiosks. This model is a departure from Redbox's $1 a night DVD movie (and game... at some locations) [...]

Boxee is Now Officially Netflix Enabled

Wow, it's been since December 2010 or something since Boxee promised Netflix would arrive on their platform. Boxee Box owners, according to the company's blog, can check Settings > System > Update for the new 1.0.4.17443 release, which provides support for Netflix in the U.S. and Canada. The setup is like every other connected TV [...]

Samsung Shows How Uncomplicated Activating a Blockbuster or Netflix TV App Is

Well, I guess you can say it's easy — if you don't mind jumping back and forth between your TV and PC. As you'll see below, activating a TV app on some services, like Blockbuster and Netflix, requires one to grab an authorization code from the provider's website to enter into the app's settings. If you're familiar [...]

Cord-cutters Made Up 0.18% of the Market in 2010, Expected to Hit 2% Globally in 2015

Is "cord-cutting," the act of intentionally replacing your cable / satellite TV service with a free to low cost IP-based over-the-top solution(s), overhyped? It appears so — at least until the end of this decade. According to Informa Telecoms & Media's recent study, the research firm found that there were only 1.2 million cord-cutters worldwide in 2010, equivalent to [...]

IntoNow’s New Social TV / Audio Detection App Breaks New Ground

Say hello to IntoNow everyone. It's a new Social TV app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (soon for Android, Web, etc.) that features a proprietary audio detection component called SoundPrint that can identify the TV show or movie you're watching — pre-recorded, place-shifted, or live — with a press of a button. It's actually pretty [...]