Thursday, February 19, 2009

Add and Play Netflix Movies from the New York Times and Rotten Tomatoes

How many times have you read about a great movie on a web site and then forgotten to add it to your queue? Netflix has partnered with some of the web's top movie sites so you can add movies to your queue or start watching them instantly with just one click.

We're very excited about our first two partners, The New York Times and Rotten Tomatoes, and we'll be continuing on our quest to help you get the most out of your Netflix subscription wherever you find great movies.

Michael Hart
Director of Engineering
Community and API

Monday, February 16, 2009

Netflix Recreates Greatest Kisses in Cinema History

Chris Garrity from the communications team here.
In celebration of Valentine's Day and great movie kisses, we invited America to make video recreations of the most memorable movie kisses of all time at www.netflix.com/greatestkiss. More than 400 couples submitted kisses online for the contest and this past Friday, three lucky couples were invited to recreate their movie kisses live inside New York's Grand Central Terminal on custom-made movie sets for a crowd of hundreds. The couples were also featured on the Today Show on Friday morning:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/57765/nbc-today-show-re-creating-famous-movie-kisses

The finalists Alonya Eisenberg and Darren Lanning of Los Angeles performed a scene from "Back to the Future," Damian Acosta and Megan Leyko of New York City performed "Titanic," and Lacey Maynard and Kaleb Kohart of Colorado Springs, CO won with their portrayal of "Gone With The Wind." Netflix presented the winning pair of kissers, Lacey and Kaleb with a trip for two to Las Vegas, including airfare, two nights' stay at a posh hotel, romantic dinners and world-class entertainment. For highlights of the event, go to

www.netflix.com/greatestkiss.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

10 Million Netflix Members

Hello, Steve Swasey, VP of Corporate Communications, here. During the night of Feb. 11, 2009, Netflix hit another terrific milestone: 10 million subscribers. CEO Reed Hastings calls this, "A symbolic but meaningful achievement for our company."

Thanks to all of you for joining Netflix, whether it was a long time ago or just yesterday. We'll keep working to bring you the movies and TV episodes you're going to love with the best convenience, selection and value.