Monday, October 18, 2010

Wii and PS3 To Be Disc-Free

This is Greg Peters, VP of product development here at Netflix. If you instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on a Nintendo Wii or a Sony PS3, here is the news you’ve been waiting for: starting today, you’ll be able to watch movies and TV shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console. Once you've downloaded the new application, you can recycle the current streaming discs or keep them as a souvenir.

In addition to removing the need for discs, we’ve developed a new user interface on both applications that significantly improves the experience. The new applications will allow you to search for content directly from the device and you’ll also be able to view an increasing portion of our content library with subtitles or alternate audio tracks.

There is even more good news for PS3 owners: starting today you’ll be able to instantly watch some movies and TV shows in 1080p high definition with Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound. Here is a news release from Netflix and Dolby with the details.

Check out these improvements and continue to enjoy watching instantly with Netflix.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Content Update for Canada

Hello, Catherine Fisher here from communications with some great news for our Canadian members! Netflix has teamed up with Mongrel Media, one of Canada's leading film distribution companies specializing in art house, foreign and independent feature films and documentaries, to begin streaming select art-house films the same day as they launch in theatres. We are thrilled that our Canadian members will have access to this first-run content and we’ll kick it off with Tales from the Golden Age on October 14.

Other titles include:
• The Father of My Children – Dir: Mia Hansen-Love – November 4
• Vision – Dir: Margarethe von Trotta – November 24
• I, Don Giovanni – Dir: Carlos Saura – December 16
• London River – Dir: Rachid Bouchareb – January 13
• Birdwatchers – Dir: Marco Bechis – February 3
• Alamar – Dir: Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio – February 24
• La Nostra Vita –Dir: Daniele Luchetti – March 31
• Think Global, Act Rural – Dir: Coline Serreau – April 14


Monday, October 4, 2010

Netflix on Google TV

Hi all – this is Rich Ezekiel, director of partnerships, from the Netflix team.

Netflix continues to add devices on which you can instantly watch movies and TV shows. Today we’re happy to say Netflix will be on Google TV devices that will be available later this month. Here’s Google’s announcement about it:

We’ll continue to work hard to maximize the flexibility for how, where, and when you want to instantly watch TV shows and movies streamed from Netflix.