Showing posts with label chile. Show all posts
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Brazil, Chile Lead In Broadband in Latin America

We have just added January data to the “Netflix ISP Speed Index,” our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience during primetime. With this update we have also added Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia to our rankings.

Netflix has been available throughout Latin America since September 2011. Broadband quality in the region has been improving since we launched and trends are headed in the right direction, except in Argentina where we see average speeds declining.

Brazil and Chile lead in providing the best experience in Latin America, followed by Colombia. These three countries provide average speeds that are higher than in the United States, which over the past months is seeing a downward trend in average speeds.

A few additional data points from the January update of the Netflix ISP Speed Index:

  • In Latin America, GVT in Brazil and GTD in Chile are consistently the fastest broadband providers. Both are examples of innovative ISPs that invest in new network technology and strive to optimize the experience for their customers.
  • In the US, Verizon (FiOS and DSL), AT&T U-verse and Mediacom slipped in the rankings while Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Windstream, Centurylink and Clearwire saw gains.
  • In Europe there were no major ranking shifts, but in Denmark, Norway and Sweden speeds on already low-ranked Telenor operated ISPs dropped further in January.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from the more than 44 million Netflix members worldwide who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix each month. The listed speeds reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP's network and are an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network. A faster network generally means a better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

Note: the average performance is below the peak performance due to many factors including the variety of encodes Netflix uses to deliver the TV shows and movies as well as the variety of devices members use and home network conditions. These factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs.

Below is our current ranking of regional ISPs.


Joris Evers is director of corporate communications at Netflix

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Netflix Unveils New Xbox Experience

Here at Netflix we love the Xbox 360. Since November 2008 our members have instantly watched millions of hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix via their Xbox. Today I am excited to share two big announcements about Netflix on Xbox!

First, today we are launching our new Netflix experience. This application has been redesigned from the ground up based on all that we have learned and includes a number of great new features:

- A better browse experience with significantly more titles available for browsing and up to 3 times more titles available on screen to choose from at any given time. You really get a sense of the depth of movies and TV shows available with a simple and elegant interface optimized for TV

- A richer play experience that includes access to audio and subtitle settings, ratings capability, episode selection, and related title suggestions while you play for a more integrated experience

- Deep support for voice and gesture control using Xbox Kinect for browsing and play functions (Confession: we really like to lean back on the couch and use the voice commands while we watch!)

- Adaptive streaming that constantly optimizes your picture quality while you watch based on your current bandwidth

- Support for 720p HD (bandwidth allowing) and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so movies and TV shows streaming from Netflix look and sound great!

Second, we are pleased to announce that Netflix on Xbox 360 is now available in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia as Xbox Gold LIVE is now available in these territories. We are happy that our members in Latin America can now use this rich platform to instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on their TVs. And, with the new features above, they can enjoy the updated experience today!

How do you get the new application?

- If you already instantly watch via your Xbox 360, you will automatically receive the new Netflix application when you install Microsoft's new Xbox update released on Dec. 6.

- If you have not previously downloaded the Netflix app on Xbox 360, download the app for free from the Xbox Marketplace following completion of the Microsoft Xbox update

A few notes:

- Xbox Gold LIVE, a Netflix unlimited streaming membership and a high-speed internet connection are required to stream Netflix on Xbox

- Xbox Kinect is required to use voice and gesture control features

- As with other apps on Xbox, voice control with Kinect is not yet available in Portuguese


Chris Jaffe is director of product innovation at Netflix where he leads our work on Xbox, PS3, and Wii.