Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will get to show off its enhanced pixel density as the first Android device to get Netflix's streaming video in high definition.
The new app for the service was available in the Google Play store as of Monday, according to Hugo Barra, VP of Android product management. He was speaking at Google's Breakfast with Sundar event Wednesday.
Netflix spokesman Joris Evers said the company and Google worked together on the new Play Store version of Netflix that supports 1,080-pixel HD video. The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that supports this … Read more
Reed Hastings, the chief executive of the Web's top video-streaming service Netflix, has some mighty ambitions for his company's marquee original series, political thriller "House of Cards."
"Hopefully, by the time we get to season three, four, five, if we're fortunate enough to get there, then we turn it into a Harry Potter-esque global massive phenomena," with the world anticipating season after season much like J.K. Rowling's fantastically popular books and the films based upon them, he said during a discussion of Netflix latest quarterly results Monday night.
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Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, says the company has a perfect score when it comes to its original content. You can tell because they're not stopping.
"A hit is something we want to renew, and ... we want to renew because the economics for us are good," Reed Hastings said about the original series that the company has picked up for second season, during an online discussion of Netflix results streamed through Google Hangouts.
Though he and other Netflix executives continued to withhold solid data about how many people are watching and joining of shows because … Read more
Netflix Netflix needs little in the way of introduction as the app for iOS that lets subscribers watch movies and TV shows on the service's Instant Watch library. While the streaming service isn't nearly as strong as the Netflix DVD library, it's great to have the option to pick from several shows to watch on an iOS device wherever you are.
The Netflix app's straightforward design starts off with a home screen that shows your most recently viewed and incomplete shows at the top for easy access, then featured content like Top Picks and popular shows. … Read more
Netflix (free) For many avid watchers of television and movies, Netflix is a godsend. To start, it's got a smooth set of controls, reliable performance, and a clear picture with no blips, glitches, or freezes to speak of (in our tests, anyway). But most importantly, the Netflix app lets you access the service's full catalog of streaming content, which is chock-full of videos ranging from classic TV shows to documentary films to recent popcorn flicks. While the app doesn't let you manage your DVD queue, its high-quality streaming should be more than enough reason to download it.… Read more
Netflix's second-quarter profit surged as the Internet's biggest video-streaming site continued to gain subscribers with an original content strategy that last week reeled in Emmy nominations.
But shares in the company were down about 6.3 percent to $245.35 after hours, as its nearly five-fold increase in earnings had more to do with reining in costs than blowing away expectations on subscriber growth.
The stock has been a market darling this year, rising more than any other in the S&P 500, making it ripe for a pull back.
"The world is moving from linear … Read more
Netflix provided a twist to television history worthy of its political thriller "House of Cards" Thursday, as that original series garnered three Emmy nominations in big categories and the streaming site's homemade revival of "Arrested Development" received one.
"House of Cards" is in the running for a primetime Emmy for outstanding drama series, and its stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are both nominated for acting honors. The Internet's biggest video-streaming site also notched a comedy-series acting nod for Jason Bateman, the lead in "Arrested Development."
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Despite a lukewarm reception to Netflix's initial effort to resurrect "Arrested Development" on the Web, the video-streaming company is reportedly willing to give the series another shot.
Brian Grazer, co-chairman of the production company Imagine Entertainment, revealed Thursday that his company was in negotiations with Netflix for another Web-only season of the popular series.
"We are in conversations with them to do another," Grazer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. "They are interested in doing that."
Netflix confirmed its interest in another … Read more