Netflix has announced that it has landed a new content deal that will see fans in the UK and Ireland getting access to some new movies. The deal lands Netflix a multi-year agreement that will give Netflix exclusive rights to some first-run MGM feature films. The films will be offered on the Netflix instant streaming service via consoles, mobile devices, and set top boxes.
The Boxee set top box is a streaming device that is like the innocent cousin to the FyreTV box that is only for porn. If you are the sort that can't bring yourself to have to part with your hard-earned money for a set-top box purely for porn the new FyreTV app for the Boxee system might be just what you need. Apparently, the app will offer access to a huge amount of adult content.
We have talked about the company Warpia before. This company makes a bunch of different video streaming systems that help you get content from your PC over to your TV for viewing on a larger screen. This is the perfect device for shooting your streaming video from the computer to the TV. Warpia has just announced a new and cheaper version of its StreamHD system called the StreamHD Value Edition.
Netflix reported its Q3 earnings results today and although the numbers were positive, they won't remain so in the upcoming months. CEO Reed Hastings has admitted that the company's recent stumbles, including price hikes and the now canceled plans for Qwikster, were ill received, tarnishing the company's "hard-earned reputation."
Google added the ability to rent films to the Android Market for Android users in the US back in July. If you were outside the US, the only thing you could do was hack the app that plays the films to allow you to watch. If you aren't the hacking sort, Google has now announced that movie rentals are officially available in the UK.
The Netflix app for Android has finally updated with official support for Honeycomb tablets. Users have been able to access Netflix on Android tablets via work-arounds for some time now, but today's version 1.5 update adds official support and extends video streaming to Canada and Latin America.
YouTube has been offering movies in the US for a long time that users can rent and watch right on the website. Those movies were only offered in the US and Canada until now. YouTube announced this morning that it would be offering movies for rent in the UK. UK fans appear to get the same Hollywood and British flicks that we get here in the States.
If you picked up one of the just released Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones for AT&T, then you now have the opportunity to sign up as a Samsung Media Hub beta tester. The company has finally rolled out its own content distribution service and is offering $25 worth of content for free to users willing to help beta test.
Amazon has been making a lot of news this week over some leaked photos and a bit of information on its coming tablet. Apparently the tablet was based on the epic fail PlayBook from RIM. I hope the Amazon offering is better than RIM was able to offer. The deal that Amazon announced today is a video streaming agreement with Twentieth Century Fox that allows Amazon Prime members to get new video.
I was bummed not long ago when Netflix announced that it would be ending the content deal that it has in place with Starz. At the time, it seemed that all of the movies my kids liked to watch were part of that Starz deal. Netflix has patched up that kids movie hole with a new deal that has been announced with DreamWorks. The deal will see DreamWorks' kids flicks coming directly to Netflix.
Comcast is working on a new service called AnyPlay that will add the ability to stream live TV to its Xfinity TV app for iPads. The service will compete with Time Warner's similar offering, but will only work with the Motorola IPTV box and the tablet being streamed to must be connected to a home network.