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CinemaNow joins Xbox 360 streaming options

CinemaNow joins Xbox 360 streaming options

If Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Crackle, live TV, and Microsoft's own proprietary video download platform wasn't enough for you, there is a new way to stream movies and TV shows from your Xbox 360. CinemaNow, which operates as a joint deal between Best Buy and Sonic Solutions, has launched an official app for the Microsoft platform, further expanding the reach of its 14,000 pieces of content.

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Netflix video game rental idea is axed

If you were waiting for the day when you could watch Family Guy on your iPad, pop Indiana Jones into your DVD player, and wait for the latest Call of Duty game to appear in your mailbox, all while only logging into one online account, your dreams have been quashed. Specifically, the Call of Duty part. Video streaming giant Netflix has dismissed its plans to add video game titles to its mail-order rental library.

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Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

Netflix on over 800 devices, usage on Smart TVs up

During Netflix's Q4 earnings call yesterday, CEO Reed Hastings emphasized the importance of mobile devices for the company, namely tablets, Apple TV and other connected Smart TVs. Although he didn't get into numbers, a recent Netflix job posting revealed that the service has been shipping on more than 800 different devices, a bit boost from the 450 or so devices six months ago.

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Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates, regains 610,000 US subscribers

Netflix Q4 earnings beat estimates, regains 610,000 US subscribers

Despite stumbles last year over price hikes and a short-lived Qwikster spin-off, Netflix is bouncing back, releasing Q4 2011 earnings today that beat Wall Street estimates. The company reported $876 million in revenue or $0.73 per share, beating expectations of $857 million at $0.54 per share. It also managed to regain 610,000 subscribers after having lost 800,000 subscribers last summer when it raised prices.

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Netflix being sued by angry investors over information withheld

Netflix being sued by angry investors over information withheld

The big red envelope at Netflix is about to be full of court-related documents as angry investors have hit them with a class-action lawsuit saying they've withheld information from them just prior to a stock fall late last year. This lawsuits is being filed down in Northern California in U.S. District Court by the City of Royal Oak Retirement System, and is being filed on behalf of "all plaintiffs similarly situated." What they're saying, essentially, is that the Netflix senior management staff didn't let known to their investors that quite a few contracts surrounding online streamed content would be renegotiated at much higher costs than they'd been worked out at before.

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LOVEFiLM and BBC Worldwide tie up for streaming deal

LOVEFiLM and BBC Worldwide tie up for streaming deal

LOVEFiLM has announced that it has struck a new deal with BBC Worldwide that will land it streaming rights to the massive BBC show archive. The deal will also bring it access to shows that were commissioned by other British broadcasters. Among the titles that will be offered in streaming from under the new deal is Doctor Who.

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Netflix set to debut first original show next month called Lilyhammer

Netflix set to debut first original show next month called Lilyhammer

I like Netflix well enough since I never had a DVD membership. Just having streaming content wasn’t that big of a deal to me when the service split last year. I have wished for more content to watch though, and I was glad to hear that the company was going to get into streaming content that was original. One of those original shows is called Lilyhammer, and it is set to debut next month.

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WD TV Live and TV Live Hub get VUDU and iPhone remote

WD TV Live and TV Live Hub get VUDU and iPhone remote

Western Digital has been offering its streaming media players the WD TV Live and The WD TV Live Hub for a while now. The last time the company issued an update was when Spotify came to the devices in October. WD has now announced that it has added a new service to both devices and has a cool new remote app that owners of the TV Live devices will appreciate.

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Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

Netflix for iPad update live now, version 2.0 for interface ease

What you're about to experience is an update that your humble narrator has been waiting for since Summer began, an update to the Netflix instant user interface for iOS, specifically on the iPad 2. This update brings us away from the ever-busting interface we've been subject to for the past however many months, the one that once you're done watching a movie you've got the flip the device upside-down to re-adjust enough to be able to tap*. This update comes free as the app is in the first place and all users should note that they DO need a Netflix account with instant access in order to use this application's many wonderful streaming bits of media.

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Xbox Live gets YouTube, Verizon FiOS TV and more

Xbox Live gets YouTube, Verizon FiOS TV and more

Microsoft had detailed earlier this month its plans to challenge cable TV by adding more content and improved features to its Xbox Live service. Today, the first wave of new content and video services has hit Xbox Live, including apps like YouTube and Verizon's FiOS TV.

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Netflix lands MGM flicks for UK and Ireland

Netflix lands MGM flicks for UK and Ireland

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.

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Boxee gets FyreTV app

Boxee gets FyreTV app

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.

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