Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings doesn't hesitate when it comes to voicing his opinion, and he has had quite a bit to say about net neutrality and related issues. He has once again taken up a pen and put his thoughts out for all to hear, this time zeroing in on large ISPs and the mergers that create them.
In the same way it did with Comcast and Verizon, Netflix has struck a peering agreement with AT&T to bring subscribers' buffering woes to an end. This news was first rumored earlier today, and later on confirmed by AT&T in a statement saying, in part, "We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."
Earlier today, we posed a question via Facebook: how do you consume media on your Android device? With so many great services out there, we wanted to know if there was one that stood out for our readers. As it turns out, the options for media consumption amongst our readers is as varied as the services on offer.
Netflix, allowing users to set up individual profiles and share a single account, is likely to be accessed by multiple people: friends living in the same house, family members toggling the subscription. While convenient, that can pose a bit of a snafu -- watching a title you'd rather not let others know about.
Do you have a Netflix subscription? If so, the odds are high that you no longer subscribe to a plan that will allow you to order discs, instead opting for the more popular instant streaming feature. Even if you do subscribe to a plan that includes disc shipping, there has been a sneaky change you mightn't noticed: no more Saturday shipping.
If you're a Verizon internet customer and you've been getting increasingly frustrated with Netflix buffering, a fix may be at hand, with a new deal with the on-demand video service that it says should prevent the glitches and pauses that even high-speed FiOS customers have been complaining of. Still, even as the collaborative fixes go into play, Verizon can't help but throw the blame for the persistent issues onto Netflix itself.
Living in the land down under comes with some perks -- or frights, depending on your preferences -- but Netflix has never been one of them. Rumors that the video streaming service will be heading to Australia have been around for a while, but it would seem a launch is imminent based on talks Village Roadshow's CEO has had with the company.
Google has dished up a new integrated smart TV system for your television set called Android TV - but you won’t necessarily be buying a separate piece of equipment to get it. Android TV will be brought to the market in a variety of ways - some in-set, some out. This system begins its roll-out with a number of 2015 television sets from Sharp, Sony, TP Vision, and Philips.
If you haven't yet started watching Breaking Bad (or you like it enough to watch it a second time around), Netflix has launched the series in Ultra HD (4K) resolution. All 62 of the episodes are available in the higher-resolution, obviously limited to those with applicable 4K-resolution Smart TVs.