Sometimes I feel like I'm losing the fight to protect my kids from bad language, extreme violence, and the other inappropriate content that crops up in a lot of today's movies. And because they know how to access the Netflix account, it's increasingly hard to filter out the stuff I don't think they're ready for.SpiritClips, recently acquired by Hallmark, offers a selection of family-friendly movies, documentaries, and shorts for streaming to Android devices, iOS devices, PCs, and various media boxes (namely Boxee, Roku, and NeoTV). It's an interesting Hulu/Netflix alternative, one that … Read more
The final episodes of the wildly popular "Breaking Bad" will start airing next month, and just a day later, they'll be available to Netflix customers in the U.K. and Ireland.
Netflix said Friday that starting August 12 -- a day after the show returns for the final half of its final season -- its streaming customers in the U.K. and Ireland will be able to stream the latest "Breaking Bad" episode. Following that, "Breaking Bad" will be available each Monday after the show airs in the U.S.
"Breaking Bad,&… Read more
To hear Google tell it, you'd think its Chromecast practically installed itself. I can tell you from experience that this is not the case.
To Google's credit, Chromecast setup is a breeze compared with some of the hair-pulling experiences I've had involving the Apple TV, for which I suspect Apple designed the remote control out of metal in order to help you withstand the compulsion to throw that thing back into the useless hell it spawned from. But I digress. Here's how to set up your Google Chromecast.
Plugging it in Sounds simple enough. Grab your … Read more
Google wasn't sure how much of a hit its Web-to-TV streaming dongle, Chromecast, would be. So to sweeten the deal, it included three months of Netflix for free. But Google has put a halt to the deal, only one day after the device debuted, because it was too popular.
Google told the Los Angeles Times in a statement, "Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the three-month Netflix promotion (which was available in limited quantities) is no longer available."
The Netflix deal was quite the sweetener. While the Chromecast retails for $35, three months of … Read more
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.
Hastings has raised … Read more
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
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