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Topic: Netflix

Netflix uses 'chunk' analysis on downloaded video to save space, retain quality on iPhone

12/05/2016, 11:12 am

Netflix has broadened how it handles encoding videos for downloading, looking at a feature in short chunks, and making decisions on how each piece is best handled, rather than looking at an entire film at once.

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Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Netflix soon to be added to video options for Comcast X1 customers

11/08/2016, 10:11 am

Movie streaming service Netflix will be available to Comcast subscribers with an X1 set-top box as soon as November 10, but won't be exempt from the 1TB data cap recently levied against a good portion of Comcast's internet customers.

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Investors buoyed by report claiming Apple, Disney are potential Netflix buyers

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Hot on the heels of rumors that Disney was investigating buying social media platform Twitter, now Netflix is said to under scrutiny by Disney and possibly Apple for a buyout bid, allowing either company to greatly expand on media delivery to cord-cutters.

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Apple's iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

08/25/2016, 02:08 pm

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple's iTunes below three major competitors.

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Netflix working on offline viewing, could arrive by end of 2016 - report

06/24/2016, 10:06 am

Netflix is developing a long-awaited option to download some content for offline viewing, according to an executive described as an industry insider.

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Netflix adds long-demanded Picture in Picture support on iPad

06/15/2016, 04:06 pm

Streaming video service Netflix has updated its iOS app with one of the most requested features for the platform, Picture in Picture mode on the iPad.

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Netflix updates iOS app with cellular data controls & more 3D Touch commands

05/05/2016, 04:05 pm

Netflix on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app, enabling more control over streaming on cellular networks, as well as extending the use of 3D Touch gestures.

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Netflix admits to throttling video on AT&T & Verizon, says it was to protect viewers

03/25/2016, 10:03 am

Netflix has been throttling video for AT&T and Verizon mobile subscribers for over five years, the streaming service has newly admitted, claiming it was in customers' best interests.

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Netflix refreshes iOS app with 3D Touch, iPad Pro support & more

02/24/2016, 03:02 pm

Netflix released a major update to its iOS app on Wednesday, introducing things like 3D Touch for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and a newly optimized layout for the iPad Pro.

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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

01/20/2016, 08:01 am

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

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Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

09/01/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.

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Netflix quietly updates Apple TV channel with 'Post-Play' feature for TV shows

07/21/2014, 03:07 pm

Television fans can now binge on their favorite shows more efficiently as streaming movie behemoth Netflix has brought its popular "Post-Play" feature, which automatically plays the next episode of a television series after a short delay, to the Apple TV.

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Netflix HTML5 streaming now available in Safari on OS X Yosemite

06/03/2014, 03:06 pm

Following its public unveiling at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Netflix on Tuesday officially invited beta users of OS X Yosemite to try out the streaming service's new plugin-free option for watching television shows and movies in Safari.

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Netflix opens Super HD streaming to Apple TV, other devices

09/26/2013, 07:09 pm

Netflix bumped up the quality of its HD movie and television streaming service on Thursday, expanding Super HD support for all devices, including the Apple TV set-top box.

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Netflix launches multi-user accounts on iOS, Apple TV, other platforms

08/01/2013, 09:08 am

Netflix on Thursday rolled out a long-awaited feature to its iOS and Apple TV apps, allowing subscribers to maintain separate profiles for individual users sharing one account.

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Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.

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Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.

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Amazon drastically inflates streaming library numbers [u]

04/13/2012, 07:04 pm

The methods with which Amazon advertises its streaming offerings may be misrepresentative of how many shows are available through the company's for-pay online service, igniting scrutiny of how online streaming services quantify their libraries.

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Netflix adds 1080p streaming, iTunes account billing to Apple TV

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

As part of the new Apple TV hardware, Netflix is now offering 1080p high-definition streaming to Apple's set-top box, as well as automated billing through a user's iTunes account.

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