Wednesday, 08 September 2010
One of the biggest downsides to using the Netflix streaming service is that you're generally not going to get access to movies anywhere close to their Blu-ray release date. A series of deals with companies like Nu Image/Millennium Films though, are moving the window forward.
The iPhone and Netflix Instant Streaming are two pieces of tech that came into popularity at nearly the same time, but for one reason or another they just haven't gotten together – until now. As of today, the Netflix app is finally available for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
This is the sort of thing we've been hearing about a few years. Movie studios need to adapt to the way consumers want to view their content, and they need to do it in a way that won't mess with the theaters that bring in so much of the money for movies.
If this 3D thing is going to stick around, then we're bound to get bombarded with concerns about safety. Plenty of companies have warning labels on their 3D gear, but it's more of a "just in case" than an actual warning.
CBS has been holding out for a long time on the Hulu front, but it looks like the company may finally be ready to take the plunge. It's the last major network to sign on to the service, but the wait looks like it'll be over soon.