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Netflix Android app leaks, doesn't work on most phones

Android users continue to wait patiently for two key video apps: Netflix and Hulu. Just recently, we found a change on the Hulu site which indicates an app might be coming soon -- and now the Netflix Android app has been leaked. Unfortunately, the pre-release app doesn't really function the way you'd like a Netflix app to function. While you will be able to log in, view your Watch Instantly...

Internet Explorer 9 users get a free month of Hulu Plus

In a bit of Microsoft/Hulu cross-promotion, Hulu is offering a free month of its premium Hulu Plus streaming video service to users of Internet Explorer 9. To qualify, you just have to download IE9 and use the new taskbar pinning feature to pin Hulu.com to your Windows Taskbar. If you pin Hulu, you'll see the free Hulu Plus offer appear in your IE9 jump list starting on March 28th. Hulu is...

Hulu for Android is officially coming soon

Android users who have been waiting for Hulu to release an app for their devices now have an official light at the end of the tunnel. Hulu has updated the page listing its supported devices for Hulu Plus -- which now includes "select Android 2.2 devices." That's all Hulu is sharing for now. There's no release date posted and the "select devices" aren't listed. We'll fill you in as soon as those...

Warner Bros. renting movies on Facebook for $3

Warner Bros., finding yet another corner piece of the Social Networking Jigsaw, has begun renting movies on Facebook for 30 Facebook Credits, or $3. The films are packaged as apps -- like FarmVille and CityVille -- but it really is as simple as heading to a page, using 30 Credits, and watching the movie. You can watch the movie as many times as you like for 48 hours, after which the rental...

Google to launch unlimited video streaming service in the U.K. first

Google, no doubt more than a little leery of Netflix's entrenchment in the U.S., is planning to launch an unlimited on-demand movie streaming service through YouTube in the U.K. The Big G has been talking with Hollywood studios for months, and has set aside $100 million to secure some big deals. According to one Hollywood executive, Google will launch both video-on-demand and 'channels,' which...

Netflix and CBS sign deal for more streaming shows

Netflix has just signed a deal to add CBS shows to its streaming library. The two-year agreement means Netflix subscribers can watch Medium, Frasier, Cheers, Star Trek, Twin Peaks and more via the Watch Instantly feature. Unfortunately for viewers, CBS is still wary of putting recent or currently-running shows on Netflix, because they want to keep the reruns (and the ad revenue) for themselves. ...

Amazon Prime members now get streaming movies, TV shows

Amazon Prime -- which used to just get you discounted one-day or free two day shipping across the U.S. on all your Amazon purchases -- now includes a pretty nice bonus feature. That's it above: free, on-demand streaming of thousands of TV shows and movies. Sure, the selection is pretty small compared to what services like Hulu and Netflix offer, but this is a pretty nice freebies to toss...

PlayOn brings Hulu, Netflix viewing to Android beta testers

Whlie Hulu and Netflix still don't have first-party apps in the Android Market, PlayOn users will soon be able to tap into the popular video services on their Android smartphones. Once again, it's PlayOn which has a solution. PlayOn released an iOS version back in August 2010 and is now passing out invites to its customers (like this one sent to us by Chris H.) to join an expanded Android beta...

Netflix grades ISPs on HD streaming performance, Charter and Comcast get top marks

Netflix has released some numbers ranking various internet service providers based on how well they deliver Netflix HD video streams. The chart ranks the ISPs based on the sustained bitrate they deliver for a long HD movie, and the results are quite fascinating. Charter and Comcast top the list, with averages of 2,500-2,600 kbps. At the bottom of the list is Clearwire, an ISP majority-owned by...

Amazon to buy out European movie rental and streaming service LoveFilm

After merging its DVD rental business with LoveFilm in 2008, Amazon has now agreed to buy all of the remaining shares for $312 million. Pending regulatory approval, the deal will complete in the first quarter of 2011. LoveFilm, with extensive distribution rights in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, is usually referred to as the 'Netflix of Europe,' and this purchase is obviously...

Netflix removes 'add to DVD queue' from streaming devices

Netflix will remove the "add to DVD queue" button from its interface on streaming devices in order to free up resources and "improve the overall streaming experience," the company said in a blog post. The Netflix website, which is still the most popular way users manage their DVD queues, is unaffected by this change. The blog post is vague about what's actually being removed, and which devices...

Google Chrome drops H.264 support to focus purely on open technologies like WebM

Google has just dropped a bomb shell: Chrome will no longer support H.264 HTML5 video playback. The open-sourced WebM (VP8) and Ogg Theora video codecs will be the only options for HTML5 video. H.264 will not be dropped immediately, but probably with the next stable build of Chrome. Google cites plenty of damning reasons for the exiling of H.264. Open codecs are improving faster, thanks to the...

Hulu Plus for Android is coming soon, available on Vizio HDTVs now

During Samsung's keynote at CES yesterday, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has revealed for the first time that Hulu is actively working on bringing its Hulu Plus subscription service to Android. There was no mention of a specific release time frame, the only detail given was that the application will become available in the "coming months". An new announcement will be made when a release date is set. ...

Intel to launch full HD 1080p streaming video service for its new Core 2011 processors

Intel will launch a full HD 1080p streaming video service called "Insider" in the first quarter of 2011. Deals with Warner Bros and CinemaNow have already been arranged, and it's expected that a very broad library of movies will be available at launch -- and if that wasn't exciting enough, Intel's streaming movies will be made available at the same time as Blu-ray and DVD releases! It's a...

Netflix to go international in 2011?

Over at Cnet, Don Reisinger is reporting that Netflix is positioning itself for international expansion. The service finally made the jump from the U.S. to Canada this year, and CEO Reed Hastings has said that move "has provided us with very encouraging signs regarding the potential for the Netflix service internationally." Spokesperson Steve Swasey recently told a CBC interviewer "based on the...