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Netflix Streaming Quality on FiOS and AT&T U-Verse is Now Improving

Netflix Streaming Quality on FiOS and AT&T U-Verse is Now Improving

Months after Comcast upgraded its subscribers' Netflix performance, AT&T and Verizon have finally followed suit. The average Netflix stream on Verizon FiOS hit 2.41Mbps in August, up from 1.61Mbps in July, Netflix said today in its monthly speed test update. AT&T's U-verse service offered average Netflix performance ...

Netflix May Add Shorter Videos to Boost Mobile Usage

Netflix May Add Shorter Videos to Boost Mobile Usage

Netflix has always been all about TV shows and movies, but soon, it could feature a lot of shorter clips as well: The company is considering adding two- to five-minute-long clips to its catalog to give its growing number of mobile users some bite-sized content to watch, design manager Dantley Davis revealed during an event ...

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

4K Blu-Ray Players and Discs Will Be Available by Holiday 2015

Much of the world is shifting to streaming video delivered over the Internet, but don't count out optical discs just yet. The Blu-ray Disc Association is most of the way done defining a version of its optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K imagery, the group said Friday at the IFA electronics trade show ...

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix Now Lets You Recommend Movies to Friends via Facebook

Netflix on Tuesday launched a new social recommendation feature to let its users suggest TV shows to their Facebook friends. It is available starting Tuesday on the Netflix website, iOS, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs, though the company says it will be adding additional platforms “in the coming ...

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has been one of the most vocal proponents of net neutrality, and now, the video streaming company is taking its fight straight to the top. On Tuesday, the company filed a Petition to Deny document to the FCC, asking the government body to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, two of the country’s ...

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

Netflix’s Hack Day Leads to Three Very Awesome Ideas

As it sits right now, Netflix is one of the better streaming experiences available. Every couple of months, the company holds a “Hack Day” where the product development and technical teams fool around with the innards of Netflix in order to try out fun new things. The last couple of events like this have yielded some ...

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video. If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a new revenue source: In addition to selling its reruns to Netflix and its competitors, it will ...

Netflix’s Secretive View Counts Were (Kind of) Uncovered

Netflix’s Secretive View Counts Were (Kind of) Uncovered

Netflix doesn’t want anyone to know how many people watch its original shows, like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” But until a few months ago, at least one company had a pretty good idea — and shared it publicly. Now Netflix has plugged that leak. Procera Networks, a broadband monitoring company, ...

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix Passes HBO in Subscription Revenue (But Not Emmys or Profits)

Netflix has surpassed HBO in subscription revenue, CEO Reed Hastings proclaimed on his Facebook page Wednesday. Netflix subscription rates have been consistently on the rise this past year--from just above $500 million to nearly $1.2 billion in the past year--while HBO’s subscription revenue has remained comparatively ...

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company's streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay. Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May. "We're now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be ...