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Netflix says users stream over 1 billion hours of content each month

Netflix has over the years rolled out apps to allow streaming of its content for just about every device out there. You can get Netflix apps for Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, computers, and all three major gaming consoles. If the device is internet connected, odds are that Netflix “has an app for that”.

Netflix has announced this week that the Sony PlayStation 3 is the top device for streaming its content. The PS3 proved so popular for streaming content this year that Netflix says it even passed the PC in hours of Netflix viewing at certain times.

The PS3 is particularly noteworthy because any owner can sign up for the free PlayStation Network and then register for Netflix directly on the game console. You don't even need a computer to sign up for Netflix; you only need the PS3 game system and an internet connection. Netflix also reminds us that the PS3 was the first entertainment system to offer Netflix in full 1080p resolution with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Plus sound.

Netflix says that it currently has over 30 million subscribers around the world. Those 30 million users have streamed more than 1 billion hours of content each month making Netflix the world's leading internet subscription service for TV shows and movies.

Source: Netflix



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RE: Proof that free > *
By nafhan on 12/5/2012 2:02:28 PM , Rating: 2
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Why should we need to pay for some monthly gold membership just to enable content that we already pay for?
Because enough other people are willing to do it. That's it.

Anyway, I end up paying about $3* a month for Live + $8 for Netflix. I'm willing to pay twice because the price is extremely low. If it was more expensive, I'd probably just pick up a Roku.

Finally, MS has done very well with Xbox Live, and the 360 in general. I don't think your argument holds water when you look beyond Netflix usage.

*I paid $35 for my most recent renewal.


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