So you’re interested in using the Netflix Instant service. For the best experience, you’ll need to ensure that your Internet connection is fast enough to support streaming high quality video without a hiccup. So how fast does your Internet connection need to be? Well, it depends on how you intend to use the service.
Christmas is my favorite holiday. However, I am not someone who is ready to start decorating and celebrating in October. I want to get through Thanksgiving first, please! As usual, though, retailers are already gearing up for holiday sales. Christmas items started appearing in the big box stores before we even went trick-or-treating! Netflix is jumping on the “early-holiday-fever” train: you can choose from any (or ALL!) of 39 Christmas movies already available to stream on-demand. Additionally, there are four more coming by the end of November, each of which promise to be phenomenal in its own way.
Are you feeling like watching a movie, but don’t really want to spend any money? Thankfully, there are many options for streaming movies for free. Here are the best options.
It’s the time of year when family and loved ones gather around the fireplace for the holidays. What? You don’t have a fireplace? Well, how about the next best thing? Netflix Instant, and Amazon Instant once again are offering “Fireplace for Your Home” on their streaming services once again this year.
If you live in the United States and plan on using Netflix, Hulu or Pandora while traveling abroad, you may be shocked to find that your entertainment options will be entirely different. If Netflix detects you are using an Internet connection from Canada, the United Kingdom or any other country, it will change your selection of movies and shows.
If you don’t want to miss out on your American favorites while holed up in a hotel, you may want to try the Media Hint plugin for Firefox and Google Chrome. Just download and install the plugin and you’re done. There’s absolutely zero configuration needed. The plugin will automatically redirect your Internet connection through proxy servers within the United States once it’s installed in your web browser. Then you can enjoy all the American Netflix Instant content you like from almost anywhere in the world.
Watching Netflix Instant can quickly use up your monthly Internet bandwidth allocation. Fortunately, Netflix provides customers the ability to adjust the video quality so that you don’t exceed your limit. You can visit the Manage Video Quality page by selecting “Your Account”, then “Manage Video Quality”. From there, you can make the selection that works best for your Internet plan.
After finishing the last few episodes of Breaking Bad today, I noticed a new feature had been added to Netflix that I had been waiting for a long time. Now when an episode has finished playing on Netflix, it will automatically start playing the next episode. This feature is a must-have for those of us who like to fall asleep to the sound of their favorite TV show. It seemed like Netflix was never going to implement such a feature, since it would consume way more bandwidth in the event that users leave shows autorun for long periods of time.
The auto-play feature doesn’t appear to be available yet on devices like the PS3 or the Roku, but PC users can enjoy it, and I hope it gets added to every device soon.
I recently noticed that Season 2 of Downton Abbey was recently added to Amazon Prime Instant. I had been waiting to watch the series on Netflix Instant for a while.
After deciding to sit down and start season 2, I noticed the title said “Original UK Version”. UK Version? There’s a difference between the US and UK version?