Netflix reaches up to 2m in the UK (TBI Vision)
Analysts estimate that up to two million people in the UK are streaming content via Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The US-listed streaming service rarely breaks out subscriber information by territory and never details viewing figures despite a huge investment in acquired and original content. However, having rolled out in the UK and Ireland it did say soon after launch that it had passed the million customer mark. UK research house Enders Analysis estimates that Netflix’s UK streaming numbers are “edging towards” two million in the UK.
Netflix Replaces ‘Instant Queue’ With ‘My List’ (The Wrap)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) streaming subscribers wondering what happened to their “Instant Queue” on Wednesday morning can rest easy — it’s not gone, it’s just been rebranded and re-engineered as “My List,” which an algorithm will reorder depending on what you’re most likely to watch first. The method to save films and TV shows to watch later is the same, and the list is still accessible across multiple platforms, Netflix said in a how-to video explaining the change Wednesday.
Bill Clinton admits to Kevin Spacey that he’s a Netflix binger and loves ‘House of Cards’ (NY Daily News)
Bill Clinton is an ardent admirer of “House of Cards,” the American adaptation of the British political series about sex, scandal and raw political ambition in the Beltway. The former President told “Cards” star Kevin Spacey, “I love that show. It’s so good,” the actor revealed in a Charlie Rose interview that aired on Bloomberg this week. Clinton even revealed he joins the thousands of Americans who are Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) bingers.
Netflix of video games: Twitch coming to PS4 (Inquirer Technology)
Twitch is another step closer to becoming the Netflix of the video game world. The popular video game footage streaming service will be available on Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s next-generation PlayStation 4 when it’s released later this year. By tapping the new “share” button on the PS4 controller, users will be able to broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced similar Twitch integration earlier this year for its upcoming Xbox One.
Netflix nixes 1,800 items from its library (CBC News)
Hundreds of movies and television episodes have disappeared from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the popular movie and television streaming service, in the beginning of a month-long content purge. According to Instant Watcher, a website that tracks all changes to Netflix’s U.S. catalogue, a total of 1,794 titles will expire in May. Lost titles include classic James Bond films Dr. No and Goldfinger; Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories;and 15 seasons of Comedy Central’s South Park.
What’s fueling Netflix? (CNBC)