Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) News: Worse Idea, Digital Media & Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)Netflix Just Took Me for a Bunch of Cash (Fool)
When Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings copped to an ill-advised price hike two years ago — only to announce Qwikster, an even worse idea, the same day — thousands of subscribers ran for the hills. Hastings and his team didn’t fully understand how much customers valued simplicity. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was boosting prices for all the wrong reasons, as the 2011 exodus made clear. This time, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was prepared. We’ve known for a while that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) planned to boost the monthly rate from $7.99 to $11.99 on accounts that use multiple devices to stream several programs at a time.

Netflix rolling out profiles to devices in the next few days (TapScape)
A feature that has been long requested from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) fans is the ability to not have your recommended TV Shows and Movies ruined by a friend or family member who has used your account. That’s why when user profile support was mentioned for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), there was rejoice from the community. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has announced that it will rolling out the support for multiple profiles to iPhones, iPads, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TVs, together with Playstation and Xbox devices, and other supported platforms over the next few days. …You’ll only be able to add more profiles from the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) website or on a Playstation 3 from day one. You can, however, select profiles from any Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) enabled device.

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Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time (WMRA)
It’s finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That’s according to eMarketer’s latest estimate of media consumption among adults. …Daily TV time will actually be down slightly this year, while digital media consumption will be up nearly 16 percent. If you were curious, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Hulu viewing is considered digital media consumption, so all that binge watching of Mad Men on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is clearly pumping up the digital media averages. …Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) attracts more 18- to 24-year-olds during prime-time viewing hours than any of four major television networks, according to a Nielsen study commissioned by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and cited by Bloomberg News.

Now You Can Live Stream On Netflix Without Being A Queen Bee (Gizmodo)
The internet is a constant popularity contest, and everyone is trying to collect followers, friends, shares, likes, hearts, views, +1s etc. You know the soul crushing drill. But YouTube wants to change the conversation. They’ve lowered the bar so you only need 100 or more subscribers to be able to live stream. The move comes just a few months after YouTube changed the minimum requirement to 1,000 subscribers for live streaming. And with this latest rash of feature upgrades you can also create custom thumbnails for videos to avoid awkward autogenerated moments. Live streaming for the masses is rolling out over the next few days. So basically your self-worth should be tied to your YouTube channel and it’s pretty pathetic if you can’t get 100 subscribers. Okay, good meeting.