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Netflix launches Super HD video streaming, Android needs it next

Back in January Netflix launched a test program for their new "Super HD" video streaming for many regions, which is a new low-compression 1080p stream, and this week they've officially launched it for all subscribers. With less compression we get better quality streams. It's still 1080p, but it should look better. Now we're hoping for something similar for Android.

Netflix app update brings an improved Android 4.3 experience

Netflix has recently rolled out the latest app update for Android users. This update is currently available by way of the Google Play Store and despite having a changelog that is on the shorter side -- it does seem like it will be an update welcomed by a select group of users. Specifically, an update that is welcomed by those running Android 4.3 or using the app on a Nexus 7.

Netflix user profile support coming “soon” for Android

Netflix had previously announced they were working on individual user profiles. This was originally announced back in June, and as of today it looks like the roll-out is getting ready to begin. The news comes by way of the Netflix Blog where they have announced the launch of this new feature -- a feature that will allow users to create up to five profiles per account.

Chromecast support eyed by Vimeo, Redbox Instant

The Internet is ablaze with news and details about Google's new streaming video device and there isn't any indicator of things mellowing down soon. And it seems that online video streaming services are getting ready to jump into the Chromecast bandwagon with Vimeo and Redbox Instant expressing interest in supporting the device.

Google Chromecast wireless streaming Hands-on

Just as exciting as Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 tablet, is Google's latest device, the Chromecast. A tiny HDMI dongle the size of a thumb drive delivering endless YouTube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora, and web content to your HDTV for streaming anything and everything. Easily stream content to your big screen for only $35. We have some hands-on so take a peek after the break.

Netflix improves second screen support and subtitles in Android update

Everyone's favorite movie and TV streaming service on Android just received a rather sizable update this afternoon that should make a few users happy. While the entire streaming quality debate is still a hot topic for Netflix, they've just updated the app with improved features and a few bug fixes. Read on to see what's new in the latest Netflix for Android.

Netflix to add social sharing features in 2013

The folks from Netflix have announced they'll be offering multiple social features starting in 2013 for their movie and TV services. A bill was recently passed in the senate that removes restrictions on sharing movie and rental history in the US. Netflix has offered social features outside the US for some time, but this will be available stateside soon.

New details surface about Redbox Instant by Verizon

Netflix has been the dominate force in streaming movies and TV for a long time, but companies such as Amazon are looking to take that business from Netflix. Well, another company is going to be jumping into the fight. Redbox, the disc-based movie rental service that is in nearly every grocery store, is getting ready to launch its own streaming service, and some new details have emerged on its service.
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