Netflix’s own speed test — fast.com — initially just tested a user’s download bandwidth, the most important factor for streaming on-demand content. This week, however, the company added upload and latency testing to fast.com, making it more useful as an all-around Internet speed test and perhaps indicating an expansion of Netflix’s service to include real-time content.
Don’t let restrictive ISP bandwidth caps limit your online video streaming addiction. Here’s how you can configure Netflix to stream lower quality video, which saves on data usage and keeps your network free for other bandwidth-heavy tasks.
By default, Netflix will automatically play the next episode in a television series, which is great for TV show marathons. But not everyone wants a new episode to automatically start playing at the end of each viewing session. Here’s how to turn off the Netflix auto-play feature.
Netflix is doing everything it can to attract new subscribers to its more cost-effective streaming-only service, and so it is currently testing a new cheaper entry-level service tier. The $6.99 single-stream-only plan knocks a dollar off of the previous two-stream price, but it’s currently only available for new subscribers.
Netflix on Thursday released the iOS 7 update for its popular video streaming app. The new version brings support for HD quality playback and AirPlay capability, along with the usual performance and stability improvements. Grab it now from the iOS App Store.
After years of speculation, months of testing, and some public demonstrations, Netflix has finally rolled out individual profiles for shared family accounts, one of the service’s most requested features. The new feature gives users the ability to create unique profiles for each member of the household, complete with separate settings, viewing histories, and instant queues. When using supported devices, a Netflix Instant Streaming user simply chooses the corresponding profile and then is able to enjoy customized content without contaminating (or…
Video service Netflix posted positive results Monday for its first calendar quarter of 2013 and the company is now moving to expand its appeal to an even broader customer base. As expected, Netflix announced a new family plan to accommodate heavier users of its streaming service. As part of the company’s $7.99 streaming-only package, users are limited to two simultaneous video streams. As online streaming becomes more popular each year, and as the Netflix video library grows, more subscribers are…