Today Netflix officially launched in the UK after setting up a number of content deals over the last few months. Priced at £5.99 per month with a month free trial (Credit Card needed to setup) there is access to what looks like a ton of content and you can watch the services on a PS3, Wii,Xbox 360, PC, Mac,iPad or Apple TV. Lovefilm have an established streaming service in the UK and charge £4.99 per month for unlimited streaming so its going to be interesting to see how well Netflix will do in the UK, I suspect pretty well.
Anybody thinking of subscribing?
Details from the Netflix blog:
Click-to-Watch TV Programmes and Films Over the Internet
Netflix is available now, and anyone can get a one month free trial: click-to-watch TV programmes and films streamed instantly over the Internet to your smart TV, game console, computer, tablet, or mobile device. After the free trial, it costs just £5.99 or €6.99. Our catalog is full of complete TV programmes such as The Only Way is Essex, Prison Break, and Damages (watch from the pilot episode all the way through the last complete season) and great films such as 3:10 to Yuma, Blitz and The English Patient, with new content added continuously.
Streaming to TVs, Computers, Tablets, and Mobiles
We have spent the last four years building and refining streaming players for the major game consoles, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets, and mobile phones, as well as Mac and PC-based computers. We have honed and refined the apps based upon our experience in the Canadian, US, and Latin American markets. The current versions have some cool streaming technology that starts streaming the video instantly and quickly scales up to high definition with surround sound when your broadband connection supports it. If you don’t have a game console or smart TV, there are nifty smart TV adaptor products on the market that convert a regular television to an Internet-connected television starting at around £50.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.