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Netflix Enabled Devices Will Get A New Mystery Member

Oct 23 2009, 8:26am CDT | by

Netflix Enabled Devices Will Get A New Mystery Member
 
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Netflix announced their earnings (pdf) yesterday. The movie rental company Netflix ended the third quarter of 2009 with approximately 11,109,000 total subscribers, representing 28% year-over-year growth from 8,672,000 total subscribers at the end of the third quarter of 2008.
Revenue for the third Quarter was $423.1 million, up 24% from last year. Besides solid numbers Netflix unveiled some interesting things at the earnings call according to NewTeeVee.

42% of Netflix subscribers have used the streaming service during the last quarter which is up 22% from last year.
Of course now Netflix is available on many more devices than it was a year ago.

Speaking of that, Netflix will announce yet another consumer electronics partner this year. According to Netflix CEO Hastings the new partner has a "material installed base". The first thing that comes to mind that has a sizable install base is game consoles. The Wii and the PS3 have been rumored for quite a while to be getting Netflix enabled like the Xbox 360 is today. Netflix could also just mean with the new CE partner Sony. Netflix announced a partnership in summer, but the connected Bravia TVs and the new Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray player are not yet supporting Netflix.

NewTeeVee also says that Netflix is also planning to offer its streaming movie service internationally starting in 2010. I am all ready for it with the new LG BD390 that arrived this week.
I have compiled the full list of all Netflix enabled devices below with links to more information and purchase option.

Boxes
Roku Player
TiVo HD

Game Consoles
Xbox 360
Sony PS3 (Just announced, comes November)

Blu-ray Player
LG BD370
LG BD390
Samsung BD-P1600
Samsung BD-2500
Samsung BD-P3600
Samsung BD-P4600
Insignia NS-BRDVD3
Insignia NS-WBRDVD
Sony BDP-N460 (Fall)

Connected HDTVs
LG 55LH50
LG 47LH50
LG 42LH50
LG 60PS80
LG 50PS80
Sony BRAVIA (Fall)

Home Theater Systems
LG LHB953
LG LHB977
Samsung HT-BD1250
Samsung HT-BD7200

If you still do not have a Netflix account you can try it for free Here. Over 11 million already have a Netflix account.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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