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Netflix Launches New Web-Based Video Player

New video player proves computer viewers are still important

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Netflix Launches New Web-Based Video Player

If you're a fan of streaming Netflix video online, you will be glad to hear that the company has launched a new web-based video player. The new player offers text overlays when you posit video and can preview the entire season the show while watching one episode of the show in full screen mode. It's worth noting that there are apparently some issues on Chrome for Mac at this point due to a limitation of Microsoft Silverlight, not a problem Netflix's part.

The new player has a better looking control bar with access to subtitles, season previews, and text menus are replaced with bigger icons. You can preview additional episodes of the show from within the player even when watching video in full-screen mode. The resizing of windows on a computer is also smoother now. It sounds like an all-around better experience with the new player.

 

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Laura Prepon Will Return for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 3

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Source: Rickey.org   Full article at: Rickey.org 8 hours ago, 4:33pm CDT
 

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Experian: Nearly a fifth of Americans who use Netflix or Hulu don't subscribe to cable TV (Karl Bode/DSLreports)

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Netflix 1Q14 Earnings Preview: Positive On The Short Term; Concern About Long-Term Visibility

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Number of cable ‘cord cutters’ continues to rise

Source: Russia Today

Analysts at Experian Marketing Services published a study this week indicating that customers with high-speed internet access who have either never subscribed to cable or stopped subscribing to cable has increased by 44 percent, from 5.1 million households to 7.6 million, in a mere three years. In 2013 alone, 6.5 percent of American households ended their reliance on cable or satellite services in favor of a streaming-only watching experience. That jump is more t ...
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Laura Prepon Will Be on OITNB’s Third Season

Source: New York Magazine

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Source: The Business Insider

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