The Brief Introduction of Netflix and Netflix, Flash, Silverlight, Support

Before we come to know what is Netflix, let the finance and revenue figures talk!

In 2010, subscribers up to 20 million; revenue up to $2.16 billion and net income up to $161 million.

In 2011, subscribers up to 23.6 million; first quarter revenue up to $705.7 million. The latest fourth-quarter 2011 financial results will be announced soon on Jan25, 2012. Pretty sure the total numbers will exceed the previous year.

Let’s get to know something about Netflix:

What is Netflix?

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. It revolutionizes the way people watch movies.

What Netflix Got?

Super big member quantity more than 20 million globally; super cheap rental free about $7.99 a month; huge DVD titles over one billion; lots of devices streaming from Netflix are up to 700…

How Netflix Works?

Netflix works easily and effectively in the following 3 ways and the flow chart will show you exactly the way Netflix works.

1. Watch online directly on your computer – instantly watch on your PC or Mac by logging on to your account and selecting a TV episode or movie.

2. Watch online on your TV connected by computer – Connect your PC or Mac to your TV using an HDMI cable, select your desired TV episode or movie on the computer and watch instantly on your TV.

3. Watch online on your TV connected by game consoles to your Netflix account – instantly watch right on your TV via devices streaming from Netflix.

Netflix, Flash and SilverLight Support

let’s start to talk about this triangle when Netflix rewrote its streaming video service under a new toolset in the earlier years. Microsoft’s SilverLight has replaced the old Adobe Flash interface and Flash plug-ins are virtually crippled especially on Windows 8 metro version of IE 10.

So what will happen is: when you login to your Netflix account and click a movie episode to watch, a prompt will remind you to install Microsoft’s SilverLight to continue.

Poor Flash and it is sad that Netflix may never use Flash video. Searching their site shows few SWF, and searching on “adobe” shows only requests to move over to Flash video.


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