Netflix has let the lid off of a bit of good news and a minor amount of bad news this morning. The good news is that the media giant has finally made an unlimited streaming-only subscription option available to the media hungry masses for $7.99 a month. And now the bad news: for those of you who want their unlimited streaming cake but also wish to feed their DVD players too, the monthly cost of a combined streaming and rent-by-mail subscription is going up.
You know how there's exciting news, and then there's exciting news? Well, here it goes: it's time you update the Netflix app on your iPhone and iPod touch, because the app now supports video out. This means exactly what you think it means--you can use your iPhone 4 or 4th-generation iPod touch to send streaming video content available on Netflix directly to your television. All you need is a pair of Apple AV cables to hook up your phone and your TV.
Boxee's newest beta is out today, and available for download now. For those of you not in the know, Boxee is an all-in-one social media platform for your media needs, and it just got better.
The newest Boxee release adds a fancy new Movie Library, which you can now access by selecting "Movies" from the main screen. With it comes thosands of free movies, from sources EZTakes, Indie Movies Online, MUBI, and OpenFilm. The movies are free, but ad supported. According to Boxee, even more movie sources will be added in the future. You can search for movies to watch now, and queue up films for later, much like Netflix's Instant Watch, except without the monthly fee.
If you're just as excited for the movie TRON as we are, then you'll love this news. Disney is currently offering the official TRON game app for free in the App Store. The game includes a dual stick tank shooter game with fifteen single player levels and a multiplayer mode. You can ever choose which color faction you want to play for.
If you're not a fan of Netflix's monthly subscription model, or their still-expanding selection of streamable movie titles and television episodes, then the iPad-optimized version of the mSpot movie streaming app should help to get you in the groove of enjoying Hollywood on your iPad.
Apple issued an update for iMovie for iPhone 4 today in order to fix various bugs in the movie creation software. The $4.99 application for Apple's newest iPhone has proved to be quite a workhorse, even helping to make a short film, but it hasn't been without its shortcomings and bugs. Here's to hoping this update fixes most of the bugs.
The Apple TV was once revered as the device that could potentially change television for the better. Today, many people say the Apple TV is a product that is on its death bed. Often called a "hobby" product by it's maker (until the Google TV was announced), the Apple TV could be making a comeback if a new New York Times article is correct.