Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, today introduced a new feature that allows people to immediately watch movies and television series on their personal computers and said it will make the new feature available to its subscribers in a phased roll-out over the next six months.
The service is limited to 1,000 titles currently, and it will be a phased roll-out so limited numbers of members will have access at first, and available to all by the end of June.
I wonder if the TiVo/Netflix partnership is dormant, or completely dead.
The instant playback technology described in the Netflix press release strongly reminds me of how Slingbox works, scaling for the available bandwidth. And it reminds me that Sling Media just announced that the new SlingCatcher will have a hard drive add-on, and is designed to receive broadband content too. Hmm...