This week, Josh invents his own style of dance and knows 52 steps that no else can do. In this eleventh episode, we discuss Chrome/Chrome OS extensions, Netflix’s long-awaited Android release, Youtube’s expanded rental service, subtitles coming to iOS, Netflix’s approach to the PSN outage, some useful links showing Netflix’s release schedule, Netflix accounting for the highest amount of Internet traffic in North America, and Miramax’s films becoming available on Netflix. We then have a look at Danny Deckchair and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. So have a seat, tie some balloons to your chair, and let’s fly into the unknown together.
– Google’s currently in the process of detailing Chrome OS’s latest improvements, including the fact that Netflix and Hulu support will be available right out of the box for the pair of new Chromebooks (one from Samsung and one from Acer). Far more monumental, Google’s also just announced the Chrome OS laptops will be distributed on the basis of a recurring monthly subscription, which will cost $28 per user for businesses and $20 per user for schools.
– The Netflix app has finally hit the Android Market and is currently available for the HTC Incredible, Nexus One, Evo 4G, and G2, plus the Samsung Nexus S. (But not in Canada.) Check out Lifehacker if you own a different Android device than those listed, and want to try out Netflix.
– Youtube adds 3,000 titles (for a total of over 6,000) to their rental service, including the King’s Speech and Inception. Priced at $1.99 USD and up per film ($3.99 for newer ones), they can be viewed within 30 days of renting them. Once users start watching the movie, they’ll typically have to finish within 24 hours. (It’s still in Beta, and available in the US only.)
– Subtitles have been added to the Netflix iOS apps.
– The Playstation Network outage is over, but don’t expect any refunds from Netflix.
– Netflix is now the single largest source of Internet traffic in North America!!!
: Available on Netflix.com : Available on Netflix.ca