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Articles tagged with: queue

DISH Network Offers 3 Mo. Free Blockbuster

The well known satellite television operator, Dish Network has just announced that it will be giving new customers three months of Blockbuster by Mail, after the television giant purchased Blockbuster for $320 million. Dish will be making the offer at is competes with DirecTV and cable operators one one hand and Internet streaming services like Netflix on the other.

New customers will have access to over 100,000 movies, TV shows, and games with new titles arriving 28 days before they arrive on Netflix or the kiosk rental system, Redbox. How do you think Blockbuster execs felt after hearing that the company that bought them will be offering three months of free rentals.

New Google Video-On-Demand Service Arriving Next Week!

What do you think about Netflix? I’ve used Netflix on and off for a number of years but have never been that thrilled with the service. I will admit that it is cool to be able to rent older classics or new releases that you may have not had the time to see in the theaters, but overall I wasn’t very impressed. The fact that you have to remember to log on to check if the DVD is already out was a bit of a hassle for me. Because I have better things to do, I would not login to check frequently enough and forget which movies to “look out for”, thus never renting the release. I guess you could call me lazy for not writing down the movies on a list and diligently checking, but I am sure I am not the only lazy person out there.

Hulu Plus Comes To Xbox360 This Spring

Do you enjoy streaming movies and programs through Netflix via your Xbox360? Are you tired of having to sit at your desktop computer to enjoy Hulu’s digital content? Almost immediately after Microsoft launched its Xbox360 update, adding Kinect support for the Netflix user interface, Electronista found image leaks of the new Hulu Plus UI. The images were posted by Joystiq and show Hulu Plus to have similar functionality to the current Netflix streaming service.

Once users point to the appropriate icon, they will be taken to a rotating menu that follows a familiar theme many have seen with Netflix on the Xbox Dashboard. With the new menus, users are able to navigate through their favorites shows via the unique video queue. Instead of using a typical controller to browse, players will be able to use hand movements as the Hulu Plus module recognizes hand gesture movements.