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Posts Tagged ‘streaming video’

Nexflix Changes Things Up a Bit…

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of your online/streaming capable TVs or Blu-ray players.  Netflix just introduced changes to their monthly plans.  First, they are launching new DVD only plans. These plans offer the lowest prices ever for unlimited DVDs – only $7.99 a month for  1 DVD out at-a-time plan and $11.99 a month for 2 DVDs out at-a-time plan. By offering their lowest prices ever, Netflix hopes to provide great value to their current and future DVDs by mail members.  Unlimited streaming will cost $7.99 a month.

Netflix seems to be adapting themselves to provide more convenience and they have separated the plans to better reflect the costs of the separate services.  Some people are upset by the change, as the old plan of $9.99 a month for both DVDs by mail and streaming will no longer exist, but both services can be combined for a total of $15.98 a month.

I for one, have seen Netflix streaming in person at my friends house and there isn’t anything more convenient that shuffling through an on-screen library of movies, choosing one and watching it instantly.  It makes “Arnold Schwarzenegger and Beer” movie nights that much easier.

Apple TV Can Do More Than I Thought

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I asked Blake B., an internet sales specialist, what his favorite product in the store is currently. He told me about Apple TV. “It has some pretty cool and little known features,” said Blake.

Apple TV wirelessly synchronizes your iTunes library with your TV and you are able to listen to music, watch podcasts, and view movies all on your TV—instead of being crowded around your computer monitor.

“It can stream your entire iTunes library to your sound system and play internet radio stations. I think one of the features that surprises customers the most is Apple TV’s ability to display pictures using Apple iPhoto,” Blake explained.

For more information on Apple TV, contact Blake B. in internet phone sales or stop into Abt’s Apple boutique.

-Kelly B.