Monday, 10 August 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for July

Here are some highlights from the July data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the U.S., Charter rose to fourth place, up two in the ranking, with an average speed of 3.46 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 3.37 Mpbs last month. Cox, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS retained the top three spots, in that order.

In Mexico, Cablevision Monterrey jumped three spots to fifth place with an average speed of 2.90 Mbps. That’s an increase from 2.53 Mbps last month.

In Panama, Cable Onda increased its lead at No. 1, delivering an average speed of 3.17 Mbps in July, up from 2.81 Mbps.

In Australia, Dodo/Primus rose to fourth place with an average speed of 2.92 Mbps compared with 2.64 Mbps last month.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:



Anne Marie
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Evolving TV at Netflix

We work hard to innovate and evolve the Netflix experience so our members can connect with the stories they love with greater ease. Today, we’re excited to release the first major update to TV applications since late 2013.
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Now, when you select a title, it will start or resume playing while displaying key information to help you confirm your choice. We’re letting the content speak for itself by providing a more immersive and cinematic experience that best represents the capabilities and expectations of today’s TVs.

Video is a rich medium for storytelling and we’ve found bringing video playback into the content selection experience makes it easier to find something great to watch.

We’ll start rolling this out globally today, and it will be available on eligible devices over the following days.

We’re thrilled to bring this innovation to members and will keep working hard to improve the Netflix experience on TVs.

Stephen, Joubert & the Netflix Team

Monday, 13 July 2015

Netflix ISP Speed Index for June

Here are some highlights from the June data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the U.S., there was much movement in the index. Cox moved to the top spot with an average speed of 3.58 Megabits per second (Mbps) and Verizon FiOS slipped to No. 3 with an average speed of 3.43 Mbps. Cablevision came in second, with an average speed of 3.57 Mbps. Bright House and Time Warner Cable also slipped in the rankings, dropping three and two spots, respectively.

In New Zealand, Spark continued its climb, rising two spots to fourth place with an average speed of 3.46 Mbps, up from 3.17 Mbps last month. Call Plus fell two spots with an average speed of 3.06 Mbps, down from 3.30 Mbps last month.

In France, Bouygues Telecom took the top spot with an average speed of 3.86 Mbps.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.

The latest regional rankings are below:




Anne Marie
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.

Monday, 15 June 2015

The Netflix Website Gets A Major Upgrade


Today, we are excited to unveil the new Netflix website. It’s our first major update in four years, and it’s an experience that has been built from the ground up to make it faster and easier to discover something great for our millions of members around the world to watch.


Over the past four years, web browsers have changed a lot, becoming more sophisticated and allowing for richer visuals and animations. How our members use Netflix has changed too. We’re spending more and more time using mobile and tablet apps.

With the new Netflix website, we’ve created a richer, more visual experience, and a website that works more like an app and less like a series of linked web pages. Information appears in-line and in-context rather than on a separate page, which makes exploring the catalogue faster than ever before.

When you hover your mouse over a title, you will now see a slideshow of images from that film or programme. We hope this slideshow will give you a better feel for what the programme is about than reading the description alone.




Clicking on the title or synopsis opens an inline details pane, allowing you to browse episodes and read details and reviews. You can also explore similar titles by clicking More Like This, or jump to titles from the same cast, genre or mood.




Scrolling through rows is now much faster, with a mouse-click advancing a full row at a time.

We’ve designed the website to work whether you are using a mouse, trackpad or a touch screen. Touch screen users can tap to play or open details, and swipe to scroll through rows of titles.

The website is rolling out globally today and may take up to two weeks to reach all members. A small number of members on older versions of popular browsers will be prompted to upgrade their browser before they can access the new site.

We hope you enjoy the new Netflix website. It has been an exciting project for us, and we are thrilled to share it with you.

Cameron & the Netflix Team