Probably the single biggest contributor to the Cable Cord Cutting trend has been the launch of the Netflix streaming option “Watch Instantly” in October of 2008. Since then the feature has been so popular that Netflix now accounts for more than 20% of prime time Internet traffic.
How to get Netflix “Watch Instantly” on your TV
Netflix lists 14 “streaming devices” (set tops) to stream Netflix to your TV. A few years back that number was much smaller. Here are a few of the more popular ones:
For the complete list check here. In addition Netflix can be found on game consoles, Blu Ray players, and any newer mobile device: Apple, Android, Kindle etc. I list a few of these below.
Blu Ray Players
Internet Connected HD Televisions
PC or Laptop
If you have a Netflix account you can watch instant movies and shows on your laptop or PC. Even cooler I’ve noticed you can do this remotely (not on your home device) and even if someone else is streaming on the main TV setup.