One of the best features of a Netflix subscription is the “Watch Instantly” service where you can watch any of their online titles for free online with the click of a few buttons. It’s a great feature that they’re expanding to the Xbox 360, select DVD players and digital boxes, and now – thankfully – to the Mac.
One of the only reasons I have Windows on my Mac (via VM Ware Fusion) is for when I had a Netflix subscription. I recently cancelled it because I was tired of having to load Windows to use this feature – which I found myself using far more than the actual DVD rentals.
Yesterday, though, Netflix posted something on their blog about the development of a Mac version of the Watch Instantly service – which should be available by the end of the year. When they get it up and running – I’ll be re-subscribing to the service…assuming the Mac player works.