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Netflix to Offer Mac Video Streaming By End of Year

Netflix posted an announcement about new content available for streaming, including new movies and television shows:

Today we announced an agreement with Starz Play that adds around 1,000 choices that you can watch instantly today, and will add another 1,500 by the end of the year. Movies include No Country for Old Men, Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Superbad, and more.
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Recently we also added a lot of new CBS, Disney and NBC TV episodes including of CSI, NCIS, Numbers, Jericho, Hannah Montana and Heroes.

Netflix is best known for its mail-order DVD rental service but also includes unlimited video streaming with their fixed monthly plans starting at $9/month. Netflix also recently launched a $100 set top box that allows customers to stream video straight to their television.

The blog post also confirms that Mac support for streaming video will arrive by the end of the year:

And, for all of you Mac users (of which I am one) weve been busy working getting a solution that will allow you to watch instantly on your Mac. So hang in there - well have something for you by the end of the year.

Netflix had previously revealed planned Mac support in January 2008 during Q4 financial results.