no list of the most important applications of the year would be complete without this – the netflix silverlight player (for computers).  i can access netflix on my windows phone 7, windows devices, macbook as well as the xbox in the family room.  in my opinion, the list of what you can’t access netflix from would be easier to list than devices you can access netflix on.  televisions, tivo, blu ray players, and the nintendo wii are now available with netflix.

there’s even a new subscription level for only streaming – i had stopped my netflix subscription because we were leveraging the dvds often enough (or had an interest in something last minute that wasn’t what we had requested in our queue) but as soon as the streaming launched, we started using netflix more often (probably second to only to our dvr at this point).