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Netflix lifts limits for movies watched over Web

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix Inc., a online DVD-rental service, holds several DVD's as he poses at the Netflix offices in Beverly Hills, California December 8, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Video rental company Netflix Inc said on Monday it was offering subscribers unlimited access to movies and television shows to watch via the Web on their personal computers.

The feature will be open to all subscribers already on one of their unlimited monthly video rental plans, with no extra charge.

Until now, Netflix had limited the number of hours of video accessed via the Web that it made available to subscribers under a regular subscription plan.

Netflix said it offers about 6,000 movie and television titles to watch over the Web.

Reporting by Michele Gershberg, editing by Maureen Bavdek