Netflix is now going to be offering streaming video from the Starz network. There will be more than 2500 movies and TV shows that subscribers of Netflix will have access to.

Starz, the premium cable television service, plan to announce a deal on Wednesday that will make films aired on Starz available to Netflix subscribers for online viewing at no additional charge.

Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” feature has had more potential than watchable movies. The service lets subscribers stream any of 12,000 movies and TV shows on their Windows computers, instead of waiting for the DVD to arrive in the mail in the familiar red envelope.

By Brad Stone of the New York Times

But Hollywood staggers the release of its movies — selling DVDs before those same movies are available on pay-per-view, for example. It doesn’t provide a window of exclusivity for subscription video on demand services like Netflix’s, so the films available there have tended toward the likes of “Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man” and “BloodRayne 2: Deliverance.”

But now those overlooked gems will be joined by some more popular fare, like “Spider-Man 3,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Superbad.” The 16-year-old Starz, a division of Liberty Media Group, has pay TV deals with two major movie studios, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures. Starz will bring 2,500 movies and TV shows to, through its Starz Play broadband movie service.