Update #2: I got more information from a source at Netflix and will post a new story with the updated information.
Update #1: It looks like the 3 readers that reported the "hack" were all part of the first wave. It's worth trying if you really want to try the service, but it has been tested by other readers and doesn't appear to work. - Mike
Three different readers have sent in a possible hack that might turn on the Netflix "Instant Watching" feature.
Try clicking on the following link:
Several readers tried it, and it didn't work (they might have been part of the first 250,000 and were just activiated).
Let's try this way:
1. Click on the Help link in the upper right hand corner of the Netflix site.
2. Search for Watch Now.
3. You'll see the first result includes a link for "instant viewing." Click on that link.
Please let me know if it works.
Thanks to Laksman, Cary, and anonymous for sending this in.