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Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads
Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads
For a long time Netflix was adamant on its pricing. No changes were made for a long time and everything seemed to be good. The markets obviously ...... 25 Jun 2016 - 6 comments
Netflix unveils exclusive pay TV deal with Disney, Marvel, Pixar
Netflix unveils exclusive pay TV deal with Disney, Marvel, Pixar
Netflix has unveiled a new exclusive pay TV deal that will bring extra Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm content to the streaming giant starting ...... 24 May 2016 - 5 comments
Netflix launches simple speed testing site
Netflix launches simple speed testing site
Netflix has launched a rival to Speedtest.net, a simple site that shows you fast your Internet connection is. Head over to Fast.com and the ...... 20 May 2016 - 3 comments
ShowMax continues to expand in challenge to Netflix in Africa
ShowMax continues to expand in challenge to Netflix in Africa
Africa's largest company, Naspers, has expanded its streaming service ShowMax to 36 new sub-Saharan African countries in an effort to challenge ...... 15 May 2016
Netflix is down for Sean Parker's controversial 'The Screening Room' rental service
Netflix is down for Sean Parker's controversial 'The Screening Room' rental service
Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos made an interesting note during yesterday's earnings conference call, saying the company is open to having ...... 20 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
Did you know that Netflix has HDR content?
Did you know that Netflix has HDR content?
While no one was watching, Netflix introduced HDR content to its streaming service. Currently there's a very limited supply of HDR video but ...... 13 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Almost 20 million Netflix users are about to see a price increase
Almost 20 million Netflix users are about to see a price increase
An estimated 20 million Netflix subscribers are about to see their monthly price increase. Since last year, many longtime subscribers have ...... 09 Apr 2016 - 10 comments
Netflix confirms it throttles streams on mobile apps
Netflix confirms it throttles streams on mobile apps
Netflix has admitted this week that they throttle streams for mobile users, following a report by the Wall Street Journal that claimed they ...... 27 Mar 2016 - 8 comments
Here are Netflix's 2016 'Recommended TVs'
Here are Netflix's 2016 'Recommended TVs'
Netflix has released their 2016 list of "Netflix Recommended TVs," and only two manufacturers made the cut. The company states that a TV ...... 23 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Netflix breaks the bank for new Will Smith, David Ayer film
Netflix breaks the bank for new Will Smith, David Ayer film
According to Deadline, Netflix will pay $90 million for the new R-rated thriller 'Bright' starring Will Smith - far and away its largest deal to date. ...... 20 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Netflix Originals unavailable because of licensing deals
Netflix Originals unavailable because of licensing deals
One of the cornerstones of Netflix Originals, whether its the shows including the award-winning House of Cards or Documentaries Virunga, is ...... 12 Mar 2016
'House of Cards' will return for fifth season on Netflix
'House of Cards' will return for fifth season on Netflix
Despite the departure of series creator Beau Willimon, Netflix has confirmed that 'House of Cards' will return for a fifth season via the streaming service. ...... 31 Jan 2016
Netflix sticks to promise, begins blocking VPN users in Australia
Netflix sticks to promise, begins blocking VPN users in Australia
Last week, Netflix announced it would begin blocking subscribers who were accessing their streaming catalogs using proxies or VPNs. This ...... 24 Jan 2016
Netflix reports record international subscriber growth
Netflix reports record international subscriber growth
Just days after announcing an expansion to 130 new countries around the world, Netflix reported record international subscriber growth. The ...... 20 Jan 2016
Netflix to spend $6 billion on content in 2016
Netflix to spend $6 billion on content in 2016
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that the streaming giant will throw down an obscene amount of money on content in 2016. ...... 19 Jan 2016
Netflix will shut down proxy users
Netflix will shut down proxy users
Netflix, which now offers their streaming service in 190 countries, says it will do its best to shut down proxy users who use the services to ...... 15 Jan 2016 - 5 comments
Netflix: It's cool, share your accounts
Netflix: It's cool, share your accounts
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has noted this week that consumers sharing their Netflix accounts was "a positive thing" for the company. Hastings ...... 12 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Adam Sandler's first movie for Netflix sets records
Adam Sandler's first movie for Netflix sets records
In 2014, Adam Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies that would premiere exclusively on the streaming service. ...... 09 Jan 2016
Netflix now available around the world
Netflix now available around the world
Netflix had today a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in which they revealed major expansion in availability. Company ...... 06 Jan 2016
Firefox now supports HTML5 Netflix video
Firefox now supports HTML5 Netflix video
Netflix has announced that their HTML5 player is now available in Firefox, as long as you are running a Windows PC. If you are a Mac fan, your ...... 18 Dec 2015
Netflix creates 'smart socks' that will detect if you fall asleep while binging and pause your viewing
Netflix creates 'smart socks' that will detect if you fall asleep while binging and pause your viewing
Netflix has created a new DIY guide to building a pair of "smart socks" that will know if you've fallen asleep while binging and will be smart ...... 18 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Netflix releases a new universal app for Windows 10
Netflix releases a new universal app for Windows 10
Netflix has completely rebuilt their Windows application as a cross-platform or universal app. The new app will become available this week. ...... 17 Dec 2015 - 3 comments
YouTube Red looking to add streaming movies, TV shows
YouTube Red looking to add streaming movies, TV shows
According to multiple sources, YouTube is seeking streaming licenses for movies and TV shows for its new YouTube Red subscription service in ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
A leak suggests T-Mobile will offer unlimited Netflix streaming
A leak suggests T-Mobile will offer unlimited Netflix streaming
When it comes to mobile leaks there is one leakster that has almost an impeccable record. Evan Blass, who goes by the alias @evleaks on Twitter, ...... 29 Oct 2015 - 3 comments
'Beasts of No Nation' sees over 3 million streams on Netflix in 10 days
'Beasts of No Nation' sees over 3 million streams on Netflix in 10 days
Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos has said today that the original drama 'Beasts of No Nation' has been streamed over 3 million times in 10 ...... 27 Oct 2015
Netflix to raise price of its standard plan to $9.99
Netflix to raise price of its standard plan to $9.99
Netflix will be raising the price of their standard streaming subscription plan from the current $8.99 to $9.99 as the company continues to ...... 10 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Netflix is now its own studio
Netflix is now its own studio
Netflix has confirmed that more "Originals" are coming to the streaming service, and Netflix will be in charge of shooting them, as well, lessening ...... 28 Sep 2015 - 2 comments
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
According to new reports, Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix or BitTorrent back in 2006 but obviously backed out. In fact, BitTorrent ...... 12 Sep 2015
Hulu takes Epix movie deal from Netflix
Hulu takes Epix movie deal from Netflix
Hulu has announced today that it has inked a deal with Epix, just hours after Epix's distribution deal expired with rival streaming service Netflix. ...... 31 Aug 2015 - 6 comments
Netflix teams up with Softbank to launch in Japan
Netflix teams up with Softbank to launch in Japan
Netflix has announced today that it has partnered with giant mobile carrier Softbank to launch their video streaming service in Japan. The ...... 25 Aug 2015
Netflix's first original feature film will premier on October 16th
Netflix's first original feature film will premier on October 16th
Netflix has announced that its first feature film, "Beasts of No Nation," will premier in all Netflix territories and in a few theaters on October ...... 08 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Netflix is en route to top all network channels in viewership
Netflix is en route to top all network channels in viewership
Netflix's rate of expansion and popularity in the US and beyond has been impressive the past few years. It has challenged cable channels like ...... 26 Jun 2015 - 4 comments
Netflix raises price for HD streaming service in UK
Netflix raises price for HD streaming service in UK
Netflix has announced that the base price for their streaming service has been raised for the UK market. Previously priced at 6.99 per month, ...... 11 Jun 2015
Netflix confirms streaming service is headed to Portugal, Italy and Spain this October
Netflix confirms streaming service is headed to Portugal, Italy and Spain this October
In two separate announcements this week, Netflix has announced that its popular streaming service will reach Italy, Portugal and Spain this October. ...... 07 Jun 2015 - 1 comment
Netflix CEO: Piracy created the internet that now uses Netflix
Netflix CEO: Piracy created the internet that now uses Netflix
Netflix has become almost synonymous with movie streaming. There are others but it is Netflix that is the Kleenex of streaming services. There ...... 05 Jun 2015 - 6 comments
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