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As we reported at the beginning of the year, Netflix has every intention of phasing out its cheapest ad-free streaming plan, Netflix Basic, which costs subscribers $11.99 USD per month in the US and $9.99 CAD in Canada. Lest you were hoping Netflix would change its mind, Netflix has begun letting some subscribes know... Read more...
Back in its heyday, Blockbuster was the go-to store for renting movies on VHS tapes and, later, DVDs. There were over 9,000 brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores at its height, along with more than 84,000 employees. I remember the mom-and-pop video store I worked at as assistant manager having a bear of a time trying to... Read more...
While Netflix is enjoying skyrocketing revenue, the company says it will be doing away with its cheapest ad-free plan. The streaming giant says it will begin its plan to remove the Netflix Basic subscription tier in the UK and Canada first, and then it will be “taking it from there.” In a shareholder memo, the... Read more...
Mark Gurman and Ashley Carman of Bloomberg are reporting that YouTube and Spotify won’t be making apps tailored for the Apple Vision Pro. It marks another big loss of app support for the upcoming headset after Netflix made a similar announcement. It only adds to all the uncertainty surrounding the launch of the Vision... Read more...
Did you know that by subscribing to Netflix you get access to a library of free games? It's right there on your phone in the Netflix mobile app. Apparently very few people take advantage of this, which is kind of a bummer because there's a fair few quality games in there, like Dead Cells, TMNT Shredder's Revenge, and... Read more...
Remember when Netflix was a DVD-by-mail subscription service? It recently shipped its last DVD after successfully pivoting into a streaming juggernaut, and for its next trick, Netflix has set its sights set on getting into gaming in a big way. Efforts are already underway, though Netflix is apparently wanting to make... Read more...
What do you do if you're coming off a $7.97 billion quarter and are forecasting next quarter's revenue to be $8.2 billion? Well if you're Netflix, apparently you raise prices (again) for your streaming service. Unfortunately, the cost of cutting the cord and relying on streaming services is becoming more expensive... Read more...
There was always a lingering hope that Netflix might abandon its enforcement of disallowing account sharing outside of the household amid delays in the US rollout. But after testing the waters in a few overseas territories, Netflix has officially begun cracking down on password sharing in the US. The first wave of... Read more...
It was inevitable that Netflix would eventually abandon its DVD-by-mail business and that day is fast approaching. The streaming service announced it would ship out its final discs on September 29, 2023, ending a remarkable DVD run that saw the fall of Blockbuster (save for a lone store in Bend, Oregon), the rise and... Read more...
App developer Steve Moser has discovered hidden code within Netflix's app that points to the streaming service broadening its reach in gaming. The popular streaming service has been getting its feet wet in the gaming industry since it added games to its platform that are playable on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices... Read more...
Netflix has decided to give those subscribed to its Premium plan an immersive gift ahead of Valentine's Day. The popular streaming platform is adding Netflix spatial audio to the plan, allowing viewers to listen to their favorite shows in the highest quality sound experience available. While shows such as Stranger... Read more...
As Netflix continues to look for ways to bolster its bottom line, co-Chief Executive Ted Sarandos says the company is looking to  multiple ad-supported tiers to its subscription service. This follows the recent rollout of the company's first ad-supported option. Netflix admitted back in July of this year that the... Read more...
If you are a fan of Stranger Things and playing as the villain in a video game, the upcoming VR game from Tender Claws may be just what you are looking for. Stranger Things VR is set to arrive in the Winter of 2023. Netflix's exclusive series Stranger Things has become one of the streaming service's biggest hits... Read more...
Google recently made the announcement that it will cease offering its cloud gaming service Stadia, as it failed to gain significant traction amongst gamers. Amazon has also struggled with its entry into cloud gaming with Luna. This does not seem to bother Netflix, however, as the company plans to move forward with its... Read more...
In an ironic twist of fate, Netflix is looking to breathe a bit of life back into the iconic Blockbuster brand. The streaming service released the first trailer for "Blockbuster," a show that takes place in the last remaining Blockbuster store in Oregon. In the 1980's and 90's, Blockbuster was one of the busiest... Read more...
Netflix has seen its first-ever subscriber losses in recent quarters, and that has led the streaming powerhouse to spin up a number of new initiatives. Some, like creating an ad-supported tier, won't do anything to make current subscribers happier, but maybe some free games would help? Netflix is expanding its lineup... Read more...
Netflix admits a disappointing fact about its upcoming cheaper tier, following another quarter of losing subscribers. The company projected it would lose 2 million members in Q2, after reporting a loss of 200,000 subscribers in Q1. The popular streaming company announced this week that it is testing a new password... Read more...
Netflix is looking into a new way of keeping people from sharing passwords in order to negate the more than 100 million households who are currently using a subscription paid for by someone else. The company blames its loss of 200,000 customers in the first quarter largely on password sharing. Streaming services... Read more...
In "Back to the Future II," Marty McFly is taken aback by a holographic "Jaws 19" billboard after traveling to the year 2015. Turns out director Robert Zemeckis was ahead of his time and slightly off with when these kinds of advertisements would really start to emerge. 3D billboards, while still relatively rare, are a... Read more...
Netflix appears to be stepping back from its opposition to having ads, as its CEO says it will be adding a lower priced tier that includes ads. The move follows the streaming service reporting that it lost 200,000 subscribers last quarter. The road has been a bit rough as of late for Netflix, as the company shared... Read more...
Netflix has been testing a new type of subscription in three Latin American countries. The aim is to crack down on sharing subscriptions of the video streaming service with those outside a household. Early testing by the streaming giant asks subscribers to pay extra when they share their account information outside... Read more...
The final season of Ozarks is available to watch on Netflix, as is the fourth season of Stranger Things, two excellent and popular shows. And don't worry, you won't find any season and/or series ending spoilers in this article. However, you might run into spoilers when scrolling through Netflix's menu, prompting a bit... Read more...
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