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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...
The lone Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, may soon have some company, as the company's website recently changed for the first time in a decade. The dormant website updated to include the message "We are working on rewinding your movie" on a desktop browser. The Blockbuster franchise was at one time the place to... 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...
Netflix has been teasing and testing a less expensive streaming tier with ads for quite some time now, and it's now ready to officially introduce the new paid option to subscribers. Starting next month, streamers on a budget can select a new "Basic with Ads" streaming tier for $6.99 per month in the United States... 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...
For the first time in 10 years, Netflix expects to lose subscribers. The streaming platform says it lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022. Netflix shared a letter with its shareholders that announced its revenue growth had "slowed considerably" globally. It stated that it had lost 200,000... Read more...
Netflix is giving viewers another way to express how they feel about the content they watch on the streaming platform. They want to know if you just like a show, or really love it. The streaming platform announced today that one of its most popular shows, Stranger Things, will be returning on May 27th for its... Read more...
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