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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

05/21/2018, 12:05 pm

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

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Amazon continues to claim top spot in Harris reputation poll, Apple plummets to 29th

03/13/2018, 08:03 am

In the annual poll that measures the reputations of various major companies, Apple has dropped all the way to 29th, after years in the top five.

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Netflix bringing vertical video previews to iPhone app in April

03/08/2018, 09:03 am

Starting next month, people using Netflix's mobile apps will be able to watch video previews for the first time -- and displayed in a vertical format, so they don't need to rotate their iPhones.

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Netflix adds per-title PIN locks, visible maturity ratings to improve parental controls

03/06/2018, 10:03 am

In a bid to make the streaming service more appealing to sensitive parents, Netflix has instituted a pair of new features allowing more restrictions over what their children watch -- the first being a more nuanced PIN-lock system.

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New analyst speculation suggests Apple cash repatriation increases odds of Netflix acquisition

01/02/2018, 10:01 am

Apple could potentially acquire the major video streaming service Netflix, analysts from Citi suggest, highlighting one of a number of ways Apple could use its $252 billion warchest in cash held overseas that it could repatriate to the U.S., following a cut in corporate taxes and changes to tax rules.

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Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $13.99 per month

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.

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Netflix's free 'Stranger Things: The Game' offers retro-themed hype for upcoming season 2

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

With a retro art design harkening back to the heyday of console gaming, the new and free "Stranger Things: The Game" leans heavily on nostalgia, just like the blockbuster series on which it is based.

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Netflix app updated for 1080p HDR on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, forthcoming iPhone X

09/24/2017, 03:09 pm

An update to the iOS Netflix app brings HDR video to Apple's new crop of phones including the iPhone 8 family and November's iPhone X, but as of yet, the feature has not been added to the Apple TV version of the app.

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Disney to keep Marvel & Star Wars movies exclusive to its streaming service

09/07/2017, 08:09 pm

After late 2019, Disney's upcoming streaming service will be the only place the public can stream Marvel and "Star Wars" titles, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at a Los Angeles media conference on Thursday.

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T-Mobile bundles Netflix subscription with unlimited One family plans

09/06/2017, 01:09 pm

T-Mobile has announced that starting Sept. 12, people subscribed to the company's unlimited One family plans will get access to Netflix for free, in a twist that could be meant to lure "iPhone 8" buyers.

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Netflix to spend $7B on content in 2018

08/16/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple is reported to spend some $1 billion on original content in 2018, but the number pales in comparison to streaming leader Netflix, which anticipates to spend seven times that on its own offerings next year.

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Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new Disney streaming service

08/09/2017, 12:08 pm

Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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Disney to end Netflix partnership, launch own streaming services

08/08/2017, 05:08 pm

Disney on Tuesday said it will end its distribution agreement with Netflix effective sometime in 2019, and launch in its place a standalone streaming services for both ESPN and Disney branded content.

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Apple could buy into Bollywood video content with Eros Group deal

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly among several companies in talks to buy up the complete film and music library of Eros Group, an Indian movie production studio with a number of famous Bollywood hits.

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Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

07/21/2017, 04:07 pm

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

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Hacker leaks Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 after ransom not paid

05/01/2017, 09:05 am

Netflix has not responded to a hacker's ransom demand, and as a result, nearly all of season 5 of "Orange Is the New Black" has been released to illicit file sharing sites.

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Netflix considers mobile specific versions of original content

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

Netflix may make it even easier for its subscribers using iPhones to follow its original content in the future, an executive for the streaming service has revealed, advising that the firm is currently exploring the possibility of making mobile device-specific versions of its shows.

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Netflix encoding tool aims to retain video quality on slow 100kbps iPhone mobile data connections

03/01/2017, 11:03 am

Netflix is attempting to try and make its video streaming service accessible to its subscribers through lower-bandwidth connections, as well as minimizing buffering, with a new Dynamic Optimizer tool.

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How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

02/15/2017, 09:02 pm

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.

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Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app

01/18/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple is slowly rolling out the ability to stream a movie from Netflix directly from its TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but some limitations exist.

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