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How and when to cancel your Netflix, Prime Video, and other video subscriptions

How and when to cancel your Netflix, Prime Video, and other video subscriptions

If your streaming subscriptions are piling up and feel like they’re digging into your bank account more and more every month, it might make sense to take a break from the ones you don’t watch regularly. The good thing about Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and others is that there’s no contract or obligation involved, and you…
Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Makes a Play to Be the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Makes a Play to Be the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

Henry Cavill stars as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.NetflixParks and Recreation's Ben Wyatt once not-quite-famously said of Game of Thrones that it was "not just for fantasy enthusiasts. They're telling human stories in a fantasy world." He was correct. And now that Thrones is over, every network is looking to claim the crossover fantasy…
Netflix is testing a pop-out floating video player on desktop

Netflix is testing a pop-out floating video player on desktop

Netflix is testing out a new feature that could mean you never have to stop watching, not even while you work – it’s a pop-out video player, similar to the one you may be used to from iOS and macOS for any website or app that supports Safari’s native video player. Basically, that means you…
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

In a new standup set, Ansari makes his #MeToo moment the backbone of the show—for better and worse.Kathy Lo/ReduxIn 30 seconds, Aziz Ansari reenacted Twitter before a live theater audience. He reminded the crowd of a social media scandal: a pepperoni pizza from Domino’s that kind of looked like a swastika and kind of looked…
Netflix missed its Q2 subscriber numbers by 2.3 million

Netflix missed its Q2 subscriber numbers by 2.3 million

Netflix expected to add 5 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2019. It didn’t come close. The streaming video giant only added 2.7 million. Those numbers would be great news for lots of streaming services that intend to compete with Netflix, but not for CEO Reed Hasting, who depends on producing go-go subscriber additions…
Netflix lost US subscribers in Q2 over price hikes; how can it win them back?

Netflix lost US subscribers in Q2 over price hikes; how can it win them...

Stream on — Increased costs and competition make for a precarious situation at Netflix. Anna Washenko - Jul 19, 2019 10:24 pm UTC Enlarge / Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.If you’ve been grumbling about the rising cost of your Netflix account, it seems you’re not alone. Netflix shared its second-quarter financial results and the company indicated…
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calls Netflix’s position ‘excellent’ after a poor Q2

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings calls Netflix’s position ‘excellent’ after a poor Q2

People love a good fight, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he believes the looming streaming wars will be a major net positive for every player entering the space. It’s a positive sentiment — one that comes just a couple of hours after Netflix posted a troublesome earnings report. The company lost subscribers in its…
Netflix confirms it will launch a mobile-only streaming plan starting in India

Netflix confirms it will launch a mobile-only streaming plan starting in India

After giving it a test run in a few countries earlier this year, Netflix has confirmed it will officially introduce a new plan that only lets customers stream content on a mobile device. The plan, set to launch in India during the third quarter, will be priced lower than the company’s existing subscriptions. In a…
Netflix Is Making a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Animated Series

Netflix Is Making a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Animated Series

The new Magic: The Gathering animated series will focus on the Planeswalkers.NetflixHello, and welcome once again to The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all the biggest and best pop culture news. Up this week: Netflix is working on an animated version of Magic: The Gathering, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot might have a new home soon, and…
Netflix is reportedly adapting Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

Netflix is reportedly adapting Neil Gaiman’s Sandman

Another Neil Gaiman property is being adapted for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter says that Netflix is closing in on a deal with Warner Bros. to adapt the author’s acclaimed comic series Sandman into a live-action TV show, in what is being described as “the most expensive TV series that DC entertainment has ever…

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Microsoft bet against Intel with its new Surfaces — and lost

Microsoft’s latest Surface hardware is now out in the world, and it’s clear that the biggest gamble that the company took with this year’s models — a move away from Intel’s market-dominating processors — hasn’t quite panned out. The focus on non-Intel chips was a big part of Microsoft’s 2019 Surface announcement. The company went…

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