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Netflix tests human-driven curation with launch of ‘Collections’

Netflix tests human-driven curation with launch of ‘Collections’

Netflix is testing a new way to help users find TV shows and movies they’ll want to watch with the launch of a “Collections” feature, currently in testing on iOS devices. While Netflix today already offers thematic suggestions of things to watch, based on your Netflix viewing history, Collections aren’t only based on themes. According…
Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance builds on the original film’s strengths

Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance builds on the original film’s strengths

In 1982, Jim Henson and Frank Oz redefined fantasy filmmaking with The Dark Crystal, an ambitious, puppet-driven movie that tells a wondrous story about an ancient world on the brink of destruction or salvation. In the post-Game of Thrones fantasy licensing frenzy, it would have been easy for Netflix to snap up the rights to…
Netflix’s TV app can now remind you when new shows are released

Netflix’s TV app can now remind you when new shows are released

Netflix doesn’t want people to forget about shows they plan to watch in the future. The company is updating its TV app with a “Latest” section that’ll list movies and TV show seasons that’ll be released that week and the one following, according to Variety. Listed titles will have a trailer, and users can ask…
Netflix aims to retain subscribers with launch of a feature to track new releases

Netflix aims to retain subscribers with launch of a feature to track new releases

Hoping to keep viewers engaged with its content, Netflix today announced the launch of a new section called “Latest” in its TV app, designed to highlight the streaming service’s recent and upcoming releases. The addition isn’t just another row or two within the main Netflix homepage. Instead, the “Latest” section gets its own dedicated area…
Netflix needs to grow, but it’s sacrificing great original series to do so

Netflix needs to grow, but it’s sacrificing great original series to do so

Only five years ago, Netflix seemed like it was rewriting the rules of television, making huge deals for bold projects that would have been unthinkable on network TV (BoJack Horseman, What/If, and The Order are just a few examples.) Creators were lining up to work with the company, which promised a laxer working environment and…
Netflix signs multi-year deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners

Netflix signs multi-year deal with ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators and showrunners of HBO’s adaptation of “Game of Thrones,” have found a new home. Netflix has signed a multi-year film and TV pact with the writer-producers; according to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal is worth $200 million. This follows expensive Netflix deals with other high-profile showrunners, including Ryan Murphy ($300…
Netflix cancels ‘The OA’

Netflix cancels ‘The OA’

“The OA” is ending after two seasons on Netflix . The series premiered in December 2016 with eight “chapters” that veered pretty far from traditional TV storytelling — the opening credits didn’t roll until nearly the end of the first episode, and episode length varied from 30 minutes to one hour and 10 minutes. Then,…
Why Netflix’s Derry Girls is the perfect show to stream this weekend

Why Netflix’s Derry Girls is the perfect show to stream this weekend

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services and recommending a…
Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones

Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones

Netflix managed to alarm some Android users who noticed that the popular streaming app was detecting their physical motion activity without explaining why. The company confirmed to The Verge that it was using this data as part of a test to determine whether it could find a way to better optimize streaming performance when customers…
Netflix Physical Activity Tracker Being Tested on Android Phones – /FILM

Netflix Physical Activity Tracker Being Tested on Android Phones – /FILM

So much for Netflix and chill. For Android users, there will be no more chilling while you have the Netflix app playing, at least if you don’t want the streaming company to think that you’re a lazy couch potato. New reports suggest that Netflix has started tracking “physical activity” for certain Android users, to test…

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iOS 13.2.2 now available with fix for background app performance, more...

iOS 13.2.2 is now rolling out to iPhone and iPod touch users. This comes after the release of iOS 13.2 last week. iOS 13.2.2 includes a fix for RAM management, cellular data performance, and more. Read on for all of the details. Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat If you’re wondering what happened to iOS 13.2.1, Apple released…

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