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How to Protect Your Netflix Profile With a PIN Code

Friday April 10, 2020 11:50 am PDT by
As part of its updated parental controls, Netflix now includes an option that lets account holders PIN protect individual profiles to help prevent kids from using them. Even if you're not a parent or guardian, so long as you're the account holder you can still use the PIN feature to prevent other people in the same household from watching stuff on your Netflix profile and messing up your...

How to Disable AutoPlaying Trailers in Netflix

Friday February 7, 2020 12:58 pm PST by
If you're tired of seeing trailers for shows or movies start to play as you browse the Netflix home screen, we have some good news for you. Netflix has listened to user feedback and now offers a way to disable autoplaying videos. What you need to know is that the setting can only be changed by signing into Netflix from a web browser. As it stands, there's no way to do it from within the...

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Netflix's 'Downloads For You' Feature Coming Soon to iOS Devices

Monday February 22, 2021 11:39 am PST by
Netflix today announced the launch of a new "Downloads For You" feature that's designed to automatically download recommended TV shows or movies based on your Netflix watch history and personal tastes. "Downloads For You" is meant to ensure that there's always something available to watch when there's no internet connection available, with users able to discover new content while offline. ...
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Netflix Says It's Not Testing Spatial Audio Support for AirPods

Monday February 22, 2021 10:55 am PST by
Netflix says it's not currently testing spatial audio support for the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, putting to rest an earlier report that claimed support would roll out in the spring. Image via iPhoneSoft In a statement to MacRumors, a Netflix spokesperson says that it's not currently testing spatial audio support, and has no plans to make public at this point in time. Netflix instead says...
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Former Netflix CEO: Apple Not in Streaming Market 'With Both Feet'

Thursday February 11, 2021 2:30 pm PST by
Netflix co-founder and former CEO Marc Randolph recently spoke to Yahoo Finance, where he commented on Disney+ and Apple TV+, two Netflix competitors in the streaming market. Randolph criticized Apple's free ‌Apple TV+‌ offerings and the number of subscribers that are still not paying. Apple has been offering free year-long ‌Apple TV+‌ subscriptions to those who purchase a new Apple device,...
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Netflix 'Shuffle Play' Feature Rolling Out to All Users Later This Year

Wednesday January 20, 2021 3:18 am PST by
Netflix is planning to roll out a new "Shuffle Play" feature to users this year following a successful period of testing, the company announced Tuesday during its Q4 2020 earnings. Image via TechCrunch Noting the feature briefly during the call, Netflix said it would give "members the ability to choose to instantly watch a title chosen just for them, versus browse." According to TechCrunch...
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Netflix Allegedly Testing Spatial Audio Support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Thursday January 14, 2021 1:52 pm PST by
Netflix is working on adding support for the spatial audio feature built into the AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max, according to a report from French site iPhoneSoft. Image via iPhoneSoft The site says that it spoke to an unnamed Netflix employee in the United States who said that support for spatial audio is in the works. The rumor has not yet been confirmed by another source as of yet,...
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Netflix Raises Prices, Premium 4K Plan Now Costs $18 Per Month

Thursday October 29, 2020 2:15 pm PDT by
Netflix today announced a price increase, which will make the standard and premium plans more expensive, while pricing on the entry-level plan remains the same. The basic plan that limits quality to standard definition continues to be $8.99 a month, but the standard plan will now be priced at $13.99 (up from $12.99), and the premium plan will now be priced at $17.99 (up from $15.99). The...
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Apple May Be Seeking to Acquire Bond Film 'No Time to Die' for Apple TV+

Friday October 23, 2020 10:02 am PDT by
Film critic and screenwriter Drew McWeeny has postulated on Twitter that Apple is seeking to acquire the rights to upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die" for its video streaming service, Apple TV+. McWeeny, who has clear industry connections, suggested that ‌Apple TV+‌ and Netflix are the frontrunners to possibly stream the new film, speculating that the bids involved are for...
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Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

Thursday October 1, 2020 2:59 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time. However, it turns out that only Macs with an Apple T2 Security chip are compatible with Ultra HD streaming. Apple Terminal spotted a recently updated support document on Netflix's Help Center that now includes hardware requirements for viewing...
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Netflix's Limited Free Access Works on Mac and iPad, but Not iPhone

Monday August 31, 2020 7:37 am PDT by
Netflix is offering limited free access to a variety of original programming, reports OnlyTech. iOS appears to be inexplicably excluded from the limited free access, which is available on Android and in-browser. The limited free access includes admission to "Stranger Things," "Murder Mystery," "Élite," "Boss Baby: Back in Business," "Bird Box," "When They See Us," "Love Is Blind," "The...
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Netflix iOS App Will Soon Let You Remove Titles From Your 'Continue Watching' List

Wednesday June 24, 2020 4:17 am PDT by
Netflix says users of its iOS app will soon be able to remove content from their "continue watching" list, which should come as good news to anyone who ever started watching something on the streaming service only to gave up on it in the opening minutes. When you start watching a movie or TV show on Netflix for iPhone and iPad, it usually appears in the "continue watching" row near the top...
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Netflix Now Lets You Add a PIN to Your Profile

Tuesday April 7, 2020 4:20 pm PDT by
Netflix today announced the addition of several new parental control options, including a feature that lets parents and others add a PIN to their profile to prevent the profile from being accessed by others. Setting a PIN can be done by opening up the account settings and scrolling down to the Profile and Parental Controls section. From here, users can choose to enable the "Profile Lock"...
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Netflix Reduces Streaming Video Quality in Europe to Lower Data Usage and Ease Strain on Broadband Networks

Thursday March 19, 2020 2:40 pm PDT by
Netflix has complied with a request from the European Union to lower its streaming video quality in Europe to ease network strain from the millions of people working from home. According to the BBC, Netflix is reducing video quality in Europe for the next 30 days. Netflix says that the change will reduce data consumption by 25 percent, but that viewers will still be satisfied with picture...
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EU Urges Netflix, YouTube to Consider Limiting Stream Quality to Ease Strain on Networks Amid Surge in Remote Working

Thursday March 19, 2020 5:07 am PDT by
The European Union has called on Netflix, YouTube and other streaming services to consider temporarily reducing streaming quality in a bid to ease the strain on the continent's broadband networks, as tens of millions of people start working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic (via Financial Times). The EU said streaming platforms should consider offering only standard definition...
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Netflix Adding New 'Top 10' Lists Showcasing Most Popular Content

Monday February 24, 2020 1:25 pm PST by
Netflix today announced a new feature that will see the streaming service offering a series of top 10 lists that highlight the most popular content on the platform. There will be an overall top 10 list, a list for the top 10 most popular TV shows, and a list for the top 10 most popular movies. The latter two lists will be visible when visiting the TV show and movie tabs, respectively. The ...
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Netflix is Finally Letting You Turn Off Those Annoying Autoplay Previews

Thursday February 6, 2020 1:15 pm PST by
Netflix today announced the launch of a new toggle that will let Netflix users turn off autoplay previews, which has been a controversial Netflix feature for years now. When browsing through Netflix, the service is designed to play previews of the content that you stop on, which usually includes a trailer. Until today, Netflix has offered no option to turn these previews off. As of now,...
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Analyst Survey Suggests Most Netflix Users Don't Plan to Subscribe to Apple TV+

Thursday October 3, 2019 4:33 am PDT by
Three-quarters of Netflix subscribers have no intention of subscribing to either Apple TV+ or Disney+ when they launch next month, according to surveys conducted by Piper Jaffray (via CNBC). According to the investment banker's survey of 1,500 Netflix subscribers, roughly 75 percent don't intend to subscribe to the upcoming rival streaming services, although those who do subscribe to ‌Apple...
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Netflix CEO Says Apple TV+ and Disney+ Will Create 'A Whole New World' of 'Tough Competition'

Friday September 20, 2019 9:36 am PDT by
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently discussed what he thinks about the upcoming launch of new rivals Apple TV+ and Disney+, as well as Netflix's plans to retain subscriber interest after their launches (via Variety). According to Hastings, "it's a whole new world starting in November," referring to the November 1 launch of ‌Apple TV+‌ and November 12 launch of Disney+. The CEO said that it...
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Netflix Tests Human Curated 'Collections' Feature on iOS

Sunday August 25, 2019 7:19 am PDT by
Netflix is testing a human curated discovery feature on iOS called "Collections" that surfaces TV shows and movies the user might be interested to watch (via TechCrunch). Collections in Netflix for iOS Netflix says the content is curated by experts on its creative teams and that the collections are organized according to similar factors, such as genre, tone, story line, and character traits. ...
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Netflix Adds 'Latest' Section to Show Everything That's New and Coming Soon

Tuesday August 20, 2019 3:58 pm PDT by
Netflix today introduced a new "Latest" section to its service, which is designed to highlight newly released titles and movies and TV shows that are coming soon. According to Variety, the "Latest" section focuses specifically on just released titles, movies and TV shows coming in the current week, and movies and TV shows coming in the week after. Upcoming titles are teased with a...
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Netflix Tests Pop-Out Picture-in-Picture Player on Desktop

Friday June 21, 2019 11:31 am PDT by
Netflix is testing a new pop-out picture-in-picture feature that's designed to let Netflix users watch videos in a small floating box that hovers above other applications, reports Engadget. The pop-out player allows users to click a small icon at the bottom of the screen. Once the pop-out window appears, it can be resized and positioned anywhere on a computer's display. Image via Engadget ...