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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 Games Engaging Less Than 1 Percent of Subscribers

Monday August 8, 2022 3:34 am PDT by
Netflix's mobile gaming platform has been engaging less than 1 percent of Netflix subscribers since its launch last November, according to new data from app analytics company Apptopia (via CNBC.). Included with every Netflix subscription, Netflix Games allows users to play a handful of games on their mobile devices. Games are released as individual apps on the iOS App Store, while the full...
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Netflix Lost 1.3 Million U.S. and Canadian Subscribers in Q2 2022

Tuesday July 19, 2022 1:58 pm PDT by
Netflix in the second quarter of 2022 lost 1.3 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, according to new data shared today during the company's earnings call. Netflix had 73.28 million paid memberships during the quarter, down from 74.58 million in the first quarter of 2022. With subscriber additions in some other areas, Netflix in total dropped 970,000 subscribers worldwide....
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Netflix Testing Password Sharing Plan That Costs $3 Extra in Latin America

Monday July 18, 2022 1:48 pm PDT by
Netflix is working to crack down on account sharing between households, and is now testing an added fee for Netflix users in Latin America who have provided their passwords to people outside of their immediate home. As reported by Bloomberg, Netflix customers who share their passwords in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic will need to pay additional money. ...
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Netflix Partnering With Microsoft for Ad-Supported Streaming Tier

Wednesday July 13, 2022 1:57 pm PDT by
Netflix today announced that it plans to partner up with Microsoft for its planned ad-supported streaming tier, with Microsoft set to handle ad sales. Netflix says that Microsoft will be able to support all of its advertising needs for the new, more affordable streaming option. In April we announced that we will introduce a new lower priced ad-supported subscription plan for consumers, in...
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Netflix Rolling Out Spatial Audio for All Devices in Partnership With Sennheiser

Thursday July 7, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Netflix today announced that it is partnering with Sennheiser for a new spatial audio experience that will be available for the Netflix content catalog. Using Sennheiser AMBEO technology, stereo audio will be enhanced with an immersive surround sound experience that is compatible with all devices, all streaming plans, and that does not require surround sound speakers or home theater...
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Netflix Co-CEO Confirms Plans for Cheaper Ad-Supported Netflix Tier

Thursday June 23, 2022 11:20 am PDT by
Netflix is planning to implement a more affordable ad-supported tier to draw in customers who do not want to pay the $9.99 starting price for an ad-free plan, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed at the Cannes Lions advertising festival today (via The Hollywood Reporter). The plan is aimed at people who think that Netflix is too expensive and who don't mind ads, with no changes planned for...
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Ad-Supported Netflix Tier Planned for Last Three Months of 2022, Crackdown on Account Sharing Coming

Tuesday May 10, 2022 11:32 am PDT by
A more affordable, ad-supported Netflix plan could be introduced before the end of 2022, Netflix told employees in an internal letter (via The New York Times). Netflix is currently planning to introduce the new ad-supported tier in the final three months of the year, with the plan aimed at attracting new subscribers who find the current pricing unaffordable. The company has been steadily...
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Netflix Loses Subscribers for the First Time in 10 Years, Blames Account Sharing

Tuesday April 19, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
Netflix lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade in Q1 2022, according to subscriber numbers the company said during today's earnings results. Netflix is down more than 200,000 subscribers, and the losses are set to continue. Netflix was expecting to add 2.5 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, but did not hit that target. The suspension of its business in...
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Netflix Apple TV App Now Uses Redesigned tvOS 15 Video Player

Thursday April 14, 2022 2:34 pm PDT by
Netflix is currently in the process of rolling out an update to its Apple TV app, introducing support for the tvOS 15 player. As noted on Reddit and Twitter (via 9to5Mac), the updated interface began appearing on Apple TVs earlier this week in version 2.1.23 of the app. The tvOS 15 native player displays show and movie titles in a larger type on the bottom of the screen above the playback...
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Netflix Testing Add-On Payment for People Who Share Accounts Outside Their Households

Wednesday March 16, 2022 11:23 am PDT by
Netflix today said that it may implement an extra payment for those who share their Netflix accounts with people outside of their households, a practice that is common with the streaming service. According to Netflix, sharing accounts between households impacts its ability to "invest in great new TV and films" for its members, and so it has been exploring ways to permit users to share...
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Netflix Again Raises Prices for All Plans, 4K Streaming Now $20 Per Month

Friday January 14, 2022 11:46 am PST by
Netflix today updated the prices for its streaming plans, and all of its offerings are now more expensive. The Basic plan is now priced at $9.99 per month, the Standard plan is priced at $15.49 per month, and the Premium plan is priced at $19.99 per month. The Basic plan is $1 more expensive, up from $8.99 per month. This plan allows users to watch on just one screen at a time, and it limits ...
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New Netflix Games Feature Now Available on iOS Devices

Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:23 am PST by
Netflix today announced the launch of Netflix Games for iOS, one week after rolling out the feature on Android devices. Netflix Games, included with a Netflix subscription, allows users to play a handful of games on their mobile devices. Available gaming titles include "Stranger Things: 1984," "Stranger Things 3: The Game," "Shooting Hoops," "Card Blast," and "Teeter Up." Accessing games...
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Netflix Gaming Service on iOS Likely to Offer Individual Games Through the App Store

Sunday November 7, 2021 11:58 pm PST by
Netflix will be required to enlist each game offered via its gaming service through the App Store for users to download and install, instead of providing an all-in-one experience within the Netflix app, due to Apple's rules, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. Last year, Apple's ‌App Store‌ rules on gaming services became a central issue following a public spat between the Cupertino tech giant...
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Netflix Taking on Apple Arcade With Official Games Launch on Android

Tuesday November 2, 2021 10:58 am PDT by
Netflix today announced the full official rollout of its Netflix Games feature, which will allow Netflix users to play a handful of games on their mobile devices. At the current time, Netflix is making games available for Android users, but support for iOS is "on the way." Netflix says that it's early days, but its goal is to build a library of games offering "something for everyone."...
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Netflix Now Testing Integrated Mobile Games in Poland

Thursday August 26, 2021 10:46 am PDT by
Netflix earlier this year confirmed plans to get into mobile gaming, and now the company is testing its gaming experience with Netflix users in Poland. Netflix's Polish Twitter account today tweeted that the Android Netflix app in Poland is offering access to "Stranger Things 1984" and "Stranger Things 3," two mobile game options. According to NetflixGeeked, the games are included with a...
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Netflix Rolling Out Spatial Audio Support

Wednesday August 18, 2021 1:29 pm PDT by
Netflix is rolling out support for Spatial Audio on the iPhone and the iPad, based on reports shared by MacRumors readers and on Reddit. A Netflix spokesperson also confirmed to MacRumors that the rollout is underway. When playing compatible content in Netflix, Spatial Audio will be available as an option in the Control Center on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ for those running iOS 14 and iOS 15....
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Netflix to Take on Apple Arcade With Mobile Games for Subscribers

Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:32 pm PDT by
Netflix today confirmed that it is planning to expand on its TV movie offerings with a new gaming offering. During the company's second quarter earnings report (via CNET), Netflix said that gaming is "another new content category," similar to its expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV. Netflix plans to focus primarily on games that are designed for mobile devices, with...
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Apple Arcade Facing More Competition as Netflix Plans Expansion Into Video Games

Wednesday July 14, 2021 3:39 pm PDT by
Netflix is planning to add to its TV and movie offerings by breaking into video game content, reports Bloomberg. Netflix has hired former Electronic Arts and Facebook executive Mike Verdu as vice president of game development, and he will report to Netflix chief operating officer Greg Peters. At Facebook, Verdu worked with developers to bring games and other content to the Oculus VR headset. ...
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Apple TV+ and Other Streaming Services Could Face Ofcom Regulation in the UK

Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:09 am PDT by
U.S. video streaming services including Apple TV+, Netflix, and Disney+ are likely to face tighter regulation in the U.K. as part of proposals being considered by the British government. Ministers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today announced that they will consult on plans to bring streaming video platforms under British broadcasting laws in order to level the...
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Netflix Considering Move into Gaming With Apple Arcade-Style Bundle

Tuesday May 25, 2021 2:48 am PDT by
Netflix is mulling an expansion into online gaming that could end up being similar to Apple's digital subscription offering, Apple Arcade, according to multiple reports. News of the plans began trickling out on Friday when The Information reported that Netflix had approached veteran game industry executives about joining the company. Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an...