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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 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...
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Apple Discussed 'Punitive Measures' Against Netflix for Dropping In-App Purchases

Wednesday May 5, 2021 11:03 am PDT by
As the Epic Games v. Apple trial progresses into its third day, Apple's internal documents and communications with various companies are continuing to surface, giving us some insight into the dealings that Apple has had around the App Store. Back in December 2018, Netflix stopped offering in-app subscription options for new or resubscribing members and instead began requiring them to sign up ...
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Netflix Launches New 'Play Something' Shuffle Feature

Wednesday April 28, 2021 11:01 am PDT by
Netflix today announced the launch of a new "Play Something" option that's designed to play content on the streaming service based on user habits. The feature gives people who log into Netflix and aren't sure what they want to view an option to get to content quickly without endless scrolling.There are times when we just don't want to make decisions. A Friday evening after a long work week....
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Netflix Launches 'Fast Laughs' Feature on iOS for TikTok-Style Comedy Moments

Wednesday March 3, 2021 7:48 am PST by
Netflix has today announced the launch of its "Fast Laughs" feature, available now in the video streaming service's iOS app (via iPhone in Canada). Fast Laughs offer "a full-screen feed of funny clips from our big comedy catalog including films, series and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong," according to Netflix director of product innovation Patrick Flemming. Netflix...
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Netflix's 'Downloads For You' Feature Coming Soon to iOS Devices

Monday February 22, 2021 10:39 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 9:55 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 1:30 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 2:18 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 12:52 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 1:15 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 9:02 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 1:59 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 6:37 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 3:17 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 3:20 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"...