Apple Acquiring Netflix

It makes much more sense for Apple to compete with Netflix than to buy it

By on April 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM.

It makes much more sense for Apple to compete with Netflix than to buy it

With iPhone sales down, perhaps temporarily, Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated during the company’s earnings conference call this week that Apple is always on the look out for exciting new technologies and companies to acquire. Not only that, Cook suggested that Apple would be willing to shell out big bucks for a blockbuster acquisition if the right opportunity arose.

We’re always looking in the market about things that could complement things that we do today, become features in something we do, or allow us to accelerate entry into a category that we’re excited about,” Cook explained. Later on, Cook added that Apple “would definitely buy something larger than we bought thus far.”

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Movie Streaming Sites

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

By on April 26, 2016 at 5:53 PM.

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

There’s a whole lot of money to be made in streaming content to computers and mobile devices, and big media companies have no intention of letting Netflix and Amazon dominate the market without a fight. Companies from HBO and Showtime to Hulu and Verizon have all launched subscription streaming services in an effort to chase cord cutters and “cord nevers” who don’t pay for cable or satellite television service, and the streaming market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

Now, Time Warner has tossed its hat into the ring in announcing a new streaming service of its own. While the media giant’s plan certainly seems interesting, its new service isn’t likely to keep any Netflix executives up at night. More →

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Netflix Movies Expiring May 2016

You have a week left to watch these Netflix movies and shows before they start disappearing

You have a week left to watch these Netflix movies and shows before they start disappearing

By on April 25, 2016 at 1:02 PM.

Nothing lasts forever, including the Netflix streaming library. Late last week, Netflix announced all of the movies and shows that would be added to its service in May as well as everything that would be removed. Thankfully, this time around, only a few of the expiring titles were worth watching in the first place.

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Hulu vs Netflix Movie Library

Hulu’s film library is well on its way to overtaking Netflix

By on April 24, 2016 at 11:55 AM.

Hulu’s film library is well on its way to overtaking Netflix

Fans of streaming video services are going to have a very difficult decision to make in the coming months. Although Hulu began life as the number one destination for next-day TV show streaming, its film library is quickly catching up with that of Netflix. In fact, at this rate, there might be more movies on Hulu than there are on Netflix by the end of 2016 (if not earlier).

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Netflix New Movies May 2016

New on Netflix: Every movie and TV show being added in May

New on Netflix: Every movie and TV show being added in May

By on April 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM.

Although not quite as loaded as April, May looks to be another exciting month for Netflix subscribers. Fans of the service’s original content have a few very interesting comedian-led projects to look forward to, including Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite and Chelsea Handler’s not-live talk show, Chelsea.

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Netflix HDR Shows 2016

Netflix is giving a visual makeover to some of its best original shows

Netflix is giving a visual makeover to some of its best original shows

By on April 20, 2016 at 7:10 PM.

Looking for a good reason to go back and watch some of your favorite Netflix original series this year? You’re in luck, because on Tuesday, Netflix revealed that it would be bringing over 100 hours of High Dynamic Range content to its streaming service by August and 150 hours by the end of the year.

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Netflix Subscription Price Increase 2016

Netflix prices are increasing next month – here’s what you need to know

By on April 19, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

Netflix prices are increasing next month – here’s what you need to know

Some longtime Netflix subscribers are going to see their subscription prices go up starting next up, but others will get to enjoy a few more months of lower prices before they have to start paying more. Basically, Netflix is going to roll out its price increases gradually and CNN informs us that the longer you’ve been a subscriber, the longer you’ll have to wait before your subscription price increases. So that’s good news if you signed up for a $7.99-per-month Netflix streaming subscription back before it was cool. More →

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Apple Vs Netflix

Report uncovers Apple’s secret plan to go to war with Netflix

By on April 19, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

Report uncovers Apple’s secret plan to go to war with Netflix

In a world where Steve Ballmer is an NBA owner and former Apple executive Tony Fadell is a Google employee, I suppose the notion of Apple getting into the TV production business in an effort to take on Netflix isn’t that crazy. Echoing a report which first surfaced this past August, a recently published FastCompany article sheds some new light on Apple’s somewhat ambitious attempt to develop original programming and, in turn, make an impactful and bold entry into the TV business.

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Netflix Offline Streaming Video Downloads

Netflix may soon let you download movies and TV shows to watch later

By on April 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Netflix may soon let you download movies and TV shows to watch later

Raise your hand if you’ve ever fantasized about Netflix making offline viewing a reality. The feature would let users preload a bunch of Netflix movies and TV shows to their devices to watch later without the need for a network connection, you’ll be happy to hear that the company is considering the possibility. More →

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Netflix ISP Speed Index

Where does yours rank on Netflix’s list of best and worst ISPs?

Where does yours rank on Netflix’s list of best and worst ISPs?

By on April 13, 2016 at 2:01 PM.

You pay a ridiculous amount of cash each month for internet service. Are you really getting your money’s worth? Internet service providers love to advertise lightning-fast speeds but unfortunately, but customers rarely see speeds anywhere near as fast as their plan advertises. There are a number of reasons for the discrepancy, including poor Wi-Fi connections (be sure to check out our tips for improving your home Wi-Fi network) and slow speeds at the servers that store the content you’re trying to download. You might have 100Mbps internet, but you’ll never see speeds that fast when you’re trying to download huge files.

With that out of the way, ISP connections to your home and interconnections elsewhere indeed have a big impact on the internet speeds you experience, and Netflix has been raking ISPs in the United States for some time now. The streaming media provider just updated its rankings with new data as of March 2016, and now it’s time to see how your ISP compares to the rest. More →

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The Defenders Netflix Marvel Series

Marvel’s Netflix miniseries ‘The Defenders’ will begin filming this year

By on April 12, 2016 at 8:20 PM.

Marvel’s Netflix miniseries ‘The Defenders’ will begin filming this year

Just over a year ago, the first season of Daredevil was released on Netflix to widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike. It was the first show in a partnership between Marvel and Netflix that would see four lesser-known heroes star in their own series, culminating in an event miniseries called The Defenders.

We’re still awaiting the first seasons of two of those shows, but on Monday, Daredevil’s own Charlie Cox confirmed that The Defenders would shoot in 2016.

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