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More than 600 movies will disappear from Netflix on June 1

By on May 26, 2016 at 10:40 AM.

More than 600 movies will disappear from Netflix on June 1

Netflix’s strategy for global video domination can be summed up in two words: original content. Building off the success of 2013’s House of Cards, Netflix in recent years has launched an absolute avalanche of original content that spans every genre imaginable, including crime thrillers, comedies, sci-fi, political dramas, animated sitcoms, superhero dramas and even true-crime documentaries. In fact, Netflix this past January said that it plans to roll out 600 hours of original programming throughout 2016, an impressive 33% increase from 2015.

Because developing and producing original content can get wildly expensive, Netflix’s increased focus on original content coincides with the company’s lessening interest in securing licensing deals with movie studios. The most recent casualty of Netflix’s original programming addiction is Miramax. In May of 2011, Netflix signed a 5-year and rumored $100 million licensing deal with the famed movie studio. With that deal set to expire at the end of May, Netflix reportedly has no plans to renew it in full. In turn, more than 600 movie titles will instantly be removed from Netflix’s catalog beginning on June 1.

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Netflix Hackathon

3 awesome Netflix hacks that need to be real

By on May 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

3 awesome Netflix hacks that need to be real

About two times a year, Netflix holds an internal hackathon where employees are encouraged to come up with creative ideas and explore new technologies, both in software and hardware, that tend to fall outside of their day-to-day job description. In other words, the Netflix hackathon is a great excuse for engineers to have a bit of fun. Just this past November, for example, you might recall that Netflix engineers managed to get a video stream running on a 1950s era TV.

By the time Netflix’s most recent hackathon ended, the streaming giant noted that it saw 200 engineers put together more than 80 unique hacks. “The hacks themselves ranged from product ideas to internal tools to improvements in our recruiting process,” Netflix said.

Of those 80+ projects, Netflix published a blogpost highlighting some of the cooler concoctions its engineers managed to come up with this year. Here’s a look at a few of them.

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Netflix Disney Exclusive Deal September

Netflix will soon be the only place to watch new Disney and Marvel movies

By on May 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Netflix will soon be the only place to watch new Disney and Marvel movies

As if all the new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June weren’t enough, Netflix is already hyping up its entire summer slate. For June, the service has Jurassic Park and Spotlight, July brings The Big Short and Back to the Future and August’s lineup includes The Little Prince and The Fast & The Furious.

But the biggest addition comes in September, when Netflix becomes “the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.”

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Netflix New Movies June 2016

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

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

By on May 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM.

June is going to be a great month for fans of popular TV shows with Netflix subscriptions. Along with the fourth season of Orange is the New Black, Netflix is also adding The League season 7, Scandal season 5 and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3. Oh, and a new Voltron series to top it all off.

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How To Watch Netflix From Any Country

This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for

By on May 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for

Because Netflix doesn’t own the global licensing rights to all of the movies and TV shows it carries, a good deal of its programming remains completely unavailable to subscribers outside of certain geographic regions. Indeed, one of the reasons why Netflix is so intent on developing its own original programming is precisely because they don’t have to deal with thorny licensing issues.

Now if you find yourself in the frustrating position of wanting to watch something on Netflix that is otherwise geographically restricted, there’s a new desktop app that can help turn that dream into a reality.

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Netflix Speed Test

Netflix launches Fast.com, a brilliantly simple website that tells you how fast your download speed is

By on May 18, 2016 at 11:50 PM.

Netflix launches Fast.com, a brilliantly simple website that tells you how fast your download speed is

Netflix offers some of the best content available anywhere, but a shoddy Internet connection is a surefire way to put a damper on the entire viewing experience. So in an effort to keep users more informed about how fast their Internet connection is — or isn’t, Netflix on Wednesday launched Fast.com, a bare bones website that does one thing and one thing only — precisely tells users how fast their download speed actually is.

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Netflix VPN Blocking

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

By on May 13, 2016 at 9:06 AM.

Netflix is one of the most universally adored services out there. Where as most companies have as many outspoken critics as they do fans, heaps of praise are constantly shoveled Netflix’s way by customers. Since it’s so rare to see users upset with the company, it’s definitely a change of pace when nearly 45,000 people band together and demand that Netflix change one of its policies — but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week.  More →

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Orange is the New Black Season 4 Trailer

Watch the first trailer for ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 4

By on May 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

Watch the first trailer for ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 4

More than any year before it, 2016 might be the year of the Netflix original series. The second season of Daredevil cemented it as the best superhero show on any network, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was even stronger the second time around, and now what many consider to be the flagship of the service — Orange is the New Black — is returning in just a few short weeks.

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Netflix saves you 160 hours of TV commercials each year

By on May 10, 2016 at 5:33 PM.

Netflix saves you 160 hours of TV commercials each year

Cord cutting doesn’t only save you money — it saves you time as well. In fact, it turns out that Netflix may be saving you from having to watch an astonishing 160 hours worth of commercials every year. This estimate comes from streaming enthusiast site Cordcutting.com, which reached that number by looking at publicly available Netflix subscriber data.

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Netflix iPhone Android App Streaming Quality

Terrific new Netflix tool will help you beat your carrier’s data caps

By on May 5, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

Terrific new Netflix tool will help you beat your carrier’s data caps

Netflix will now let you adjust the video streaming quality in its mobile app, so that you don’t go over your monthly data allotment when watching movies and TV shows over a cellular connection. If you’re on an unlimited plan, that’s probably not something that will affect your mobile experience. But iPhone and Android users who like to watch Netflix shows over cellular plans with limited data will surely appreciate the new settings option.

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The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching

By on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

The clever way Netflix is manipulating your binge watching

Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that has more than 81 million worldwide subscribers. What makes Netflix so popular is that it offers instant access to hundreds of titles, including original content, that are available to stream on a whim. There are no commercials, and you don’t have to wait a week to see the next episode of your favorite series. However, just because you just ended a six-hour Netflix binge doesn’t mean you were in full control. The company may have figured what you were going to click next before you did. And it did it so by simply looking at nothing other than the type of artwork people like. More →

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Can Netflix Replace Cable TV

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

By on May 3, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Most Netflix subscribers believe the service will replace traditional TV

This might not come as much of a surprise, but the average Netflix subscriber doesn’t have much faith in the future of traditional television. In a recent survey, AllFlicks polled over 3,000 Netflix users, asking whether or not they thought Netflix could one day replace pay TV altogether.

Over 75% said they did.

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