Tag Archive: Netflix

How to disable Netflix autoplay previews and trailers for good

It’s finally happened: Netflix now allows you to clamp down on its terrible, annoying, very bad autoplaying trailers and previews. You know the ones, that start playing immediately after you open the app on your phone, laptop, or television. The ones that, right after you finish that perfect season finale and are trying to digest what just happened to your favorite characters, remind you there’s a new season of Grace and Frankie, even though you never want to  [Read More…]

Netflix begins streaming AV1 on Android to help users save data

Not all titles are available to stream in AV1 currently.

What you need to know Netflix has started streaming videos on its Android app using the AV1 codec. The royalty-free video codec offers 20% higher compression efficiency over VP9. Only selected titles are currently available to stream in AV1.

Netflix today announced that it has started to stream video using the royalty-free AV1 codec on its Android app. The AV1 codec, which was released in 2018, promises  [Read More…]

What’s new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and HBO in February 2020

Sam. Zoë. Jordan. Pacino. Say no more.

Ah, February. The month of Valentine’s Day. And is there really a better way to spend it than with your old pal Samuel L. Jackson?

He’s back in the latest installment of Shaft on HBO. And on Netflix, we’ve got the second season of Altered Carbon, the follow-up to To All The Boys — and every Police Academy movie ever made. (Hope you were sitting down for that one.)

Amazon’s offering  [Read More…]

How Netflix is boosting its ‘watched-by’ numbers by 35%

Henry Cavill in “The Witcher,” which Netflix says has been viewed by at least 76 million households.

The streaming giant has changed the way it reports whether someone has watched something.

Netflix has released its Q4 2019 earnings. As far as earnings reports go, it’s pretty standard. You can ready the highlights here. But the most interesting thing tucked amid all those numbers is that Netflix has changed the way it’s reporting — crowing, really — about how  [Read More…]

How to watch Studio Ghibli films on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, & Japan

Netflix has just announced that beginning on February 1 it will begin bringing Studio Ghibli films to its service. In total, there will be 21 films that make an appearance, and they will come in three phases. The films will be made available globally through a distribution partner Wild Bunch International, though this rollout will exclude some big markets.

For those not familiar, Studio Ghibli was founded back in 1985 by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies now lets you search content from Netflix and Disney Plus

Stop wondering which service has what and watch more.

What you need to know Google Play Movies has now added support for Netflix and Disney Plus. With these services added, you’ll now be able to search for even more movies and TV shows within the app. You must still have the apps installed and subscribe to the services, Google Play Movies can only help you find which service the movie or TV show you are searching for  [Read More…]

Netflix is back up!

Nope, it’s not just you. Netflix is down in parts of Europe and the Northeastern U.S.

Update 3:40PM EST/7:40PM GMT — The problem is now clearing up, with many users reporting that services are being restored. There are still several folks with issues, but progress is being made. Just in time for after-dinner binge watching!

What you need to know Netflix services are down in parts of the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Sweden,  [Read More…]

Disney+ is late to the party but more than ready to take on Netflix


Coming for the crown

$ 70/year at Disney+

Pros Exclusive streaming of most Disney content Affordable pricing and bundles More family-friendly account structuring Cons Less adult content (for now) Available on fewer platforms

Disney+ is taking hold of its own streaming destiny and offering an unparalleled selection of content from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and beyond. It’s still working through its learning curve, but even at launch it’s quite the tantalizing temptation.


The original  [Read More…]

Netflix is testing a feature that is going to annoy snooty directors

You will soon be able to binge-watch all of Seinfeld at 1.5X speed

What you need to know A Netflix viewer tipped Android Police that the app now includes variable-speed playback. Netflix confirms that it tests features like this. It will be interesting to see how much directors let Netflix mess with their creation.

Netflix is testing a feature that will allow viewers to speed up or slow down programs, according to a tip received by Android  [Read More…]

What’s new in November on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and HBO

The Queer Eye guys head to Asia, Jack Ryan is back, meet Dollface — and so much more in November!

You’d be forgiven for thinking that November on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and HBO would be all about turkey and Thanksgiving. But, in reality, it’s not.

OK, it’s also occasionally about turkey and Thanksgiving. But it’s also about a wealth of original content that you’ll only be able to find on those services.

The only problem  [Read More…]