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Netflix teases N-Plus: A new way to get attached to your favorite Netflix shows before they're cancelled

Netflix teases N-Plus: A new way to get attached to your favorite Netflix shows before they're cancelled

A lot has changed since Netflix burst onto the media scene in the late 2000s. Despite the increased competition, it's still the most popular streaming service globally for watching movies and TV shows on the web, and it's not looking to slow down momentum. Netflix may be planning to launch a new online space designed around enhancing its original properties with bonus features, podcasts, and more.

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Sony Xperia 1 III and 10 II are now certified for Netflix HD and HDR10 streaming

Sony Xperia 1 III and 10 II are now certified for Netflix HD and HDR10 streaming

Mobile phones may seem cramped for watching full-length movies, but they’re still (very) popular among Netflix users, as is evident from its billion-plus Play Store downloads. That’s why the streaming giant keeps an up-to-date list of devices that can offer you the best streaming experience for its app. It isn’t at all surprising that the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now also compatible with Netflix's streaming standards, along with a bunch of other phones from Oppo and Sharp.

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Let Netflix choose what you watch tonight

Let Netflix choose what you watch tonight

Streaming services have made it easy to watch almost any movie or show you can think of with just a click of a button. Unfortunately, channel surfing has been a casualty of the switch from cable TV to Netflix or Hulu. Gone are the halcyon days of watching The Shawshank Redemption on TNT just because it's on. Stumbling on a cult classic or a forgotten hit on weekend afternoons has been left in the past, but Netflix is making an effort to modernize the experience with its new "Play Something" button.

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Netflix and Chromecast for Google TV are starting to patch up their differences

Netflix and Chromecast for Google TV are starting to patch up their differences

Google’s new Chromecast dongle has had its fair share of issues, but none has been as vexing as Netflix refusing to play nicely with the device — which, ironically, has a dedicated Netflix button on the remote. More recently, things have started to change as Netflix is back to integrating well with Google TV’s core functions, just as it did earlier — but there are some parts that aren’t back on track just yet.

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A Netflix crackdown on borrowed logins could be coming

A Netflix crackdown on borrowed logins could be coming

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has famously proclaimed that he doesn't mind his customers sharing their accounts with other people — which goes against Section 4.2 of the streaming service's own terms of use — because those other people tend to purchase their own subscription at some point. But it seems that the era of borrowed logins might soon come to an end.

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It's 2021, and Netflix still doesn't offer HD downloads on Chromebooks

It's 2021, and Netflix still doesn't offer HD downloads on Chromebooks

When I bought my first Chromebook back in 2020, I imagined a bright future. I specifically wanted a convertible so I could replace my aging third-gen iPad (yes, the one from 2012). And due to Android app support, I thought I would be able to use it as my new media consumption machine. Unfortunately, things turned out to be more complicated, particularly when it comes to video streaming and downloading, and I wish I knew what I was getting myself into beforehand. To spare you the same disappointment, here's what's going on.

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Netflix is testing a sleep timer with select Android users

Netflix is testing a sleep timer with select Android users

Netflix is letting some Android users around the world in on a timer that will automatically close the app after some time. If you use stream shows or movies to help get you to sleep or put them on in the background to get things done, you may want to keep an eye out for this feature to get around.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 picks up Netflix HDR certification with four other phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 picks up Netflix HDR certification with four other phones

As Netflix sinks more money than it might ever hope to make back with subscription price hikes on its financially-squeezed consumer base, we'd like to let you know that it has also broadened its official Android device support listings for viewing in HD and HDR10. The additions include the brand-spanking-new Galaxy S21 series and a whole bunch of Oppo phones.

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Netflix is bringing an audio-only mode to its Android app

Netflix is bringing an audio-only mode to its Android app

Netflix might not be playing nicely with Google TV for some reason, but the company is pouring tons of resources into its Android app. The service got variable playback speeds and a screen lock feature this year, and now it looks like we're in for audio-only background playback. It could help you save some precious mobile data or leave your phone in your pocket while you're keeping up with your favorite series.

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Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Netflix isn't playing nicely with Google TV for some reason

Google TV is meant to act as a starting point for your watching experience by letting you look up titles and see where you're able to watch them including through your current streaming memberships. One of the participating services was Netflix, but it appears that the behemoth has dropped from the Android app.

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