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Plex Pass can now automatically detect and skip TV show intros

Plex is one of the best services for managing your media library without succumbing to the whims of various streaming providers. Earlier this year, it launched standalone music and server management apps on Android, and now there's a new feature coming to Plex Pass members: intro skipping!

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Netflix is gradually easing bandwidth restrictions in Europe

Netflix, along with several other online streamers, had to curb its video quality in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that subsequently led people to move almost their entire life and communication online. Its restrictions have been in place since March in Europe, one of the hardest-hit regions, to ease the strain on network infrastructure. Now that the situation there is showing signs of improvement, Netflix has started removing those quality caps in some areas.

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Scener Chrome extension for watch parties gets official HBO support

Remote viewing parties have never been more popular, which should surprise no one. For those of you who have been watching TV shows and movies with your friends through the interwebs, you might be pleased to hear that Scener, which touts itself as a virtual movie theater, has just added official support for HBO GO and HBO NOW.

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How to use Netflix 'screen lock' mode to keep your Ozark binges uninterrupted

We've all been there: you're watching your favorite show on your smartphone, and you go to rebalance it in your hand and accidentally hit pause or next episode. It's not the end of the world, but it is annoying, and it's probably something you wish you could fix. Now, in Netflix, you can. With the new new Screen Lock button, Netflix can be told to safely ignore your errant grasps and pokes, keeping the content front and center.

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10 Android widgets that are actually useful

Choosing and setting up widgets is one of the joys of using Android over iOS, so you shouldn't neglect them — and you've got a broader range of top-quality widgets to choose from than you might have realized. We've picked out some of our favorites, and they all bring something genuinely useful and functional to your home screen.

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Why doesn't my Google Nest Hub work with Netflix?

Assistant-powered smart displays like the Nest Hub aren't exactly "new" anymore. But almost two years since they were first revealed and a year and a half since the Google Home Nest Hub went on sale, they still have one glaring omission: Netflix. You can't play content from the biggest streaming service out there on them, even though they have support for cast streaming. And, surprisingly, it isn't Google's fault.

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Netflix trailers now play inside WhatsApp chats just like YouTube videos

It's been possible to watch shared YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram videos right in WhatsApp's native picture-in-picture player for a long time already, and now Netflix has joined the list of supported services. Whenever you share a link to a show or movie from the streaming platform, you and your recipient will be able to view the trailer (if one is available) right in WhatsApp.

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How to watch free Netflix documentaries on YouTube

If you're running out of things to watch and aren't interested in spending on a Netflix subscription, you can still access some of the service's excellent documentary films on YouTube, totally free of charge. As we all cope with the ongoing coronavirus situation, some companies are extending free services to both those working from home and those binging shows all day long. Netflix has now joined the growing list, as it has made some of its popular documentaries available for free.

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New Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi devices officially support Netflix HD and HDR streaming

Over forty recent phones and tablets have been officially added to Netflix's list of HD-compatible devices, with six new chipsets also making the cut, and 15 more devices picking up named HDR10 support. Although Netflix is usually a bit slow to update its compatibility lists, and several of those included likely had the named support for some time, now it's officially official-er.

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Netflix expands parental controls, introducing profile PINs and more

Netflix is giving users more controls who can access which profile and what titles they can access from within. Most of these additions are for meant to tailor the viewing experience for kids, but for groupies sharing a single account, at least one of the changes will relieve some people from having their content suggestions bombed by their fellow viewers.

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