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  • Vendor: Netflix, Inc.
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

If there's one name synonomous with online video content, it's Netflix. Its global reach is ever expanding, and presently covers virtually all of North and South America and parts of Northern Europe. Part of the attraction is the sheer volume of on-demand movies and TV content, the relatively low monthly subscription fee and the sheer number of devices that have Netlix apps, including Android.

It's really more about the service than the app, but that isn't to say it's not a good app. Because it is. Netflix was one of the first supporters of the Google Chromecast, adding yet another way to get it on your TV. It's easy to browse and find new content and with support for profiles built in, you never need to worry about a family member interfering with your suggestions.

Netflix is free to download as part of your monthly subscription, and new customers get a chance to try it free for one month first. Can't say fairer than that. No one video service has everything just yet, but Netflix comes pretty close.

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Netflix's DVD app finally makes its way to Android

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Netflix is raising its prices in the U.S. — again

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Netflix increases Canadian prices by up to $2 a month

Netflix is taking a gamble that Canadian customers are addicted enough to eat the extra cost. Netflix is increasing prices for Canadian customers between $1 and $2 depending on the plan. From Canadian Press (via CBC): The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members...

Disney will remove content from Netflix and launch its own streaming service

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Netflix HDR playback comes to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium

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Verizon Wireless may be throttling Netflix and YouTube streams

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Netflix adds Dolby Atmos support, but you probably can't use it yet

Netflix is adding Dolby Atmos support, but it's not coming to Android or Chromecast anytime soon. It's often said that video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and even YouTube focus too much on video enhancements at the expense of audio. As we've moved from 1080p to 4K to...

Netflix now lets kids choose their own adventure

Netflix is adding interactive branching stories for kids. What about big kids? Netflix is announcing something pretty cool — interactive storytelling. Beginning with Dreamworks' Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, kids will be able to use their controller to choose the narrative direction of a...

Netflix no longer works on rooted or bootloader-unlocked Android phones

Wanted to go for a binge on your rooted Android phone? I've got some bad news. Rooted users started noticing the app gone from Google Play on their devices over the weekend, and Netflix eventually confirmed it did this intentionally. The streaming service is now using Google's Wildvine DRM to...

Netflix's new ratings system gets a thumbs-up

Netflix has a new ratings system, and it's all about simplicity. Netflix has rolled out its new ratings system and recommendation engine, replacing the five star-based option for the simpler, more participation-friendly "thumbs-up, thumbs-down." Netflix has had star ratings for much of our...

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