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  • Vendor: Netflix, Inc.
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  • 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 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...

Netflix is doubling mobile streaming quality without increasing bandwidth

Netflix is making big improvements to the quality and efficiency of mobile streaming, and it's working with LG to add HDR support to the G6. Every year during Mobile World Congress, Netflix gets away from the hustle and bustle of the Fira Gran Via and the core of Barcelona itself, renting a...

How to store downloaded Netflix content on a microSD card

How do I store my offline Netflix content to a microSD card? Netflix has just been updated with the ability to download offline content onto a microSD card. It's awesome! This comes after the app was updated to support offline content in the first place. There are a couple of stipulations, of...

How to fix 'You have downloads on too many devices' error on Netflix

Getting a "You have downloads on too many devices" error on the Netflix Android app? Here's how to fix it. When Netflix introduced the ability to download content offline, people were thrilled — and rightfully so! Now it's possible to take Orange is the new Black on the subway, or Jessica Jones...
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Best Streaming Service in India

With Prime Video now available in the country, there are plenty of great options for streaming video on the go. Best overall Hotstar See at Play Store Hotstar is easily the best streaming service in India. At ₹150 per month, it is affordable, and offers a wide variety of content — both in...
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Google Home now integrates with Netflix and Google Photos

You can now ask Google Assistant to play your favorite shows on Netflix. Last week, Google rolled out third-party integration for Google Home through Actions on Google, giving developers the ability to build conversational interfaces and integrate their services with the Google Assistant. With...

Netflix shows now start previewing as you browse

Netflix is coming for those remaining precious spare hours. As if it wasn't already easy enough to begin binge-watching one of Netflix's many excellent shows, the company has announced that it is rolling out dynamic previews for many of its homegrown movies and TV shows in order to make it easier...

How to download offline content from Netflix

How do I watch my favorite Netflix content offline? Commuters rejoice! Netflix has added the option to download their content to your phone or tablet via the Netflix app. Not everything on Netflix is currently available for offline viewing, but there's a decent selection available for download...
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Netflix finally lets you download TV shows and movies

Take Netflix offline with you wherever you go. Netflix has finally added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline. The option is available for Netflix's own shows — including Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The Crown, Narcos, and others — as well as select movies...
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Netflix may finally roll out offline playback, but not in the U.S.

Offline playback is coming to Netflix. Just not in the U.S. Earlier this year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that he was "open-minded" about bringing offline playback to the service. In an interview with CNBC, Netflix COO Ted Sarandos said that the company is "looking at" enabling the feature,...
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Netflix to stream Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot in U.S. and other countries

Netflix has announced it has bought the rights to stream the upcoming reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The revival of the classic comedy TV series, where its stars make fun of really bad movies while the film is running,...

Netflix will stream CBS' new Star Trek series in 188 countries

Netflix and CBS have announced the former will hold exclusive rights outside the U.S. and Canada on the new Star Trek series set to launch at the start of next year. As well as the new CBS series coming to Netflix, the company will also ensure 727 existing episodes from the show library are...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Netflix in Canada

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Netflix in Canada

Netflix-using Star Wars fans in Canada, rejoice! Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on the streaming service in your country, and you can start streaming the latest entry in the saga right away. The Force Awakens takes place more than 30 years after Return of the Jedi, continuing...
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Netflix may enable offline viewing by the end of the year

It looks like Netflix may offer an option to download and watch videos offline, much like Amazon's Prime Video. According to LightReading (via PhoneArena), the ability to save videos for offline viewing should make its debut by the end of the year. The publication is citing the Penthera, a...

Netflix will exclusively stream Disney movies in the U.S., shows off impressive summer lineup

Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service for Disney movies — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar films — on the U.S. pay TV circuit. Netflix signed the agreement with Disney in 2012, and the deal is set to go into effect from September. The move keeps Disney's...
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Netflix will show you how Fast your internet connection is

Netflix has launched Fast.com, a web page that lets you quickly run a speed test to determine the download speeds you're getting from your internet service provider. The page automatically starts running a download test as soon as it loads, and there's also a link to take you to Speedtest.net if...
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Netflix gives you better control over how much cellular data it uses

Netflix is rolling out an update to its Android app with some new controls that will give subscribers to its video streaming service more control over its use of data on cellular networks. In a blog post, Netflix says the new "Cellular Data Usage" section can be found in the App Settings menu...

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