News tagged: Netflix
Though Disney is going to pull its catalog from Netflix in favor of its own streaming service in 2019, Netflix is fighting to keep the company's Star Wars and Marvel content. "Active discussions" currently exist around the topic and they could help Netflix.
In a blow to Netflix and in a potentially risky move for Disney, all of Disney's content is going to be removed from the popular streaming service. Instead of furthering its distribution deal with Netflix, Disney has opted to create its own streaming option.
Netflix may be doing well in terms of subscriber growth, but its financial status is somewhat marred by the existence of $20 billion in debt, according to the LA Times. Much of that debt has accumulated due to the streaming service investing large amounts in original content.
HDR displays still aren't typical in the smartphone industry and one of relatively few handsets with one is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Though that has the potential to improve video quality, it only matters when applicable content is available, such as from Netflix.
With a 233% rise in revenue over last year, Netflix had more revenue than any other mobile application during the second quarter. Sensor Tower reports the streaming service grew to $153 million in revenue during a three-month period. Netflix also gained many subscribers.
After many users complained about throttling on YouTube and Netflix, Verizon Wireless confirmed service had been altered by a "video optimization" system test. Without going into detail, it appears that test throttled download speeds, capping them at 10 Mbps.
Streaming service Netflix revealed it now has more than 100 million paying subscribers. Just in the past three months it was able to add 5.2 million customers. The last quarter saw more US customer additions than any quarter since 2011. That growth has come despite price changes.
AT&T will include offline viewing capabilities in its DirecTV Now cable-free streaming service next year. The upcoming feature was announced on Thursday, with AT&T saying it'll give users the ability to "download and go." It didn't detail exactly how the functionality would work.
Though the Nintendo Switch launched with absolutely no support for streaming services, that's starting to change. On Thursday, the system will gain its first service, a Japanese video sharing site called Niconico. It's only going to be available for users in Japan.
On average, people view more Netflix than Hulu, Amazon Video, and YouTube combined, a report from Comscore found. Netflix is clearly dominant in the US and is responsible for 1 hour and 40 minutes of content viewing daily in WiFi-enabled American households.
Three is working with Netflix, TVPlayer, Deezer, and SoundCloud to offer an unlimited streaming offer for select services. In a move that'll upset some net neutrality advocates, the carrier's "Go Binge" plan lets people use those services as much as they like.
Netflix is slowly adding support for Dolby Atmos sound to its lineup, starting with a limited range of devices and only one piece of original content. It'll then add the feature to more devices and content "over time." The first movie to receive Atmos is Okja, a recent film.
Netflix has debuted a special interactive form of content targeted at children. The streaming service's new "choose your own adventure" stories let kids navigate a story in unique ways. While the format is initially meant for kids, it could potentially expand at some point.
There are more people in the US with a Netflix subscription than a cable TV subscription, the streaming company has confirmed in a recent report. In its quarterly earnings report, Netflix revealed it has 50.85 million members in the US. That's higher than the cable TV industry.
A TV adaptation of The Witcher is officially headed to Netflix and Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher novels, will be a creative consultant for the show. His novels inspired the game series, which has been a big seller over the years for CD Projekt Red.
Rooted Android phones and tablets won't be able to use the latest version of Netflix. The app now comes with an updated DRM system that fully relies on Google's Widevine DRM. As a result, it typically won't run on a device that's been rooted. Widevine offers content protection.
Netflix's app on Android now comes with support for HDR video streaming, although the feature currently just works on the LG G6. Since the app uses the Dolby Vision spec for mobile HDR video, the feature is limited to the G6, which is the only phone offering that spec.
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is facing a lawsuit from New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman over unacceptably low performance. According to Schneiderman, Time Warner Cable intentionally provided consumers with service that was slower than advertised.
Streaming services like Netflix generate far greater watch time among young people than traditional live television. According to a report from Trendera, teens spend 24% of their time on YouTube, 27% on Netflix, and 14% on live TV. Hulu and Amazon were at 4% and 3%.
Through a deal with Chinese video streaming service iQiyi, Netflix has managed to enter China. Netflix was originally planning to directly enter the market, but it decided in October 2016 to work on licensing deals instead. Baidu owns the iQiyi service.