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Netflix nabs streaming rights to ‘Colony’ and more

Netflix nabs streaming rights to ‘Colony’ and more

Following reports stating that Netflix had an announcement planned for today, the streaming company has officially announced that it acquired the global streaming rights to three television shows: USA's Colony, the CW's Jane the Virgin, and CBS' Zoo. The move comes at a time when some industry staples view Netflix has a risky bid due to the lack of advertisements...something that seems to be increasingly driving them into the arms of ad-loving Hulu.

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The Netflix Switch dims lights, orders food while you binge

The Netflix Switch dims lights, orders food while you binge

Our houses are getting smarter, with new fangled connectivity to the Internet and our smartphones and new fangled remote controls. But what if your needs were simply to comfortably watch your favorite Netflix shows in the dimmed coziness of your living room? What if you happened to be a tinkerer with some spare tools and chips around? What if you wanted pizza to go with that? If you answered yes to all of those, or maybe even just the first two, then the Netflix Switch might be perfect for you.

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Netflix subscriptions can be paid for through iOS app

Netflix subscriptions can be paid for through iOS app

Following the release of iOS 9, and just before the debut of the new iPhone 6s, Netflix has updated its app for Apple's devices with the option sign up for a subscription through an in-app purchase. This matches other streaming media services, such as HBO Now, Hulu, and Spotify, which also let users subscribe through their iOS apps. Netflix first revealed the news on Twitter, along with a clip from their hit original series Orange Is the New Black.

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Black Mirror returns as Netflix original

Black Mirror returns as Netflix original

Fans of the hit drama Black Mirror rejoice! The show will be returning for a third season as a new Netflix1 original. The streaming video giant announced today that it has ordered 12 new episodes of the dystopian sci-fi series to be produced, with filming to begin later this year. Also good news is that creator Charlie Brooker will remain in charge of development, as will Annabel Jones, producer on show's first seven episodes.

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‘How to Get Away with Murder’ is now streaming on Netflix

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ is now streaming on Netflix

How to Get Away with Murder is ABC’s show, but it is now available for watching elsewhere — namely, on Netflix. The video streaming service has managed to grab the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to the show, and launched the first season on its service this past Friday. The first season’s streaming arrives ahead of the next season’s launch on ABC later this week.

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BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

The BBC will soon have a Netflix-style streaming service in the United States, so said the Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general earlier today. This internet-based service will bring BBC-made content to the United States in a subscription-based model service. This will be done, suggested Lord Hall, in order to "raise commercial income to supplement the license fee so we can invest as much as possible in content for U.K. audiences."

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Netflix: Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrives November 20

Netflix: Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrives November 20

This is the season of renewed entertainment, and there’s certainly no shortage of shows to watch. A handful of anticipated series have already premiered, and more will be arriving over the next several weeks. Netflix’s own shows can be counted among them, and soon Marvel fans will have a new show to watch: Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Netflix announced today that the show will premiere on November 20.

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Netflix goes to Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan early 2016

Netflix goes to Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan early 2016

It actually didn't take weeks for Netflix to officially announce its rumored expansion in Asia. The world's largest Internet video streaming service has revealed that it is indeed coming to more countries early next year, particularly in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Leaving out details of its potential partnership with local carriers, as well as pricing, Netflix's announcement is practically a battle cry and a challenge to rivals that are also trying to make it big in other markets outside of main ones like the US or UK.

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Netflix says no offline viewing downloads anytime soon

Netflix says no offline viewing downloads anytime soon

Many Netflix subscribers have long been asking for the ability to download video content for the purpose of offline viewing, especially while traveling. With Amazon having just announced that certain content on its Prime Video service is now available for offline playback, one would expect the pressure on Netflix to do the same would be even higher. Unfortunately, the company has made a clear statement that it has no plans offer such a feature in the near future.

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Netflix said to launch in South Korea in January 2016

Netflix said to launch in South Korea in January 2016

Following Netflix's launch in Japan last week, marking the US streaming service's first entry into the Asian market, the company is said to be about to announce an entry into South Korea in January 2016. The news comes via The Korea Times newspaper, who add that Netflix should make it official in the next few weeks. It seems the company is now seeking "strategic partnerships" with Korea's mobile carriers, much the same way Netflix did in Japan with local carrier Softbank.

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Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ revealed in full trailer

Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ revealed in full trailer

Netflix's original movie "Beasts of No Nation" was first teased in a short trailer that, though brief, was quite a bit more emotional than expected. Now the video streaming service is back with a new trailer, this one longer (it's the "full trailer"), and in it we get a look at entirely new footage. The movie is one of Netflix’s lineup of original movies, and will be kicking off next month both on the video streaming service and in theaters. Beasts of No Nation is from Cary Fukunaga, and it has already been shown off at the Venice Film Festival.

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Netflix has already decided ‘Narcos’ will get a second season

Netflix has already decided ‘Narcos’ will get a second season

Netflix recently released its long-anticipated Narcos original series, which follows the exploits of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the related Medellin Cartel. The first season consists of 10 episodes, and has apparently seen high enough attention that Netflix has already announced plans to produce a second season. As with Netflix's other original shows, Narcos is only available for streaming on the video service.

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