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Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix for iOS update brings auto-play and more recommendations

Netflix has updated its iOS app today with a couple of new features that are mostly minor, but are said to improve the app's experience overall. Just as with the web-based version of Netflix and other app versions, the new iOS app now automatically plays the next episode of a TV series after the previous episode ends. The update also includes recommendations that appear after a movie ends.

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YouTube monthly subscription costs to battle Cable, not Netflix

YouTube monthly subscription costs to battle Cable, not Netflix

Video streaming group YouTube is said to be preparing a Subscriber Channel service this week with aims at taking on the cable business with month-to-month costs and an ala carte option for users. This service would be served up by Google, owners of the video network, and would likely take payment with the Google Wallet digital payment service. This service would be connected to users' Google Accounts much in the same way Google Play takes payment for apps and multimedia.

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Netflix: piracy rate goes down when we arrive

Netflix: piracy rate goes down when we arrive

Media companies have been in a constant battle with piracy for several years now with no end in site. However, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos thinks that the best way to fight piracy isn't through legislation or trying to catch people and throw them in jail, but rather to offer legal services that are reasonably priced.

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Analysts say Netflix should crack down on account sharing

Analysts say Netflix should crack down on account sharing

Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities, states that around 10 million people are currently using Netflix's service without paying. He says that if Netflix were to crack down on these people and its account sharing policies, it could generate a ton of more profit. Pachter stated in an interview with Bloomberg that it's time for Netflix to "change".

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Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade to gravitate to an alternative. Perhaps the biggest and most prolific user of Silverlight is Netflix, which takes advantage of its "high-quality streaming experience" for Watch Instantly. Today the company announced that in light of Microsoft's announcement, it will be switching to HTML5 video.

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