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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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Netflix lands new Hasbro kids shows coming this summer

Netflix lands new Hasbro kids shows coming this summer

Netflix has become the place to go for many TV and movie fans when there's nothing good on cable or satellite TV. Netflix has a wealth of different movies and TV shows that you can stream wherever you want on your mobile device, computer, or on your TV via various game consoles and set top boxes. Netflix has announced a new content partnership with Hasbro.

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Netflix app hits 720p on Windows Phone 8

Netflix app hits 720p on Windows Phone 8

It's been far too long since Netflix was fullscreen on all Windows Phone devices - this week the app has been updated to include 720p displays for Windows Phone 8. As an added bonus, this update will work for not just Windows Phone 8, but Windows Phone 7.8 devices as well. As Microsoft's push for a fully-stocked app store continues, big names like Netflix kicks like this are a bit of a high-five on the way up.

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Arrested Development season 4 hits Netflix in full May 26

Arrested Development season 4 hits Netflix in full May 26

The new season of Arrested Development will kick off May 26 and see an unusual fifteen episodes air, Netflix has confirmed today, with the entire series available from day one. The much-anticipated fourth season will be released simultaneously at 12:01 AM PDT across every Netflix territory, which means those in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil, and the Nordics won't have to avoid talking to each other or checking Facebook or Twitter to escape spoilers.

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Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Warner Bros. has decided to join in on the saturated video-streaming marketing by offering its own subscription-based video streaming service. Warner Bros. service is extremely distinctive from the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus however. Its service, called Warner Archive, will allow users to stream classic and hard-to-find movies and TV shows straight to their streaming devices.

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House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

House of Cards coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 11

Netflix's latest original series, House of Cards, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for all of those folks who have been too cheap to get a Netflix subscription, although you'll be paying much more for the discs than you would a Netflix membership, seeing how the Blu-ray version will set you back $52.99, while a month of Netflix -- which is more than enough time to watch all of House of Cards -- is only $7.99.

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Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify is looking to change things up by adding exclusive video on-demand (VOD) content to its list of services. It wants to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, all of which who have their own exclusive video series that help generate revenue and attract subscribers. Spotify hopes that by developing its own original video content or TV series, it can increase its profit margins.

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Netflix challenges developers to improve cloud computing, offers $100,000

Netflix challenges developers to improve cloud computing, offers $100,000

Netflix is looking to boost the reality of cloud computing via its OSS, taking it to the next level and helping it realize its potential. How is it doing this? Via its Netflix Cloud Prize competition, which it is using to challenge developers across the world to come up with improvements in secure, reliable, and usable, among other things. There are ten categories in total.

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