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Netflix total world coverage nearly complete

Netflix total world coverage nearly complete

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings flipped the switch on 130 new countries for availability of their streaming service, taking effect immediately. This brings the number of countries up from 60 to 190 in total - India, Nigeria, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, and Indonesia amongst them. Netflix is now officially ready to roll and live in what Hastings described as "nearly every country in the world." Except China. They're working on China. Netflix is currently working on the rest of the world with LG to make total coverage a reality.

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The Crown trailer and the Netflix button secret sauce

The Crown trailer and the Netflix button secret sauce

This week the folks at Netflix are speaking at CES 2016 about how their success is based in gadgets and remote controls. Believe it or not, Netflix suggests that they've had "extensive success" with Netflix buttons on remotes. Imagine how much easier it makes searching for a streaming service on your smart device when there's literally a Netflix button - a hardware button with the word NETFLIX on it - staring you in the face. "Our consumer electronic company partners have been critical to our success," said company CEO Reed Hastings.

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Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

According to a new Nielsen report, most cable networks lost a substantial number of viewers this year in comparison to the same numbers from 2014. Only a few steadfast networks saw gains in their viewership numbers, with Cartoon Network trumping them all and both AMC and Discovery following close behind. Despite those few successes, though, overall cable network performance was low -- and they mostly have Netflix to blame.

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Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Parks and Recreation season 7 is finally coming to Netflix, the service has announced. According to a spokesperson, the show’s latest season will be going live for streaming next month — there’s about three weeks remaining. Once January 13 rolls round, the entire Parks and Recreation series will be available to the service's subscribers.

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Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix has taken on a new series called ‘Mindhunter’ from House of Cards director David Fincher, according to a new report. The series is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Charlize Theron, and will be based on “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” a book published in the mid-90s. Sources expect Fincher will be directing the series, according to the report.

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Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Have you ever been watching Netflix, only to drift off to sleep when you're in the middle of a move, or an episode of your favorite show? That was a rhetorical question, because we all know that the answer is “yes.” We've all done this, and it's one of the most important problems to plague the modern world. And that's why Netflix has been hard at work on a solution.

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House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

Netflix subscribers will get the next season of House of Cards on March 4, the service has announced. The arrival will mark season 4 for the award-winning show, with Kevin Spacey reviving his role as politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards is Netflix’s staple political drama, and one of its most popular original episodic shows. Spoilers ahead for those not caught up on the series.

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Netflix rolls out Windows 10 universal app

Netflix rolls out Windows 10 universal app

While we know that Netflix continues to update and re-encode their entire library for a better back-end experience, they're also working on the front-end as well. Today the company announced that they've been working on a brand new app for Windows users, and it's about ready to roll out.

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Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

If I were to check and see where most of my monthly internet bandwidth usage goes, I'd say that the vast majority of it goes to Netflix. The other is probably to game downloads and updates, but Netflix would definitely be king. Thankfully, I haven't had any bandwidth restrictions imposed by my ISP yet, but if/when that day comes, I'll have to re-think just how much Netflix is watched in my house. But luckily, Netflix is already working on a way to cut down their usage by as much as 20%.

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Samsung offers a year of Netflix to Galaxy Tab S2 buyers

Samsung offers a year of Netflix to Galaxy Tab S2 buyers

With the holiday season upon us, virtually every company is doing their best to entice you to buy their product. With special promotions and price cuts, the real winner is us, the consumer. Samsung is the latest to entice customers, by offering a special deal for anyone looking to pick up a new tablet this month.

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Netflix’s star-studded Christmas original is a giant flop

Netflix’s star-studded Christmas original is a giant flop

Netflix, an ever-growing thorn in the television industry's side, has long basked in praise for its award-winning original shows. When the company announced plans to produce its own feature length movies, striking deals and bringing in some of Hollywood's best known stars, the movie industry shuddered. Theaters vowed boycotts. Studios panicked. The success of Beasts served only to highlight Netflix's seemingly assured theatrical domination. Then, just as the ball started rolling, A Very Murray Christmas happened.

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Netflix will have twice as many original shows next year

Netflix will have twice as many original shows next year

Netflix has several original shows under its belt, some more popular than others. We've known for a while that Netflix has no intention of slowing down, and that it would in fact increase its original content efforts in coming years. Hard figures weren't available, though, perhaps with the exception of its movie aspirations. That changed recently, with company chief content officer Ted Sarandos saying Netflix will double its offerings in 2016.

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