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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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Netflix made its own streaming box, killed it in 2007

Netflix made its own streaming box, killed it in 2007

Back while you were still ordering DVDs and waiting impatiently for them to show up in the mail, Netflix was dreaming about the future, and its dream at the time included a self-branded video streaming box. In fact, Netflix went so far as to create the ‘Netflix Box’ and was shooting promotional videos for it in anticipation of launching it on the Netflix website. Where's that box today?

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Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

The classic television show Lost in Space will soon be rebooted as a Netflix Original, according to a new report. The show first debuted on CBS on September 15, 1965, and ran for only three season — a total of 83 episodes — before its last airing on March 6, 1968. The show is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it first aired as a black and white series, later being switched over to color broadcast.

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Netflix’s Christmas original ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ trailer arrives

Netflix’s Christmas original ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ trailer arrives

All the way back in May, Netflix revealed it had a special Christmas show in the pipeline, one revolving around Bill Murray and including a very large roster of big-name celebrities. That show, a Netflix Original, has been in the pipeline since, and as the holiday season comes upon us, the video streaming service has published the first trailer. It’s going to be a star-studded Christmas, the trailer hints, and Murray wants to make sure it is done right.

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Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Anticipation for Jessica Jones, the latest Marvel TV series for Netflix, has only been building since the release of the first trailer a few weeks ago. Now the streaming service is back to whet our appetite even further with a second, longer trailer. With Krysten Ritter starring as Jessica Jones, who experienced a "short lived super hero stint" in Marvel's previous series, Daredevil, the second trailer continues the first's dark vibe, revealing Jones as a booze-hitting loner trying to run from her past.

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Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Streaming video giant Netflix continues to announce new original content, with it latest being a documentary series based on real crime events. Titled, Making A Murderer, the series is aimed at drawing in viewers who got caught up in similar stories like the Serial podcast or The Jinx on HBO. The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix starting December 18th, and is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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Netflix: original anime, Bollywood shows may happen

Netflix: original anime, Bollywood shows may happen

Netflix is really pushing the original content aspect of its business, and in doing so it may branch out into areas of entertainment that aren’t commonly being pursued by production companies. In this case, the video service may begin producing its own anime and Bollywood-style movies, both of which would be targeted at foreign markets. This, should it ever come to fruition, would be part of a larger overall goal of producing “more unique programming” that traditional companies aren’t creating.

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