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Netflix to double original content next year

Netflix to double original content next year

While we're aware that Netflix is planning to up its game when it comes to original programming, we were never really given a solid number or when it would all occur. However, Netflix's Ted Sarandos says that original content on Netflix will double in 2014 compared to this year, meaning we'll get more House of Cards, as well as a few new shows tacked on.

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YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again, this time to a wider range of users who have "eligible accounts." Along with the expansion is a tool to give users a thumbs up or down about whether they qualify.

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Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix has released an update for its PlayStation 3 app that brings a few minor features, yet they could prove incredibly useful for some users. First off, the UI received a makeover, although it simply looks like the web and mobile versions of Netflix in order to make the PS3 app more uniform with the rest of the app lineup. Also, the update comes with easier access to audio and subtitle settings, as well as increased performance.

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ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

As most carriers have now moved toward using data caps and effectively got rid of unlimited data plans, it seems there are still some big companies out there that feel bad for the users, ESPN being one of them. The sports media network has reportedly been in talks with at least one major carrier about paying them as a subsidy so that streamed ESPN video wouldn't count against users' data caps.

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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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