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Netflix Collections test on iOS presents human-curated content

Netflix Collections test on iOS presents human-curated content

Netflix is testing a new feature on iOS called 'Collections' that presents users with a batch of content curated by humans, not machines. The curated Collections cover both TV shows and movies and are grouped together based on certain commonalities, such as the tone of the content, storylines, genre, and more. Collections join Netflix's existing personalized recommendations.

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Netflix will launch three-part series on Bill Gates next month

Netflix will launch three-part series on Bill Gates next month

Netflix has taken the wraps off a new three-part documentary series about Bill Gates. The new show was revealed by Netflix on its Twitter account today, where the company said that Gates is 'trying to solve some of the world's most persistent problems and our new three-part documentary ... offers an unprecedented peek inside the mind of the celebrated tech visionary, business leader, and philanthropist.'

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Netflix He-Man show produced by Kevin Smith

Netflix He-Man show produced by Kevin Smith

Unfortunate for fans of the Netflix reboot of She-Ra, He-Man will not be made by the same crew of creatives. Instead, Netflix opted to push their optioning of He-Man in a very, very different direction. The show will be called "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" and showrunner/producer Kevin Smith had some rather excited words to say about its release this week during Power-Con.

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ and ‘Invader Zim’ movies arrive on Netflix

‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ and ‘Invader Zim’ movies arrive on Netflix

Classic Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko's Modern Life is back on TV in the form of a new movie called Static Cling. The new movie based on the '90s TV show is available to stream on Netflix, joining a newly launched movie based on the similarly classic Nick show Invader Zim. Netflix subscribers can stream the movies for free starting today.

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Netflix orders ‘Agent King’ animated series about Elvis Presley

Netflix orders ‘Agent King’ animated series about Elvis Presley

Netflix has ordered an animated adult comedy series called Agent King from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. The show will feature Elvis Presley as a covert government spy tasked with battling evil when he's not busy being the King of Rock and Roll, according to the company. Both Eddie and Presley will serve as the show's executive producers.

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Netflix pens massive original content deal with Game of Thrones creators

Netflix pens massive original content deal with Game of Thrones creators

Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the duo behind HBO's massive hit Game of Thrones, have reportedly struck a $200 million deal with Netflix. The streaming company confirmed the deal -- but not the financial details -- on Thursday, saying the 'master storytellers' will create original movies and television shows for the service. This is a multi-year deal that will require Benioff and Weiss to leave HBO.

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Netflix cancels The OA, but fans are trying to save it

Netflix cancels The OA, but fans are trying to save it

In December 2016, Netflix released the first season for an original show called The OA that quickly climbed to the top of the company's popularity charts. Now, a little more than two years later and months after the second season's release, Netflix has made the decision to cancel the show. The news comes only days after Netflix canceled animated sitcom Tuca & Bertie after a single season.

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Netflix’s co-watching contract helps partners form TV pact

Netflix’s co-watching contract helps partners form TV pact

If you and your partner have a favorite Netflix show but conflicting schedules, you've likely run into one particularly annoying issue: having to choose between watching the show alone or waiting impatiently to watch the show together. This dilemma has resulted in more than a few people secretly watching a show's latest episodes without their partner, something Netflix has addressed with its new co-watching contract.

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Netflix releases trailer for ‘Hyperdrive’ stunt-driving reality show

Netflix releases trailer for ‘Hyperdrive’ stunt-driving reality show

Netflix has released a trailer for Hyperdrive, a new reality TV show from executive producer Charlize Theron that introduces viewers to 'the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.' The series taps 'elite street racers' from every walk of life, puts them behind the wheel of custom race cars, and sets them loose in a crazy stunt-driving course.

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Whoops, time to ditch Netflix

Whoops, time to ditch Netflix

A security researcher found something bad in a Netflix app. He tweeted, "Hey Netflix why does your Android app want physical activity data?" Apps distributed by Google Play that abide by the most recent set of rules set by Android must ask the end user for permission to access data generated by certain parts of their phone. Netflix never asked for "Physical Activity" permission before this week.

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Netflix explains why it tracks your activity on Android

Netflix explains why it tracks your activity on Android

Streaming service Netflix has started requesting physical activity permission for its app on Android, something that came to light after a security researcher tweeted about it. A number of Netflix users have checked the app's permissions on their phone and were surprised to discover that it was tracking physical activity. This, Netflix says, is a test.

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Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

It seems that Elon Musk envisions Tesla's cars as more than transportation machines. Not so long ago, the electric car maker started adding the ability to play games on cars' displays. That naturally requires more interaction than some drivers and passengers might be comfortable with but what about passive forms of entertainment? That may be the line of thinking behind the visionary's revelation on Twitter that cars will soon play videos from Netflix and YouTube but not while it might be dangerous to do so.

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