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Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed its upcoming original show The Witcher for a second season, the company has announced. The show's first season is scheduled to debut on the streaming service just ahead of Christmas, giving fans access to the first full batch of episodes just in time for the holiday season. The series is based on the video game franchise with the same name.

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Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

It has been a while since the class of technologies known as DRM or Digital Rights Management has been the focus on contention but the news surrounding Netflix's sudden withdrawal from some devices could put it back in the spotlight. It's only semi-official, considering Netflix has not yet issued a formal explanation, but it seems that affected devices are unable to keep up with such DRM systems, practically locking them out of the streaming service for good.

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Netflix won’t work on these devices after December 1

Netflix won’t work on these devices after December 1

Last month, Netflix began notifying users that some older devices would no longer be supported by the platform starting on December 1 due to 'technical limitations.' The advisory didn't include any specific models, however. Roku had acknowledged that its first two devices would lose support, but no other details beyond that were available. Now we finally know more.

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Netflix reveals new original movie Unforgiven starring Sandra Bullock

Netflix reveals new original movie Unforgiven starring Sandra Bullock

Actress Sandra Bullock will star in another Netflix original movie, the company has announced. Netflix is planning an original movie adaption of the British mini-series Unforgiven, a show about a woman who has been released from prison. Bullock previously starred in Netflix's hit original Bird Box, one of the most successful feature films for the streaming service.

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Netflix will add a button to skip Trump jokes in new comedy special

Netflix will add a button to skip Trump jokes in new comedy special

If you're thoroughly burned out on political commentary -- even if it comes in the form of a simple joke -- Netflix has some good news for you: a special skip button. The new Seth Meyers comedy special that'll debut on the streaming service tomorrow will include a button that lets viewers skip over jokes about President Trump, a frequent topic on Late Night.

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Netflix will release a scripted podcast based on Daybreak next month

Netflix will release a scripted podcast based on Daybreak next month

Netflix is getting into the podcast market with the launch of its own scripted podcast, according to a new report. The company plans to release a podcast based on its Daybreak original show, the report claims, one that will have half a dozen episodes designed to build upon what the video series. The work will join other originals from companies like Marvel.

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The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

A couple of years ago, Netflix revealed plans to make a new series based on The Witcher - not the games that have become so popular over the past decade, but on the original book series that inspired those games. In the time since then, Netflix has trickle released new information on the series, announcing that it cast Henry Cavill in the main role of Geralt before revealing that the series would debut at some point in 2019.

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Netflix is testing a playback speed feature and creators aren’t happy

Netflix is testing a playback speed feature and creators aren’t happy

Netflix is testing a new variable playback speed feature that many subscribers have been requesting, but not everyone is happy. As with the same feature found on YouTube, Netflix's playback speed tool allows users to speed up and slow down how fast content is played on the platform. The feature is limited to a test on Android at this time and may not end up deploying widely to other platforms.

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Netflix reveals how it classifies viewers to track show performance

Netflix reveals how it classifies viewers to track show performance

Netflix has detailed how it evaluates the performance of TV shows and movies based on how long the content is watched and, in the case of TV shows, how many episodes are streamed. The details were revealed in a letter the company sent to the UK Parliament, which published the note online as part of its probe into on-demand video services. According to the letter, Netflix splits content up into three categories.

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Netflix pauses Cowboy Bebop production after star suffers injury

Netflix pauses Cowboy Bebop production after star suffers injury

Netflix has temporarily suspended production of its Cowboy Bebop original after its lead actor John Cho suffered a knee injury on set. Reports of the incident refer to it as a 'freak accident' during what was a highly rehearsed scene, one that unfortunately requires surgery to treat. It will take seven to nine months before production resumes.

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Netflix has a bunch of holiday specials planned for 2019

Netflix has a bunch of holiday specials planned for 2019

Once upon a time, the holiday season meant tuning into ABC Family and the Hallmark Channel for the opportunity to endlessly binge on cheesy Christmas specials. Things have changed, however, and many consumers are turning to on-demand streaming services for their entertainment needs. Here to fill the void is Netflix, which is planning a huge batch of holiday specials over the next two months.

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Some older Roku devices will lose Netflix support in December

Some older Roku devices will lose Netflix support in December

If you're still using a very old Roku device, you're about to lose access to Netflix. The streaming service started notifying customers by email to let them know that it will be dropping support for some of the oldest Roku devices still in use, forcing consumers to finally upgrade to something newer, whether that means getting a new Roku model or a competing streaming option like Chromecast or Fire TV.

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