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Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

Verizon throttling confession raises net-neutrality questions

It's been an interesting 48 hours for Verizon customers. Two days ago, some users discovered that Verizon may have been throttling their connections to video services like Netflix and YouTube. What's particularly strange is that under normal circumstances, average users wouldn't even realize they were being throttled.

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Netflix: We can save movies (but not movie theaters)

Netflix: We can save movies (but not movie theaters)

Netflix has more than 100 million subscribers, and has taken aim at the movie industry, warning that what's good for films may not be so great for the traditional ways they're watched. The on-demand media service announced revenues of $2.79bn in Q2 2017, with the vast bulk of that from streaming rather than its legacy DVD business. Now, international subscribers now account for half of Netflix's total user-base.

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Narcos season 3 hits Netflix on September 1 – teaser arrives now

Narcos season 3 hits Netflix on September 1 – teaser arrives now

It's that exciting time of the year when Netflix begins revealing when its biggest and baddest shows will be returning with new episodes. We recently heard that BoJack Horseman's next season will be arriving the end of next month, and we know the coveted second season of fan-favorite 'Stranger Things' will be back right before Halloween. What about Narcos? That, too, is readily inbound.

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‘Castlevania’ season 2 is already in the Netflix pipeline

‘Castlevania’ season 2 is already in the Netflix pipeline

On July 7, Netflix released the anticipated -- and very short -- first season of anime series Castlevania. The season is comprised of only four episodes, but the show has apparently proven a hit as Netflix is already planning the show's second season. The second time around will have double the number of episodes, increasing from season one's four episodes to an appreciable eight episodes.

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Here’s the Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer and Netflix release date

Here’s the Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer and Netflix release date

It's been nearly a year since Netflix shared its first details on the second season of Stranger Things. Throughout the past 10 months, we've been subjected to occasional teases with no real talk of an actual premiere date. We finally have that launch date we've been waiting so long for, and with it, we're seeing Netflix stick to the original Halloween commitment it made during the Super Bowl.

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BoJack Horseman season four hits Netflix on September 8

BoJack Horseman season four hits Netflix on September 8

Can't wait for the return of BoJack Horseman? The show's team has revealed that it will be returning on September 8, giving Netflix subscribers access to the entirety of season four. The animated show (one decidedly for adults) has been a big hit for Netflix, surviving the recent round of show cancellations the company dished out. Critics have had good things to say about the show, and we're all hoping that quality will persist through its fourth season.

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Sense8 team says there’s a 2-hour finale episode underway

Sense8 team says there’s a 2-hour finale episode underway

Netflix recently went on a cancelling spree and several of its shows were cancelled as a result, not the least of which is science fiction series Sense8. Fan reaction to the news was swift and harsh, and though they didn't manage to bring it back to life, they did score something almost as good: a two-hour finale episode that will debut on Netflix some time next year.

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Here’s when and how you can get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

Here’s when and how you can get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

There has been a great deal of attention and emphasis lavished on visual technologies, from high-resolution displays to HDR to virtual reality. But while we may be primarily visual creatures, it's almost too easy to take for granted how audio can also make or break an immersive multimedia experience. And yes, that includes even the videos you stream on your phone. Realizing how it might be missing out on that aspect, Netflix has proudly flicked the switch to gradually add Dolby Atmos support for some of its videos, starting with the unusual but endearing tale of a girl and her "friend" in Okja.

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Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix has introduced a new type of content that lets viewers get involved in the storyline by choosing what happens next. The technology is coming to Netflix's Puss in Boots kids show, introducing them to a non-linear story in which pivotal moments are chosen by the kid (or adult!) watching. The idea isn't dissimilar to the "Choose Your Own Adventure Book" series that used to be popular.

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The best movies on Netflix today

The best movies on Netflix today

Today we're going to run down a list of the most watchable and re-watchable movies on Netflix for June of 2017. To make this list, we've gone over the films we've watched over the past few months and compared them to a wide variety of top movie lists across the most excellent publications available today. Cross-referencing this with the list of new movies available to Netflix this month, we've got ourselves a list that'll satisfy all tastes.

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Sense8 cancelled as Netflix pulls plug on diverse sci-fi hit

Sense8 cancelled as Netflix pulls plug on diverse sci-fi hit

Netflix has cancelled Sense8, with the show becoming the latest in the on-demand streaming TV service's growing list of axed series. Two seasons of Sense8 were produced, focusing on an eight-person group who discovered they had interlinked mental connections through which they could share emotions and more. It was the creation of Lana and Lilly Wachowski, along with J. Michael Straczynski.

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Arrested Development season 5 is officially inbound for Netflix

Arrested Development season 5 is officially inbound for Netflix

After numerous rumors dating back to the summer of 2013, we finally, finally have confirmation: a fifth season of Arrested Development will be made for Netflix, giving fans the follow-up to Netflix's early 2013 fourth season premiere. We've known for the better part of four years now that Netflix was interested in keeping the show around for a fifth season, something that had been confirmed by Imagine Entertainment's CEO Brian Grazer, but plans were never made official.

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