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Netflix just released its best UI customization feature to date

Netflix just released its best UI customization feature to date

If you're like the average Netflix subscriber, you've likely started to watch some random show or movie, only to realize that you really don't want to watch it. You exit the show and continue to browse, but there's a problem -- every time you launch the app, that barely-watched and unwanted show reappears in your 'Continue Watching' row where you're forced to ignore it in favor of content you actually care about. That, finally, has changed.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its very own Netflix anime series

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its very own Netflix anime series

There's no question that Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games of the year - probably even of the generation as a whole - so it should be no surprise to see the IP spread to other formats as well. Today, Netflix and CD Projekt Red announced that they're teaming up to make an original anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. It won't be here for quite some time, but anime fans have reason to be excited.

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Netflix acquires Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre built in 1922

Netflix acquires Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre built in 1922

Netflix has officially acquired Hollywood's iconic Egyptian Theatre following reports of its interest in the business nearly a year ago. Netflix will renovate the theater and use it for special screenings, among other things, breathing new life into the facility. American Cinematheque, the nonprofit organization that reopened Egyptian Theatre in 1998, will reportedly work alongside Netflix.

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Netflix’s Lucifer may survive beyond season five under new deal

Netflix’s Lucifer may survive beyond season five under new deal

The TV show Lucifer based on a comic book series was launched by FOX and, despite its popularity, canceled after three seasons. Netflix swooped in to save the show, releasing the fourth season with the promise of a fifth and final batch of episodes. That plan may change, however, as the streamer continues to see strong demand for the series, prompting it to ink a new deal with star Tom Ellis.

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Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

The next version of Netflix was revealed today with a feature that's been requested by fans for ages. The Netflix app for Android appeared with code that indicated the download feature would allow shows and movies to be played without a full download. The original launch of movie and show content downloads with Netflix took place all the way back in the year 2016, requiring a full download since the beginning.

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Netflix’s canceled Tuca & Bertie animation revived by Adult Swim

Netflix’s canceled Tuca & Bertie animation revived by Adult Swim

In July 2019, it was revealed that Netflix declined to renew the then-new adult animated show Tuca & Bertie for a second season. The news was surprising as most Netflix shows usually get two or three seasons under their belt before being canceled. In a surprising turn of events, the show will live on, but its new home will be Adult Swim.

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Netflix goes on an account purge

Netflix goes on an account purge

Netflix plans to start automatically canceling active account subscriptions, the company explained this week, though you likely don't have to worry about your own account. Netflix said that it will reach out to the account owner before it takes this action, giving them a chance to confirm that they want to keep their account active. If the account is canceled, the customer can restart it at any time.

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Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google's smart TV lineup - the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the "stick". Google already has a sort of dongle device in the Google Chromecast - but it's just not the same as the Fire TV stick - and not nearly as simple to understand right out the gate.

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Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Today we're taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren't exactly safe for work - so we're going to focus on what's more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds from mockumentary-style television shows - who could have guessed?

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Steve Carell’s Space Force trailer tips Netflix release date

Steve Carell’s Space Force trailer tips Netflix release date

This morning the first major trailer for the show Space Force was revealed with Steve Carell as the star. This show will focus on a fictional iteration of the real deal, the Space Force, the space-centric "force" of the military decidedly announced by President Donald Trump. The trailer suggests that this television show will start streaming on Netflix this month.

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Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

Quarantine streaming hours might be why your internet’s slow right now

We're here at the end of the month in April of 2020, and our internet is going pretty slow. It's a real issue, and it's a bummer, especially now that we're all stuck at home, using the internet almost constantly. Why is our data going slow now, here at the end of the month? Could it be because we're streaming a LOT of media every single day, and our internet provider starts throttling our data speed after we've used a given amount of data for the month? If what Nielson's suggested about the average Netflix use during quarantine in 2020 vs 2019, yes, that's a definite possibility.

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Netflix adds “Continue Watching” edit feature

Netflix adds “Continue Watching” edit feature

This week developers at Netflix added an edit feature for Continue Watching, at last! If you're a big Netflix user, you get to know the ins and outs of the system, what's possible, and what SHOULD be possible, but isn't. Now, for the first time ever, users are able to both add and remove titles to and from their Continue Watching list of titles.

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