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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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Netflix gets exclusive rights to Pokémon Journeys season 23 in US

Netflix gets exclusive rights to Pokémon Journeys season 23 in US

Netflix has scored the exclusive rights to the upcoming season of Pokemon Journeys in the United States, the Pokémon Company has announced. The anime is returning for its 23rd season, bringing back maintain character Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, as well as new characters and more. The new season will arrive with an initial 12 episodes in June, followed by additional episode drops in coming months.

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Netflix Screen Lock mobile feature surprises users on Android

Netflix Screen Lock mobile feature surprises users on Android

Some Netflix users on Android have been surprised to see a new feature called 'Screen Lock' that is exactly what it sounds like: the ability to lock your phone screen, preventing accidental taps and swipes. The feature seems to have quietly rolled out to Netflix users on Android over the past week or so, appearing as an on-screen control beneath the playback bar.

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Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix’s new MK2 Films deal will add classic movies to service

Netflix has penned a new deal with MK2 Films, a company that co-produces some movies every year and distributes a library of more than 600 movies, including many remastered versions of classics featuring Abbas Kiarostami, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and more. The new deal will bring a total of 50 movies to the streaming service, according to Netflix, which plans to first roll out the new content in some international markets.

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Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix posts some educational documentaries on YouTube for free

Netflix is helping educators and parents who have found themselves in home-teaching roles with the release of some documentaries on YouTube. The documentaries are free for anyone to stream, unlike the documentaries found on its streaming platform, which requires a monthly subscription. Netflix says that it decided to make this content available for free after receiving requests from teachers.

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Netflix teases Kimmy Schmidt interactive movie with multiple endings

Netflix teases Kimmy Schmidt interactive movie with multiple endings

Netflix plans to release another interactive movie made for adults, this one involving its Kimmy Schmidt original character. The company offered the first look at this upcoming special, as well as the date it will premiere on the streaming service. As with the previously released Bandersnatch special, the upcoming movie Kimmy vs. The Reverend will feature multiple different endings.

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Netflix inks deal with BOOM! Studios for new live and animated shows

Netflix inks deal with BOOM! Studios for new live and animated shows

California-based comic book publisher BOOM! Studios has inked a new deal with Netflix that gives the latter company first-look rights for potential new shows based on the studio's stories. The deal will potentially spawn new live and animated original shows at Netflix, which has two years of first-look rights under the deal, giving it access to the largest selection of comics outside of the Marvel and DC universes.

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Disney+ 50-million milestone could give Netflix reason to worry

Disney+ 50-million milestone could give Netflix reason to worry

Almost everybody knew that Disney launching its own streaming service would be big. They just disagree whether with will be a big success or a big flop. There are, of course, still some who doubt about the longevity of Disney+, predicting that the hype and the numbers would soon dwindle. At least for now, that isn't yet the case as Disney celebrates reaching another milestone that could push Netflix to take more drastic measures.

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