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First Stranger Things season 4 teaser takes us to Russia

First Stranger Things season 4 teaser takes us to Russia

Netflix has a pretty big Valentine's Day gift for Stranger Things fans, today delivering the first teaser trailer for season 4. The trailer actually takes us to Russia, where we see a group of prisoners constructing a railway. Among those prisoners is a familiar face: Jim Hopper.

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Netflix is making one of its originals free for anyone to stream

Netflix is making one of its originals free for anyone to stream

Netflix is doing something a bit unusual: making one of its original movies free for anyone to stream. Yes, that includes people who don't subscribe to the service, but there is a catch. You'll only be able to watch the movie without a subscription until March 9, after which point it will revert back to being a subscriber-only offering. The change comes in time for Valentine's Day.

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Netflix Resident Evil adaption details leak on the company’s website

Netflix Resident Evil adaption details leak on the company’s website

It seems that Netflix has accidentally leaked details about its anticipated Resident Evil adaption based on the video game franchise with the same name. Though we've known for a while that the company is (probably) planning to release a Resident Evil original show, precious few details have been provided. That changed over the weekend when Netflix published, then quickly deleted, a small show description.

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Netflix reveals government banned movies from past 5 years

Netflix reveals government banned movies from past 5 years

Netflix revealed a set of movies removed from their collection of streaming content over the past several years due specifically to requests from governmental bodies. While this might come as a shock to some, Netflix isn't a particularly prolific blocker or media, especially when it comes to requests from the governments of each individual region in which they operate. Instead, if what they've listed is accurate, they've only really blocked nine movies or television show episodes in the last 5 years, around the world, total.

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Netflix, turn off autoplay: Simple step-by-step at last!

Netflix, turn off autoplay: Simple step-by-step at last!

Today we're able to turn off autoplay on Netflix, at long last. Two different forms of "autoplay" were given an OFF switch today for the greater good of streaming content everywhere. One of these switches is given to "autoplay next episode in a series", and the other was FINALLY, after what seems like forever, given to "autoplay previews while browsing." Peace and quiet, and calm, and control, back again.

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Netflix for Android switches to new AV1 codec to save data

Netflix for Android switches to new AV1 codec to save data

While streaming has become the norm for both audio and especially video, the infrastructure and capabilities that enable smooth streaming experience isn't yet available everywhere. With the promise of 5G still months away or years for certain markets, everyone else has to contend with 4G cellular data that may not always be up to snuff. To ensure it doesn't lose customers over such inconveniences, Netflix is rolling out support for a new data-saving AV1 codec but only for a select number of users.

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Netflix inks deal with Adam Sandler for another batch of movies

Netflix inks deal with Adam Sandler for another batch of movies

Adam Sandler will return with a new batch of original movies for Netflix, the company has announced. Following the success of its first and second movie deals with Sandler, Netflix has penned another four-movie agreement that'll mark its third big partnership with the creator. According to the streaming company, Sandler is incredibly popular with its subscribers.

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Netflix pens deal with Titmouse studio for new adult animated shows

Netflix pens deal with Titmouse studio for new adult animated shows

Netflix has announced a new multiyear deal with Titmouse, the production studio behind the streaming company's hit original adult animation Big Mouth, as well as other shows like Venture Bros and Metalocalypse. The studio was founded in 2000 by Chris and Shannon Prynoski; under this deal, it will develop new original adult animated shows specifically for Netflix.

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The Criterion Collection will add four Netflix originals in 2020

The Criterion Collection will add four Netflix originals in 2020

The Criterion Collection, the company that tasks itself with curating what it considers the best and most important movies from around the world, will be adding four Netflix originals later this year. The announcement was made by Netflix in a tweet on Friday, revealing that its The Irishman and three others will be made available under Criterion Collection.

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Netflix just announced a Witcher anime movie

Netflix just announced a Witcher anime movie

It looks like Netflix may very well be all-in on The Witcher. Not only did the streaming service green light the second season its live-action show before the first season even premiered, but now it's making an animated movie set in The Witcher universe. Details are still slim at this point, but what we do know should be enough to get fans of the live-action show excited.

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution arrives on Netflix next month

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution arrives on Netflix next month

Back in 2018, The Pokemon Company revealed that it was making a CGI remake of the first Pokemon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. Among the 20 or so Pokemon movies, Mewtwo Strikes Back is arguably the most well known, as it debuted in theaters in 1999, when Pokemania had grabbed seemingly every child in the western world. At the time it was revealed, the remake was only confirmed for Japan, but we learned today that it's been localized for the US as well.

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon returns for season two in February

Netflix’s Altered Carbon returns for season two in February

Altered Carbon, the drama Netflix ordered in 2016 and premiered on its platform in 2018, will return for a second season in February, the company has announced. The team behind the series has shared a teaser for the second season on Twitter, though it doesn't reveal much information about what fans can expect. As with the first season, viewers will be able to binge-watch the next season.

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