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Netflix pens massive original content deal with Game of Thrones creators

Netflix pens massive original content deal with Game of Thrones creators

Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the duo behind HBO's massive hit Game of Thrones, have reportedly struck a $200 million deal with Netflix. The streaming company confirmed the deal -- but not the financial details -- on Thursday, saying the 'master storytellers' will create original movies and television shows for the service. This is a multi-year deal that will require Benioff and Weiss to leave HBO.

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Netflix cancels The OA, but fans are trying to save it

Netflix cancels The OA, but fans are trying to save it

In December 2016, Netflix released the first season for an original show called The OA that quickly climbed to the top of the company's popularity charts. Now, a little more than two years later and months after the second season's release, Netflix has made the decision to cancel the show. The news comes only days after Netflix canceled animated sitcom Tuca & Bertie after a single season.

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Netflix’s co-watching contract helps partners form TV pact

Netflix’s co-watching contract helps partners form TV pact

If you and your partner have a favorite Netflix show but conflicting schedules, you've likely run into one particularly annoying issue: having to choose between watching the show alone or waiting impatiently to watch the show together. This dilemma has resulted in more than a few people secretly watching a show's latest episodes without their partner, something Netflix has addressed with its new co-watching contract.

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Netflix releases trailer for ‘Hyperdrive’ stunt-driving reality show

Netflix releases trailer for ‘Hyperdrive’ stunt-driving reality show

Netflix has released a trailer for Hyperdrive, a new reality TV show from executive producer Charlize Theron that introduces viewers to 'the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.' The series taps 'elite street racers' from every walk of life, puts them behind the wheel of custom race cars, and sets them loose in a crazy stunt-driving course.

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Whoops, time to ditch Netflix

Whoops, time to ditch Netflix

A security researcher found something bad in a Netflix app. He tweeted, "Hey Netflix why does your Android app want physical activity data?" Apps distributed by Google Play that abide by the most recent set of rules set by Android must ask the end user for permission to access data generated by certain parts of their phone. Netflix never asked for "Physical Activity" permission before this week.

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Netflix explains why it tracks your activity on Android

Netflix explains why it tracks your activity on Android

Streaming service Netflix has started requesting physical activity permission for its app on Android, something that came to light after a security researcher tweeted about it. A number of Netflix users have checked the app's permissions on their phone and were surprised to discover that it was tracking physical activity. This, Netflix says, is a test.

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Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

It seems that Elon Musk envisions Tesla's cars as more than transportation machines. Not so long ago, the electric car maker started adding the ability to play games on cars' displays. That naturally requires more interaction than some drivers and passengers might be comfortable with but what about passive forms of entertainment? That may be the line of thinking behind the visionary's revelation on Twitter that cars will soon play videos from Netflix and YouTube but not while it might be dangerous to do so.

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Netflix cancels Tuca & Bertie animated sitcom after one season

Netflix cancels Tuca & Bertie animated sitcom after one season

Netflix is notorious for quickly axing shows that aren't performing well, that cost too much, or that don't live up to whatever expectations it may have had for the content. The latest series on its chopping block is Tuca & Bertie, an animated sitcom aimed at adults that focused on two birds in a colorful, irreverent world. The show's creator revealed that it won't return for a second season on the streaming platform.

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Netflix reveals seven new original shows for preschoolers

Netflix reveals seven new original shows for preschoolers

Netflix has revealed a huge batch of original shows for preschoolers from a number of children's programming creators. The company plans to release another seven original shows aimed at kids ages 2 to 6, including a new series based on DreamWorks' Dragons property and another DreamWorks series called Go, Dog. Go!

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Netflix is making its dubbed foreign content sound less awkward

Netflix is making its dubbed foreign content sound less awkward

Netflix is home to a vast library of foreign content offering dubbed audio for English speakers. Some of these shows, such as Dark, have proven very popular with viewers, but one central complaint remains: dubbed dialogue that sounds less than realistic. The company is currently working on a big plan to change that, according to a new report, and it includes scrubbing certain available dubs and replacing them with higher-quality versions.

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Netflix mobile-only plan confirmed – but it’s not for you

Netflix mobile-only plan confirmed – but it’s not for you

Following months of speculation about its intentions, Netflix has confirmed that it will be launching a cheaper mobile-only subscription plan for customers who only watch the service on phones and tablets. It'll be a great option for increasingly mobile consumers who aren't interested in watching on a TV, but there's one big catch: you won't get access to the plan.

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Netflix removes controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ suicide scene

Netflix removes controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ suicide scene

Two years after it released the controversial series, Netflix has announced that it removed a graphic suicide season from the first season of 13 Reasons Why. The scene was nearly three minutes in length and criticized for its graphic nature; the edited version eliminates that, instead focusing on the response of the character's parents after discovering the scene.

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