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Netflix hidden from unlocked, rooted Android devices

Netflix hidden from unlocked, rooted Android devices

Android power users are perhaps already used to the idea that their power does come at a cost. There are quite a few apps or, depending on your phone, functionality that is withheld from users who root or even just unlock their phones to reclaim control they believe to be rightfully theirs. The latest to join that group of root-hating apps is Netflix, which has disappeared from the Play Store listing of such devices. Amusingly enough, the app actually continues to work otherwise. For now, at least.

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Netflix for Android gets HDR support (but only for the LG G6)

Netflix for Android gets HDR support (but only for the LG G6)

Netflix has added support for HDR and Dolby Vision to its Android app, but there's a really big catch (for now): it is only available for the LG G6. Those with LG's latest flagship handset will need to be running Netflix version 5.0, which the company has just released. Once LG G6 owners update the app, they'll be able to stream applicable videos in HDR and Dolby Vision and enjoy the better image quality.

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This is the “House of Cards” season 5 trailer, and it’s dark

This is the “House of Cards” season 5 trailer, and it’s dark

The official House of Cards Season 5 trailer has landed, and it seems Netflix's hit series has had to crank up the tension just to compete with real politics. The show, which returns to the on-demand service on May 30, is already multi-award winning and one of Netflix's biggest draws. Now, as it enters its fifth season, critics are waiting to see whether Frank Underwood & Co. can keep the pace going.

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Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

The upcoming fifth season of the show Orange is the New Black isn't due to premiere on Netflix until June 9th, but most of the episodes have already been leaked online. A hacker by the name of "TheDarkOverlord" has taken responsibility for the leak, claiming to have stolen the episodes from a third-party production vendor. The first episode appeared online early Saturday, with the following nine released to torrent sites shortly after when ransom demands failed to be met.

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Netflix abandons star rating system, replaces it with thumbs

Netflix abandons star rating system, replaces it with thumbs

Last month we learned that Netflix was planning to get rid of its star rating system and replace it with a simplified, less detailed rating system: thumbs up and thumbs down. That system is now rolling out, with users seeing the thumb ratings instead of the stars that have long dotted the platform. At the heart of the problem, according to Netflix, was a misunderstanding of what the stars meant, and so it is making things more clear.

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Netflix offline downloading feature arrives on Windows 10

Netflix offline downloading feature arrives on Windows 10

Late last year, Netflix introduced a feature for downloading videos onto a mobile device for viewing offline later on. The feature was only available through the mobile app and was limited to only some movies (a substantial number of them, to be fair), and now it has arrived on Windows 10 PCs. The expansion of the feature is rolling out to PC users now.

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The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

Today is the day the collective internet both hates and loves the most: April Fools' Day. It's a day that's plagued by fake headlines and announcements from websites (apart from the existing 'fake news' epidemic), along with humorous and creative joke products from companies and brands. We here at SlashGear won't be participating in the former, but have rounded up some of the best of the latter.

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Netflix’s first big animated movie will be R-rated ‘America: The Motion Picture’

Netflix’s first big animated movie will be R-rated ‘America: The Motion Picture’

Netflix has some episodic animated hits, such as BoJack Horseman, and now it is preparing to offer its first major animated movie: America: The Motion Picture. This animation will be rated 'R' and will feature Channing Tatum as the voice behind George Washington, the movie's lead role. The movie is said to feature a 'revisionist history' storyline.

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Netflix is going to make another four Adam Sandler movies

Netflix is going to make another four Adam Sandler movies

Netflix is expanding its relationship with Adam Sandler and as such has announced that it will be making another four movies with him as the star. Netflix will be responsible for the production and financing, according to the announcement, with the end result being four full-length films made in conjunction with Happy Madison Productions. The movies, of course, will debut on Netflix in all regions where it is available.

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Netflix now supports Firefox on Linux

Netflix now supports Firefox on Linux

Netflix does not officially support Linux, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used on the platform. Linux users have been able to play Netflix streaming content using Chrome on Linux for the last couple of years, and now there’s a new browser with the same ability: Firefox. Netflix itself announced the new support, saying that those using Linux should be able to play content using Firefox as of yesterday.

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Netflix ‘Death Note’ trailer shows off latest original movie

Netflix ‘Death Note’ trailer shows off latest original movie

In July 2016, Netflix announced plans to release an original movie based on the Death Note franchise. At the time, Netflix said the movie would premiere on its streaming service in 2017, and now it has released a trailer for the movie, giving fans their first full look at the show. In it we're introduced to the basic premise of the movie, and it all boils down to a glimpse of the series' character Ryuk.

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Comcast’s binge-watching event will include Netflix this year

Comcast’s binge-watching event will include Netflix this year

Comcast has announced that its upcoming fifth annual ‘Xfinity Watchathon Week,’ a binge-watching event starting on April 3, will include Netflix for the first time. Netflix will be among the 50 or so networks participating in the event, giving Xfinity customers a way to watch as much as they want until the clock runs out on April 9. A Netflix subscription isn't necessary to get access to the service on these days.

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