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Netflix blames confused customers not rising prices for Q2’s failings

Netflix blames confused customers not rising prices for Q2’s failings

Netflix fell far short of its goals for subscriber growth in Q2 2016, blaming customer confusion around price rises for missing its 2.5m target. The streaming video service had predicted adding 2.5m users worldwide in the three month period, but confirmed today that only 1.68m were added, as churn - the number of people canceling their service - proved greater than Netflix had expected.

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Star Trek TV show (2017) will have next-day streaming on Netflix

Star Trek TV show (2017) will have next-day streaming on Netflix

In a surprising twist, Netflix will offer new Star Trek TV series episodes the day after they’re broadcast on television in the U.S. This marks a pretty big deviation from how Netflix typically operates, though recently we’ve seen some similar deals come into play. Netflix will make the new Star Trek TV series available to subscribers across 188 countries, with it having the distinction of being the “exclusive premiere home” for the show in all of those countries except the US and Canada.

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Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

If you grew up in the '70s or '80s, you likely remember mixtapes. If you didn't, a mixtape is like the physical form of a playlist; a collection of songs from different artists, usually grouped by a theme or mood, recorded on a single audio tape that could be shared between friends and romantic interests. Well, Netflix has just updated that ancient practice with a new feature called "Flixtapes" — a shareable playlist of movies and TV shows for, well, Netflix.

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Netflix and Comcast announce new partnership after years of fighting

Netflix and Comcast announce new partnership after years of fighting

If you've been following the tense relationship between Netflix and Comcast over the past few years, then this may come as something of a shock to you: the two companies have just announced a new partnership that will bring Netflix to Comcast's X1 set-top box. We never thought we'd see the day, but it would appear that Comcast has decided to stop fighting Netflix and instead work alongside it, finally seeing the benefits that could potentially come from working together.

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Netflix orders ‘Lost in Space’ reboot for 2018

Netflix orders ‘Lost in Space’ reboot for 2018

Now that streaming video giant Netflix has proven itself as a source of original shows and movies, it's taking another stab at rebooting a classic series following this year's Fuller House. It's just been revealed that the company has ordered a 10-episode season of a reboot of the sci-fi classic Lost in Space, with plans for a premiere in 2018. The new show is said to stay faithful to the original '60s series that was created by Irwin Allen (and thankfully not the terrible movie from 1998).

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Netflix offline viewing tipped for late 2016 launch

Netflix offline viewing tipped for late 2016 launch

Netflix is great for those times you're around a solid WiFi connection, but forget about it for those long car rides and plane trips. Amazon nicely fills that void, with many of the movies it offers through Prime Video being available to download. Netflix subscribers have long hoped they'd get their own offline viewing feature, but Netflix has always downplayed the request, going so far as to say last September that it won't be happening any time soon. A new tipster, though, says we may be seeing just such a feature by the end of this year.

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Netflix taps Internet star Cameron Dallas for unscripted show

Netflix taps Internet star Cameron Dallas for unscripted show

Cameron Dallas, perhaps most popular via his Vine videos, has been tapped by Netflix for a new unscripted original series that, at this time, doesn’t appear to yet have a title. Netflix announced the new show on Wednesday, saying it will revolve around Dallas and a “close circle” of his friends while he works on building up his career and, presumably, going about whatever it is he does in a day.

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CW may let Netflix stream new seasons two weeks after airing

CW may let Netflix stream new seasons two weeks after airing

Both Netflix and the CW have been in talks about bringing the latter network’s shows to Netflix, doing so less than two weeks after the season wraps up on traditional television. The talks come as the CW’s deal with Hulu reaches its end; under that deal, Hulu provided access to a limited number of episodes shortly after they aired. Hulu reportedly wanted the CW to give it increased rights to stream its content in order to renew the deal, with the talks reportedly having dragged on for months before being abandoned altogether.

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Netflix for iPad updated with picture-in-picture support

Netflix for iPad updated with picture-in-picture support

The last few Netflix for iOS updates have resulted in the same outcry: where is picture-in-picture support for all the iPad owners desperate to use it? Why hasn't it been added? Was Netflix purposely ignoring its users' requests? There was gnashing of teeth. People anguished. That ends today, though. Netflix has released an update for its iOS app that adds, among other things, support for picture-in-picture on the iPad.

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Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix has been open about its plans to trample long-held movie industry practices, making it known that it'd like to premiere a movie for streaming the same day it hits theaters, among other things. These intentions have resulted in swift backlash from theaters, but that hasn't really stopped the company. Now, according to a new report, Netflix has acquired the movie rights to 'The Discovery,' and it reportedly plans for it to hit theaters next year.

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Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix will be bringing its popular original series ‘Narcos’ back for a second season, the company has announced. The video service will make Narcos season 2 available on September 2 of this year, kickstarting what seems poised to be another Netflix original hit. The premiere announcement comes just a few days before the company's launch of Orange is the New Black season 4 (it arrives this upcoming Friday).

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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ original mystery series arrives July 15

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ original mystery series arrives July 15

A Netflix original series called Stranger Things will be launching next month, and ahead of that season 1 premiere is an official trailer. In it we see a show that appears to set in 1980s America (or Canada, maybe), with a seemingly ordinary family being the focus. The family’s son is out late riding his bike one night when he ventures into the woods and sees….something. We don't get to see what that something is, but Netflix does give a long look at the resulting fallout.

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