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Netflix Increases the Price of Standard Plan

Bad news for those of you who prefer to watch your favorite shows on Netflix, as the company has decided to increase the base price for its standard service by $1. While this might not seem…

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Netflix and More Comes to VR

Virtual reality is heralded as the next step for your home entertainment. One of the biggest competitors for virtual reality is the Oculus Rift, a headset designed to let you play your PC without being distracted…

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NVIDIA launches ‘GeForce Now’ Subscription Service

NVIDIA has unveiled a Netflix-style streaming service for games entitled, ‘Geforce Now’. The service will cost $8/£7.99 per month and allows users to stream titles to a Shield device. There is already a large selection of…

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Quentin Tarantino Dislikes Netflix And Still Records Films To VHS

I do enjoy a Quentin Tarantino film, from the stylised Kill Bill volume 1 – 2 to From Dusk Till Dawn. Streaming may be the way forward for many consumers and industries, but not according to…

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Netflix Knows The Moment a TV Show Hooks Your Attention

Television is additive to many consumers, from the vast entertainment collections which are now available within various streaming services, to the outstanding quality of notable award-winning shows which are served up by US and UK productions…

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Amazon Web Services Goes Down Before Getting Up Again

Bit of Tubthumping play on words in the title there, readers who remember the 90s will get this, surely, oh come on I am not that old! Anyway, many web services are intrinsically integrated with each…

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BBC Launching Netflix-Style Streaming Service in the US

The BBC has unveiled plans to launch its own video-on-demand streaming platform in North America, which aims to deliver all of its channels’ programming to what it calls a “niche” US audience. “We’re launching a new…

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Over 44% of Streamed Videos Are on a Mobile Device

A report conducted by research firm Ooyala has charted the dramatic growth of mobile video playback which accounted for over 44% in Q2 2015. According to current trends, more than half of videos played will be…

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Sony Pictures Considered Purchasing BitTorrent Inc

Sony Pictures seriously considered the acquisition of BitTorrent Inc. according to leaked presentation slides procured from TorrentFreak. The documentation shows Sony Pictures added BitTorrent Inc. to a shortlist alongside Netflix, TiVo, Vongo and Starz to help diversify…

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Netflix Announces Marvel’s Jessica Jones Release Date

Netflix has announced that its next Marvel miniseries, Jessica Jones, is hitting its streaming service on 20th November. Jessica Jones is Netflix’s second Marvel series, following the successful Daredevil adaptation earlier this year. The show is…

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Netflix Says Users Can’t Handle Offline Playback

Now that Amazon has introduced offline playback to its video streaming service, all eyes turned to Netflix to see how it would react to its rival’s bold move. Instead of aping Amazon Instant Video, however, Netflix…

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Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Microsoft to Create Next-Gen Video Format

The Alliance for Open Media, comprised of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, has been formed in an effort to create the next-generation of royalty-free video formats, codecs, and related technologies. Though there is no…

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Offers Offline Playback

Amazon is introducing a key feature to its video on demand service that its biggest rival Netflix doesn’t offer: offline playback. Amazon Prime Instant Video – now known as just Amazon Video on mobile platforms –…

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Hollywood is to Blame for the Popularity of Popcorn Time

Hollywood is in the midst of an aggressive assault against “Netflix for pirates” movie streaming app Popcorn Time and its users, but the owners of Popcorn Time insists that its VOD service isn’t the problem, Hollywood’s…

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Netflix 4K Content Leaked to Torrent Sites

Netflix has been phasing in 4K content since last year, and industrious pirates have now found a way to circumvent the video streaming site’s copy protection. Netflix’s Ultra HD version of Breaking Bad’s first episode –…

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Comcast VP Has No Idea Why it Caps Data at 300GB

Comcast, notorious for terrible customer service and arbitrary restrictions, does offer the fastest internet speeds of all the nationwide ISP in the US – Comcast Xfinity has an average download speed of 104Mbps and upload speed…

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Netflix Offers Parental Leave – Paid For A Year

Employees are people, this fact is well-known, but often ignored by a lot of companies, ultimately this means that people don’t enjoy working where they are because they are just another cog in the machine. Once…

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EU Antitrust Probe Could Put an End to Geo-Blocking

The European Union (EU) has started an antitrust investigation into a number of Hollywood film studios and the UK satellite programming provider Sky. The European Commission (EC), which is investigating the companies on behalf of the…

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Hulu Planning An Ad Free Subscription?

On paper, the media streaming service Hulu is a great idea, either watch selected shows for free or pay a $7.99 (£5.12) fee to view an expanded array of content. But the problem lies with United…

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Netflix Set For Another Price Hike

It seems Netflix is to raise its pricing yet again, according to its CEO. Reed Hastings told investors on Wednesday that the popular video-on-demand streaming service has plans in place to slowly hike up its subscription…

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Netflix is Raising UK HD Prices Again!

Netflix is the global phenomenon that allows anyone with a decent internet connection to stream movies and TV shows. The content varies in age greatly and the variety is far superior in the US compared to…

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Canadian Telecoms Boss Publicly Shames Daughter For Netflix VPN “Piracy”

The new President of Canadian telecoms company Bell Media has branded her daughter a “thief” and reprimanded her for watching US Netflix through a VPN. Mary Ann Turcke found out that her 15-year-old daughter was accessing…

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Netflix is Killing BitTorrent Traffic

Forget DMCAs, DRM, fines, and lawsuits: the best way to tackle piracy, as those in the know have been screaming for years, is to make content affordable and easily accessible. iTunes proved it was true for…

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Is Netflix Planning to Implement P2P Streaming?

Inspired perhaps by pirate home cinema app Popcorn Time, it seems Netflix is considering peer-to-peer (P2P) support for its video streaming service. A recent job post by the company for a Senior Software Engineer suggests that…

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Firefox Users Can Now Stream Netflix Without a Plugin

Firefox users will no longer be required to download the Microsoft Silverlight plugin if they are wanting to watch Netflix through their browsers. The newest version of Firefox integrates Adobe Content Decryption Module (CDM), which is…

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Netflix’s Speed Test Exposes Australia’s Broken Internet

Netflix has compiled its latest internet speed index of the 29 countries it operates in, and the results look particularly bad for Australia. The country, which gained Netflix’s video-on-demand streaming service back in March this year,…

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TunnelBear VPN Now Available as a Chrome Extension

TunnelBear, one of the most intuitive and best-looking VPNs on the market, is now available in the form a very handy Google Chrome extension. TunnelBear for Chrome works within the browser itself to mask the user’s…