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Netflix may one day be run using WebTorrent technology

Netflix and other streaming services like it are crowning achievements of modern web standards and technology; able to stream pedabytes of data to consumers around the world, simultaneously and (mostly) without difficulty. However it faces the same problems as other large online entities, colossal web-traffic bills and the inerrant security …

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EU Commission may make geo-blocking invalid in Europe

As much as digital streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon have offered us more content in the past few years than has ever been so easily accessible before, one major frustration remains: geo-blocking. However in the future we may all have the same content available, as the European Commission (EUC) …

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Netflix is still against allowing offline viewing

Recently, Amazon Prime Video announced that it would be allowing its users to download shows for offline viewing, similarly to how Spotify allows subscribers to listen to their music playlists offline. This obviously raised questions for Netflix, which has been against offline viewing in the past. It turns out that …

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Netflix 4K content starts leaking on to the web

Netflix has had 4K content for a while now. All of its original shows are filmed in ultra HD and it even has a few third-party offerings, like Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, only specific devices have access to 4K streaming on Netflix and that list mostly consists of smart TVs. This …

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Netflix business is booming, outpacing expectations

Netflix might well be the darling of heavy media consuming millenials, but it’s hoovering up supporters from every walk of life these days. So much so in-fact that even the company’s own estimates of its growth have fallen short by almost 50 per cent. Over the last three months alone, more than 3.3 …

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The Netflix website has been re-designed

Netflix has started rolling out a major redesign to its own website for PC users. Up until now, the Netflix streaming site has stuck to a similar user interface since its launch, which didn’t offer a super efficient browsing experience for those using a PC with a mouse or trackpad. …

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Canadian ISP owner calls her own child a ‘VPN thief’

Restricting content to certain parts of the world always seems like a bizarre choice for media companies. In the hope of securing licensing deals in different continents for the same content, they limit where in the world it can be viewed, leaving those that want to watch it two options: use …

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Netflix spokesperson confirms no ads on platform

Over the past few days a few US users have become a little worried about their favourite on-demand platform. While Netflix has exclusively utilised a subscriber model for its VOD content, it began showing pre-roll adverts for some of its own produced shows like Orange is the New Black, Daredevil …

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Android TV will get 4K Netflix support

Android TV, Google’s own made smart TV operating system was announced at Google I/O last year, however, the bulk of its support is yet to come, with Netflix now on-board, supporting the platform with 4K content. Right now, 4K Netflix streaming is limited to a select list of 4K TVs …

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Netflix looking to hire peer to peer expert

Netflix could be looking to change its approach to streaming content, from its current model of handling the data transmission itself, to more of a crowd sourced model similar to that used by bit torrent and other peer to peer networking services. If it did move in that direction, it …

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Netflix now worth more than largest US TV network

If you want any indication that the way we consume media is changing, you only need to look at how little TV young adults and children watch these days versus time spent on their phone or laptop. If you want the hard numbers though, there’s always stock prices, which show …

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Netflix has surpassed 60 million subscribers

Netflix managed to hit a new milestone recently, surpassing 60 million subscribers. The surge in newcomers is largely down to the service’s international expansion, hitting new countries like Australia. Although, the majority of subscribers are still from the US. 40 million Netflix subscribers reside in the US, or are at …

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Nintendo CEO debunks Zelda Netflix series rumors

Last month, a report claimed that Netflix was in talks with Nintendo to create a live-action TV series based on the Legend of Zelda. Now, around a month after the initial rumors began circulating, Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, has spoken out, claiming that the initial report was inaccurate. Speaking with …

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Apple might be making a Netflix rival online TV service

Apple is apparently working on its own video streaming service in order to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant, according to new reports. Apple is in talks with a range of broadcasters in order to secure licensing rights for its own catalog. The Wall Street Journal says …

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Netflix opens its virtual doors in Cuba

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While many of us have no problem paying Netflix its monthly subscription fee, if you were on the average Cuban monthly wage of around $25 per month, you would be pretty shocked to hear that the streaming video service will soon be launching in Cuba from $7.99 per month! Not only does the Cuban …

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Netflix gets it: piracy is competition

While nothing is intrinsically wrong with movie studios and record labels trying to protect the content they spend a lot of money creating, they never consider piracy as direct competition for their service, seeing it instead as outright thievery. This is a very different view from the one held by media streaming …

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Netflix has significantly expanded its subscriber base

Netflix has managed to add more new subscribers than it had anticipated during the fourth quarter, thanks to a constantly growing international user base. As you can expect, this has made investors pretty happy and shares rose swiftly following the announcement earlier this week. The company saw 4.33 million subscribers …

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The Interview to stream on Netflix too

The Interview has been a real success in many ways. Along with marking a stand – after a nudge from Mr Obama – against threats of violence, its digital release has shown that making a film available online for people to stream at home along with its cinema release, actually …

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Golden Globes gives streaming shows stamp of approval

If there was any suggestion that the quality of shows produced by the likes of streaming platform holders, Amazon and Netflix, were anything less than that of more traditional network produced shows, the Golden Globes has shone a light on that fallacy. At this year’s awards ceremony, both Netflix and …

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Netflix reveals that VPN crackdown claims are false

Netflix has come out to deny recent reports stating that the company is ‘cracking down’ on customer VPN use. The company said that its existing policy on regional restrictions and VPN use shall remain in-tact and no changes are being made. Netflix’s Chief Product Officer, Neil Hunt, said at CES …

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Netflix is blocking VPNs and proxies

If you’ve been used to accessing Netflix’s vast library of North American content while living outside of the continent, by using a proxy or VPN, you may be out of luck, as the streaming media company has now begun blocking methods of circumventing its geographical limiters. This is a real …

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Amazon Prime Instant Video now offering 4K streaming

Amazon has just announced that its streaming service, Prime Instant Video, will now be offering 4K streams in the US, making the company one of the first few service providers to launch ultra HD content, alongside Netflix and YouTube. The content selection is limited, as you would probably expect but …

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