Netflix Stories March 20

Netflix is ‘underway’ on cloud gaming work, aims to bring games to ‘any Netflix device you have’

Cloud gaming may have lost Google Stadia, but it’s still growing and expanding in new ways. In an update shared this week, Netflix has confirmed that work on its own cloud gaming offering is “underway,” with the goal to support many different devices.

Netflix Stories January 20

Cobra Kai will end after its sixth season, over five years after YouTube debut

After six seasons on two different streaming platforms, the hit show Cobra Kai has been confirmed to come to an end.

Netflix Stories December 22, 2022

After years of turning a blind eye, Netflix is finally making moves to go after password sharing and in 2023, that’s going to affect the US.

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Netflix Stories November 29, 2022

You can play these Android games with your Netflix subscription

Back in November 2021, Netflix announced that it would launch a new addition to its mobile app – a gaming section. While the service only started out with a few titles, it has been expanding over time. So what does Netflix’s gaming section have to offer in terms of Android games?

Netflix Stories November 23, 2022

Netflix’s gaming efforts are making the jump from mobile to building a ‘AAA PC game’

Netflix has been building up its gaming efforts over the past several months with a growing library of mobile games on Android, but it seems that’s about to expand. Apparently, Netflix is working its way up to building a “AAA PC game.”

Netflix Stories November 17, 2022

If you use Netflix on Google devices and have been running into issues lately, you’re not alone. Netflix integration with Google products and the Google Home app is largely broken right now.

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Netflix Stories November 3, 2022

Netflix just launched its new more affordable tier supported by ads, but those with an older Chromecast device won’t be able to use it.

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Netflix Stories September 12, 2022

Netflix preps three Ubisoft mobile games for 2023, including Assassin’s Creed

Netflix has been making good on its plans to expand into the gaming sector for mobile devices. With that, Netflix has announced a partnership with Ubisoft to make mobile versions of three familiar games.

Netflix Stories August 19, 2022

Cloud gaming is getting more and more competitive, and that’s nowhere near a bad thing. Competition pushes services like GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass to step it up a notch and offer something better than they ever have. This week, GeForce Now announced improvements to in-browser gameplay with 1440p resolution and higher framerates. On top of that, Xbox Game Pass has unveiled the newest cloud titles coming your way.

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Netflix’s cloud gaming ambitions take a step closer to reality

Netflix is no stranger to streaming. The popular service has amassed billions in revenue from streaming movies and TV alone. The company even has a mobile gaming division. Now, it seems Netflix is moving into game streaming of a different type – cloud gaming.

Netflix Stories July 19, 2022

This is Netflix’s latest idea to make you pay for account sharing

Netflix has made it clear that the company is going after the millions of users who share their account with friends or family outside of their home, with the goal to get those users to pay. Now, Netflix is showing off what paid account sharing will look like.

Netflix Stories June 22, 2022

Netflix reportedly in talks with Google to bolster ad-supported tier

Netflix confirmed earlier this year that it is preparing an ad-supported streaming tier, and it seems the company is considering Google as a partner for those ads.

Netflix Stories June 8, 2022

According to a new report from Business Insider, Roku and Netflix may be in talks to see the streaming giant acquire Roku’s business.

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Netflix Stories April 23, 2022

What’s on Google TV: Netflix loses subscribers following price hikes, blames password sharing

This was an awful week to be Netflix, as the company announced its first ever quarter with a subscriber loss, and more to come following continues price hikes. In an effort to reverse that, Netflix also has plans to adopt an ad-supported plan, and crack down on password sharing. Read on for more about Netflix and the rest of what’s on Google TV.

Netflix Stories April 18, 2022

At the beginning of April, Netflix released a new interactive show to live among the mostly forgotten interactive series category. The new addition called Trivia Quest is based on Trivia Crack and sets out to do the same thing: test your ability to remember random facts and information. Here’s how you can play it on Netflix with Android TV.

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Netflix Stories April 16, 2022

What’s on Google TV: Stranger Things 4 trailer, HBO Max takes #3 slot in streaming wars

This week Netflix released the first trailer for Stranger Things 4, the next season of the acclaimed show, while HBO Max reportedly earned the third slot in the streaming wars. Here’s what you need to know.

Netflix Stories March 12, 2022

In streaming news this week, Netflix remains adamant that it has no plans to launch an ad-supported pricing tier as other platforms have, and Disney+ released the long-anticipated first look at its Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

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Netflix Stories February 19, 2022

What’s on Google TV: Netflix sets ‘Stranger Things 4’ premiere date, Showtime coming to Paramount+

Following the Super Bowl, we’ve got a bunch of new trailers, content announcements, and more, including the release date for Stranger Things 4 and Google TV’s selection of Valentine’s Day content.

Netflix Stories February 12, 2022

What’s on Google TV: Hulu will lose NBC shows this year, ‘Daredevil’ and others leaving Netflix

Google TV’s goal is to make it easy for you to find the content you want without worrying about what app it’s on. That strength may be put to the test in the coming months, as NBC is preparing to remove its content from Hulu and the Marvel shows, including “Daredevil,” are about to leave Netflix.

Netflix Stories January 31, 2022

Netflix already supports the global Galaxy S22 series Exynos 2200 chip

Although not yet officially unveiled, Netflix has already confirmed that upcoming global Galaxy S22 models with the Exynos 2200 will be supported by the streaming service.

Netflix Stories January 13, 2022

Google TV’s promise of aggregating all of your content in one place is ambitious and useful, but it comes with the caveat of requiring cooperation. After Netflix torpedoed its integration with Google TV in 2020, it has felt as though the two platforms will never fully reconcile, but it sounds like, according to one executive, there’s still hope. On top of that, there was a teaser for Google TV’s future, including new fitness and smart home features.

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Netflix Stories November 11, 2021

Netflix starts rolling out more efficient AV1 codec to TVs including select Android TVs [U]

The AV1 streaming codec is something that Google and others are behind bringing to the mass market, and slowly it’s expanding. This week, following successful tests on Android smartphones and tablets, Netflix has announced that it will bring AV1 to TVs.

Netflix Stories November 2, 2021

Earlier this year Netflix announced it was testing out an expansion from video streaming to gaming, with mobile games being made part of Netflix subscriptions. Today, that initiative is going worldwide, as Netflix adds Android games for users around the world.

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Netflix Stories October 5, 2021

Netflix rolls out ‘Play Something’ shuffle mode to all Android users

After limited testing in selected regions earlier in the year, Netflix has now rolled out the “Play Something” shuffle mode to all Android users globally.

Netflix Stories August 26, 2021

Netflix launches its gaming efforts w/ two Stranger Things games

Netflix is taking its first steps into the world of gaming, relaunching two Stranger Things games for Android exclusively for subscribers.

Netflix Stories July 20, 2021

The cloud gaming market continues to expand on the backs of Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Nvidia, but it seems a new entry is on its way. According to a new report, Netflix intends to add games to its streaming catalog in the not-too-distant future, but the expansion will start with games on mobile smartphones.

Update 7/20: Netflix has confirmed its gaming plans, clarifying that cloud gaming will not be the focus at least to start.

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Netflix Stories July 10, 2021

[Update: Persists in July] Some Google Pixel phones stuck with Widevine L3 & SD quality Netflix

Netflix and many other video streaming apps use Google-owned Widevine DRM to ensure content isn’t easily pirated on Android. An issue for the past few months sees some Google Pixel phones unable to stream Netflix in HD quality due to Widevine L3 being detected

Netflix Stories June 28, 2021

Netflix for Android now lets you watch partially downloaded movies and shows, iOS soon

If you live in an area with poor internet infrastructure, downloading content for offline use is a crucial feature. Now, Netflix is enhancing its offline option with the ability for users to watch TV shows and movies before they’ve completely finished downloading.

Netflix Stories March 11, 2021

After integration between Netflix and Google TV was shuttered last year, things are finally back on the repair. On Chromecast with Google TV, the Netflix directory is back in action.

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Netflix Stories February 1, 2021

Netflix has started testing a sleep timer feature on Android that, like any good implementation, will stop streaming content after a preset period, meaning you won’t forget what just happened when binging your favorite shows.

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Netflix Stories January 29, 2021

Netflix adds HDR support for Samsung Galaxy S21 series, TCL 20 5G

Although expected, Netflix has now “officially” certified the recently released Samsung Galaxy S21 series to play HDR content on the streaming platform along with the TCL 20 5G.

Netflix Stories January 27, 2021

YouTube and Netflix may require AV1 hardware decoding in the future

As streaming has taken over, the AV1 codec has come up as a way to save bandwidth and improve quality going forward. According to a mention from the folks over at Synaptics, YouTube and Netflix apparently have plans to require AV1 at some point in the future.

Netflix Stories January 25, 2021

Netflix on Android adds support for ‘studio-quality audio’ codec

Watching movies when using Netflix on Android is about to get better thanks to a new audio codec that supposedly brings “studio-quality” auditory experiences on mobile.

Netflix Stories December 17, 2020

It may come as a surprise to hear that not every Android device with a good enough screen can play Netflix in HD. Two of Google’s older tablets, the Nexus 9 and the Pixel C, are no longer supported by Netflix, meaning movies and shows may no longer play in HD.

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Netflix Stories December 16, 2020

Netflix tests audio-only mode on Android, if you’re into that sort of thing

Netflix has a huge library of content, but its well-designed app may be one of the service’s more attractive features. Now, Netflix is testing a new audio-only mode on its Android app.

Netflix Stories November 25, 2020

The arrival of Google TV put heavy emphasis on the ability for users to manage all of their favorite shows and movies in one place, regardless of how many services they subscribe to. A hiccup in that plan first occurred earlier this week on Chromecast, but now things seem all the more serious as the Google TV app has lost access to the Netflix catalog entirely.

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Netflix Stories November 23, 2020

The new Chromecast with Google TV brings some killer features for content management, specifically with its watchlist feature that works across services. Unfortunately, though, that excellent watchlist on Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t support Netflix Originals.

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Netflix Stories September 30, 2020

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will be able to watch Netflix in HDR

Today, Google took the wraps off their latest phones the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Following that announcement, Netflix has added official support for watching HDR content on both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G.

Netflix Stories September 14, 2020

Google Nexus 7 may no longer be able to watch Netflix in HD

While all attention this month will surely be on Google’s next Pixel devices, the original Nexus series is now further in the grave with the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet appearing to lose support for HD videos on Netflix.

Netflix Stories August 31, 2020

Netflix now offers some of its original shows for free on Android, web

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services on the planet, but it’s always looking to get more subscribers signed up. This week, Netflix has quietly announced that it will offer some of its original shows and movies completely for free on Android and the web.

Netflix Stories August 17, 2020

Netflix adds HDR support for Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Tab S7+, Z Fold 2, more

At the Galaxy Unpacked event earlier this month, Samsung unveiled and teased a wide swath of devices, especially new phones. Today, Netflix has added official HDR support for many newer Samsung devices including the Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 2, and more.

Netflix Stories August 4, 2020

Netflix adds HDR support for Google Pixel 4a

Google’s Pixel 4a has finally gone official, but it still won’t be the hands of customers for a couple of weeks. Despite that, Netflix has already certified the Pixel 4a for HD and HDR support.

Netflix Stories July 31, 2020

Netflix is rolling out playback speed controls on Android, coming to iOS, web soon

Netflix has been preparing the ability for users to control the playback speed of TV shows and movies for a while, but never rolled it out widely. Today, the company has confirmed that Android users are first in line to get access to the new feature.

Netflix Stories July 29, 2020

Netflix hits box office 1 billion installs on the Google Play Store

The Netflix app for Android has now reached an impressive 1 billion install milestone on the Google Play Store, making it the most popular streaming service after YouTube.

Netflix Stories July 21, 2020

One immensely popular streaming service has long been absent from Assistant Smart Displays. In a real “finally,” Google today announced that Netflix is now available on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max.

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Netflix Stories April 20, 2020

Have you ever been watching a TV show or movie on your smartphone and accidentally touched the screen, resulting in the content stopping or moving around the timeline? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Netflix for Android has added a new “screen lock” button to prevent exactly that.

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Netflix Stories April 16, 2020

Netflix certifies more Android smartphones from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, but it can be a little picky with what hardware it can run on. This week, Netflix has added HD and HDR10 support to a handful of devices from Oppo, Sony, and Xiaomi.

Netflix Stories April 15, 2020

Android TV projectors start getting Netflix support w/ Xiaomi Mi Smart Compact

Android TV projectors are a clever way to get content up on a big screen without a huge investment, but all of them so far have lacked support for Netflix. This week, Xiaomi stepped up to the plate by adding Netflix support to its Mi Smart Compact Android TV projector.

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