Netflix Reportedly Has More Beyonce Specials After ‘Homecoming’

Netflix’s deal with one of the biggest stars in music may go beyond just one special. Beyonce’s behind-the-scenes Coachella documentary titled Homecoming is reportedly not the only special that the singer extraordinaire has signed up with Netflix for. It’s actually said to be a three-project deal.

Netflix To Spend $100 Million On New York Production Hub

Netflix is going to make its presence felt in New York in a significant way. The online streaming giant has confirmed that it’s going to invest $100 million to build a production hub in New York. It will also be hiring hundreds of new staffers in the process, a statement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated.

Netflix Testing Out Allowing Users To Watch Random Episodes

One of the appealing aspects of Netflix compared to regular TV channels is that you get to choose what to watch and when to watch. However, perhaps in a bid to encourage users to discover new content and episodes they might have missed, it seems that Netflix is testing out the ability for users to watch episodes at random.

Netflix To Test Top 10 List Of Its Popular Content

Netflix is going to test a top 10 list of its most popular movies and shows with streamers in the United Kingdom. The list would enable them to see at a glace which movies and series are performing the best on Netflix. The list is going to be updated weekly with each genre getting its dedicated list.


Netflix Interested In Acquiring Iconic Hollywood Movie Theater

Netflix may be looking to purchase its first movie theater. According to reports, the company is in talks to acquire the iconic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. If it ends up purchasing the theater, it would then supposedly decide what to screen during the week. This would give subscribers another way to watch Netflix releases.

Netflix Has Removed AirPlay Support

AirPlay is one of the easiest ways to share content from your Apple device to your Apple TV. So you could easily watch videos you took on an iPhone with this feature and even stream content from apps on the big screen through AirPlay. That will no longer be possible now for Netflix. The company has confirmed that it has removed AirPlay support this past week.

Netflix Is Notifying Users Of Upcoming Price Increase

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that they would be hiking the prices of its subscription service. The company announced that these changes will be coming into effect in May, and now according to reports, it seems that the company has started to notify users of the upcoming changes.

Netflix Testing Out Cheaper Mobile-Only Plans For Some Markets

Netflix’s plans aren’t prohibitively expensive, but the company has been steadily raising their prices over the years which means that at some point in time, it will be too expensive for some. However, the good news is that for some users in select markets in the world, Netflix could be considering cheaper plans.

First Trailer For Stranger Things 3 Has Been Released

There are quite a few original shows that Netflix has received a lot of praise for and Stranger Things is one of them. It shot to instant popularity when it first came out and so far, the online streaming giant has released two seasons. A new season is due to come out soon and Netflix has now released the first Stranger Things 3 trailer.

Netflix Confirms They Won’t Be Part Of Apple’s Streaming Service

Apple has confirmed that they will be hosting an event on the 25th of March where the company is largely expected to unveil the new video streaming service. The service is expected to play home to Apple’s own original content, as well as act as a hub where users can subscribe to other streaming services as well.

You vs. Wild Is Netflix’s Next Interactive Show Starring Bear Grylls

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was Netflix’s first attempt at making interactive content which allowed viewers to choose their own ending. It was well received and Netflix said that it would make more interactive content down the line. The company today confirmed its next such show. It’s called You vs. Wild and it stars Bear Grylls.

Purdue University Bans Netflix In Academic Buildings

Don’t expect to catch up on your favorite shows during class if you go to Purdue University. That’s because the university has decided to ban Netflix and other streaming services in academic buildings. This ban extends to music streaming services as well in academic buildings on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus. The ban obviously applies if the students are using the university Wi-Fi.

Netflix Interested In Making More Interactive Shows

Netflix has had considerable success with its Choose Your Own Adventure-style title Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Multiple endings were filmed and the choices that viewers made during the course of the episode affected the outcome. It was certainly a unique experience as this style of interaction is common with games, not TV shows. With the success of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix now feels that it should be making more interactive shows.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lineup Gets HDR Certification For Netflix

With the Samsung Galaxy S10 being the latest and greatest phones from Samsung, it’s not surprising that their handsets would eventually get HDR certified by Netflix. If you are using any of the models that were recently announced, including the lower-end Galaxy S10e, Netflix has updated its support page where it lists all the Galaxy S10 handsets as being HDR compatible.