As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic forces companies and governments all over the world to advise people to work from home, video streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube have started downgrading video quality in some regions. This is to help preserve the internet bandwidth for people working from home.
According to a report by Economic Times, Netflix is testing long term subscription plans in a bid to get more subscribers in the country. As expected, the 12-months plans will be laced with discounts to the tune of 20-50%.
Netflix is constantly upgrading its platform to help users discover content easily. Recently Netflix began testing human-curated ‘Collections’ feature on iOS. The Collection section will appear on your home screen and offers sections like “Stream & Scream” and “Watch in One Weekend.” The streaming giant has now added a new ‘Latest’ tab that lets you discover new content easily.
Netflix is testing a new feature called Collections section. Netflix will rely on its team of “experts on the company’s creative teams” to curate the content. As part of the feature, you will get new sections like “Stream & Scream” and “Watch in One Weekend.” The Collections section will appear on the Netflix home screen.
Netflix offers a crisp image, as long as you’re paying for the access and have a fast enough internet connection. And now the company is announcing an upgrade to the audio experience, too.
If your Netflix binge-watching machine of choice is your MacBook, you should take a good hard look at the new Clicker for Netflix app. It brings a native, app-based Netflix experience for your Mac. Your binge watching can be exclusive to a single app and can be customized just the way you like it. No need to meddle with browser tabs.
Netflix has already made it clear that it’s not entirely against the idea of watching television shows out of order. And now the company is testing that capability with a wider audience. Netflix is currently toying with the idea of shuffling random episodes of a TV show where it might not matter the order they’re watched in.
Earlier this year, Apple took the stage and announced a variety of new efforts, most of which lean heavily into subscription services. Potentially the biggest is Apple TV+, which will see Apple offering a platform for some of the biggest names in Hollywood and creation in general to bring stories to Apple device owners.
Netflix has now stopped AirPlay support on Apple TV citing technical limitations. So now, when you try to AirPlay a video from iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV, it just won’t play. But not all is lost. If you’re trying to AirPlay content from your phone, your biggest reason might be the need to control playback from the iPhone itself. There are a couple of ways to can keep this experience going. Here’s how you can mirror Netflix from your iPhone to TV.
Last week, Netflix removed AirPlay support from its iOS app citing “technical limitations.” The move comes just a few months before Apple gets around to releasing Apple TV+ and takes on Netflix with its own series of original shows. Given the popularity of Netflix and the amount of stress it puts on user experience, this was an odd move from the company.