Netflix today announced its plans for expansion into the gaming industry. Along with the TV shows and movies, you’ll be able to play free of cost and ad-free games on the Netflix app on your mobile. Netflix believes that gaming is “another new content category,” and is similar to its “expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV.”
Netflix has introduced a new feature that lets you watch partially downloaded content. The feature has debuted on Android, and Netflix will start testing the same for iOS users “in the coming months.”
Netflix is reportedly considering launching its own Apple Arcade-competitor. The company is looking to hire an executive to oversee its expansion into video games. It has approached a number of veteran executives from the gaming industry to join the company and oversee the development and expansion of its gaming service.
Netflix today is officially rolling out its new ‘Play Something’ feature for everyone. This new feature will help you decide what to watch, in case you’re having trouble in choosing what to watch.
Netflix could soon start cracking down on password sharing. The company has started showing messages to some Netflix subscribers using a “borrowed” password that “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”
Netflix has launched a new “Fast Laughs” feature for Android and iOS. The “Fast Laughs” feature is integrated within the Netflix app.
Netflix is offering select Original series and movies for free. Mac and iPad users can take advantage of Netflix’s limited free access and watch shows without having to pay anything. Strangely enough, iOS is excluded from the list.
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.