Netflix in India: The ifs and buts of on-demand streaming

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Netflix in India: The ifs and buts of on-demand streaming
The arrival of popular American on-demand streaming website Netflix in India has given much reason to cheer, but users have raised concerns on data consumption and Internet speed.
The arrival of popular American on-demand streaming website Netflix in India has given much reason to cheer, but users have raised concerns on data consumption and Internet speed. Nevertheless, the excitement is at its peak, especially since the content comes without censorship. A quick look at the Netflix original series Narcos, which features some intimate lovemaking scenes, affirmed that there is no discernible censorship which could bother viewers, who are mostly used to snipped and beeped content...

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New On Netflix: ‘House Of Cards’ Season 4, ‘Good Burger,’ ‘Star Trek II: Wrath Of Khan,’ ‘LEGO’

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The beginning of the month is the best time to binge on Netflix, and this week’s a doozy, with a new season of “House of Cards,” the cult classic fast food comedy “Good Burger,” two “Star Trek” movies, two new “LEGO” shows… better get watching.

Here’s your slightly snarky list of what’s new and departing from the Netflix streaming service in the week of Saturday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 4. For what’s specifically launching today, including “Fuller House” and the sequel to the martial arts classic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” see last week’s New On Netflix.With a name like “The Naked Mile,” you’d think this was about streaking across a college campus, except that the “American Pie” series is a far more sophisticated and complex… never mind...

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CES 2016: Netflix extends its service to almost all the world

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Netflix has gone live in nearly every country in the world.

The firm announced it had switched on its service in 130 additional countries.

It said it was still trying to expand to China. The other exceptions are North Korea, Syria and Crimea, where it is banned from operating by US law.

The announcement was made by the firm’s chief executive Reed Hastings at his keynote speech at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.

He also confirmed that Netflix would begin offering HDR (high dynamic range) content later this year.

The company’s shares closed the day more than 9% higher.

“We were expecting Netflix to go everywhere, but this has happened more quickly than we thought,” commented Fernando Elizalde from the tech consultancy Gartner.

“Until now, the firm had been doing it in phased stages because ...

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These Secret Netflix Codes Will ‘Unlock’ Tons of Movie Sub-Categories

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Netflix prides itself on a certain algorithmic magic that tries to predict what you want to watch next. Most of the time, it works. But there are those occasions when you’re in the mood for something really specific, like a “Crime Thriller based on a book from the 1980s.”

Yep – that’s an actual Netflix sub-category. There are hundreds of them. Sometimes, they are tough to find but thankfully there are some enterprising folks on the internet who have managed to catalog many of these secret category codes so you can browse Netflix in an entirely new way.
his way you can check out “Critically-acclaimed British Movies from the 1970s” (code 1640) or “Feel-good Children & Family Movies from the 1980s” (code 4355).

The codes are actually Netflix’s way of categorizing movies into various sub-genr...

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Harper’s Netflix tax video lampooned online

1000-netflix-tax2jpg.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxA video of Conservative leader Stephen Harper vowing to not bring forward a Netflix tax — and declaring his love for Breaking Bad — is being mocked across Canada and beyond.

Released on Harper’s social media accounts on Wednesday, the 53-second video features Harper in front of a TV featuring the Netflix logo.

“Something you might not know about me is that I love movies and TV shows,” Harper says in the video. “One of my all-time favourites is Breaking Bad. It’s even available on some online streaming services, if you’ve never seen it.”

Harper quickly shifts gears, saying “some politicians” want to tax digital streaming services while he’s “100 per cent” against a Netflix tax.

Social media users were quick to lampoon the video with jokes, parodies and autotune.

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Netflix cracks down on proxy services used to access foreign content

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Netflix says it’s planning on cracking down on users who use virtual private networks and proxy services to view content not available in their countries.

Many of the company’s distribution deals with major studios and content providers are negotiated on a regional basis, meaning certain titles are only available to users in certain countries.

Netflix adds 130 new countries, now available in 190 worldwide

Some Canadians use VPN services to stream Netflix movies and TV shows available in the United States, which according to the website Netflixable has around twice as many available titles.

The U.S. version of Netflix also features more Hollywood blockbusters and recent seasons of popular network shows than its Canadian counterpart.

In a blog post, David Fullagar, Netflix’s vice-president ...

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Netflix Signs Off on Third Season of ‘House of Cards’

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“House of Cards,” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will get a third season on Netflix.

Netflix has ordered a third season of the show, 10 days before the second season debuts on the streaming service. It’s likely that the third season, as with the other full seasons of “House of Cards” and other Netflix originals, will also consist of 13 hour-long episodes. The news was first announced by actress Robin Wright, who stars opposite Spacey as a Washington, DC power couple, at a press event for the show. She told TheWrap, “We start shooting season three soon” — a statement that was later confirmed by a Netflix rep.

The show is financed, produced, and packaged by Media Rights Capital, and is produced by Kevin Spacey’s Tri...

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Netflix Adds Director’s Commentary to ‘House of Cards’ Season One

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If you can’t wait more than a month for fresh “House of Cards” content, Netflix has you covered: The company just added director’s commentary to the first season of the Emmy-winning (and Golden Globe nominated) political drama.

Netflix is offering audio commentary from all six season one directors, including David Fincher (who won an Emmy for his directing work on the first two episodes of season one), James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), Joel Schumacher (“Falling Down”), Charles McDougall (“The Good Wife”), Carl Franklin (“Homeland”), and Allen Coulter (“The Sopranos”). You can find it as an added option under the subtitle and alternate audio preference section on the Netflix video player...

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for ‘House of Cards’ Season 3

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Frank Underwood and company will be back for a third round on Netflix in early 2015. The streaming service has announced the premiere date for season three of its celebrated political drama “House of Cards,” which will debut across all Netflix territories on February 27, 2015.

The announcement was made by Netflix on the Facebook and Twitter pages for “House of Cards.” Both posts are armed with a short teaser, which show Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright’s characters about to enter Air Force One.
Netflix has ordered a third season of the show, 10 days before the second season debuts on the streaming service. It’s likely that the third season, as with the other full seasons of “House of Cards” and other Netflix originals, will also consist of 13 hour-long episodes...

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Netflix Books Fourth Season of ‘House of Cards’

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In news that should not come as a surprise to anyone, Netflix has ordered a fourth season of its flagship original series, “House of Cards.”

The award-winning political drama, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as a power couple in DC who by the third season have plotted their way into the White House, will back next year — though Netflix did not provide a premiere date. Production is scheduled to start later this summer in and around Baltimore.

In addition to Spacey and Wright, the “House of Cards” cast also includes Michael Kelly, Molly Parker, Mahershala Ali, Jayne Atkinson, Nathan Darrow, Elizabeth Marvel, Derek Cecil, and Jimmi Simpson.

The series is based on a British miniseries of the same name and is produced for Netflix by Trigger Street Productions and David Fin...

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