Netflix isn’t trying to troll you. OK, yeah, it’s adding “Trolls,” but for June the streaming service is promising a “Ladies’ NIght” lineup. 

What the heck is a Ladies’ Night lineup? We were wondering that, too.

According to Netflix, it includes a new season of “Orange Is the New Black,” movies such as “Trolls” and “13 Going on 30,” and new originals like “GLOW” and “Free Rein.”

Alas, Ladies’ Night lineups can also be cruel.

Casualties leaving Netflix in June include “The Little Rascals,” “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” and, worst of all, “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”

That’s the one where Coach Bombay (Emilio Estevez) leads Team USA, which somehow consists of most of his players from the Ducks, in the Junior Goodwill Games. Will Team USA triumph over Iceland? And what’s up with Bombay getting ice cream with the enemy? 

Soon, we may never know. Just remember: Ducks fly together.

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Here’s what’s arriving.

June 1

  • “1 Night” (2016)
  • “13 Going on 30” (2004)
  • “Amor.com (Love.com)”
  • “Arrow” (Season 5, 2016)
  • “Burlesque” (2017)
  • “Catfight” (2016)
  • “Catwoman” (2004)
  • “Chingo Bling: They Can’t Deport Us All”
  • “Days of Grace” (2011)
  • “Devil’s Bride” (2016)
  • ”Full Metal Jacket” (1987)
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • ”Intersection” (Season 2, 2016)
  • ”Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson” (2016)
  • “Little Boxes” (2016)
  • ”Mutant Busters” (Season 2, 2016)
  • ”My Left Foot” (1989)
  • ”Off Camera with Sam Jones” (Series 3, 2015)
  • “Playing It Cool” (2014)
  • “Rounders” (1998)
  • ”Spring (Primavera)” (2016)
  • “The 100” (Season 4, 2016)
  • “The Ant Bully” (2006)
  • ”The Bucket List” (2007)
  • “The Queen” (2006)
  • ”The Sixth Sense” (1999)
  • ”Vice” (2015)
  • ”West Coast Customs” (Season 3, 2013)
  • “Yarn” (2016)
  • ”Young Frankenstein” (1974)
  • ”Zodiac” (2007)

June 2

  • ”Comedy Bang! Bang!” (Season 5, Part 2, 2016)
  • “Flaked” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
  • ”Inspector Gadget” (Season 3, Netflix Original)
  • “Los Últimos de Filipinas” (2016)
  • “Lucid Dream” (Netflix Original)
  • “Saving Banksy” (2014)
  • “The Homecoming: Collection” (2015)

June 3

  • “Acapulco La vida va” (2017)
  • ”Blue Gold: American Jeans” (2017)
  • “Headshot” (2016)
  • ”Three” (2016)
  • ”Tunnel” (2016)
  • “War on Everyone” (2016)

June 4

  • “TURN: Washington’s Spies” (Season 3, 2016)

June 5

  • “Suite Française” (2014)

June 7

  • “Disturbing the Peace” (2016)
  • “Dreamworks’ Trolls” (2016)

June 9

  • “My Only Love Song” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • “Orange Is the New Black” (Season 5, Netflix Original)
  • “Shimmer Lake” (Netflix Original)

June 10

  • “Black Snow (Nieve Negra)” (2017)
  • “Daughters of the Dust” (1991)
  • “Havenhurst” (2017)
  • “Sword Master” (2016)

June 13

  • “Oh, Hello On Broadway” (Netflix Original)

June 14

  • ”Quantico” (Season 2, 2016)

June 15

  • “Marco Luque: Tamo Junto” (Netflix Original)
  • “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 4, 2016)
  • “Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance” (2015)

June 16

  • “Aquarius” (Season 2, 2016)
  • “Counterpunch” (Netflix Original)
  • “El Chapo” (Season 1, 2017)
  • ”The Ranch” (Part 3, Netflix Original)
  • “World of Winx” (Season 2, Netflix Original)

June 17

  • ”Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 13, 2016)
  • ”Scandal” (Season 6, 2016)
  • “The Stanford Prison Experiment” (2015)

June 18

  • “Shooter” (Season 1, 2016)

June 20

  • “Amar Akbar & Tony” (2015)
  • “Disney’s Moana” (2016)
  • “Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time” (Netflix Original)

June 21

  • ”Baby Daddy” (Season 6, 2017)
  • ”Young & Hungry” (Season 5, 2017)

June 23

  • “American Anarchist” (2016)
  • “Free Rein” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • “GLOW” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press” (Netflix Original)
  • “You Get Me” (Netflix Original)

June 26

  • “No Escape” (2015)

June 27

  • “Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire” (Netflix Original)

June 28

  • “Okja” (Netflix Original)

June 30

  • “Chef & My Fridge: Collection” (2014)
  • ”Gypsy” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • “It’s Only the End of the World” (2016)
  • ”Little Witch Academia” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • “The Weekend” (2016)

Here’s what’s leaving.

June 1

  • “D2: The Mighty Ducks”
  • “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”
  • “Heterosexual Jill”
  • ”House of Wax”
  • “Kidnapped”
  • “Knuckleball!”
  • ”Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim” (Season 1)
  • “L’Auberge Espagnole”
  • ”Serendipity”
  • ”The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975”
  • ”The Blair Witch Project”
  • ”The Good Guys” (Season 1)
  • ”The Hustler”
  • ”The Little Rascals”
  • ”The Prince & Me”
  • ”The Teacher Who Defied Hitler”
  • ”The Three Musketeers”
  • ”The Way of the Dragon”
  • ”This Is Spinal Tap”
  • ”Two Step”
  • ”We Are the Giant”

June 6

  • ”Private Practice” (Seasons 1-6)

June 8

  • “Xenia”

June 9

  • “4:44: Last Day on Earth”
  • “Farewell Herr Schwarz”
  • ”Free the Nipple”
  • ”Remote Area Medical”
  • “Secrets: The Sphinx”
  • ”Tough Being Loved by Jerks”

June 14

  • “Bob the Builder” (Season 1)
  • “Boys Of Abu Ghraib”

June 15

  • “The Lazarus Project”

June 16

  • “Jane Eyre”

June 19

  • “Daddy’s Home”
  • ”Grand Piano”
  • ”The Right Kind of Wrong”

June 23

  • ”Jimmy Goes to Nollywood”

June 24

  • ”Agent F.O.X.”
  • ”Breath of the Gods”
  • ”Dragon Guardians”

June 29

  • “CSI: NY” (Seasons 1 - 8)

June 30

  • ”Killer Couples” (Season 1)
  • “Killer in the Family” (Season 1)
  • “Murder Files” (Season 1)
  • “Murder on the Social Network”
  • “My Online Bride”

 This article originally appeared on HuffPost By Bill Bradley

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Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has been at the centre of a generational clash at Cannes film festival over the future of cinema (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Cannes (France) (AFP) - The storm over whether Netflix films should be shown at the Cannes film festival has been billed as a generational clash that calls into question the future of cinema.

That the US streaming giant's movie "Okja" was greeted both by booing and cheering at its premiere Friday showed how divided film-makers are about the new cash-rich kid on the Hollywood block.

On one side are traditionalists who want to preserve the "immersive experience" of seeing movies on the big screen, and on the other, young millennials who have enthusiastically embraced streaming.

While critics adored "Okja", an adventure story of a girl who tries to rescue a giant genetically-modified pig from its ruthless creators, Variety said it really "belonged on the big screen" while The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw said "it's a terrible waste to shrink them to an iPad".

Before a single movie had been shown, the head of the Cannes jury, Pedro Almodovar, declared that "he could not imagine" either "Okja" or the other Netflix film "The Meyerowitz Stories" winning anything.

"For as long as I live I will fight to safeguard the hypnotic power of the big screen," he told reporters.

While Almodovar backtracked Friday, promising scrupulous fairness, there was no hiding his irritation at Netflix's refusal to take their two films in the running for the top prize, the Palme d'Or, to French cinemas.

Netflix claims "the establishment is closing ranks against us" and its supporters rail against French rules which prevent it from streaming films until three years after they are released in cinemas there.

- Kids still love cinema -

Hollywood stars at Cannes jumped to Netflix's defence, with Will Smith -- who sits on the jury with Almodovar -- warning he would "slam my hand on the table and disagree with Pedro. I'm looking forward to a good jury scandal."

He insisted Netflix has opened up young people to independent films, saying: "In my house Netflix has been nothing but an absolute benefit because my children get to watch films they never would have seen."

That view was confirmed by two young American Netflix fans at Cannes, who told AFP that it hadn't dimmed their love for the big screen.

For horror films in particular the cinema was infinitely superior, said Kelly Greer, a 24-year-old student from Nashville.

"You're with a crowd of people and you want to respond in the same way," she said.

Her friend Myah Lipscomb, 26, said, "I love Netflix. But I don't go to the cinema less."

That said, if Netflix and its rival Amazon make more and more movies, she admitted she'd be increasingly tempted to stay at home.

Most French producers believe their country's streaming rules should be relaxed, although many insist films should be shown in cinemas first.

However, Vincent Maraval, who produced "The Wrestler" -- which got actor Mickey Rourke an Oscar nomination -- argued that "we must not impose our way of watching films on the next generation" who often watch on tablets and smartphones.

- Amazon wins fans -

Yet even for Netflix star Robin Wright, who acts and directs in its flagship series "House of Cards", that is anathema.

"I think it's actually really poor for people to watch films on their phones," she said at Cannes. "It is not fair to film-makers."

"We (Netflix) are getting criticised right now because we have never had this medium before," she added.

But the movie theatre will forever be the first choice for films."

"Okja" star Tilda Swinton, who found herself in the eye of the Cannes storm, said it was clear that "an enormous and really interesting conversation was beginning... the truth is there is room for everybody."

Co-star Jake Gyllenhaal pleaded for film-makers to embrace changing technology. "I think it's truly a blessing when any art gets to reach one person, let alone hundreds of thousands upon millions of people."

While Netflix divides, its archrival Amazon has not stirred the same ire.

Its films are shown in cinemas before they go online and in France they can be streamed individually four months after release -- it's Netflix's subscription-only model that falls foul of existing rules.

Todd Haynes, the "Carol" director whose new Amazon-backed movie "Wonderstruck" is also in competition at Cannes, was effusive about working with a platform "made up of true cineastes who love movies and really want to try to provide an opportunity for independent film visions".

"They love cinema," he said.

Source: This article was published ca.news.yahoo.com By Fiachra GIBBONS

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Netflix is still the reigning champion of streaming entertainment, and we will always credit the media giant as transforming home-viewing. Even if Blockbuster stores still stood in every neighborhood, no one would bother to drive to one.

But as liberating as Netflix is, people still get frustrated with the service. The index of films is so gigantic, it's hard to decide what to watch. The app keeps diligent records of your viewing habits, which anyone in your home can scrutinize. And what happens when you travel? These may be first world problems, but figuring out the Netflix game can be extremely gratifying.

Here are some clever hacks for getting the most out of your Netflix experience. Many users are surprised how pliable the platform is, once they learn a few tricks. If you haven't fiddled much with your Netflix options, get ready to view the service in a whole new way.

1. Delete Browsing History

Some movies we like to see in groups. Others, we like to see alone. Whether your guilty pleasure is "Gigli" or "Last Tango in Paris," you may not want everyone to know your private cinematic tastes. That's why Netflix makes it easy to hide certain selections from your profile so that nobody else can see what you've watched. You'll find this option under Your Account.

2. Hacking Netflix

Not long ago, there was a site called "A Better Queue," which enabled you to cut through all the unknown and poorly reviewed films that clutter Netflix. That site went under, but Hacking Netflix remains a great resource: You'll find regular updates on new films and TV shows added to the catalog. Despite the aggressive name, Hacking Netflix is nothing nefarious; it's a news site that religiously compiles new releases.

3. Pick a Movie at Random Through Netflix Roulette

Some people can spend an hour sifting through the endless Netflix options and still come up with nothing. (Author Douglas Coupland called this "option paralysis.") Wouldn't it be better to just leave your decision up to fate? That's why the internet invented Netflix Roulette, a site that takes your favorite genres, actors and directors and assigns you a film at random. Satisfy any mood without having to give it a second thought.

4. Netflix Enhancer

This nifty add-on only works on Google Chrome, but it definitely earns its title: Enhancer allows you to hover over a film with your mouse and immediately watch trailers and read reviews. The immediacy of Enhancer saves you the extra effort of looking up background information on YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes.

5. Sift Through Netflix's Weird Sub-Categories

It almost sounds like an urban myth: Netflix has many little subcategories, types of films that you never imagined anyone would identify, like "Steamy Sci-Fi and Fantasy" and "World Music Concerts." Users realized that they could enter certain codes into Netflix's URL and discover extremely specific cinematic genres. Several movie buffs have decoded the Netflix system, but one easy one is Secret Codes Search.

6. Maximize Video Quality

Most people are satisfied with Netflix picture quality, whether they're watching movies on their phone or on a wide-screen TV. It's true that Netflix usually has a pixellated look, but only a fraction of viewers really grumble about it. Yet what if you could improve the resolution? Turns out you can, and pretty easily, as long as you've got a strong Wi-Fi connection. Just access Your Account and visit Playback Settings, and you'll find an option to boost your picture quality to "high."

7. Go International

This is a common shocker: People travel internationally, bringing their iPads along. They arrive in their hotel, log onto Wi-Fi, and access Neflix. But wait! What are all these weird movies? Where's "The Walking Dead"? Turns out each country has its own selection of films and TV, and many mainstays that are U.S. entertainment are not included. How to fix it? Subscribe to Mediahint, which enables you to "unblock content" almost anywhere on the globe.

Source: This article was published komando.com

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Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".

The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands.

When Netflix thinks you'll like sentimental Spanish-language dramas or gritty tearjerkers, they'll show up on your home screen, but aside from that, they're not easy to find.

But a simple web address trick has emerged showing how you can find any one of these genres simply by switching a number in a URL.

How it works

 

If you're logged into Netflix, enter www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX  into your browser's toolbar to bring up one of the thousands of genres in Netflix's library."XXXX" is a series of digits - 1089 is "Mind-bending Movies", for example; while 354 is "Movies Starring Matthew McConaughey" - currently a genre of one film.Not all numbers will result in a subgenre, and given Netflix's ever-changing algorithms, they might move around every now and then, while there may be regional differences meaning that some codes don't work.Codes for the main genres are available here. At the foot of the list is a link to a list of even more.

NetFlix streaming by alternate genres (main list)

Action & Adventure (1365)     

Anime (7424)        

Children & Family Movies (783)
Classic Movies (31574)

Comedies (6548)         Cult Movies (7627)    
Documentaries (6839)        

Dramas (5763)      Faith & Spirituality (26835) 

Foreign Movies (7462)        

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)         Horror Movies (8711)       

Independent Movies (7077)      
Music (1701)        

Romantic Movies (8883)         Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)        

Sports Movies (4370)         Thrillers (8933)     

TV Shows (83)        

There's an even more comprehensive list here...
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Since 2011, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has sat on Facebook’s board, and as Facebook’s plans to fund TV-style shows take form, many are naturally curious what ideas Hastings shares with Mark Zuckerberg — and whether Netflix and Facebook will ever be seen as head-to-head competitors.

In the past few months, as Zuckerberg has articulated Facebook’s new approach to premium video, one thing has become clear: The pair share an important belief about the future of high-quality digital video. Both Hastings and Zuckerberg appear committed to the idea that, with global digital scale, TV-quality shows can be sustained primarily by a single big revenue stream. For Netflix, that stream is subscription revenue, with ads completely cut out of the equation. For Facebook, it’s advertising.

That's significant because it goes against the broad wisdom of the pay-TV industry, which uses both subscriptions and advertising dollars to prop itself up. It also stands in contrast to some digital competitors like Hulu, who are trying to replicate a model similar to pay-TV in the digital realm.

Facebook TV

Right now, Facebook is busy readying its first slate of TV-like shows, which the social media behemoth wants to unveil in mid-June. And while Facebook is putting up cash this time around, the company's executives have been explicit that in the long run, Facebook wants its premium video ecosystem to be entirely sustained by advertising revenue.

“The goal is going to be creating some anchor content initially that helps people learn that … the video tab [is] a great destination where they can explore, and come to Facebook with the intent to watch the videos that they want,” Zuckerberg said during Facebook’s last earnings call with investors. “And then the long-term goal is actually not to be paying for specific content like that, but doing a revenue share model once the whole economy around video on Facebook is built up.”

Facebook thinks that it can make its advertising offering compelling enough that media companies will make TV-quality video for its platform without being paid directly by Facebook to do so. Facebook will simply have to split the ad revenue with them.

There is evidence that YouTube thinks its advertising products will be able to support that level of shows as well. On Thursday, YouTube announced that it would fund half a dozen new shows, anchored by big-name celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, and Katy Perry. Significantly, YouTube is going to have these shows run on its main, advertising-supported service, and not on its $9.99-a-month subscription service, YouTube Red.

"Five years ago, 85% of all original series were ad-supported," Robert Kyncl, YouTube's business chief, said at an the event on Thursday. "This year, that number has fallen to just over two-thirds. And with significantly more content coming to subscription services, that shift is accelerating. So we see these shows as a way for us to partner with [advertisers] to buck this trend."

For both Facebook and YouTube, the coming months will be a test to see whether that thesis is correct, and a premium set of shows can lure a premium set of advertisers.

Forever ad-free

Netflix has taken the complete opposite route, and has remained committed to keeping advertising off its service.

“No advertising coming onto Netflix. Period,” Hastings wrote on Facebook in 2015, in response to reports that Netflix was testing ads. “Just adding relevant cool trailers for other Netflix content you are likely to love.” The company has given no indication that its thinking has changed since then.

But as Netflix has introduced more and more original shows, and its spending on content has ballooned to $6 billion, some have questioned whether Netflix will eventually have to introduce some sort of advertising. Still, Netflix’s thesis seems to be that it can continue to grow its user base to offset those costs, and that the potential reach of the digital realm will let the company climb to sustainability.

That said, with Netflix predicting its negative free cash flow will be $2 billion in 2016, and that it will continue to burn cash for “many years,” that is a thesis that may not be completely tested for awhile.

TV, but online

It’s not a sure thing for either Netflix or Facebook that standing on one major revenue leg will be able to sustain the kinds of shows you’d see on cable TV. (Netflix could diversify beyond subscriptions and into things like merchandise, without having to get into advertising, but subscriptions will likely remain the major pillar.)

Other companies looking to disrupt TV are going the more traditional pay-TV route, with a combination of advertising and subscription.

It’s not surprising that Hulu, which is owned by big TV companies, is trying to keep that business model intact. The ad load might be lower than cable, but Hulu is still firmly in the dual revenue camp. And those betting on new online “skinny bundles,” which are essentially cable packages delivered over the internet, are also hoping the subscription-ad combo can make it across the digital divide. That includes services like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Sony’s Vue, and many more to come.

It’s good to note that everyone could be right.

Advertising alone could let Facebook and YouTube support TV-quality shows, while Netflix and other streaming services could rely on only subscriptions, or some combination of subscriptions and ads. Or they could be wrong, and the Golden Age of TV could falter as the digital business models fail to recreate the huge budgets that powered a whopping 455 scripted shows in 2016.

Source : This article was published msn.com By Nathan McAlone

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Netflix is now an inseparable part of our culture, but few people know the secrets behind the cheerful red and white logo: purposeful deception, secret warehouses, and a foundation story based on lies.

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Opening Netflix is daunting — there are so many movies and TV shows. What to watch? The genre categories don't help at all. Sure, an action movie sounds good, but that's such a wide genre, it can include everything. If only Netflix had a way to narrow the search down to something more specific.

Turns out it does! Netflix itself has a hard time with the unwieldy amount of content, so the website organizes by very specific genres. They just don't appear on the user side interface. But we can hack Netflix to organize movies by oddly specific genres. Instead of searching through Netflix, users can type in the URL "http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/####" where the #### represents a specific numeric code corresponding to an oddly specific genre. You just have to know the code.

Nobody knows why Netflix doesn't allow users to search for very specific genres without knowing the codes, but with this knowledge, Netflix gets a lot more fun. In the mood for something mind-twisting and (for some reason) specifically German? Use the code 6546 to access the genre "Cerebral German Language Movies." Code 6541 opens up "Critically Acclaimed Emotional Independent Dramas," complete with Miss Stevens and Fish Tank, movies so emotional, nobody's ever seen them. Die-hard John Savage fans can use code 6536 to see all the movies starring him. There are so many codes, a whole website is dedicated to cataloging them, perfect for a night of staying in with a picky friend or significant other.

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We've all experienced the most crushing disappointment of modern society: after getting all comfortable on the couch with a nice cup of tea or a bottle of beer, we open up Netflix only to find the movie we want to watch … isn't streaming. It's the worst! We either find something else, or some people (not anybody that works at Grunge … ahem …) go to their favorite pirate websites and watch it anyways.

Netflix knows we do this, but instead of getting angry and trying to crack down on pirating websites, they developed a clever plan. To find out which movies and TV shows they should acquire a license to, Netflix monitors the traffic on pirating sites and takes notes of which shows are getting stolen most frequently, turning them into the new content on Netflix. This is Netflix's ace in the hole — using it, they will always have the content that's most popular on the internet. Presumably, their company fridge is always stocked with rum.

This also explains why the content on Netflix randomly changes. When new stuff comes out on it, there are always the things you expect (new Marvel movies, Transformer 14 or whatever they're up to by now), along with a bunch of seemingly random movies and TV shows. Most likely, that content is hot on pirating sites, and Netflix is trying to get a piece of that metaphorical booty. It's in an ethical grey area, but nobody really cares, as long as they constantly get rad new content.

Where its disk warehouses are

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In a shocking turn of events, Netflix still does DVD rentals. Surprising, right? Even in this age of streaming video services, the DVD rentals still go strong. But how do they get the DVDs shipping so fast? Well, dotting the continental United States, there are warehouses filled with movies, ready to ship out. They exist, but good luck finding them. Netflix acts like the warehouses are holding the Ark of the Covenant or alien remains — they're that impossible to find.

The whole setup is like something out of a Cold War spy movie. Although nearly sixty warehouses are in operation, they're all hidden in plain sight. None of the warehouses sport the company logo, or even the familiar red and white color scheme. From the outside, they are bland buildings, but they're hiding a huge stock of entertainment. Employees sign confidentiality agreements when they start working, saying that none of them can ever reveal the locations of the warehouses.

Thinking about tracking the delivery trucks to and from the warehouses? Get ready for some early-morning stakeouts — Netflix delivery vans are unmarked, and dispatch at 3:00 in the morning to local post offices. Random delivery vans in office parks don't draw any attention. Chances are, some people reading this work right next to a Netflix warehouse and never noticed it. So if you're looking to acquire, say, thousands of copies of Ghost, keep those eyes open for 3 AM delivery trucks in your office park.

Netflix binges could lower your sperm count

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We all binge watch. Seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation aren't going to watch themselves! While binge watching is super fun, Netflix doesn't want their male viewers to know that it can come at an … alarming cost. According to research, binge watching impacts family planning, as in it drastically decreases sperm count.

A Dutch study was the first to point out the correlation. Men who watched five or more hours of TV daily had 29% lower sperm concentration, and 34% lower sperm count. The researchers weren't able to find out exactly why. Barring something crazy like subliminal anti-sperm messages coming from our TVs, the researchers believed that it had to do with the lack of exercise, and increases in scrotal temperature caused by long periods of stillness.

In summary, short bursts of watching is probably way better for both you and your little swimmers. Although we may feel more manly watching Don Draper six hours a day, that Mad Men marathon could wreck chances of making any Mad Babies. So it's surprising Netflix wouldn't address this, since they're depriving themselves of future customers!

Netflix purposefully shipped DVDs faster to renters who rented less

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Those who've rented DVDs from Netflix know the pain when a movie randomly takes forever to show up. By time it shows up, we realize making a shot-for-shot remake would've been faster. There's a reason for this delay, and it's infuriating: Netflix purposefully messes around with DVD shipping times, making it take longer for those who rent more.

Known as throttling, the technique is super-controversial. Even though everybody is paying the same price for the service. Netflix will ship the DVDs to less-frequent-renters quicker. Since Netflix fees are a fixed rate, people who rent all the time cost the company more money in shipping and handling. By slowing the DVD consumption of these renters, the company balances out its operating costs. It's also designed to keep new customers paying by providing A+ service, but also aggravates long-time customers who find their DVDs suddenly showing up at a snail's pace.

Nobody knows if Netflix still engages in throttling, since the only to confirm it is to spend three weeks waiting for your copy of Eat, Pray, Love. That said, there's no reason for them to stop, especially since nobody really pays attention to the DVD side of their business any more. This is especially true after it was revealed that Netflix purposefully slowed down streaming rates for certain wireless customers, so they didn't exceed their data limit. Although, at least that time it was for the customer's benefits. The DVD throttling is just a jerk move.

Netflix intentionally left key evidence out of Making a Murderer

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In 2015 everyone suddenly became super opinionated about the Wisconsin criminal justice system, because of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Documenting the trial and sentencing of Steve Avery after the murder of Teresa Halbach, the show sparked tremendous outrage about the gross miscarriage of justice surrounding Avery's trial. Or at least, that's what the show wanted us to think.

To viewers, the case seemed pretty open and shut: Avery was framed. The people of Manitowoc were horribly biased. Nobody can have faith in our criminal justice system. But what viewers didn't know is that the show purposefully left out key pieces of evidence that puts Avery's innocence in serious question.

For example, in the months leading up to Teresa Halbach's murder, Avery had called Autotrader multiple times, requesting that Halbach come out to his lot and take photos. While there, Avery made her so uncomfortable, she told her boss she never wanted to go back again, fearing for her safety. Right before the murder, Avery had purchased leg irons and handcuffs exactly like the ones that Brendan Dassey had described in his coerced testimony. Avery also had a history of violent fantasies, threatening to kill and mutilate his former wife.

Who knows exactly what happened to Teresa Halbach, but the case was certainly more two-sided than what we saw. Still, that provides little comfort about how the American criminal justice system works. And we are definitely not road-tripping to Manitowoc County any time soon.

Daredevil was initially impossible to watch for blind people

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Enjoying TV and movies as a blind person is difficult. Sure, blind people can hear the show, but when the action is entirely visual, it's impossible to know what's going on. A lot of movies and TV shows will have a special audio track attached to them that describes what's happening on screen. Netflix is notorious for omitting this feature, infuriating the blind community who, you know, wants to watch Netflix.

The frustrating reached fever pitch when Netflix released Daredevil. Since the titular hero is blind, the blind community assumed Netflix would take the opportunity to include blind accessibility. Nope. They completely ignored it. Out of all the shows on Netflix, you'd think this would be the one accessible to blind people. It was a giant middle finger to the blind community.

Netflix responded after the outrage, saying they were on the adding-audio-descriptions bandwagon. Even then, they were laughably slow at doing so, taking months to get it working. All the while, they would shift blame to the makers of the shows, which is a weird excuse when talking about a Netflix original. Eventually, they added audio descriptions, but it's still baffling they didn't do it before Season 1. What's next, a show about a deaf guy without subtitles?

Binge watching is terrible for your health

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As mentioned earlier, decreasing sperm count from binge watching is a big issue, but it ties into a more general truth that Netflix doesn't want you to know: binge watching is absolutely terrible for our health. It's not just one or two aspects — binging Netflix is a wrecking ball in our heads and bodies, causing all sorts of issues.

Studies show that binge watching can increase chances of mental health issues, causing an addiction to form and making viewers antisocial. Binge watching also eats up a ton of concentrated time that we could use for other activities that could improve our lives. Shockingly, binge watching also makes us enjoy a show less. We become accustomed to the show and our enjoyment of it decreases, just like a new car gets less exciting the more we drive it. The novelty of the experience falls apart, leaving us in a pit of TV despair, constantly searching for a new entertainment fix to make us feel something.

And it's not just affecting our brains. Binge watching also wrecks our bodies, causing an increased risk of cancer and chronic diseases that comes from a sedentary Netflix lifestyle. No matter how many episodes of House we watch, the health benefits just do not exist. Adding it all up, there is an ugly truth: Netflix is killing us.

Founder Reed Hastings has tried to erase his co-founder

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Ask Netflix CEO Reed Hastings how he came up with the idea of Netflix, and he will tell you a heartwarming story. Back in the dark ages of Blockbuster and video rental stores, Hasting rented Apollo 13. After enjoying the movie, he went to return it and — horror of horrors — got hit with a late fee. In a fit of righteous indignation, Hastings vowed to single-handedly create a service that would make late fees a thing of the past. Netflix was born!

That's a cool story, except it's totally made up. The truth was more mundane — it was just Hastings and his co-founder, Marc Randolph, coming up with an idea for a video renting service. Ever heard of Marc Randolph? Probably not — nobody has. The guy co-founded Netflix and then disappeared off the face of the Earth, and not by his own design. It was not a self-imposed exile — Hastings is deliberately erasing Randolph from existence.

The official company website barely mentions the co-founder, and Hastings has made up this feel-good story about the Netflix's inception, seemingly to erase Randolph's contribution. What is going on here? Is it just an ego trip on Hasting's part, or is it something darker? Nobody really knows. Neither founder talks much about those early days. Maybe there was a power struggle, violent arguments, or sexual intrigue. You know, somebody should make a TV show about that. Then we could stream it on Netflix.

This article was published in grunge.com By Zachery Brasier

Categorized in Social

Watch out, Hollywood has found the "Deep" and "Dark Web." In Netflix's "House of Cards," a reporter uses it to hire a hacker to learn more about Vice President Frank Underwood's past. "CSI: Cyber" says that their team works on the edges of the darknet, the anonymous side of the Internet. "Deep Web" is new documentary about Ross Ulbricht, the convicted creator and operator of Silk Road, an online black market known best for selling illegal drugs.

There is the Internet that you and I use. Then, there is the other Internet that we don't.

The "Surface Web" is Google, Facebook, Amazon, Komando.com, eBay, and everything else a search site typically shows. Depending on the survey, Google only catalogs and searches anywhere from 4 percent to 16 percent of the Surface Web.

Below the Surface Web is the Deep Web. There, you'll find abandoned websites, paywalled sites, research firm databases, government databases and other things that aren't meant to be public. In the Deep Web, there is a place called the Dark Web.

The Dark Web is where the Internet's illicit activities reside. If you want to buy illegal drugs, guns, counterfeit money, stolen items, fake degrees or passports, cloned debit cards, hacking tools, weapons and more, you can. Dark Web sites also let you hire a hit man or escort, buy someone's identity or swap child pornography.

Finding sites on the Dark Web isn't easy and I am not going to give you the steps how to do it. Suffice to say, you need to visit the right online directory or hidden search site first to even find it. However, that doesn't mean Dark Web sites aren't popular or get mainstream attention.

Let me tell more about Silk Road. 

The FBI took the site down in 2013, but its name and legend still live on. When the FBI raided the home of Silk Road's creator, Ross Ulbricht, it seized $28.5 million in untraceable digital currency that was sitting on Ulbricht's computer. That was just Ulbricht's cut of the Silk Road transactions. Black market sites are doing hundreds of millions, potentially billions, of dollars in illicit business.

Even with Silk Road gone, there are still numerous sites selling illegal goods, services and the unconscionable. However, the Dark Web might not be dark for much longer.

DARPA, the research arm of the Defense Department that also works on projects like flying aircraft carriers, is making key parts of its Memex search system available as open-source software. That means anyone can download and adapt Memex in new ways.

Unlike other popular search systems, Memex can search the Dark Web, and it's already being used to hunt down human traffickers. Other research organizations, including NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Stanford University are working on their own software built on Memex technology.

Some of these programs are going to help law enforcement track down criminals, while others could give Google a run for its money. Stanford's DeepDive figures out connections between groups of data. So you can search for a person and an organization and the system will figure out how they're related. Carnegie Mellon's TJBatchExtractor creates personal and company profiles from advertisements, which is useful for tracking down criminals offering illegal activities on Dark Web forums.

A company named Diffeo has a system that learns what kind of answers you're looking for so it can exclude irrelevant information. Hyperion Gray is working on a Web crawler that doesn't rely on links for connecting websites. It can find similar information on sites that are completely unrelated.

Most of these applications are geared toward law enforcement, researchers and scholars, but so was the original Internet. You never know what new super-powered search system is going to come out of it that changes the way we find information.

In the meantime, you're going to be hearing more about the Dark Web from both Hollywood and in the news. In fact, you might even have your kids or grandkids asking about it. Click here to find out what I said to my son about the Dark Web when he asked, and what you need your kids to know. After you're done watching that video, be sure to check out more exclusive clips from my weekly national talk radio show.

On the Kim Komando Show, the nation's largest weekend radio talk show, Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com. Kim also posts breaking tech news 24/7 at News.Komando.com.

This article was published in foxnews.com

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According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix’s biggest competitor is the human need to close your eyes for a third of the day. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

When you’re a globe-spanning technology firm, you need to keep a paranoid eye on the competition. But sometimes it can be hard to work out what the competition is: disruption can come from the most unlikely corners.

But even given that, Netflix has an odd definition of what it has to compete with. Not Amazon Video, not YouTube, not even old-fashioned broadcasters. No, according to the company’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, Netflix’s biggest competitor is the pesky human need to close your eyes and sleep for a third of the day.

Asked about the company’s competitors at Netflix’s earnings call, Hastings said that he isn’t really concerned about Amazon and HBO “because the market is just so vast”.

“You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night. We’re competing with sleep, on the margin. And so, it’s a very large pool of time.”

The company and its more traditional competitors, he said, are like “two drops of water in the ocean of both time and spending for people”.

“And so Amazon could do great work, and it would be very hard for it to directly affect us. It’s just — home entertainment is not a zero-sum game. And again, HBO’s success, despite our tremendous success, is a good way to illustrate that.”

Netflix isn’t the only company to have an unusual idea of who it’s competing with. Perhaps the most famous – or infamous – example in recent years is Uber, which realised a few years before everyone else that its true rival wasn’t fellow cab app Lyft, but Google’s self-driving car project.

The company has argued that an in-house autonomous driving capability is crucial to its long-term success as a company. “If we are not tied for first” to develop the technology, Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick said last year, “then the person who is in first, or the entity that’s in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber’s, then Uber is no longer a thing.”

In Uber’s stated vision of the future, the only thing that’s important is surviving long enough to fire all its drivers and replace them with robots. And, to a certain extent, the company is right. If another company develops, or licenses, self-driving car technology before Uber’s own in-house product is ready, it will be very easy for them to undercut the company on price – a disaster for a market as sensitive to small differences in cost as cab hire.

Sometimes, tech firms have a different view of their competition than everyone else because of the sheer scale on which they operate. Google may think Google+ is a Facebook competitor, for instance; but Facebook thinks its competitors are video games and TV. You aren’t going to leave Facebook for another social network, and it knows that, so its job is to maximise the amount of time you actually spend using it. For that, it needs to be more compelling than all the other things you could be doing with your time.

Then there are the companies who haven’t really realised the scale of the battles they’ve got themselves into. Take Square, the payments firm founded by Twitter boss Jack Dorsey. It’s just announced a move to Britain, the fifth country it is launching in, and one of the first with a strong, established company in the same line of business: Swedish startup iZettle. Both companies market smartphone-based point-of-sale systems to small businesses and sole traders, and are already quietly engaged in a price war. So it’s reasonable to think of them as competitors, right?

But both companies have a much bigger fight on the horizon, one which may, in the long-term, make allies of them. That’s against the app economy: those companies that used to describe themselves as “Uber for haircuts/plumbers/flowers/coffee” and are now rapidly rebranding to something a bit less inflammatory.

After all, what’s the chance of success for your payments app for small businesses if all those small businesses are actually making their sales through tightly integrated vertical apps that combine advertising to customers, taking payments, and sharing feedback?

Even that’s for nothing if the Amazons of the world get their way. For Square and iZettle to survive, there needs to still be a high street on which small businesses can take payments. A world of two-hour courier deliveries is a world in which Jack Dorsey goes back to only being the chief executive of one company.

Keeping an eye on the strategic battles is a smart thing for any company to do, but it can also be a distraction from the day to day business of actually winning customers over from the competition.

For Netflix, at least, its talk of fighting against the human need to sleep is currently just the pontification of its slightly freewheeling chief executive. When it comes down to the actual work, the company’s ploughing more money than ever into the content it needs to beat Amazon and HBO, not the amphetamines it needs to beat sleep.

Though if it did pivot in that way, it could probably raise its subscription fees a bit.

This article was published in theguardian.com by Alex Hern

 

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LOS GATOS, Cali. — As Netflix continues to produce billions of dollars’ worth of original content, it’s easy to forget that the company’s business model is firmly rooted in the delivery of digital content, served with as little friction as possible.

For Los Gatos, California-based Netflix Inc., frequent improvements to how all of its content is delivered — both original and licensed — is not just for subscriber convenience or benefit.

Retaining the company’s 94 million paid subscribers is crucial, but growth is the name of the game and — when reading between the lines of its latest technology improvements — the company has its sights set on emerging markets.

Netflix uploads multiple versions of shows or movies to its cloud servers, encoded in different file sizes. When a subscriber starts watching content, Netflix will know which file to serve, based on the device being used.

A big screen TV on fast home internet service will be served a higher bitrate — the number of bits transmitted per second — more information makes the picture quality better, while someone watching on a cellphone will get a lower bitrate to reduce the amount of bandwidth being used.

Netflix has been trying to refine the way they encode their videos to push significantly better quality video at a lower bitrate, so as more people move to mobile devices, the video they consume won’t take up as much of their bandwidth limits.

But, more importantly, it also means the company can grow its subscriber base in emerging markets where smartphones and data plans are more common than home Internet service. 

“I’m originally from the Philippines, where the main access to the Internet is actually people’s cell phones,” Anne Aaron, Netflix’s director of video algorithms, told a small group of journalists at the company’s headquarters. 

“Every bit counts. So the role of my team is to make sure every bit actually adds to the video quality of what people watch, and our main goal is to have a great viewing experience where you enjoy the TV show or movie at any bit rate.”

Part of the way this is achieved is through efficiency. Netflix’s encoding process was once done on a per-title basis, meaning its algorithms would look at scenes with the most action and use that as a basis for how much to compress the quality of the video.

But Aaron’s team has moved the encoder algorithms to a “per chunk” basis, which would look at one-to-three minute segments at a time, which means they can compress higher quality into smaller bitrate because action moments often aren’t as frequent and the threshold is lower. 

“But why stop there? Let’s go even further and optimize per shot of the video,” Aaron said, adding that Netflix has brought in experts from around the world, including two professors that specialize in encoding, to help make their algorithms even more efficient. 

So now video looks equally as good at half the bitrate — and in some cases, it’s even lower. That drives down the bandwidth costs for subscribers, and potential new users in emerging markets are more likely to be attracted to video that looks good on any device, even at slower speeds.

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“Every bit counts”

Language accuracy

Quality video that doesn’t take up a lot of bandwidth is half the battle. Netflix is also innovating when it comes to localization — the subtitles and dubbing done in other languages.

“In 2012, we launched Lilyhammer… in seven languages and 96 language assets,” said Denny Sheehan, Netflix’s director of content localization and quality control. “Cut to (this year) where we’ve launched Iron Fist in 20 languages and we have 572 language assets. And by language assets, I mean subtitles, audio dubs and audio description.” 

For Netflix and Sheehan’s team, the way to nail localization is by focusing on context. In some cases, the company bypasses local companies that offer people for hire and hires translators directly, in case there are questions on things like cultural jokes, voice inflection and other contextual elements that might be missed in a straight translation.

Netflix also uses style guides and glossaries of terminologies or key phrases to make sure there is consistency across shows or movies as well as in the marketing materials and elsewhere in the company. All departments can access an internal Wiki with the up to date style guide.

“To achieve the highest quality we also have to have really high bar for quality control, and so for our originals this is a very through and rigorous approach,” said Sheehan.

“Every subtitle event is gone through by the same quality control evaluator that has done every episode of every season of a series, so the person working on House of Cards season five for Japanese also worked on season one and that way we know that nothing is going to be lost season-to-season.”

To expand into more languages and markets with a high level of accuracy, Netflix launched its own translator program in March called Hermes. Anyone can register and choose a language they speak, then take a quick test.

Those who score in the highest percentiles will be contacted by Netflix and interviewed to become a paid translator. If eventually accepted, they’ll get a unique ID in the system and their history (including accuracy) can be seen both by Netflix or exported to show other companies if someone is looking for a full-time position in the field. 

“Everybody in the process (including quality control) is measured,” said Chris Fetner, Netflix’s director of media engineering partnerships. “If we start to see a trend where we feel like that person is not performing we’ll either coach them up to a new level, up to the level that we expect or we’ll discontinue using them.”

With Netflix’s eyes on new markets to keep its subscriber base growing, these kinds of technological innovations and focus on localization will already be in place during expansion to help bring new countries on board.

“Even if you think about India and places in Latin American, there are places that either the fixed line bandwidth is quite constrained,” said Ken Florance, Netflix’s vice president of content delivery.

“In Africa, India, parts of Asia, parts of Latin America where there wasn’t this huge build out of fixed lines to people’s homes, in a lot of cases some cellular networks are substituting for the last mile. So any of the benefits from a 200 kilobits stream looking great on a cell network in New York City will also be seen and look fantastic on an old copper DSL in Bogota (Colombia).”

Author: Josh McConnell
Source: business.financialpost.com

Categorized in Science & Tech

Netflix has completely transformed the way we watch and enjoy TV, a feat made all the more remarkable given that the streaming giant was nothing more than a purveyor of DVDs by mail just a few years ago. These days, Netflix is churning out content faster than most people can keep up with. In April alone, Netflix has plans to roll out 25 new original programs, including a highly anticipated new stand-up special from Louis C.K. And in case you missed it, Netflix late last week rolled out 13 Reasons Why, a gripping drama based on the book of the same name that has already garnered a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now if this all old news to you and you fancy yourself something of a Netflix connoisseur, we’ve put together a long list of Netflix tips and tricks to help you take your game to the next level. So whether you’re curious about exploring some of Netflix’s hidden subcategories or are interested in exploring new Netflix features before they roll out to the masses, we’ve got you covered. So as much as it pains me to say it, now might be a good time to pause whatever you’re currently watching and check out some of the coolest Netflix features lurking right beneath the site’s surface.

Secret Netflix codes and hidden subcategories

With Netflix doubling down on original content, not to mention the fact that the list of available content is constantly changing on a monthly basis, figuring out what to watch next can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. While Netflix in recent months has made it much easier to search for content across genres and sub-genres, there are tons of secret Netflix codes you can use to really explore the full breadth of Netflix’s content library.

Here’s how it all works.

Every genre of content in the Netflix library has its own unique code. So, for example, the following URL http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839 will take you to Netflix’s documentary page as 6839 is the code Netflix uses for documentaries. Seems simple enough, but if you start playing around with different numerical strings, you can really start having some fun.

An unofficial list of genre codes can be found over here. It’s a long list, but if you’re looking for something completely random, such as a list of critically acclaimed feel-good movies from the 1980s or Exciting Japanese movies, you can use the codes from the list above to really make your search for new content much more efficient. As a quick example, the list above relays that the special code for “British Independent Crime Movies” is 2962. That being the case, you can access films that fall under that category by going to http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2962.

Manage your data usage when viewing from a mobile device

Given how popular Netflix on mobile is, you might want to be aware of an app setting which can let you choose how much data you want to use per hour of programming. To do so, open up your Netflix app and go to App Settings > Cellular Data usage. Here, users can opt to have their streaming quality set automatically or pick between low and high. As laid out by Netflix, here’s how different video quality settings can impact your data usage.

  • Low: 4 hours per GB of data
  • Medium: 2 hours per GB of data
  • High: 1 hour per GB of data

Request your favorite movies and TV shows

If you have a particular movie or TV show that you’d like to become available, Netflix not only allows user suggestions, it encourages it. If you’d like to make a request, you can do so by checking out this page on Netflix’s website. A request is obviously no guarantee that Netflix will grant you your wish, but it certainly never hurts to try.

Download shows for offline viewing

Netflix was slow to roll out this feature, but we’re definitely glad that it’s finally here. If you’re headed on a trip or simply want to have some content at the ready in case you get stuck in a place with limited reception, Netflix will let you download certain programs to your device for later viewing.

To see what shows are available, go to the Netflix menu on your mobile device and select “Available for Download.” You’ll be taken to a page where you can search for a particular title or simply scroll through a list of recommended programs.

There are two points worth adding: One, the number of devices under your account that can have downloaded content concurrently may be limited by the type of Netflix subscription you have. Two, if you want to delete all of your downloaded Netflix content in one fell swoop, you can go to Menu > App Settings > Delete all downloads.

Save storage space when downloading shows

If space is a premium on your device, or if you simply want to shorten your download times, you can opt to download shows in either standard def or HD. To toggle between these two settings, go to App Settings > Video quality. To be fair, standard definition video on a screen as small as the iPhone isn’t too shabby so you might want to avoid HD downloads unless you’ve got the space and bandwidth to spare.

See or delete everything you’ve ever watched or rated

If you ever have a need to browse through your entire Netflix viewing history, you can simply check out Netflix’s My Activity page here. Aside from taking a bizarre trip down memory lane, the feature is a godsend if, for example, you’re trying to remember the name of a documentary you watched 4 years ago whose title you can’t remember.

To see a list of the shows you’ve given ratings to before, simply go to the My Activity page linked above and hit the “Rating” option on the right-hand side of the page.

Bonus tip: You can delete select titles from your viewing history simply by hitting the ‘x’ to the right of each listing

Check if anyone is using your account without permission

It’s pretty common for users of various streaming sites to share passwords, but sometimes you never know just how far a shared password of yours has travelled. That said, if you want to check in on where your account is being used, or even if you just want to make sure you haven’t been hacked, you can check out a list of all the IPs that logged into your account via Netflix’s Recent Account Access page. You’ll also see information about the city where each login originated and which logins came via a desktop computer, a mobile device or a set-top box.

Play Netflix Roulette

If you’re bad at making decisions or simply want to have a little fun and dance with the devil, you might want to play a little Netflix Roulette. As the name implies, the website (which is not affiliated with Netflix) spits out a random movie or TV show once a user inputs a specific genre and a desired ratings range. You can also filter on keywords such as a specific actor’s name.

Test new Netflix features before they become available to everyone

Netflix is a big fan of A/B testing and the company is always experimenting with new layouts, recommendation algorithms and more. If you wanna get in on this, go to your Account page and then scroll all the way down to the bottom and select “Test Participation.” As Netflix describes it, toggling this feature on will enable users to “help improve the Netflix experience and see potential changes before they are available to all members.”

Kick any moochers off your account

If you forgot to log off of a particular device, you can kick all signed-in accounts off-line with a single, swift blow. To do so, go to your Account section and then select “Sign out of all devices” located in the Settings portion of the page.

Change how Subtitles appear

If you ever happen to watch a show with subtitles (subtext: watch Narcos), you can change the way subtitles appear on the screen. It may sound trivial, but if you’re reading quite a bit during a program, you may have strong feelings as to whether or not the translated text appears in white or yellow. To get things just to your liking, head on over to Netflix’s Subtitle Appearance section.

Source: bgr.com

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