Latest Netflix TV news

Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters
Netflix profile icons getting a facelift, choose your fave characters By Rik Henderson

After several years of the same, fairly bland avatars Netflix is giving its profile front-end something of facelift. It is adding extra colour and contours to the existing range of selectable images while adding a suite of all new profile pics to choose... Read more

Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year
Walmart might launch Netflix-like streaming service later this year By Maggie Tillman

Walmart already has Vudu, but it wants to launch something that will more directly compete with Netflix, according to a new report.OK, let's back up a minute: Vudu, an online video store, is a pay-per-use service. That means it has you pay for movies... Read more

Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming?
Do VPNs work with Netflix and which is the best virtual private network for Netflix steaming? By Steve Dye

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you disguise your IP address when accessing the internet and can be a useful, legal tool. However, you might find that while protecting your online privacy, you also struggle to do some of the more fun things... Read more

Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners
Pricey new Netflix Ultra tier is very bad news for HDR TV owners By Rik Henderson

Netflix is trialling an expensive new membership tier that will anger those already paying for Premium access. That's because it removes high dynamic range support from Premium and charges more per month for HDR and Dolby Vision video under a new Ultra... Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal
Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal By Elyse Betters

Former US President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix.In a tweet on 21 May, Netflix formally announced a multi-year production deal with the former president and the former first lady. The agreement includes "films... Read more

Netflix may soon move from small screen to big screen cinema so it can compete for awards
Netflix may soon move from small screen to big screen cinema so it can compete for awards By Max Langridge

Netflix may soon be eyeing up a move from the small screen in your front room to the big screen of cinema, according to sources speaking to the Los Angeles Times. How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide The sources reveal that the video streaming... Read more

Netflix will offer more than 700 original shows and movies to watch in 2018
Netflix will offer more than 700 original shows and movies to watch in 2018 By Max Langridge

Netflix CFO David Wells has announced that the video streaming service plans to invest some $8 billion in new original content this year. He added that he expects the company to offer 700 original titles through the service by the end of the year, with... Read more

How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide
How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide By Rik Henderson

Netflix has changed our TV and movie viewing habits completely. It has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide and that has allowed it to not only challenge and beat video rental services, it now has the userbase and muscle to take on traditional... Read more

Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most
Netflix price hike affects 4K viewers in UK and US most By Elyse Betters

Netflix has raised its prices in the US and UK, charging more for its standard and premium services.The standard service, which allows you to stream shows and movies in HD on up to two screens at once, now costs $10.99 and £9.99 a month respectively,... Read more

Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control
Netflix future in doubt as Disney looks to take back control By Elyse Betters

Netflix can't be happy right now.Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, just announced that Marvel and Star Wars titles will be streamed exclusively on Disney's new streaming platform that is due to launch in late 2019: "I have described a very rich, treasure trove... Read more

Netflix confirms HDR compatibility with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30
Netflix confirms HDR compatibility with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 By Max Langridge

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, has been a major buzzword in TV for some time now, but it's only recently made the leap to the mobile space. Netflix is one of the few places you can watch HDR content on your smartphone, and it's just added a few more devices... Read more

Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Netflix snags next Coen Brothers project: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs By Rik Henderson

Netflix might be losing Disney titles and TV shows in a couple of years' time but it is still continuing apace with its plans for world domination. It has now signed no less than The Coen Brothers to write and direct a new Netflix Original series: The... Read more

Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch
Netflix now offers Dolby Atmos 3D sound, but there's a catch By Elyse Betters

Vudu is no longer the only streaming service that supports Dolby's Atmos 3D sound technology.Netflix does as well, with the launch of Bong Joon Ho's Okja, a film that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. It's now available on Netflix, and with Atmos support,... Read more

Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things?
Netflix ditches star ratings for thumbs: How does the new system change things? By Elyse Betters

The star ratings on Netflix are going bye-bye.Starting this month, April, the company is replacing stars with a thumbs-up and thumbs-down ratings system - more akin to TiVo suggestions.Netflix claims the new system got more ratings versus the traditional... Read more

Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions
Netflix TV shows and movies may end up different on mobile to bigger screen versions By Rik Henderson

Netflix is considering presenting different cuts of TV shows and movies for mobile users specifically. It has a growing audience of viewers on mobile and the cuts could make portable presentations more enjoyable.Speaking at a briefing in San Francisco,... Read more

Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch
Netflix app update: Better compression for less data usage incoming, mobile HDR for LG G6 launch By Mike Lowe

Netflix is pushing hard when it comes to mobile streaming in 2017. The video-on-demand service has told Pocket-lint at Mobile World Congress 2017 that its mobile app is about to receive a major update which will mean better quality streaming at lower... Read more

Are you a Netflix cheater?
Are you a Netflix cheater? By Elyse Betters

In an effort to help you determine how unfaithful you are, Netflix has released a "Netflix Cheating" test.Netflix recently announced that "Netflix cheating is on the rise globally and shows no signs of stopping", claiming 46 per cent of users have done... Read more

Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience
Netflix tips and tricks: How to master your binge-watching experience By Elyse Betters

Think you already know all about Netflix? Think again. There are dozens of hidden tips and tricks out there -- everything from Chrome extensions that boost your viewing experience from the laptop by serving up IMDb and Rotten Tomato ratings, to an option that... Read more

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet
How to download Netflix movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet By Rik Henderson

After years of subscriber requests and insistence that it would never happen, Netflix has finally added offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps.That means users of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets can now download and store Netflix movies... Read more

Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home
Here's how to control Netflix using Google Home By Elyse Betters

Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... Read more

Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch
Netflix finally adds video previews to help you decide what to watch By Elyse Betters

We've all been there: it's 8 pm on a Monday night, and you're scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch, only you can't decide.But have you ever looked at the art displayed for shows and movies and wondered why Netflix couldn't just give... Read more

Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it
Netflix 4K now available in Windows 10 but you probably can't get it By Rik Henderson

Windows 10 users can now view Netflix shows and films in 4K Ultra HD, hurrah! But you need a PC running a chipset not widely available yet, boo!It has been announced that it is now possible to view Netflix in 4K through Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10... Read more

Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit
Here's why you can't access Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, or Reddit By Elyse Betters

Check your favourite sites right now, like Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, or Reddit.They're all down, right? That's because much of the internet is broken due to one massive cyber attack that is affecting systems run by Dyn, one of the largest providers... Read more

Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing
Netflix finally considering downloads for offline viewing By Rik Henderson

A couple of years ago, Netflix told Pocket-lint that offline viewing was very unlikely to ever happen. Licensing of shows and movies was one reason given.Since then, its major rival Amazon Instant Video added offline viewing for some of its content, for... Read more

Get out the party streamers, Netflix picture-in-picture has arrived on iPad
Get out the party streamers, Netflix picture-in-picture has arrived on iPad By Luke Edwards

Many owners of the iPad rejoiced when the iOS 9 update rolled in baring the gift of picture-in-picture. But that joy was mixed with lament as it didn’t extend to Netflix. Let happiness reign, it's just arrived.Netflix has rolled out a new update that... Read more

Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out
Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out By Rik Henderson

If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a simple solution: Fast.com.If you're not worried about ping or upload speeds, Netflix's dedicated webpage... Read more

Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality
Netflix now lets you cap streams in tiers, save data but keep quality By Luke Edwards

Netflix has introduced a new feature to its mobile app that will allow greater control of data usage when streaming over networks.The new Netflix tool will allow you to decide how much data is used up per hour of streaming. While the app did previously... Read more

Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016
Netflix added a record 6.74 million new subscribers in Q1 2016 By Elyse Betters

Netflix recently added more than 130 countries to its world service map, and now it's revealing the effect of that expansion: a record number of new subs.The video-streaming service just posted its first-quarter results for 2016. And buried between a... Read more

Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue
Netflix HDR has arrived in the UK, Sony at front of the queue By Luke Edwards

Netflix has begun streaming its High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision content in the UK on selected TV screens, starting with Sony.The enhanced HDR content will be part of the 4K streaming package offering a greater brightness to the video, reports Steve... Read more

Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned
Netflix prices are about to go up for early subscribers, be warned By Luke Edwards

Movie and show streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be putting up its prices soon, for early adopters in the UK.Until recently Netflix subscribers who signed up early were given a pay freeze on their subscription price. That freeze, as... Read more

Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options
Want a Netflix Recommended TV? You've got just these two options By Luke Edwards

Netflix has launched a label for televisions it deems up to scratch for the standards it requires, only two manufacturers made the list. So if you want a TV that's perfect for your favourite video streamer you won't have to spend long picking.The idea... Read more

Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out
Netflix picks a side, stops users enjoying US library with VPNs, Reddit cries out By Luke Edwards

Netflix has increased the aggression with which it attacks work-arounds that allow non-US residents enjoy US content.Now watching shows and movies that are reserved for US residents will be much more difficult for those residing outside of the country.Using... Read more

Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features
Sky+ customers get new Netflix-like binge watching features By Stuart Miles

Sky has rolled out a handful of new features for its Sky+ customers including the ability to download an entire season at the start for some TV shows, as well as automatically start the next episode of a "Box Set" when you've finished watching the previous... Read more

Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed
Netflix second screen and mobile data limiter coming this year, HDR launch show revealed By Luke Edwards

Netflix has told Pocket-lint, at a private event near MWC 2016, that is plans to launch an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. It will also introduce a second screen function for use on smartphones and tablets while watching on a main... Read more

Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music
Netflix made a kid show about bugs completely based on Beatles music By Elyse Betters

Netflix has announced a new show for children that is set to premiere this summer - and what makes it unique is that the whole thing revolves around covers of iconic songs by The Beatles.The upcoming show, called Beat Bugs, includes 11-minute episodes... Read more

The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here
The 90s are back: Netflix's Fuller House has its first full trailer, watch here By Elyse Betters

America has a few national treasures. Full House is most definitely one of them. And so Netflix's first full trailer for the upcoming reboot is nothing short of perfection. It's also amazing in that it is brimming with 90s nostalgia.Netflixannounced last... Read more

Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day
Netflix crossed 75 million subscribers worldwide on New Year's Day By Elyse Betters

Netflix has posted its fourth-quarter results, and the most interesting takeaway is that it managed to add enough subscribers just a few hours after the quarter closed on 1 January to hit 75 million members.The streaming giant added 5.59 million members... Read more

Sleepy from binge-watching? These Netflix socks pause the TV if you doze
Sleepy from binge-watching? These Netflix socks pause the TV if you doze By Elyse Betters

Netflix has invented smart socks that can determine when you fall asleep.Not only that but they'll also pause your show so you don't miss a single thing. But you can't buy these socks. You have to make them yourself.Last autumn, Netflix published instructions... Read more

Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really
Netflix Socks know when you fall asleep and pause your show, really By Luke Edwards

It might sound like an idea that gets revealed on April Fools' Day but this is actually real. Netflix has created socks that detect when you fall asleep so they can pause what you're watching.We've all been there, dozing off while desperately trying to... Read more

Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you?
Netflix upgraded: How does new encoding tech affect you? By Luke Edwards

Netflix has done it again, helping to change the internet with its algorithm writing smarts. This time it's changed the way videos stream, to cut down on file size and therefore required bandwidth, while improving quality.The new Netflix algorithms have... Read more

Netflix is close to having 70 million subscribers worldwide
Netflix is close to having 70 million subscribers worldwide By Elyse Betters

Netflix is growing - and fast.But in the last 90-day period, the streaming service added more subscribers internationally than it did domestically. We know this because the company just announced its third quarter earnings, reporting $1.74 billion in... Read more

Netflix's most popular streaming plan is getting a price hike in the US and Canada
Netflix's most popular streaming plan is getting a price hike in the US and Canada By Elyse Betters

It's time to ask yourself how much $1 means to you. Actually, make that $12.Netflix has announced that it is raising the price of its most popular streaming plan to $9.99 per month. That's $1 more expensive than the the previous monthly rate of $8.99. The... Read more

Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now
Which is the fastest broadband internet provider? Netflix reveals quickest in the world right now By Luke Edwards

When searching for the fastest internet service provider it can be a daunting task. Sure, the ISPs will tell you how fast they are, but does that actually translate into those speeds in the real world? Not always.Stepping outside of its remit as purely... Read more

Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US
Cord-cutter's guide: How to survive on just 8 apps in the US By Elyse Betters

So you're thinking about ditching cable. Welcome to the cord-cutting world.Similar to how some people have cancelled their traditional phone lines in favour of mobile devices in recent years, the cable TV industry has noticed steep declines in subscriptions... Read more

Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch?
Netflix's first wave of original films: What are they and when can you watch? By Elyse Betters

Netflix is growing up.It's moving on from original series (like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black) to original films, and those films are coming very soon. Netflix has in fact just announced when the first wave will roll out to its streaming... Read more

You no longer need to pay for a monthly subscription to get Netflix
You no longer need to pay for a monthly subscription to get Netflix By Rik Henderson

Netflix has introduced pay-as-you-go gift cards that pay for access to its streaming service but without the need for a regular monthly subscription. Not only does this give gift givers the option to send friends and loved ones money towards the use of... Read more

Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know
Netflix upgrades site for first time in 4 years: Here’s what you need to know By Luke Edwards

If you've logged onto your Netflix account via a web browser anytime recently, you may have noticed a change. For the first time in four years Netflix has updated its website.That sounds like a long time to go without an update but if it ain't broke and... Read more

Netflix pushes stealthy price hike
Netflix pushes stealthy price hike By Rik Henderson

Netflix has put up its prices in the UK, as detailed in an email sent to subscribers, including Pocket-lint.New subscribers will have to pay £7.49 a month for a subscription that allows users to watch HD content on the service on two screens at once... Read more

Arrested Development is coming back to Netflix after three-year hiatus
Arrested Development is coming back to Netflix after three-year hiatus By Elyse Betters

Arrested Development is getting a revival on Netflix... for the second time in three years.Arrested Development is an American comedy sitcom that focuses on the fictitious, wealthy, and highly dysfunctional Bluth family. It originally aired in 2003 on... Read more

Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried?
Why are we seeing ads on Netflix? Should we be worried? By Luke Edwards

Adverts on Netflix are starting to appear for more and more users. Initially trailers were run at the end of shows, now they're appearing before them also.Obviously people paying for the Netflix service have taken to the interwebs to explode with outrage.... Read more