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Lilbits 317: More 2-in-1 Chromebooks

Microsoft isn’t the only company with a new tablet powered by a 6 watt, dual-core Pentium 4415Y processor based on 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” architecture. Chrome Unboxed spotted evidence suggesting that HP will offer a version of its Chromebook x2 2-in-1 device with the low-power chip, possibly offering a cheaper option than the $600 […]

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Netflix now comes with all T-Mobile ONE family plans

T-Mobile’s BingeOn service already lets customers stream videos from Netflix (and other video providers) without that data counting against their monthly high-speed data caps. Now T-Mobile is also offering to foot the bill for your Netflix subscription. The US wireless carrier has announced that all T-Mobile ONE family plans now include a Netflix subscription for […]

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Netflix hack day projects: “Audiobook mode” and “continue binge watching”

Netflix held its latest Hack Day recently, giving the company’s employees some space to build new projects that reimagine the way we interact with the streaming video service. The company’s been holding Netflix Hack Days for years, and while teams of engineers have come up with some really cool ideas, the goal is really to […]

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Disney to launch streaming service, end Netflix deal (and streaming will eventually be as expensive as cable)

Want to sign up for basic cable service and get little more than your local channels and a few extras? Plenty of providers will offer you a fairly affordable option. But if you want to add ESPN, you’ll probably have to pay for a more expensive tier. Then there are premium channels like Showtime and […]

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You can’t download Netflix on rooted, unlocked Android phones anymore (from the Play Store, at least)

Have a rooted Android phone, or one with an unlocked bootloader? Then you may not be able to download Netflix from the Google Play Store anymore. As spotted by Android Police, the official Netflix app is now described as “incompatible” with devices that have been rooted or which have unlocked bootloaders (even if they haven’t been […]

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Plugin brings Netflix to Kodi Media Center (unofficially, but without breaking DRM)

There are plenty of ways to stream Netflix to a TV. You can use Netflix apps for media streaming devices from Roku, Apple, Google, Amazon, and others. Or you can run an HDMI cable from a TV to your computer and use the Netflix website or Windows app. But if you’ve already got a home […]

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Amazon’s Fire TV Universal Search now covers Netflix and HBO

It’s easy to search for movies or TV shows from Amazon if you’re using an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, as well as some videos from third-party apps. But up until recently, two of the most popular online video services weren’t included in the Fire TV Universal Search feature. Now Amazon is rolling […]

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Netflix may let you download videos for offline playback

Netflix lets subscribers stream thousands of movies and TV shows over the internet. But if you want to watch Netflix videos without an internet connection, right now your best bet is to sign up for the company’s old-school DVD/Blu-ray rental service. But soon you may be able to download some videos for offline viewing… something […]

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Android TV adds Netflix to universal search

Google’s Android TV platform is designed to let you access video, music, and other media from a wide range of sources… and there’s a “universal” search feature that’s designed to let you find content from any source. In practice, the feature has been anything but universal. When I reviewed the Google Nexus Player in late […]

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Netflix Hack Day projects include VR experience, phone-as-headphones projects

Netflix Hack Days are opportunities for developers at the video streaming service to come up with some new ways to interact with Netflix. Some previous projects have included a hack to run Netflix on a Nintendo Entertainment System and another to limit bandwidth usage over 3G networks. Now Netflix is showing off a few projects from […]