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From Redstone setbacks and Redmond's recall, to Half-Life's Prospekt, Build's speedy sell-out, big Android bucks and a Windows 10 vending machine, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
If you've been a loyal Netflix subscriber, you might want to keep an eye on your account so as not be surprised by the upcoming price hike, one that the company keeps reminding everyone about.
After years of ignoring subscribers circumventing geo-restrictions, Netflix appears set to prevent users from masking their identity to access content only available in foreign countries.
From ultra-thin devices and super-sized tweets, to Apple highs and lows, Oculus' pricing Rift, Nokia's Moonraker, and Microsoft's China problem, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Netflix has high ambitions for 2016, and is already delivering on one of them by partnering up with LG, which means its streaming services are now available to almost every country in the world.
Netflix has updated its app on Windows 10 to be part of the Unversal App Platform, available on PCs and tablets. While it is now a Universal app, support for smartphones is expected in the future.
After mixed results with various video ventures, Yahoo may have finally created something useful for video consumers: a streaming and TV guide app with instant video launching.
Netflix is looking to produce 31 original series in 2016, double that of 2015. The new content will be spread across a range of categories including kids shows, documentaries and stand-up specials.
Pirates have figured out a way to rip 4K content from Netflix and Amazon TV services. Shows in the formats were scarce until recently but new devices are allowing pirates to get the upper hand.
With its Uncarrier 10 event set for November, T-Mobile is set to announce new features for subscribers. One source claims that unlimited video streaming will be among the announcements at the event.
Netflix has raised the price of its standard streaming plan by $1 per month. The price increase is immediate for new customers and comes into effect in 12 months time for existing customers.
Cortana has added voice command functionality to global on-demand streaming service Netflix within its Windows 10 application. The update allows users to search for titles hands-free.
The Virgin Group's American-based airline branch will begin offering free access to Netflix during long distance flights next year.
The BBC's Director-General has said that the corporation is working on a new video streaming service for the US, which will provide on-demand access to the BBC's massive library of content.
The video streaming juggernaut will be streaming into four new Asian countries in early 2016, with the company planning to complete its global expansion by the end of next year.
Netflix has recently seen competition from Amazon Prime with its offline download availability, however the company remains firm that it will not bring its own rival feature any time soon.
Hulu is now offering an $11.99 per month ad-free option for its video streaming service, joining the company's existing $7.99 a month streaming service that features ads.
Many major companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel and Netflix have united to form the Alliance for Open Media group, which aims to create an open-source next-generation video format.
Variety is reporting that Apple may take on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu by creating its own TV and film content under a subscription model.
Netflix has announced it won't renew its content-licensing deal with Epix, which will cost it several blockbuster movies. Instead, Netflix says, it will focus on exclusive content.
Greater user control and recommendations are added to the popular UK video platforms as they try to keep users from moving to rival video services.
Guests who stay in a Marriott hotel will soon be able to access Netflix on their hotel TV, free of charge, from their existing Netflix account - the first hotel chain to offer such a feature.
To make a good deal even better, Microsoft is reviving its Work & Play Bundle yet again. This time users that pick up the bundle can expect a Netflix subscription and a Microsoft gift card.
Netflix has announced plans to launch its video streaming service in Spain, Italy and Portugal in October 2015, increasing its European presence to 16 countries.
A new search engine for streaming video promises a solution for users who have more than one video provider, pulling content from 15 different libraries including Netflix, Hulu, and Xbox Video.
Just a week after its release on streaming service, Netflix, Marvel's superhero show, Daredevil, has become the second most pirated show on the internet, trailing only to HBO's Game of Thrones.
Netflix wants to prevent eavesdropping on its members by deploying HTTPS across its service over the next year, but the change will not be cheap with the costs said to be 'significant'.
Netflix has hit several major milestones in Q1 2015, including over 60 million subscribers and over 10 billion streaming hours, according to their quarterly earnings report.
Popcorn Time has finally arrived on iOS devices. Although not an official release via the Apple App Store, it does still offer a streaming solution that can be loaded without jailbreaking.
I'd always told myself that if there was a way I could watch my team during football season that didn't involve cable service, I'd drop it in an instant. Well, I'm now an official cord cutter.
"House of Cards" third season can now be streamed on Netflix well in advance of its scheduled Feb. 27 premiere date, likely indicating the streaming giant posted the show in error.
Netflix is expecting new versions of the Xbox One and PS4 with 4K resolution support later this year - in fact, Sony is said to have "promised" a revised model of its console to a Netflix executive.
Samsung is reportedly preparing a big surprise for buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, and the Tab S. A year of a Netflix subscription might just be in store, as well as other sweet bonuses.
Netflix is still growing in popularity and expanding to more countries; fans of their streaming service will rejoice as even more shows are announced to premiere for the online platform next year.
"The Interview" release has been a back and forth for Sony, but the movie probably did a lot better than you think and streaming the movie proves to be a real test for premium VOD.
From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
If you were hoping that Netflix might introduce an 'offline mode', allowing you to download videos to watch later without streaming, your hopes have been crushed: "It's never going to happen."
Netflix has given its Windows Phone app a facelift, bringing a new design and several new features that put the app on par with its versions on other platforms.
As it prepares to enter Australia and New Zealand in March, Netflix has said it's ready for pushback from hostile incumbents. Netflix is also facing licensing issues even with its own shows.
Frank Underwood is back in the Netflix original series House of Cards, which has been confirmed for its third season and will be released in late February of 2015.
Netflix has announced three new originally produced shows, including a Bill Burr animated comedy and a sci-fi thriller starring Nickelodeon actress Jennette McCurdy.
Netflix stock is down nearly 20 percent after hours, following lower-than-expected subscriber figures during Q3 2014 and rising threats from many of Netflix's competitors.
Owners of an ultra high definition 4K TV will soon have to pay nearly $3 extra a month to Netflix in exchange for 4K streaming content, in the service's most significant price hike since May.
Redbox Instant, a movie streaming service in direct competition with Netflix, has thrown in the towel and will be shutting down on October 7th with refunds to customers issued later in the week.
Netflix has a good grasp on original television programming and now seeks to offer quality movie content. The company's first project will be the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Several months ago, Amazon announced its contending streaming box, the Amazon Fire TV. The box is lightning quick and has a couple of nifty tricks, but is that enough to overtake Roku?
Netflix has changed its Facebook-based recommendation sharing feature and limited it to friends, in order to increase the usage of the feature by their users and reduce spam-like activity.
Netflix updated its Xbox One app, bringing a new interface users hate and cutting many features, such as voice navigation options, all gesture controls and the "continue watching" section.
Netflix is inviting people to apply for what some might consider the best job in the world: being paid to watch TV shows and movies, with flexible hours, in the comfort of your own home.