Netflix Thinks It’s So Great You Don’t Even Need to Check Out How Great It Is

If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.

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Streaming giant Netflix quietly did away with its 30-day trial in the U.S., according to CNET, just like Disney+, which stopped offering free trials back in June. The U.S. is not the only market where Netflix has decided to end its free trial. The company ended trial periods in Mexico and several other countries as far back as two years ago.


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“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer,” Netflix’s free trial help page now reads. In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson said the company is currently looking at differen marketing

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You can now watch Netflix on your Facebook Portal TV


Catch the latest season of Schitt’s Creek on the Portal TV.

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Facebook on Tuesday announced a long-awaited addition to the Portal TV: Netflix. The $149 Portal TV, a webcam that turns your TV into a smart display, already works with Amazon Prime, Showtime and Sling TV. All you need is a Netflix subscription, the Netflix Portal TV app and your Netflix login info to start watching, Facebook said in a blog post. 

The social media giant is also updating its Portal TV remote with “one-touch buttons” for Netflix, Prime Video and other streaming services. The new remote will ship with Portal TVs purchased from Oct. 6.

All of Facebook’s Portal devices bring video calling, voice control and other features into your home. While sales

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Netflix update makes it easier to find brand new shows and movies

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  • Netflix has added a new tab called “New & Popular” to its connected TV app that focuses on the biggest current and upcoming titles on the service.
  • Netflix’s New & Popular tab has an all-new section called “Worth the Wait” that includes movies, shows, and specials that are up to 365 days from being released.
  • Netflix plans to start testing this new tab on the web before the end of the year.

One of Netflix’s persistent problems is that unless you know exactly what you watch to watch,  you might spend hours scrolling through menus. That’s not to say that it’s hard to find content relevant to your interests, but the home screen of the app can be overwhelming. Making matter worse is the fact that Netflix has always struggled to split its content up into easily-identifiable categories, but perhaps the latest update —

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Facebook calls Netflix documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ sensationalist

  • Facebook released a blog post on Friday attacking the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”
  • Facebook said the film buries nuanced discussion in “sensationalism” and uses social media platforms as a scapegoat for complex societal problems like political polarization.
  • Oxford University psychologist Prof. Andrew Przybylski told Business Insider he broadly agreed with Facebook’s argument.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Facebook is taking on a Netflix documentary about the dark side of social media, saying it buries the truth in sensationalism.

“The Social Dilemma” started streaming on Netflix on September 9, and Facebook put out a blog post on Friday addressing the film. “We should have conversations about the impact of social media on our lives. But ‘The Social Dilemma’ buries the substance in sensationalism,” Facebook writes.

“Rather than offer a nuanced look at technology, it gives a distorted view of how social media platforms work to create a convenient

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Netflix May Be Mulling A Price Increase, But Now’s Not The Time

Investment research company Jefferies believes a rate increase for the streaming service offered by Netflix may be imminent. Specifically, analyst Brent Thill wrote a piece this week suggesting a price hike is “probable in the near to mid-term.” Depending on which markets it imposes higher prices, the move could bolster 2021’s top line by hundreds of millions of dollars. Some of Thill’s scenarios for what monetary effect such a price hike would create suggest it could translate into annual revenue growth on the order of $1 billion. Not bad.

Of all the times for Netflix to raise prices though, now isn’t it.

Overcoming previous price increases

Netflix’s past price increases have been met with mixed results. The company’s 2016 rate increase was followed by a near-stagnation of its previously hot U.S. subscriber growth during the second and third quarters of that year. Its 2017 price increase, on the other hand,

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10 new movies and shows on Netflix you should watch in October

Sacha Baron Cohen et al. riding on the back of a motorcycle: Netflix: Best new movies

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  • Netflix is adding a ton of content to its streaming service in October, but these are the best new movies and shows we think you should add to your queue this month.
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor is a direct follow-up to Hill House, from the same creator and with some of the same stars, but featuring an entirely new story and location.
  • Fresh off its Emmy wins, the final season of Schitt’s Creek is also coming to Netflix this month.

With winter approaching (and potentially a second wave of the coronavirus), many of us are probably going to start spending a lot more time indoors over the next few months. Thankfully, Netflix will continue pumping out new originals throughout 2020, and October is an especially exciting month, as The Haunting of Hill House will get a sequel series, a new

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A lot of older Macs won’t be able to watch 4K Netflix this fall because of a missing chip

macOS Big Sur, Apple’s upcoming release of its Mac operating system, will finally let you watch 4K HDR Netflix content, but it turns out it’ll only work on 2018 or later Macs with Apple’s T2 security chip, according to a new Netflix support document (via Apple Terminal).

That means the full list of Macs that can watch 4K content on Netflix, at least for now, is as follows:

  • iMac (2020)
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro (2019)
  • Mac mini (2018)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 or later)

There’s an easy way to check whether your Mac has a T2 chip, as Apple points out on its website.

Disappointingly, older iMacs and pre-2018 Mac laptops that could theoretically play Netflix 4K content, whether on their built-in displays or via an 4K or 5K external monitor, won’t be able to. It’s not clear why the T2 security chip is required:

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Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

Apple’s upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time. However, it turns out that only Macs with an Apple T2 Security chip are compatible with Ultra HD streaming.

Apple Terminal spotted a recently updated support document on Netflix’s Help Center that now includes hardware requirements for viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur.

According to the web page, viewing Ultra HD content can only be achieved on a “select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip.” In addition to that, every monitor connected to the computer on which Ultra HD is streamed must be a 60Hz 4K capable display with a HDCP 2.2 connection.

It’s not clear why Macs need a T2 security chip to play back 4K HDR content, given that Windows machines obviously don’t, but

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Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

Those looking forward to streaming Netflix content in 4K HDR with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system will need a Mac with Apple’s T2 Security Chip, limiting the feature to recently released hardware.

Netflix recently updated a Help Center webpage with new guidance on viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur, noting both operating system and hardware requirements, reports Apple Terminal.

According to the support document only “[s]elect 2018 or later Mac computer[s] with an Apple T2 Security chip” are compatible with Ultra HD streaming. Further, all external monitors must feature 60Hz 4K capabilities and an HDCP 2.2 compliant connection.

Netflix fails to explain why Macs need a T2 chip to play back 4K HDR streams when comparable Windows machines do not. The chip does integrate a number of critical controllers like the system’s image signal processor and audio controller, which have been

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The new Netflix movies and shows to binge-watch right now

Welcome to GamesRadar+’s picks for the best new Netflix movies and shows you should binge-watch right now. Every week, we go through the complete catalogue of what’s new on Netflix to bring you the creme de la creme to curate your very own watchlist. We mainly include Netflix originals – as these are the most widely available – but also have some region-specific specialities dotted about.

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Some of the best new Netflix movies and shows to watch right now

From super-powered action flicks and coming-of-age stories to serial killer dramas and fantasy epics, these are the new Netflix movies and shows to watch right now. What are you waiting for? Get streaming!

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Noel, Paul, and Prue are back – and this

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