Netflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

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After launching on Android last year, Netflix has finally brought its Smart Downloads feature to iOS. The feature, which automatically downloads the next episode of a TV series to your iPhone or iPad, is available in the latest version of the Netflix app. Smart Downloads is aimed at giving you uninterrupted binging. When the feature … Read moreNetflix Brings Smart Downloads Feature to iOS in Latest Update

Netflix is About to Get A Bit More Expensive

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Netflix is set to raise their prices once again on their streaming service. CNBC is reporting that the company will be raising the cost of their middle and top tier plans this week with current subscribers being gradually moved up to the new pricing models over the course of the next quarter. The Standard tier, … Read moreNetflix is About to Get A Bit More Expensive

European Union Law Would Require at Least 30% European Produced Content from Streaming Services

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A new law, which could go into effect as early as December of this year, would require that streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, to fund and source content produced in participating European Union countries.  News of the new law came via an exclusive report from Variety.

Netflix, Amazon and other streamers will be required to fund TV series and films produced in Europe by commissioning content, acquiring it or paying into national film funds through a small surcharge added to their subscription fee, something which is already happening in Germany. Netflix tried unsuccessfully to fight the German surcharge in court.

The law would require that at least 30% of the content from streaming service providers be essentially sourced in Europe, and that could go as high as 40% in some countries.

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