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  • Netflix’s Criminal won’t leave the interrogation room

    Netflix is producing a new crime drama series called Criminal, but the 12 episode show is not the general crime show narrative we all know. “Criminal is a police procedural with a unique premise: it takes place exclusively within the confines of a police interview suite,” the company explains on its website. This means no running with guns, and no shootouts. Just the crook, the cops, and the interrogation room. “This stripped down, cat-and-mouse drama will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question.” The show will be set in four countries, and each country will...

  • ‘Sabrina’ star Gavin Leatherwood demonstrates how not to baste a turkey

    Thanksgiving's tomorrow, but you may not want to take genuine cooking advice from the following clip. Netflix is known for using some pretty strange methods on social media to parade its shows, but the latest promo for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is among the weirdest. Nicholas Scratch, or Gavin Leatherwood as he's known in the human realm, shows everyone how you shouldn't baste a turkey. From zero to cringe in two minutes, the warlock drizzles raw bird juice down his throat, garnishes that with whipped cream, and, the worst part of the video by far, makes the lumpiest looking mashed potatoes...

  • Netflix’s iOS app update adds a gaggle of Android features

    Streaming platform Netflix has updated its iOS app to include a few simple features that are already standard with the Android version. Apple users will now have access to the 10 second forward/rewind feature, as well as the “Next Episode” button. “Enjoy bigger controls like play/pause, with labels to quickly select Episodes or turn on Audio & Subtitles,” the company also adds in a media update. The Netflix update requires devices running iOS 11.0 or newer. Feature image: Netflix

  • Netflix South Africa’s ‘Ultra’ package now available to some

    Netflix South Africa has launched a fourth tier to its current list of streaming packages in the form of an "Ultra" option. The option, which seems exactly the same as Netflix’s R169 Premium option but with added support for better audio quality, will be available for R239. According to an interview with MyBroadband, Netflix has noted that the additional tier is merely a test. “Not everyone will see the test, and we may not ever offer the specific price points or features beyond this test,” the streaming told the publication. Though the test is only now coming to South Africa, the Ultra package...

  • Disney+ streaming service will launch in 2019

    Disney has announced the official name of its upcoming streaming service along with a few shows that are set to be aired on the platform. “The Walt Disney Company’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be called Disney+,” revealed the company online. Though Disney+ will work much like streaming services such as Netflix, it seems that its content will be exclusively Disney, with live action shows based on the Star Wars and Marvel worlds also being revealed in the announcement. The Star Wars show will be the second live action series adaptation of the famous story, based on “the adventures of Rebel spy...

  • Netflix announces long list of upcoming family content

    Netflix has announced plans to produce a number of new animated shows to grow its content for kids and families. “Nearly 60% of Netflix members on a global basis enjoy kids and family content every month,” said the company in a press release. It's for this reason that Netflix aims to cater even further to its family orientated audience with more content, which will come in the form of both animated movies and series. “The programming is designed to meet the tastes of every member of the family,” the company noted further, mentioning its understanding of how unique family units are. 13 new...

  • Fans love the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but hate the ‘blurry’ shots

    The moment you've been waiting all October for is finally here, 90s kids: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is on Netflix, in its first season entirety. Starring Kiernan Shipka (as Sabrina), Ross Lynch (as her BF Harvey), Lucy Davis (as British Auntie Linda, and Miranda Otto (as the take-no-bullshit Auntie Zelda), the show has already received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, people are loving the darker, slightly camp version of 'Brina. But while there are modern themes, spooky moments an an enjoyable Stranger Things-like aesthetic, there is one thing that's seemingly pissing off everyone: the weird fish eye lens-like frame...

  • Google brings 4K upgrades to Google Play Movies & TV

    Google has revealed upgrades for Google Play Movies & TV that will allow users in the US and Canada to watch content in 4K. According to the announcement, all movies you have already bought will now be streamed in 4K -- that is four times the resolution of Full HD -- while you can buy new titles in 4K at lower prices. “We think watching in 4K should be a no brainer, so we’re continuously...

  • DStv subscribers can stream JOOX music at no additional cost

    If you're a DStv subscriber, and just happen to be looking for a streaming music service, you can now stream local and international music for free via JOOX. In an announcement, DStv revealed the offer is open for up to four family members of Premium, Compact and Compact Plus customers at no extra cost. “JOOX is a music streaming app that gives you access to thousands of music libraries and playlists on your iOS or Android mobile device,” the company explained. To get your free access, all you have to do as a qualifying subscriber is download the JOOX app and enter...

  • 8 must-know keyboard shortcuts while watching Netflix

    We get it, you're lazy. And so are we. Although nothing beats the simplicity of watching streaming video on a smartphone, keyboards can be pretty damn useful too. If you're watching Netflix on a bit screen with a wireless keyboard, or from a laptop on a plane, remember these simple but key keyboard shortcuts to make your binge-session much, much easier. Want to access full screen mode? Press F. If you wish to escape from full screen mode, press ESC. Want to pause your current series or movie? Press Page Down. Want to play the paused content again? Press Page Up. ...

  • Sabrina’s Salem is the only demon kitty we’d wanna snuggle

    If you can remember Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, you may envision a wise-cracking alley cat whose sass vastly outweighs his scare factor. But the new iteration of Sabrina's familiar is a bit, well, more haunting than before. In a new clip from Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, we're introduced a darker, more sinister version of Salem, complete with echoey, exhasperated line delivery and a slender, demon-like form. Although he does transform into a "pretty kitty", said kitty doesn't actually talk, deviating from the 90s TV show once more. This will probably piss off a few fans of that era,...

  • Netflix to produce The Chronicles of Narnia series and films

    Netflix has announced that it will be developing both series and movies based on The Chronicles of Narnia. The streaming service entered into a deal with The C.S Lewis Company for the rights to produce content based on the children’s books. According to the official statement, “all series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions”. The company also confirmed Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber as executive producers. Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, said that "families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years...

  • Black Mirror’s getting a little more interactive next season

    According to a report by Bloomberg, Netflix will be bringing interactive TV to Black Mirror in its upcoming season. This means that, as a viewer, you will be able to choose your path and the eventual outcome of the episode right from the comfort of your couch. Bloomberg, which claims that the information comes from people “familiar with the matter”, said that Black Mirror won’t be the only interactive show coming to the streaming service either. Interactive TV has already been used by the company. In kid’s shows such as Puss In Book you, or your kids, can choose what characters do. How...

  • What’s hot and spooky on Netflix and Showmax this October?

    We know. Finding something to watch on streaming services is a nightmare (and even more so as an undead ghoul). The likes of Netflix and Showmax give users a wealth of choices, but picking the ripest apple (or deepest grave) is always a case of turning over the entire basket. But fear not, because we’re taking a look at the new content coming to South Africa’s streaming platforms in October: Halloween edition. Starting with… What’s on Netflix in October? Big Mouth S2 Available from 3 October 2018. If you thought the first season of Big Mouth was horrifically awkward, we challenge you to watch this...

  • What’s on Netflix and Showmax this September?

    We know. Finding something to watch on streaming services is a nightmare. The likes of Netflix and Showmax give users a wealth of choices, but picking the ripest apple is always a case of turning over the entire basket. But fear not, because we're taking a look at the new content coming to South Africa's streaming platforms in September. Starting with... What's on Netflix in September? Bojack Horseman: S5 Available from 14 September 2018. If the fourth season of animation's most depressing series didn't hit you in the feels, the fifth one promises tears and more. In season five, Bojack and Princess Carolyn team up...