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  • Netflix working on its own Resident Evil series, report suggests

    Netflix is working on a Resident Evil series, according to a report by entertainment publication Deadline. The site revealed that Netflix has plans to delve deeper into the Resident Evil universe, while keeping the original plot from the movie franchise in tact. Constantin Film, the same production studio that worked on the movies, will be working with Netflix. The zombie apocalypse franchise -- which was inspired by a 1996 game -- has been around since 2002, with six movies under its belt with an upcoming reboot also planned. It's unclear whether the movies and TV series will coincide. Feature image: Memeburn

  • Netflix lets users ‘share’ what they’re watching on Instagram Stories

    A new update to Netflix lets users share what they're watching to Instagram Stories, according to a report by TechCrunch. The update, which is available for iOS users only, can be accessed via the Netflix app's "share" button, where you will find the Instagram Stories option. Other options including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line and Twitter are also listed. "We’re always on the lookout for ways to make it easier for members to share the Netflix titles they’re obsessing about and help them discover something new to watch," the company told the publication. Netflix has previously drawn inspiration from Instagram Stories for its...

  • Spotify is testing an artist block feature

    Spotify will soon allow you to block certain artists on playlists. According to a report by Thurrott, the company is testing a feature that will let users block or avoid artists from gracing your playlists or albums on your Spotify app. The feature does not appear on web versions of Spotify at present, the report adds, and also won't block songs that feature your selected artists. It's not clear when the feature will roll out globally. Feature image: Memeburn

  • Netflix welcomes you to the Space Force in vague teaser trailer

    Netflix has announced a new comedy series called Space Force.  Based on US President Donald Trump's real-life proposed Space Force, the show will follow the US armed forces' space division, which is meant to defend satellites from attack, "or something". "This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out", the trailer adds. Not much is known about the plot at present, but the show will star Steve Carrell, and will be produced by The Office showrunners. The date of release also remains a mystery. Feature image; screenshot, Netflix via YouTube

  • Netflix raises prices in the US, but South Africa remains unaffected

    Nearly half of Netflix's global user base will be paying a little bit more within the next three months, this after the streaming service announced a price increase in the US. Its 58-million users within the country will now pay $1 more for its basic package, and $2 more for its HD and UHD streaming plans. The cheapest package will now cost $9, with the other two priced at $13 and $16, respectively. The price increase will also affect countries which are billed in US dollars, AP reports. It's the first time since October 2017 that Netflix reviewed its pricing scheme in the...

  • Vodacom users can stream the FA Cup for R35 a match via Video Play

    Vodacom on Monday announced that its Video Play customers will be able to livestream the FA Cup, the English football competition, for its duration, ending in May 2019. "This means that football lovers, who are on the Vodacom network can register for Video Play and binge on the next five rounds of English football from January," the company explained in a press release. Customers can pay per match, or access the entire season without having to subscribe. "Vodacom customers will have access to live, delayed-live or catchup to all their favourite teams in the FA Cup, including highlights and clips from as...

  • Yet another Star Trek spin-off series is in the works

    American broadcaster CBS has announced yet another Star Trek series in the works, this time centering around the life of Captain Philippa Georgiou, who fans met in the company's current series Star Trek Discovery. Actress Michelle Yeoh will reprise her role as the Captain for this new series, which is yet to be titled. "The series will expand on Yeoh's current role as a member of Starfleet's Section 31 division, a shadow organization within the Federation,"CBS explains on its website. Though a production and release date is yet to be announced, this is just one of many additional series based in...

  • IMDb Freedive is a free movie streaming service supported by ads

    Online movie database IMDb has today announced its own free streaming service called Freedive. The platform gives users access to a selection of TV shows and Hollywood movies for free, supported by advertisements. "You can instantly stream IMDb Freedive titles from your laptop or personal computer's web browser on the IMDb Freedive page and all Amazon Fire TV devices via the IMDb Freedive channel," explains IMDb on its website. According to the company, shows and movies include titles such as Heroes, The Bachelor, The Last Samurai and Awakenings, just to name a few. "The selection of titles included with Freedive is always changing, and titles...

  • South Africa (finally) gets its first locally-made Netflix Original

    Netflix has today announced that South Africa will get its first locally-produced and directed Netflix Original in the form of Queen Sono. Starring Pearl Thusi -- who has appeared on Netflix before in the movie Catching Feelings -- will star as a "kickass female spy". "Can't wait for you guys to see what we have in store for you," she added in a tweet. #QueenSono - Africa’s first @netflix original ! A thrilling story about a kickass female spy. Can’t wait for you guys to see what we have in store for you ! @NetflixSA pic.twitter.com/z0LtRTbspv— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) 10 December 2018 According...

  • New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is coming to Netflix in 2020

    Netflix is set to release a new Ghost in the Shell anime in 2020, the company announced in a tweet. Titled Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the production will be "directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama,” the company announced in a tweet. It will be a Netflix Original too. YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020! *desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies*...

  • ‘Comedians of the World’ hits Netflix on New Years Day

    If you like stand up comedy and have no intention of going out on New Years Day, Netflix's latest announcement might tickle your funny bone. The streaming company's Comedians of the World series, which was first announced in July, finally has a launch date: 1 January 2019. The series is set to feature 47 comedians in 13 regions, including South Africa, each delivering a half-hour stand up routine. While many of the content has already been recorded at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy show in July, other sets have also been taped in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin, and Amsterdam thoughout...

  • Sabrina’s sassier and witchier than ever in this new season teaser

    This weekend, when everyone in South Africa was busy doing other things (like waiting eight hours to see Beyonce perform for 25 minutes), Netflix released its teaser trailer for the second part of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. That's right. Seasons aren't cool anymore. "Parts" it is. If you're expecting high drama in this short, don't. The trailer runs a little over 40 seconds, and showcases the now bleach-haired full-witch (played by Kiernan Shipka) experimenting with her powers (and fashion sense), running from bats, and receiving encouragement from Satan. You know, usual teenage witch stuff. Although it's not clear how many episodes will constitite...

  • Netflix’s Nailed It! gets a special Holiday-themed edition this December

    Nicole Byer is back, and bringing Jacques Torres along for another mini-season of the slightly disgusting and questionable cooking show Nailed It! The "Holiday!" edition of the Netflix's popular cooking show will still see three "chefs" pitted against one another, only this time they're recreating classic holiday munchies. The show is set to debut on 7 December 2018, but for a 100 second glimpse into the tummy-ache trials that is Nailed It! have a look at the teaser trailer below. Feature image: Netflix

  • Disney to launch new Star Wars animated shorts for kids

    Disney has revealed a Star Wars-themed YouTube channel for kids set to feature the new Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures show. The show will consist of a series of short animations about the original Star Wars stories, making the historical pop culture hit accessible to potential young fans. In an announcement made on Star Wars’ official site, the company said that the show aims to “introduce the classic themes, pivotal moments, and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga to the next generation.” “Debuting on the all-new StarWarsKids.com and the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel on November 30, the first six shorts...

  • Roald Dahl’s works are coming to Netflix in 2019

    Netflix is teaming up with the Roald Dahl Story Company to produce animated series based on the author's works. “Netflix is extending the Roald Dahl universe of stories for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series,” the company revealed in a press release. Stories such as "The Twits", "The BFG", "Matilda" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" have been confirmed. While the tales will be reimagined and expanded, Netflix claims it will remain “faithful” to the originals. “Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique...