Last week, Netflix blew some minds by saying it was (finally?) jumping into the video game market. Unfortunately, while the company made some executive changes to warrant this shift in strategy, they didn't go into much detail at the time. Today, that's changing a little.
When it comes to playing games on devices, there are a lot of options for subscription services these days. One of the biggest, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, and even Apple's Apple Arcade, are pretty good value. And now it looks like Netflix is ready to jump on board the bandwagon.
Apple enjoys the App Store's rules and regulations, because it brings in a lot of money for the company. So when a huge company like Netflix balks at the idea of playing by those rules anymore, Apple might try a bit harder to keep them around.
A new shuffle play feature that Netflix began testing a year ago is now rolling out to all users.
Is Apple a services company these days? It's certainly possible to make that argument. And being in the Apple ecosystem probably means you pay for at least a couple of different options offered by the company. But with so many other offerings out there, it can be a task simply choosing which ones to keep.
You may soon no longer be able to share your Netflix user name and password between separate households because Netflix may be cracking down on password sharing soon.
Netflix's library of content is vast. The streamer certainly has no shortage of comedy titles, either. That includes films and series and stand-up specials. And in an effort to help surface that content, Netflix has a new feature built into the mobile app.
Netflix gets teased a lot for having a lot of content, but "nothing to watch". And some of its originals are panned for, well, not being that great. That isn't to say Netflix hasn't had some successes -- it definitely has. And the streaming service dominates the space right now. So of course Apple should have purchased it years ago.
Along with the AirPods Pro, Apple welcomed a new feature called "spatial audio". It gives a "theater-like experience" when listening to supported content from an iPhone or iPad. But third-party support from apps like Netflix isn't an option right now. And it may not be anytime soon, either.
Apple TV+ launched in late 2019, and, since then, the streaming service has seen its fair share of positive reviews. Things didn't start out so bright, with initial reviews for launch shows not all that positive. But, since then, the service has shown a pretty solid library of original content. However, that's not good enough for one former CEO.
Netflix is experimenting with a sleep timer in the mobile app that could potentially release publicly across all Netflix platforms should the feature prove itself successful with test users.
Netflix has been testing a Shuffle Play button that plays randomly selected titles for at least six months now, and is now prepping to introduce the feature officially to all users later in 2021.