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Netflix to Improve Audio Experience on Android

Netflix-Anroid-Featured.jpg Are you tired of dealing with your Android speakers when streaming? Sure, you can pair headphones or a Bluetooth speaker, but sometimes you just don’t want to bother. Yet, the handset’s speakers just don’t cut it for streaming movies, YouTube, music, etc. Netflix wants to help and is releasing a new codec that it says will help Android users, specifically with volume issues. Netflix Codec Netflix made the announcement that it would be using a new code, then added that there would be help for users of Android 9 and up devices. xHE-AAC (extended HE-AAC) with MPEG-D DRC… Read more14242578.gif

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Netflix delivers ‘studio-quality’ sound upgrade for Android viewers

ea020dc0-18d3-11e9-bf30-c22de5ed397fDon’t be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it’s a mouthful), promising “studio-quality” so…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/netflix-improves-android-audio-221457366.html
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Netflix releases latest diversity numbers

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Netflix has released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report. Though, it’s not the first time Netflix has shared this type of data. Netflix has shared representation numbers since 2013, but the company had not put a bow on it until now.

Worldwide, women make up 47.1% of Netflix’s workforce. Since 2017, representation of white and Asian employees has been on a slow decline, while representation of Hispanic or Latinx, Black, mixed race and folks from native populations has been on the rise. In the U.S., Netflix is 8.1% Hispanic or Latinx, 8% Black, and 5.1% of its employees are mixed race, while 1.3% of employees are either Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or from the Middle East or North Africa.

Netflix’s representation of people of color at the leadership level is not perfect but it’s certainly better than that of its counterparts in the tech industry. The company’s leadership team is 15.7% Asian, 9.5% Black, 4.9% Hispanic and 4.1% of Netflix’s higher-ups are mixed race.

Netflix has not laid out any concrete goals, but says it’s generally wanting to increase representation by hiring more inclusively and building out its recruiting networks, its VP of inclusion and diversity, Vernā Myers, said in the report. Additionally, Netflix says it wants to focus more on increasing inclusion and representation of folks outside of the U.S., as well as find a way to measure what the company called “inclusion health.”

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/13/netflix-releases-latest-diversity-numbers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Netflix Won’t Work on Any Nintendo Consoles After June 30 (Unless It Comes to the Switch)

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Ten years ago, Netflix reported that 25% of its subscribers stream shows and movies on the Nintendo Wii. But the companies’ decade-long relationship could come to an end this year. According to a Nintendo support page, Netflix will stop working on the Wii U and 3DS after June 30, and the Nintendo Switch still lacks a dedicated Netflix app.

Nintendo removed Netflix from the 3DS and Wii U eShop on December 31, 2020. People with the app can enjoy it until June 30, and people who used it in the past can still re-download it from the eShop.

The end of Netflix support on 3DS and Wii U should come as no surprise. Anyone with a smartphone can access Netflix on the go, and the rise of cheap smart TVs and streaming sticks replaces the need to stream from a game console. Still, the absence of Netflix from the Switch is odd given that competitors like Hulu have Switch apps.

Netflix’s debut on Nintendo consoles began in 2010 through the use of a proprietary Netflix Wii disc. One year later, the company launched a Netflix app on the Wii Shop Channel and 3DS eShop. The Wii U got its official Netflix app with portable GamePad support in 2012. As of right now, only modified Nintendo Switch consoles can run Netflix.

Source: Nintendo via EuroGamer

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/66844/netflix-wont-work-on-any-nintendo-consoles-after-june-30th-unless-it-comes-to-the-switch/
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How to Automatically Skip Netflix Intros in Google Chrome

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Netflix offers you an option to skip intros in TV shows. But it doesn’t work automatically, which means you have to select it for each episode. Thankfully, there are plenty of Google Chrome extensions that can take care of that “Skip intro” button for you.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/703173/how-to-automatically-skip-netflix-intros-in-google-chrome/
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How to Change the Video Playback Speed on Netflix

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We often sit through an episode or movie on Netflix, even though it feels like a drag. Sometimes all it needs is to be sped up. With Netflix’s playback speed tool, you can increase the movie or show’s pace. Here’s how to use it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/703755/how-to-change-the-video-playback-speed-on-netflix/
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Netflix drags streaming TV backward, cord-cutters should take note

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When I reviewed the new Chromecast with Google TV in October, I gave it a strong recommendation in large part because it played nicely with Netflix.

In contrast to Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices, the new Chromecast doesn’t make you jump through multiple apps just to see what you can watch. Instead, it offers its own top-level menu system for browsing the catalogs of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and several other streaming services. To me, this approach represents the future of streaming, and it seemed like Netflix was ready to embrace it.

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Source: https://www.techhive.com/article/3599868/netflix-drags-streaming-tv-backward-cord-cutters-should-take-note.html#tk.rss_all
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