Netflix is approaching it’s 100 millionth subscriber. Yes, that’s right. 100 million people are currently subscribed to Netflix. Which speaks to my cord cutting theories that I have talked about at length in some of my posts. So why is this such a milestone for Netflix? Just two years ago, it was only at 59 million. That’s a lot of ground to gain in a short amount of time. What is Netflix doing differently that other services aren’t? Well, I think they are giving people what they want. That being, the ability to watch what they want, when they want and how they want. Sure, you’ll have to wait for another season of House of Cards, but you can watch the entire thing on the day it is released. Or you can wait to watch it with your partner over the weekend. Have a binge watching session from your couch or bed. And sometimes other services don’t provide us with those options.
Further, Netflix gives us access to a greater number of their original shows. Which, in most cases, is fantastic. If we look at those alone, it’s no wonder that Netflix is doing so well. Think – House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Bloodline, Narcos, Stranger Things, the recent Gilmore Girls miniseries, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the Defenders, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, Master of None, Love and a ton of their own “docu-series” which include a number of comedy specials. … Read the rest
The Defenders Mini-Series is Coming to Netflix in August. Will You Be Watching?
So this is pretty exciting. And I feel like I was out of the loop on this one. Netflix has coyly announced the release date for the Defenders series. Coming to us in August 2017. Why is this so exciting for me? Well, I have to admit that I really got into Jessica Jones late last year and was feeling like I needed more. And immediately. But, like with most things in my life, I just need to learn to be more patient. I then decided to watch Luke Cage, and while I didn’t like it as much as Jessica Jones, it was still a really good series. Yes – I did watch them in reverse order, but I wasn’t sold on Luke Cage to begin with.
Now with the Defenders coming out in August, maybe some of my questions will be answered with this miniseries. Yes, it is considered a miniseries. Only 8 episodes. But the good news is that you will get to see some of your favourite characters in an interim way. What do I mean by interim? They are calling it Daredevil Season 2.5, Luke Cage 1.5, Jessica Jones 1.5 and Iron Fist 1.5. Giving us more information about what happens immediately after the season ends.
With Jessica Jones, there seemed to be a clear story line, whereas Luke Cage seemed to be lacking one. Luke Cage was more about him coming to terms with his abilities. … Read the rest
These are the Best Tech April Fool’s Day Pranks this Year
I know there is no way you were able to get to all the April Fools pranks happening so we did you a favor. Here are the best tech ones in one spot. The T-Mobile one is my favorite. I mean I would actually order it on Amazon if it was real. The Google Ms. Pac-Man game was actually fun to play. This year more than others, April’s fool was a hit.
Google went all out this year. With a few great and a few not so great pranks from the different departments. From the Google Maps team, Ms. Pac Maps. It turns any map on iPhone and Android in a huge Pac-Maps game. It’s actually fun. There is the Bubble Wrap Keyboard, Google Gnome and Haptic Helpers.
Hulu: Hu Short Cuts
Hulu is cutting shows to just a few seconds.
Amazon Echo that can talk to animals.
Lyft: Power Glove
Raise your hand in the air and request a ride.
T-Mobile ONEsie full-body wearable that monitors everything for $40 is fake but I want it!
Lucid: The Haramed Mattress
I don’t know if I want to laugh or smh. I ended up doing both.
First off: There are spoilers in this post. Are you sure you want to read on? Ok… you were warned. The Gilmore Girls show is a cult classic. It is still heavily watched in syndication by millions that have already watched it from the first episode to the last. For sixteen years Gilmore Girls have delivered on the promise heartwarming, funny and witty content. The shows creator Amy Sherman-Palladino could not have guessed that her work would become such an iconic show. A show that personally used to model the way I communicate with my daughter. The show finally came back in the form of Netflix’s mini-series revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The Netflix show fed those fans that have craved for more Gilmore Girls but the series didn’t seem like it was a real finale. I guess fans were not the only ones that felt there could have been more.
“We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped. The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.” ~Ted Sarandos CCO of Netflix
The Netflix series was such a success that is no way the they would not be thinking of doing another one.
Are you already back home but still in the holiday spirit and wanting some entertainment? Don’t worry it’s not too late to binge on some Netflix holiday goodness. There are some really great original series as well as classics. Here are the best holiday movies streaming on Netflix that we could find. If these are not too your liking there are plenty of other “Holiday Favorites” on Netflix.
Netflix was not the first to start streaming movies but it was the most creative. Similarly it was not the first to take on social media to market its shows but it sure does it the best. For its new original series The OA, they got very creative. Netflix tweeted out some very cryptic messages this morning such as “Have you seen death?” as well as “Have you seen darkness?” right before sharing a video of a woman jumping off a bridge. Some people loved the campaign but others were not pleased at all. One person wrote “Some of us have actually dealt with suicide in real life and don’t need to be reminded of this.” The mysterious eight-part show that comes out on December 16th. Its tagline is “trust the unknown” something that Netflix is running with on all social media.
Netflix didn’t just run its epic one of a kind campaign on Twitter. It also set up an Instagram campaign for The OA as well with multi-image posters and videos. The site only forces you to that ask more questions until the first trailer was released. In the trailer we learned that The OA is about a young woman who was missing for seven years. The thing is she was blind when she disappeared, but when she’s found, she’s able to see.
You definitely get the supernatural vibe. What we know is that the OA is a “powerful, mind-bending tale about identity, human connection and the borders between life and death.” That is according to the trailer’s YouTube description.
Netflix must have felt some heat with Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and the recently announced DirecTV Now. So much so that they have finally given members what they have wanted and wished for. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos gave hints that the feature was coming while doing an interview with CNBC. Looks like that hint is now fact. Starting today users worldwide can now download content in addition to streaming. You get this wonderful feature without great any extra cost. Before you get too excited, Netflix only allowing select movies and TV shows to be downloaded for offline playback
Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8
We don’t know what Netflix content will be available but did say “many of your favorite streaming series and movies are already available for download, with more on the way.” What we do know is that the content that will be available is Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, and The Crown. You can download using your iOS and Android device as long as you update the app. The feature works on all Netflix plans. It could not be any easier. You simply press the download button in the app. Amazon already has a download feature with Amazon Prime so Netflix isn’t the first streaming service to offer offline playback but I mean, this is Netflix.… Read the rest