Netflix’s ‘Basic With Ads’ Tier Was the Least Popular Option

Netflix’s ‘Basic With Ads’ Tier Was the Least Popular Option

Netflix has touted its cheaper ad-based tier as one of the ways it plans to offer more choice for subscribers and strengthen its long-term outlook. So far, data shows users haven’t taken the bait.Photo: Koshiro K (Shutterstock) As much as Netflix anticipated the launch of its ad-based tier as a means for generating new subscribers … Read more

What to watch on TV and in theaters from November 7-13 – The A.V. Club

What to watch on TV and in theaters from November 7-13 – The A.V. Club

What to watch on TV and in theaters from November 7-13  The A.V. Club

Netflix Has Some Great Games But Nobody’s Playing Them

Netflix Has Some Great Games But Nobody’s Playing Them

Photo: Mykolastock (Shutterstock) Since last year, Netflix has offered its subscribers access to free video games. Now, data shows that less than one percent of its users are actually playing any of these games. And while the streaming giant has announced more games coming to its service, very few of its over 200 million subscribers … Read more

The test run of Netflix’s password crackdown isn’t going well

The test run of Netflix’s password crackdown isn’t going well

NetflixPhoto: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Everyone get your tiny violins ready, we have some bad news for Netflix that we feel really, really bad about. Really. We feel sooo bad for Netflix. We’re holding back tears over here, screaming to the heavens about how Netflix doesn’t deserve to be punished and how too many … Read more

Netflix Explores Live Streaming and Unscripted Comedy Series

Netflix Explores Live Streaming and Unscripted Comedy Series

Time is a flat circle and every day, streaming platforms get closer and closer to replicating network television. Password sharing is out, commercials are in, and there’s a centralized hub where you can combine all of your subscriptions onto one platform. Now, Netflix is going another step further and looking to do it live, as … Read more

Why Did Netflix’s Subscribers and Stock Go Down so Fast?

Why Did Netflix’s Subscribers and Stock Go Down so Fast?

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings has long been the biggest evangelist for the platform, though now he’s effectively blamed user password sharing and competition for the company’s declining fortunes.Photo: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) Netflix’s stock price fell so fast last month it made the Wile E. Coyote whistle sound effect of a bomb plummeting to earth. The … Read more

Netflix Lays Off Women Of Color As Stock Plummets

Netflix Lays Off Women Of Color As Stock Plummets

Photo: Elliott Cowand Jr (Shutterstock) You could launch a rock into oblivion and likely land on a reason to boycott Netflix. Whether it’s the fluctuating prices, the lack of quality content, or the company’s failure to properly address anti-trans jokes made by its hired talent, the streaming platform has pissed off enough people to lose … Read more

Netflix has canceled its adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone

Netflix has canceled its adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone

Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images Today has not been, on the whole, a great day for streaming service Netflix, which saw its stock price plummet by record amounts earlier this morning in response to a dismal Q1 earnings call. Said call involved founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings admitting that the streaming company missed its … Read more