Netflix (General Discussion)


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http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/tech/2017/10/06/australia-peak-hour-internet-collapse-netflix/amp/


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yep - bloody useless politicians.


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Ready, Set, Binge: More Than 8 Million Viewers ‘Binge Race’ Their Favorite Series

A new type of fan has emerged on Netflix, and they’re racing to be the first to finish shows like Stranger Things, House of Cards, Fuller House and more. Turns out streaming fast is a new status symbol.

Netflix has changed the way the world engages with stories - viewers watch when, where and how they want, at whatever pace - and in doing so, has given rise to a new kind of fan: the Binge Racer. Accomplishing in a day what takes others weeks to achieve, Binge Racers strive to be the first to finish by speeding through an entire season within 24 hours of its release*.

In total, 8.4 million members have chosen to Binge Race during their Netflix tenure, and the only thing faster than their rate of watching is the rate this behavior continues to grow. Between 2013 and 2016 the amount of launch day finishers increased more than 20 times over.

And before you assume that racers are just basement-dwelling couch potatoes, know that for these super fans, the speed of watching is an achievement to be proud of and brag about (we’re looking at you, Anastasia). TV is their passion and Binge Racing is their sport.

“There’s a unique satisfaction that comes from being the first to finish a story – whether it’s the final page of a book or the last, climactic moments of your favorite TV show." said Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series. “Netflix allows you to watch in a way you never could before, and there’s nothing better than seeing a show engage our members and ignite a passion for viewing.”

Whether for the love of one show (five members in the US have raced through all five seasons of House of Cards the day they were released) or the love of many shows (a member in France has already raced through 30 shows this year alone), viewers are embracing this new form of fandom the world over. But exactly where Binge Racers live (hint: everywhere) and what they’re watching (hint: everything) may surprise you.

Shows of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats are revving watchers engines. Sure 30-minute comedies like Master of None, GLOW and Dear White People are raced with speed, but hour-long thrillers, like Stranger Things, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, and anime, like The Seven Deadly Sins, are consumed with fervor as well.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life garnered the most global racers in its 24 hour debut (we blame the coffee). But the top spot varies slightly by country: Fuller House reigns supreme in Ecuador, Club de Cuervos scored the no. 1 slot in Mexico, and Marvel’s The Defenders takes the cake (er, The Hand) in Korea.

While Binge Racers are watching fast in pursuit of glory across the globe, Canada clocks in with the highest percentage of 24 hour finishers (we blame the snow). Their binge of choice? None other than national treasure Trailer Park Boys.

Top 20 Binged Shows
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Fuller House
Marvel’s The Defenders
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Ranch
Santa Clarita Diet
Trailer Park Boys
F is for Family
Orange Is the New Black
Stranger Things
Friends from College
Atypical
Grace and Frankie
Wet Hot American Summer
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
House of Cards
Love
GLOW
Chewing Gum
Master of None

Top 20 Bingeing Countries
Canada
United States
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Germany
Mexico
Australia
Sweden
Brazil
Ireland
United Kingdom
France
New Zealand
Peru
Netherlands
Chile
Portugal
Italy
United Arab Emirates


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When Bingeing Goes Public, Private Behaviors are Exposed and Social Norms are Shelved

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New survey data from Netflix reveals 67% of people will risk embarrassment, awkwardness and spoilers to watch their favorite shows and movies in public

In a world with 2.4 billion smartphone (1) users, mobile viewing is on the rise and “binge-free zones” are a thing of the past. But as millions of people take full advantage of Netflix to stream and download anytime and anywhere, private binge behaviors are now on public display.

So why are 67% of people globally willing to expose their entertainment emotions to watch outside their homes? Because public bingers rank having access to movies or shows higher than food and water as “essential” items for travelling or commuting (2). Just be prepared that streaming Stranger Things while surrounded by strangers is making social norms go upside down. And catching someone snooping on your screen during a risque scene or LOL’ing on a crowded train is the new normal.

We’re Being Watched While We’re Watching
Nearly half (45%) of those watching on the go have caught a backseat binger snooping on their screen. But there’s no reason to call Chief Hopper - only 18% of public bingers have felt embarrassed about what they’re watching and 77% refuse to turn off their show or movie. There’s no shame in our stream game.

We’re Spoiling Shows for Screen Snoopers (Sorry!)
Screen snooping can have real consequences! Eleven percent of public bingers have had a show or movie spoiled by seeing someone else’s screen. The risk is even greater if you plan to sneak a peak in South Korea where 24% have suffered from spoilers.

We’re Being Interrupted By Strangers
More than a quarter (27%) of public bingers have had a stranger interrupt their show or movie to start a conversation about what they’re watching. But that doesn’t mean we have to pull a Kingpin. Episode intruders are likely just jealous we remembered to download our shows before leaving the house.

We Wear Our Shows On Our Sleeves
No matter how meticulously we curate our lives on social media, there’s no filter for laughter or tears in real life. The majority of public bingers have laughed out loud and one in five have even cried while watching in public. Globally, Mexico, Colombia and Chile are the most outwardly emotional countries. Conversely, it’s unlikely to see a German bawling while they binge.

Ultimately, a spoiled show or a steamy scene streamed with a stranger is worth the awkwardness if it means we get to keep watching what we love. So next time you’re packing your bags, don’t forget to pack your favorite binge, too.
Methodology

*The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey from August 24 - September 7, 2017 and based on 37,056 responses. The sample was balanced by age and gender and representative of an adult online population who watch movies and TV shows via streaming services in public settings in The United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

(1) An estimated 2.4bn people will use a smartphone this year, an increase of 10.8 per cent, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.

(2) When asked to rank travel or commuting “essentials” public bingers globally listed “access to movies and tv shows” higher than food and beverages. (30% versus 25% and 23%, respectively).


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2017 on Netflix - A Year in Bingeing
A look back at the shows we watched (and watched again) that defined our year

What a difference a year makes. We learned how to launder money (Ozark) and profile serial killers (MINDHUNTER). That life is better with wrestling (GLOW) and just as crazy without Pablo (Narcos). And once again, that Eleven is not to be messed with (Stranger Things). The only thing we didn’t learn… who drew the dicks (American Vandal).

2017 brought a lot of learning and also, A LOT of watching. Netflix members around the world watched more than 140 million hours per day (that’s a little more one billion hours per week in case you were wondering).

The most popular of which fell on Sunday, January 1 - one day in and we already needed a comfort binge.

Even Antarctica got in on the watching action, where someone (a penguin) binged through Shameless (talk about Netflix and chill). Not to be outdone, Mexico takes the top spot for having the most members to watch Netflix every-single-day (#goals).

The one we’re still scratching our heads about, the person who watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 days in a row (streamin’ me timbers?). An impressive feat, especially as the average member watched around 60 movies on Netflix this year.

There’s much to say about what we watched, but how we watched was also intriguing. Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way - there were those we devoured, those we savored, those we cheated on, and those that brought us together…

The Shows We Devoured in 2017
We took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) sci-fi series likes of 3%, Travelers and The OA. The question of ‘whodunit’ (and didn’t do it) in The Keepers and The Confession Tapes also had us watching with might.

American Vandal
3%
13 Reasons Why
Anne with an E
Riverdale
Ingobernable
Travelers
The Keepers
The OA
The Confession Tapes

The Shows We Savored in 2017
We needed a laugh this year and found that solace by savoring (watching less than two hours per day) shows like Atypical, GLOW, Dear White People and Big Mouth. We also took care to enjoy the splendor of The Crown (it is a visual feast fit for a queen after all).

The Crown
Big Mouth
Neo Yokio
A Series of Unfortunate Events
GLOW
Friends from College
Ozark
Atypical
Dear White People
Disjointed

The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 2017
We couldn’t resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on Narcos, Ozark, Black Mirror and more (don’t tell Marty).

Narcos
13 Reasons Why
Stranger Things
Orange is the New Black
Sense8
Black Mirror
Marvel’s The Defenders
Marvel’s Iron Fist
Ozark
MINDHUNTER

The Shows That Brought Us Together in 2017
Whether for the adventure, Chief Hopper or bromance (#DadSteve), Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.

Stranger Things
13 Reasons Why
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Star Trek Discovery
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Riverdale
Fuller House
Chef’s Table
Atypical
Anne with E


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NETFLIX IS NOW TRULY GREEK
Netflix Offers a New Way Of Watching TV In Greece, Now Available With Fully Localized User Interface

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, today announced a truly Greek service, using local language and currency in addition to offering Netflix’s critically-acclaimed original programming, now starting at €7.99 per month.

Netflix offers a new way of watching TV, giving its members the ability to enjoy TV series and films when, how and where they want with seamless, instant access across TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and computers. Hollywood movies, top TV shows, documentaries, independent films, stand-up comedy and a wide range of kids titles are now available to watch instantly on Netflix with already over 70% of the content dubbed or subtitled in Greek.

"We always knew the Greek people had a big appetite for great entertainment,” said Jonathan Friedland, Chief Communication Officer at Netflix. “Now we know it and we’re delighted to offer a more localized Netflix experience in Greece that will continue to grow with great TV shows and movies from here as well as around the world.”

Apart from the language localization, members will also have access to exclusive series and films in Ultra HD 4K and HDR. Upcoming Netflix original films include the highly-awaited Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. For original series, there are Netflix award-winning shows like Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and The Crown; and global phenomena such as 13 Reasons Why and Narcos. The service also offers iconic American shows and films such as Better Call Saul, Designated Survivor, Star Trek, Suits, The Flash, Dexter, Peaky Blinders, Pretty Little Liars, Breaking Bad, Gravity, Transformers, Fast & Furious, Men in Black, Man of Steel and The Tourist.

Netflix offers a great entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and now the revolutionary Dolby Atmos. Advanced recommendation technologies with up to five user profiles help members discover entertainment they’ll love.

For mobile users, Netflix offers cellular data controls to help better manage how much data members use when streaming on cellular networks, giving a greater choice whether there are on an unlimited mobile plan or one that’s more restrictive. With fast.com - a simple-to-use website that helps people see how fast their Internet connection is, whether on mobile or broadband - we offer another tool that consumers can use for greater insight and control of their Internet service.

And for people on the go, they can seamlessly download most of the catalogue and watch it later without an internet connection, making the most of an airplane or commuting trip.

Netflix can be accessed on over 1,600 internet-connected devices and people in Greece can try Netflix for free for one month by signing up at www.netflix.com

Among the devices that support Netflix at launch in Greece are:
Blu-ray players
LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba
Computers
Mac, Windows, Chrome OS
Game consoles
PlayStation (PS3, PS4), Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Home theater systems
LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony
Smart TVs
LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba
Internet media players
Apple TV
Phones and tablets
iOS phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phone


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