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Apple lands Sundance coming-of-age movie ‘CODA’ in record sale

Apple has reportedly paid a record $ 25 million (about C $ 31.9 million) to buy a Sundance movie. according to Deadline. The company beat out Amazon and Netflix for the coming-of-age movie titled CODA (children of deaf adults). Amazon was reportedly eager to buy the movie, but may not have had room in its 2021 lineup, while Netflix also showed interest. CODA centers on a high school student, played by Emilia Jones, who is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When her family's fishing business is in trouble, she is torn between providing for her family or pursuing her love of music. This is the largest deal ever made at the Sundance Film Festival. From Hulu Palm springs it previously held the record after it sold for $ 22.5 million (about C $ 28.7 ...
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Netflix is ​​testing an Android timer feature that automatically stops streaming

Netflix is ​​launching a global trial for a new Android app feature that allows users to configure the platform to stop streaming content after a specified period of time. The feature currently includes four timer settings: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or the end of the episode you are currently watching. It's likely Netflix's goal for this functionality is to conserve battery life on Android devices and for subscribers not to get lost in a series that may have fallen asleep while watching. There is also the possibility that a timer like this could be useful for parents looking to limit their children's Netflix time, although the feature is currently only available on 'adult' Netflix profiles. The test is currently limited ...
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Netflix for Android is updated to support ‘studio quality’ audio

Netflix has updated its Android app to make audio sound better thanks to the adoption of the xHE-AAC codec. the broadcast giant says that the codec "will improve intelligibility in noisy environments, accommodate varying cellular connections, and scale to studio quality." For context, xHE-AAC uses metadata to troubleshoot audio issues when streaming content on phones. Netflix notes that problems can arise due to background noise and small phone speakers that sound bad when you turn up the volume. The streaming giant says xHE-AAC offers improved dynamic range control that will reduce the difference between the noisy and quiet parts of a show or movie. This means that you won't have to constantly turn the volume up or down. Additio...
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Netflix’s Blood of Zeus becomes Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft and Netflix have partnered in a crossover event between Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Blood of Zeus. Between January 21 and 28, those who play the game developed by Ubisoft Quebec can participate in a new mission called "A Tribute to Family" that is inspired by Netflix. Blood of Zeus anime series. In the mission, you will face two creatures from another world: Chimera and Cerberus. "Tribute to Family" will be available after completing "Gods and Monsters" and will reward you with an Eagle pendant and Blood of Zeus-Inspired customization options once mission is completed. In addition, you can buy a new weapon pack that contains Blood of Zeus- themed skins for Fenyx's sword, ax and bow and a character pack with skins for the a...
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Netflix to launch ‘shuffle’ feature globally in the first half of 2021

Netflix will roll out its 'shuffle' feature to users around the world sometime in the first half of the year, the company confirmed as part of its recently disclosed fourth quarter 2020 earnings report. The streamer has been testing the feature on connected TV devices like the Roku since last summer. As the name suggests, shuffle will display random content for the user to see. During ongoing testing, users can access the feature through a button that says "Play Something" or "Play Randomly", found below each profile and in the sidebar menu. Once the shuffle starts, users can select 'Play Something Else' if the title that appears is not what they are interested in. That said, the Netflix algorithm will try to recommend content th...
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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix Canada in February 2021

How is February just around the corner? In February 2021, Netflix Canada will receive several new TV shows and movies, including all three Friday Movies, seasons 1-7 of Parks and Recreation, To all the boys: always and forever, Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington, and many more. Coming in February Sisyphus - Netflix Original Vincenzo - Netflix Original February 1st Bachelorette party Erased boy Sulfur Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Final Destination 5 Friday Next Friday Friday after the next Ghost of Girlfriends Past The house with a clock on its walls Léon: the professional Jacked love Deadly engines The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones The endless story Parks and Recreation: Seasons 1-7 RED RED 2 The roommate Spanglish Stepmother February...
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Netflix is ​​working to add support for Apple’s Spatial Audio

Netflix is ​​reportedly testing support for Apple's 'Spatial Audio' feature on AirPods Max and Pro. It could release the feature sometime this spring. French publication iPhonesoft (via Apple Insider) quoted a Netflix employee who revealed that work on Spatial Audio began last December. Although they did not share a specific release date, the employee confirmed that the feature should launch in the spring. Also, the employee said iPhonesoft that Netflix would only support Spatial Audio in a limited catalog of content. For those unfamiliar with the feature, Apple debuted Spatial Audio at WWDC 2020 and later released it to users with updates to iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur. Spatial Audio uses algorithms to convert surround ...
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Netflix offers a sneak peek of 27 of its biggest movies of 2021

Netflix has revealed a reel trailer containing footage from 27 of its original movies releasing this year. 2021 = a new movie EVERY WEEK on Netflix. Here's a sneak peek at 27 of the biggest, brightest, fastest, most fun, make-you-feel, all-possible movies and stars coming to Netflix this year. pic.twitter.com/iCr1ZPrc7W - NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) January 12, 2021 Some of the featured films include action comedy. Red notice with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Gal Gadot and Vancouver's own Ryan Reynolds; the third and last installment of To all the boys and Kissing booth series, political satire Don't look up with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence; the western directed by Idris Elba / Regina King The harder they fall and zom...
Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Jan. 4-10]
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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Jan. 4-10]

Weekly, MobileSyrup reviews some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently. Our 'Streaming in Canada' column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant. We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada. Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds. Amazon Prime Video Shirley Based on the novel of the same name ...
Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Dec. 28-Jan.3]
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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney + and Netflix [Dec. 28-Jan.3]

Weekly, MobileSyrup reviews some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently. Our 'Streaming in Canada' column generally focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video Canada, Crave, and Netflix Canada, but other services such as Apple TV + and Disney + will be mentioned where relevant. We will also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve a notable Canadian cast or crew, and / or are filmed in Canada. Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much earlier than planned, we will take note of the important movies, as well as any other notable news from the streaming service, to be included in this category when corresponds. Amazon Prime Video A perfect planet Narrated by Sir David Atten...
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This is what Netflix, Crave and Prime Video will leave in Canada in January

As is the case every month, various shows and movies will be leaving Netflix, Crave, and Amazon Prime Video in January 2021. It's worth noting that streaming services may only remove certain shows and movies for a specific period of time. Series like Avatar, the last airbender and Gossip Girl and movies like Bad Girls they all left Netflix and then returned to the service months or years later. If you're more interested in what's coming to Crave, Netflix, and Prime Video, check out our respective 'what's coming' posts. Below are all the shows and movies coming out of Netflix, Crave, and Prime Video in January: Amazon Prime Video Plane! (January 1) Disturbia (January 1) Dreamgirls (January 1) Elizabethtown (January 1) Get Rich o...
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Check out these Netflix Originals coming to Canada in January 2021

Every month Netflix adds new original content to its platform. This January, new seasons of Bonding and Cobra Kai will come to the streaming service. This list is selected for Canadians who primarily use Netflix for its original content. If you're looking for all the shows and movies coming to Netflix in January, click here. Coming in January 50M2 - Netflix Original Bonding: Season 2 - Netflix Original Cobra Kai: season 3 - Netflix Original June and Kopi - Netflix movie The Netflix Afterparty - Netflix Original January 1st Dream Home Makeover: Season 2 - Netflix Original Headspace Guide to Meditation - Netflix Original Minimalists: less is now - Netflix Documentary Monarch: season 2 - Netflix Original What happened t...