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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Television’

Google Could Use Your TV Viewing As A Ranking Signal

It seems almost crazy to think that Google could deliver your search results based on what you’re watching on TV at any point in time, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, and the company was even granted a patent to be able to to just that. Should Google use TV viewing as a ranking signal? Share your …

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Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how he’s celebrating: The actual founders are leaving the company, but Mojang says most of the team will probably stay on …

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Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps

Google announced a handful of apps that have added Chromecast support, including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD, Twitch, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever. The Disney apps will give users access to titles like Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and Star Wars Rebels. They do, however, require a login from a supported TV provider, and there are some (like Time …

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Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut

On Monday, Netflix launched in France, and on Tuesday, the company followed that with a launch in Germany. Guten Morgen! Netflix ist in Deutschland. Und ganz bald auch in Österreich und der Schweiz http://t.co/tB2FeUUW6n pic.twitter.com/HMO2WtrdqF — NetflixDE (@NetflixDE) September 16, 2014 Au Revoir, France! See you soon Berlin! @NetflixFR @NetflixDE pic.twitter.com/oP7IXbTRTf — Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2014 On the …

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Picks Up Scott Glenn

Netflix and Marvel announced that they’ve added another cast member to their upcoming Daredevil series, which debuts next year. Joining Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, and Deborah Ann Woll will be Scott Glenn. Glenn will play Stick, the “mysterious martial artist and mentor” to Daredevil Matt Murdock. “Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt …

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Netflix Officially Launches In France

Netflix just officially launched in France, expanding its presence in Europe, which is also expected to soon include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Bon voyage, @NetflixFR! — Netflix US (@netflix) September 15, 2014 Bien arrivé, merci: http://t.co/NnT7eWmVnj RT @netflix Bon voyage, @NetflixFR ! — Netflix France (@NetflixFR) September 15, 2014 En selle ! RT @BoJackHorseman @NetflixFR welcome to your …

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Christina Applegate Stars in Weird New Fruitwater Ad

Christina Applegate joined her former on-screen mother this week as Katey Sagal accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The two were also joined by former Married With Children co-stars Ed O’Neill and David Faustino during the ceremony. The event was a look back at the show that propelled Applegate to stardom. Playing Kelly Bundy on Married With …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. This week’s list adds additional seasons of some popular shows that were already on Netflix, as well as some notable film titles. …

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Netflix Unveils Instant Search Feature

Netflix announced the launch of a new search experience for its website, which includes an “instant search” tool, which gives users faster access to titles as well as actors. The company explains in a blog post, “For the new search experience, we use lush cover art that delivers a more visual presentation across the page. As you start typing your …

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Netflix Launches Post-Play For Chromecast

Netflix announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to its Chromecast experience. Here’s how Netflix described the feature when it originally launched in 2012: When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we’ll minimize the credits and tee-up the next episode. If you do nothing, the next episode will start to play in 15 seconds. You can …

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Netflix Mulls Offering Short-Form Videos

We heard nearly a year ago that Netflix was talking about offering some DVD-like extras for streaming content. Now, it looks like Netflix may start offering some short-form content in an effort to get more people using the service from their phones. Janko Roettgers reports: The company is considering adding two- to five-minute-long clips to its catalog to give its …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (We Are Wyld Stallyns)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. This week’s list isn’t as huge as last week’s, but there are some gems in here (Bill & Ted anyone?). It also …

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