Sharing a Netflix account with a friend—or “borrowing” theirs—and looking for a way to avoid awkward discussions about that season of Gossip Girl you watched five times? Good news: The streaming service will now let you hide your viewing activity.
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For those of you that don’t want the world to know about your embarrassing binge-watching habits, Netflix has made discreet entertainment a whole lot easier: The streaming service has changed the way its Internet video subscribers link to their Facebook accounts.
Before, everything that you watched on your queue would be disclosed to any other friends on the social media site that also had the two accounts linked. Starting Tuesday, the new system allows the subscriber to specifically select which videos they would want to recommend and to which of their friends. If you prefer to not let anyone else know how much you’re enjoying that sushi documentary or Friday Night Lights, you can simply turn the sharing feature off. READ FULL STORY
Every once in a while tech companies like Netflix hold what are colloquially known as a Hack Day, or Hackathon. This is when the tech company decides to put most of its day-to-day work on hold in order to set its employees free to collaborate and try wild new ideas, which will hopefully prove useful in making the company’s product better. It’s kind of like penguin mating season, but with more programming.
This week, Netflix just wrapped up its own Hack Day, where over 150 Netflix engineered tinkered and coded their way towards crazy new experiments in making streaming video better. Most interesting of the bunch was Oculix, an Oculus Rift-powered VR Netflix experience that lets you sift through whatever you’re considering binging Minority Report-style.
H/T: The Daily Dot.
Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.
Netflix has a job opening that most of us probably want to fill: the opportunity to be paid to watch Netflix. The website is looking for a Tagger in the UK and Ireland, someone who watches hours upon hours of TV (and even some Netflix originals in advance) and then assesses the genre, tone, and personality of each piece of content to help determine what users might want to watch next.
According to Netflix’s job posting, the Tagger’s job is to “deconstruct” the films and TV programs that will be on Netflix in the future, and then describe them using objective tags. Netflix’s tags, as previously reported by The Atlantic, then create those Franken-genres that the website is infamous for: High School Comedies with a Strong Female Lead, Art Action Movies, Ominous Movies Set in Asia. In short, if you live in the UK or Ireland, this is the cheerful Netflix add for you:
[Spoilers for all of season 2 of Orange Is the New Black]
Finish your binge?
Now that you’ve gotten through the whole second season at Litchfield, we want to hear what you thought the craziest moment was. (Refresh yourself with EW’s recaps of all the episodes.) Will Vee continue to haunt your nightmares? Did Pornstache’s return make you gasp with fear — or glee? Who else teared up when we first saw Red’s injuries in the hospital?
Vote on the most shocking moment in the back half of the season below — and let us know what you thought of that OMG finale (#RosaForever). READ FULL STORY
[Spoilers through season 2, episode 7 of Orange is the New Black]
Were you binge-watching this weekend?
Assuming you’ve come up for air since season 2 of Orange Is the New Black was released Friday on Netflix, we want to hear what you thought was the most surprising moment of the first half of the new episodes. (So for this post, no spoiling anything past episode 7.)
As Hillary Busis noted in her recaps of the second season, we’re getting even deeper into the backstories of these characters — particularly ones who were on the backburner for the first season, like Miss Rosa. What gave you the biggest OMG moment? Was it Piper’s airplane ride? Red and Vee’s deep history with each other? The fact that Lorna Morello is actually an attempted murderess? (It’s totally that one, right?)
Vote below. READ FULL STORY
Netflix, marry me.
The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.
Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY
“Can we talk about how terrifying the words ‘personality test’ are?” asked actress Yael Stone — whom you may know best as red-lipped, self-deluded Lorna Morello on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black — right before sitting down to take EW’s very own pop culture-slanted quiz.
Luckily, the bubbly Aussie passed our “test” with flying colors — waxing rhapsodic about the torch she still carries for Michael Landon’s character on Little House on the Prairie, singing Lauryn Hill songs from the very depths of her soul, and the sci-fi touchstone she saw way too young. (A guy with a melting face is involved.) Before the references started flying, she also opened up a bit about her character’s quirky manner of speaking, which is sort of like a 1940s moll by way of Bora Bora Bora: “It’s like a Long Island sound with some Boston vowels in there, with the ‘ahh’ stuff,” Stone explains. “I wouldn’t like to say that I’m really wonderful, like, that’s my thing — but I really like accents, and I like learning about people’s accents.” READ FULL STORY
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