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Roc Nation to launch ‘The Harder They Fall’ virtual experience

'The Harder They Fall' has just launched on Netflix: a Western film with an all-Black cast, and a buzzy soundtrack.
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Netflix survey hints at plans for TV-focused music playlists

Netflix getting into music playlists? If ever there were a story to set off klaxons within the HQs of Spotify and its rivals it's this. But silence the alarms for now: Netflix's music streaming ambitions appear to be focused...
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Netflix subscriber growth slowed in first quarter

On the face of it, business is good for Netflix. Its revenues in the first quarter of this year were $7.16bn, up by 24.2% year-on-year, and it ended the quarter with 208m paid memberships (subscribers). However, the latter...
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Netflix has calculated the carbon footprint of video streaming

How bad for the environment is streaming? It’s one of the questions we’re still seeking answers to. In the video streaming world, Netflix is playing its part. The company has been working with researchers at the University...
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Netflix shares soar as video services passes 200m subscribers

Netflix ended 2020 with 203.7 million paying subscribers, according to its latest financial results. The company added 8.5 million net paid members in the final quarter of the year, and 37 million in 2020 as a whole –...
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Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Netflix among PS5 media partners

November this year is New Consoles Month, with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S plus Sony's PlayStation 5 making their debuts. While games are the focus, music and video streaming will also be part of the packages. Sony revealed...
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Netflix growth slows but 200m subscribers milestone is in sight

Netflix warned investors that its subscriber growth was going to slow in the second half of this year, and it has. The video streaming service added 2.2 million net new paid subscribers in the third quarter, taking it to...
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Spotify could face an Apple-style payments fight with Google

With recent app store controversies involving Spotify and Epic Games, the focus has been squarely on Apple and its App Store, even though the Fortnite publisher also has issues with Google and its Google Play store. Spotify's...
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Netflix offering limited content for free (but not on iOS)

Netflix has often been held up as an example of a streaming platform that is able to do a few things music streaming apps can’t do: increase prices without alienating audiences, create popular original content – and...
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Netflix share price drops after cautious growth forecasts

Netflix added 10.1 million paying subscribers last quarter, up from 2.7 million in Q2 last year, according to its latest financial results. So far in 2020 it has added 26 million 'paid memberships', nearly as many as the...
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Netflix is encouraging inactive users to cancel subscriptions

Customers paying their subscription even though they're not using your service? The stuff of dreams, so you'd think (well, you would if you owned a gym, for example). In a world where streaming services have to keep a...
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Netflix added 15.8m paying subscribers in first quarter of 2020

We’re still waiting to find out what effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on music streaming subscriptions. All eyes on Spotify’s Q1 financials next week for that. But Netflix’s first-quarter figures were published...