Netflix’s ‘Gears of War’ movie gets ‘Doctor Strange’ writer Jon Spaihts

Netflix announced today that its “Gears of War” live-action movie will be written by Jon Spaihts, known for his work on “Doctor Strange” and “Dune.” “Gears of War is one of the all-time

India won’t tolerate abusive, obscene content on streaming services, minister warns

India will not tolerate use of abusive language in movies and TV shows on on-demand video streaming services, a key minister has warned.

Netflix plans to release 40 more games this year, will add Monument Valley in 2024

Netflix has announced that it has 40 games slated for launch this year and has 70 in development with its partners. The company also has 16 games currently being developed by its in-house game studios

Netflix nabs six Oscar wins, including ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Although A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stole the show this year with seven Oscar wins, Netflix was close behind with six wins thanks to the German war movie “All Quiet on the Weste

Netflix now lets TV viewers customize text for subtitles and closed captions

Starting today, Netflix is giving TV users the option to customize the size and style of subtitles and closed captions. This update gives subscribers the ability to choose from three sizes — sma

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ gets a stage play about the origin story of Vecna

A new “Stranger Things” play is coming to the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End in late 2023, Netflix announced today. “Stranger Things: The First Shadow” is a prequel spinoff play se

Chris Rock to address ‘The Slap’ in Netflix’s first livestreamed broadcast this Saturday

Chris Rock is a widely beloved comic; he’s also a savvy entrepreneur. Though Rock might have talked with media outlets about being assaulted by actor-producer Will Smith last March during the Ac

Pokémon partners with Netflix to launch stop-motion series ‘Pokémon Concierge’

The Pokémon Company is collaborating with Netflix to launch a new stop-motion animated series called “Pokémon Concierge.” The series follows a concierge at the Pokémon Resort, where Pok

Magic Eraser comes to more devices, Spotify gains an AI DJ, and Netflix decreases prices

It’s Friday (or should I say, Fri-yay.) You’ve made it. Give yourself a pat on the back — and then go read the rest of this issue of Week in Review, TechCrunch’s newsletter sum

Netflix lowers prices in 100+ territories as scrutiny grows over password-sharing rules

Netflix decreased its subscription costs in more than 100 territories over the past week or so as customers continue to contemplate which streaming services to keep amid price hikes. The amount that N

Netflix partners with NFL to debut new series ‘Quarterback’

Netflix today announced its first deal with the NFL—and no, it’s not live sports. The streamer is getting an exclusive, new docuseries called “Quarterback,” in which fans will get to see behin

Here are the tech industry’s 2023 Super Bowl commercials, with noticeably less crypto

At Super Bowl LVII, the Kansas City Chiefs referees emerged victorious over the Philadelphia Eagles. But maybe the real winner was us, the viewers, who did not have to sit through a bunch of crypto ad

Netflix starts cracking down on password sharing in four new markets, including Canada

Netflix today announced it’s rolling out paid sharing, otherwise known as Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing, to more countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. The

Netflix to include more EVs in its TV shows and movies as part of new partnership with GM

Netflix and General Motors announced today that the streaming service will join the automaker’s “Everybody In” campaign that aims to accelerate mass adoption of electric vehicles. As

Netflix gives Premium members more download devices and spatial audio on 700+ titles

Today, Netflix announced that Premium members can now download content on more devices and use spatial audio for more than 700 titles. Both upgraded features are available at no extra cost. Premium su

Netflix lists rules and exemptions to prevent account sharing outside household

Netflix is now detailing how it aims to maintain password sharing within a household while cracking down on outside usage. The company aims to curtail account sharing this year by asking people to pay

Netflix’s ‘Kids Mystery Box’ feature now available on Android devices

After eight months, Netflix’s Kids Mystery Box feature has officially rolled out to Android devices today. Android users worldwide can now discover new children’s shows and TV characters by cl

‘One Piece’ live-action series set to arrive on Netflix this year

Netflix announced today that its “One Piece” live-action series would be available to stream sometime in 2023. The company tweeted the announcement alongside a new poster of the upcoming series. T

Valiant Hearts mobile game sequel is set to launch on Netflix Games on January 31

The mobile game Valiant Hearts: Coming Home by Ubisoft will launch exclusively on Netflix Games on January 31. The game was previously announced in September 2022, and yesterday Netflix and Ubisoft an

Netflix’s ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is among the most nominated Oscar films

Netflix received 15 Oscar nominations this year, putting the streaming service ahead of most other media companies. Warner Bros. was close behind with 13 nominations, and Disney+ earned 12. Combined w
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