Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Sony Xperia XZ1 now support Netflix HDR streaming

Between Samsung’s event in New York City a couple weeks back and all of the device announcements from IFA, there’s been a flood of new Android phones and other gadgets to keep track of. The Galaxy Note 8 and Sony Xperia XZ1 are two of the bigger phones to come out of these past two weeks, and both are officially supported for Netflix HDR streaming.

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How to download and manage movies and shows in the Netflix app for Android

Today, after having their customers request this feature for years, Netflix has now made it possible to download select content onto mobile devices for offline viewing. Whether you want to download a movie for a long flight or a tv show for your kids to enjoy on a road trip, the following will walk you through downloading and managing content from Netflix on your Android phone or tablet…

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How to download Netflix content to your microSD card or USB-C storage

One of the newest features to come to the Netflix application on Android is the ability to download content for offline playback. This is useful so you can watch your favorite TV shows or movies without using your data. With the release of version 4.13, you can now download content to an SD card if your phone or tablet supports it…

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Google Home users are starting to see Netflix and Photos integration options

Update: Google has made these updates official on its blog.

Google is currently trying to sell people on the idea of a world in which everything can be controlled by their voice. To do this, though, they have to convince customers to purchase their 0 Google Home with built-in Assistant. Just three days ago, Google launched Actions which will allow third-party developers to start integrating their services into Google Assistant.

Based on what we’re seeing now, it would appear that Netflix and Google Photos are the first to take full advantage of this opportunity…

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‘Netflix for books’ service Oyster shutting down as Google acquihires the key execs

Oyster, the ‘Netflix for books’ service that provided unlimited access to over a million books for a .95 monthly subscription, is closing, with Re/code reporting that its CEO and two co-founders have been ‘acquihired’ by Google.

It’s not known at this stage whether Google plans to relaunch the service as a Google-branded product. Oyster said in a blog post that members that they will receive an email with more information in the next few weeks, and Google declined to comment …  more…

Some Galaxy S8/S8+ owners can claim 6 months of Netflix, a free microSD card and case

Every phone offers up a handful of extras along with the device. In some cases that’s a pair of headphones, a free case, an improved warranty, or some free software goodies. With its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, Samsung is offering an excellent collection of promotional items for those who have recently purchased.

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