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Seth Meyers’ Netflix special will have a button to skip Trump jokes

It’ll work similarly to the “Skip Intro” or “Next Episode” prompts you already see on Netflix. Meyers, who brought the idea to Netflix, toldCNN the button is just “another joke in the special” and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. In fact, he doesn’t think many folks will actually use it. – Kris Holt, Engadget » https://engt.co/36ybCSp

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VR continues to struggle in video entertainment

The report also found that content quality remains a challenge for VR headset owners, with 55% of VR headset owners feeling that content for their device has remained the same since they bought their headsets; 3% believe it has gotten worse. The report noted the main barriers for VR content development are costs, the demand for interactivity and limits on content length. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2IquQ3I

As Apple Moves Into Streaming, Netflix Kills Support for AirPlay

As Cult of Mac noted, Netflix streaming via AirPlay—namely, using the feature to stream video from the iOS app to an Apple TV—has been supported since 2013, and there doesn’t appear to have been any major revisions to AirPlay that would in and of themselves break Netflix compatibility. Thus there is some suspicion that Netflix is retaliating against Apple, which is launching a streaming service that includes deals with many major competitors, not including Netflix. Cult of Mac noted that iPhone and iPad users can still use workarounds, including sending video to a Chromecast or TV supporting Netflix 2nd Screen, or just connecting their devices directly to a screen with an HDMI cable via an adapter. – Tom McKay, Gizmodo » http://bit.ly/2uQDKi0

Netflix Shuffles Episode Orders, Denies Basing It on Your Sexual Identity

The curious issue came to light when Out in Tech cofounder/LGBTQ+ tech advocate Lukas Thoms suggested on Twitter that Love, Death & Robots changes up the episode order “based on whether Netflix thinks you’re gay or straight.” Thoms shared side-by-side screen grabs of playlists that open with the official first episode, “Sonnie’s Edge” (in which the titular lesbian hero braves an underground world of “beastie” fights), or, as he put it, one that features “the most realistic and explicit hetero sex.” – Matt Webb Mitovich, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2Fg0Lji

Hulu Unveils New Pause Ad Experience – Hulu Press Release

Press Release: With Hulu’s new pause ads, advertisers no longer need to interrupt the storytelling experience to get their message in front of the viewer. The pause ad takes advantage of the natural behavior exhibited in streaming TV viewing today. It is non-disruptive and viewer-initiated, and appears when a viewer pauses the content they’re watching… – Jeremy Helfand, Hulu » https://hulu.tv/2TnaPwE
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