We’ve got some big news binge-watchers: Thanks to a new deal between Disney and Netflix—which has been in the works for years—your list of things to watch is about to get a lot longer.
In a press release, Netflix announced that Disney (which owns several of Hollywood's biggest studios) has officially inked a deal that will bring some of the biggest blockbusters in the world to the streaming platform:
From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.
It’s not clear yet just how much of the full catalogs will be available when the deal goes into effect this September, but what is clear is that if you want to watch movies from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm or Disney on TV, Netflix will be the only place you can do it. The agreement is exclusive, meaning that none of the new titles will be on Hulu or Amazon Prime. Discuss
Wake up, San Fransisco and everywhere else. We have big Fuller House news. Only days after debuting the reboot series on Netflix, the online streaming service has renewed Fuller House for a second season. That's right, the Tanner family will still be everywhere you look for at least another 13 episodes. And that means there's still a chance that an Olsen twins will make fans' dreams come true and reprise their role as the adorable Michelle Tanner. Our money is on Mary-Kate, but we aren't picky. As it stands now, the show revolves around the widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron Bure, who is raising her three sons with the help of her younger sister Stephanie Tanner, played by Jodie Sweetin, and Kimmy Gibler, played by Andrea Barber. Sound familiar? It definitely should. Because Netflix doesn't release ratings, it's impossible to know how many people have tuned in to watch Fuller House, but the show now has a promise of another season to capture the hearts of Netflix viewers. Discuss
You may start noticing a new trend on Netflix. This December, sermon series from four prominent pastors—Joyce Meyer, Steven Furtick, Andy Stanley and Ed Young—were all added to the streaming content platform as part of a new effort led by Young to get Christian teachings on Netflix. In an interview with RNS, the executive director of marketing for Joyce Meyers said that Netflix asked that the pastors avoid promoting products and soliciting donations, but was relatively open when it came to the content of the sermons. Young told RNS, “Jesus said that we should become fishers of men. If I’m going to catch the most fish, I’ve got to put a lot of hooks in the water. But I’m most excited about Netflix right now.” Discuss
Because you shouldn't miss out on one blissful moment of your favorite Netflix shows, Netflix has created a tutorial for building a pair of socks that pauses a show when you fall asleep. The socks use an accelerometer to detect when you've stopped moving and sends a signal to your TV using infrared LEDs once you've fallen asleep. And just so you don't have to sacrifice style for utility, Netflix has also included knitting patterns inspired by original Netflix shows. There is now no reason why every waking minute can’t be filled with binge-watching. Discuss
Here’s another trailer for the upcoming Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas, which arrives on Dec. 4. We’ve got to be honest: We still have no idea what this Christmas special is going to entail, but the cast is so star-studded (George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Rashida Jones, director Sofia Coppola and more) that it’s hard to imagine it not being at least mildly entertaining. Discuss