You’ll no longer be forced to use your phone or laptop to watch Netflix in your hotel room. The Marriott hotel chain has decided to join the year 2015 and has struck a new deal with the streaming content provider to bring its service to at least 300 of its U.S. hotels in the next two years. A new, custom log-in component has been created so that your TV will stay connected to Netflix while you are booked in the room and automatically log out when you check out. There is now nothing stopping you from binge-watching your way through your next business trip or vacation ... Discuss
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to Facebook last night to dispel rumors that the streaming content provider was planning on bringing advertising to the platform. Along with uploading a large, unexplained picture of a green dollar sign, Hasting wrote, "No advertising coming onto Netflix. Period. Just adding relevant cool trailers for other Netflix content you are likely to love.” In other words, if you are tuning into some Netflix original programming, you may get a trailer for some other Netflix-produced shows, but for now 30-second spots for cars and soda aren’t in the works for your binge-watching sessions ... Discuss
Have mercy. The executive producer of Netflix’s upcoming TGIF spin-off Fuller House has announced that the Tanner family won’t be fully reunited as we had hoped. In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert L. Boyett said, “Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family." So far, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are officially signed on for the series, with Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin currently in talks to appear as well ... Discuss
Ellen DeGeneres will oversee what Vultureis describing as the most “expensive animated program ever produced for television”—a series based on the classic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham. From the Seuss-inspired press release:
In this richly animated production / a 13-episode introduction / standoffish inventor (Guy, by name) / and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame / embark on a cross-country trip / that tests the limits of their friendship. / As they learn to try new things / they find out what adventure brings. / Of course they also get to eat / that famous green and tasty treat!
The show will hit the streaming service some time in 2018 ... Discuss
Well, that didn’t take long. Today, Marvel and Netflix announced that another season of Daredevil is in the works, just weeks after the series was released to the streaming service. Daredevil was an instant critical favorite, and has been a hit among comic fans. The show is the first in a creative collaboration with the comic book studio that will also soon include Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s Defenders “a mini-series event that reimagines a team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.” The new season of Daredevil drops sometime in 2016 ... Discuss