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January 9, 2016

Smartflix lets you watch the global Netflix catalogue

Smartflix is a new application for Windows and OS X that allows you to access Netflix’s complete global catalogue of 14,000 films and TV shows.

Netflix users in the UK can currently only access 2,985 films and TV shows across all genres.

Netflix varies content for countries based on their distribution deals. Some users use VPN’s to access different Netflix content libraries using plugins like Hola and Tunnelbear however Smartflix brings the content from all countries together in one app so you don’t have to manually find what you’re looking for.

The developer explained how Smartflix works in a reddit post:

It proxifies [...]

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July 8, 2015

Paramount wants films to be available to stream two weeks after their release in cinemas

Paramount is trying to change the way movies are released

Paramount Pictures has made a deal with two leading cinema chains to make two upcoming releases available on demand just two weeks after their release. AMC Theatres and Cineplex have both agreed to Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse to be available on demand just 17 days after release. The current home release cycle is 90 days however this fails to adapt to new needs of consumers and encourages piracy. Paramount conducted a study that found 72% of consumers were not aware of the 90 day delay.

Paramount hopes that this deal will prove to be a success as they plan on [...]

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