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Disney says it has more streaming customers than Netflix
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Disney says it has more streaming customers than Netflix

The Walt Disney Co. said its three main streaming services — Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu — have grown their subscriber numbers to more than 235 million as of October 1, or above Netflix's 223 million subscribers. Disney, which on Tuesday reported its latest quarterly results, said Disney+ added 12.1 million customers in the most recent quarter, while ESPN+ added 7 million subscribers and Hulu added 3.4 new accounts. Disney and Netflix are locked in a battle for viewers, with both working on lower-priced ad-supported tiers to compete for cost-conscious consumers. While Netflix debuted its ad-supported network this month, Disney+ will roll out its own version on December 8.  "Disney+'s ad-supported tier is going to be a game changer for its subscrib...
Comedian Fortune Feimster’s star on the rise
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Comedian Fortune Feimster’s star on the rise

Comedian Fortune Feimster's star on the rise - CBS News Watch CBS News With her second Netflix special "Good Fortune" released this week, comedian and actress Fortune Feimster is solidifying her place in Hollywood by continuing to diversify, as a writer and action star. "CBS Saturday Morning" co-host Dana Jacobson caught up with Feimster to talk about her comedy that's one part self deprecation, one part self discovery. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On S...
Netflix will no longer allow you to share passwords for free
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Netflix will no longer allow you to share passwords for free

Netflix is changing its policy on password sharing – and will start charging people to share accounts. Currently, a Netflix account holder can add up to five profiles to their account. Those profiles will become sub-accounts that cost money starting in early 2023. Netflix will now only allow one "home" per account, and additional homes will need to pay extra to use the same account, the company announced this week. You can still use the Netflix account while outside of your physical home – on your tablet, laptop or phone – but it will technically be one account, which you can add sub-accounts to.The streaming platform has already rolled out this model in Argentina, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Customers in those countries pay an extra $2.99 per month ...
Netflix’s “The Watcher” is based on a true story. Here’s the history of the house and its stalker
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Netflix’s “The Watcher” is based on a true story. Here’s the history of the house and its stalker

"The Watcher," a new horror show about a house being stalked by an anonymous tormenter, has hit Netflix – but it's not just a scary story, it's a real one. A house in Westfield, New Jersey has been notoriously stalked by someone who sends harassing letters – signed by "The Watcher" – to its inhabitants.After buying the house at 657 Boulevard in 2014, Derek and Maria Broaddus decided to renovate it before moving in. As they re-did the house, "The Watcher" began tormenting them, claiming in his anonymous letters that the house was his family's for decades and that he was put in charge of watching over it, waiting for its "second coming." This June 25, 2015, file photo, shows a newspaper resting on the driveway of the home Derek and Maria Broaddus were scared away f...
Netflix to offer discounted, ad-supported option
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Netflix to offer discounted, ad-supported option

Netflix next month will unveil the first version of its video streaming service with ads, giving cost-conscious viewers a chance to watch most of its shows at a steep discount in exchange for putting up with commercial interruptions.The ad-supported service is scheduled to debut Nov. 3 as Netflix tries to reverse a drop in subscribers. It will cost $7 per month in the U.S., a 55% markdown from Netflix's most popular $15.50-per-month plan, which is ad-free.Netflix's ad-supported option will also be rolling out in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain and the U.K., according to a Thursday post by the company's chief operating officer, Greg Peters. Besides putting up with roughly four to five minutes of ad...