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Netflix to include mobile games for subscribers

In a letter to investors, it said it was in the early stages of expanding into games and those for mobile would be added to the platform first.

"The time is right to learn more about how our members value games," it said on Tuesday.

But Netflix shares dipped in after-hours trading after it missed a target on subscriptions.

The California-based company said it expects to sign up 3.5 million new customers in the three months to the end of September - less than the 5.86 million analysts had estimated.

Netflix considers crackdown on password sharing

Some users have reported seeing a screen saying, "If you don't live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching."

A spokesperson told the BBC: "This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorised to do so."

A decision has yet to be made as to whether the company will roll this out across its network.

In the trial, users can verify they are allowed to access the account by a code, sent via text or email.

KJ Apa Sometimes Feels Like "I'm in Jail" While Working on Riverdale

For nearly six seasons, the 23-year-old actor has had a major role on the hit TV series Riverdale. The opportunity has grown his fan base and turned him into a wanted man for projects on both the big and small screen.

But while speaking to Demi Moore for Interview Magazine, KJ reflected on his latest movie and explained why Songbird was a nice change from his TV role.

Michelle Obama to star in Netflix children's show Waffles + Mochi

Mrs Obama will play a supermarket owner opposite Waffles and Mochi, who are from The Land of Frozen Food.

The former US first lady described the series, which is titled Waffles + Mochi and drops next month, as a "hilarious, heartwarming, and simply magical show".

She and husband Barack are among the executive producers.

The couple signed a deal to produce series and films for Netflix in 2018. The resulting works have included Becoming, the 2020 documentary based on her best-selling autobiography.

Bridgerton: Netflix says drama is its biggest series ever

The streaming giant said 82 million households around the world tuned into the show in its first 28 days online, surpassing the firm's own projections.

The show hit the number one spot in 83 countries, including the US, UK, India, France and Brazil.

Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor described the news as "utterly insane".

"I'm SO proud of the incredible team behind this show! And thank you guys for loving it," the 25-year-old actor, who played Daphne Bridgerton, wrote on Instagram.

Netflix raises UK prices to cover cost of content

The streaming service said the price rises reflected money spent on content.

Its standard monthly package will go up from £8.99 to £9.99 and its premium one will rise from £11.99 to £13.99, but its basic plan remains at £5.99.

However, comparison site Uswitch said the timing of the price rises was unfortunate with UK citizens living under new national lockdowns.

The streaming service's subscriber numbers have jumped during the pandemic, with almost 16 million new customers added worldwide in the first three months of 2020 alone.

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Netflix has 'no plans' for fiction warning

Responding to calls for a warning from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, the streaming giant said the series has always been billed as a drama.

"As a result we have no plans, and see no need, to add a disclaimer," it said.

Mr Dowden earlier said younger viewers "may mistake fiction for fact" when watching the fourth series, which shows the breakdown of the marriage between the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Crown's creator Peter Morgan has called the show "an act of creative imagination" with a "constant push-pull" between research and drama.

The Crown should carry fiction warning, says culture secretary

"I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact," Oliver Dowden told the Mail on Sunday.

He said Netflix's "beautifully produced work of fiction... should be very clear at the beginning it is just that".

Creator Peter Morgan has called the show "an act of creative imagination".

Mr Dowden told the paper he intended to write to Netflix this week to express his concerns. The production company has so far declined to comment.

Harry and Meghan to make shows with Netflix

"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," said Prince Harry and wife Meghan.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us," they continued.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos said he was "incredibly proud" the royal couple had made the company "their creative home".

The multi-year deal will encompass documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.

Singer Duffy criticises Netflix over 'irresponsible' kidnap film 365 Days

The film follows a young Polish woman who is imprisoned by a Sicilian man.

"This should not be anyone's idea of entertainment, nor should it be described as such," said Duffy, who recently revealed she was held captive and raped a decade ago.

Netflix said it would not remove the film, which it said carried warnings.

Adapted from a novel by Polish writer Blanka Lipińska, 365 Days was not produced by Netflix, but was picked up by the streaming service in June after a theatrical run in the UK and Poland in February.