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Netflix raises its prices (again) for standard and premium U.S. subscribers

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The standard plan is now $14 per month, while the premium plan increases to $18. What you need to know Netflix is yet again raising prices on its standard and premium plans. Existing subscribers will start to pay the new prices in the coming weeks. The basic plan will stay at $9 per month (for now). Following a relatively recent round of price hikes in January 2019, Netflix is yet again raising its monthly prices for U.S. subscribers. The most popular standard plan is now $14, which is a $1 increase from the original $13 plan. The premium plan with 4K streaming is now $18, which is a $2 increase from the original $16 plan. Fortunately, the basic plan will remain at $9 (for now). Netflix has always been known to invest in their own original movies and TV shows, however, the rise of the streaming wars has only accelerated that venture. In the past, Netflix's biggest competitor was Hulu. Now, it's going up against a myriad of rising streaming services including Disney Pl

Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

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Apple's upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time. However, it turns out that only Macs with an Apple T2 Security chip are compatible with Ultra HD streaming. Apple Terminal spotted a recently updated support document on Netflix's Help Center that now includes hardware requirements for viewing 4K HDR content in Safari on macOS Big Sur. According to the web page , viewing Ultra HD content can only be achieved on a "select 2018 or later Mac computer with an Apple T2 Security chip." In addition to that, every monitor connected to the computer on which Ultra HD is streamed must be a 60Hz 4K capable display with a HDCP 2.2 connection. It's not clear why Macs need a T2 security chip to play back 4K HDR content, given that Windows machines obviously don't, but it could be that this is Netflix's way of ensuring that viewers aren't trying to stream the hig

Google's new Chromecast comes with six months of Netflix in Canada

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Both new and existing Netflix subscribers will be eligible for the deal. What you need to know A listing for the new Chromecast with Google TV has been spotted on the Canadian Google Store. The listing reveals customers in Canada will get six months of Netflix with the new Chromecast. Chromecast with Google TV will be unveiled alongside the Nest Audio smart speaker and new Pixel phones at Google's hardware event later today. Google is set to reveal a new Chromecast, Nest-branded smart speaker , and two 5G-enabled Pixel phones at its " Launch Night In " event later today. Ahead of the big event, the new Chromecast with Google TV has been spotted on the Canadian Google Store. Although the listing is no longer accessible, a Reddit user managed to save a screenshot before it was pulled down. In addition to giving us another look at the new dongle and its voice remote, the listing reveals the Chromecast with Google TV will be priced at $69 in Canada. In the United

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