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Just watch it and you will be able to tell 4K from HD without problems. Retrieved August 14, Learn more about Netflix parental controls. You can think of Netflix as being divided into three parts: The more you watch, the more it learns about your interests and distastes. What about the HDR part of streamed 4K content you ask?

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The films on Netflix ive either seen in the past, or they are rubbish. There are far superior films on the TV in the middle of the night. I like watching movies on a 50" Sony TV. The focus should be on games not apps. This irked me at the beginning, but less and less now. If it comes, great for those who will use it, but VC to me is much higher on that priorities list.

Or the parents could say: Maybe we should buy a Switch instead? I can't really see how more usage options could hurt sales. It doesn't make sense at all! And most people can differentiate between a Nintendo game-console and a common tablet!!! Not if it also has a few usable tablet apps!!!

I do not hear people complain about these options, or thinks that the 3DS isn't a game-console because of that. The huge amount of great games defines it as a game-console!!! Nintendoforlife The system is plenty capable of doing both. You're really downplaying what a versatile system the Switch is. Do you hate Nintendo? Heavyarms55 I know its optional, and i think it's good to have options. I hope they do bring apps for the people that want them, thats just not me My only worry with the OS is that they might bring some big non optional updated with fancy graphics and extra features that slow things down.

For now its pretty perfect. As for more apps, more ports, more indie games, bring it all on! You can't have too many options on a console! I really don't understand, why some are complaining about getting these extra features on the Switch. Having Netflix, Youtube, a Web browser etc, means that I only need to bring the Switch with me, instead of also bringing an iPad, Phone or laptop. Come on Nintendo, this should have happened by now. It should have happened at launch and 6 months later we're still waiting.

You're really missing a selling point. I'd use Plex far more than Netflix, but I welcome this as it's overdue. Bring on the streaming apps. They'd be very useful to many people, even if not for me personally. Nintendo probably won't give it the go-ahead until their paid online thing is out first. After all why would they give it to you for free when they can charge you for using their network to watch these.

Soon not only do you have to pay Netflix to stream watch it but also Nintendo as well to have the service for the Switch.

I guess we'll see in the future. Mogster I've now been accused of being a "raging fanboy of Nintendo" and "hating" Nintendo very interesting. I don't see how wanting to put an emphasis on gaming, when we're talking about a gaming tablet is bad. Look at Playstation with Vue, less focus on gaming more focus on multimedia. I personally want Nintendo to stay focused on creating the best gaming experience, then lets expand. I do have a Fire stick for upstairs, and whilst that's fine for Netflix the UI is identical it is terrible for Amazon video.

The Wii U app is much easier to use. Which is ironic given the Fire Stick is made by Amazon! I was hoping there'd be a Netflix app on switch by the time I buy one. As that's likely next year that should be enough time. Does the Netflix app still work on the original Wii?

Do not be afraid of that. Nintendo has always focused on the games. Past Nintendo consoles have shown, that some useful non-gaming apps never hurts, and have not moved their focus away from games. Nintendo is "The Gaming company"! It's more Sony and MS that gets distracted by all the non-gaming stuff now and then!!! Nintendoforlife I say you hate Nintendo because you're trying to downplay the versatile nature of the Switch.

By doing this you're harming the systems reputation and its sales potential. The Switch will have more value if it can do more things.

The Switch is plenty capable of running both games and apps. There is no reason that it shouldn't do so and there is no downside to this. Apart from, of course, that it obviously offends you. MoonKnight7 "but wasn't the Wii U also capable of the same thing". I think you answered your own question.

It was so stupid that when we played 6 or 7 player SSB4 that the people using their 3DS to control their characters could be so much farther away than the person on the Gamepad. I spent a lot of time on it on the eShop, the internet, Netflix, Youtube. But I would have spent so much more time if the Gamepad had a longer reach like the 3DS has.

It still would have to be connected over WiFi to the console, not connecting to the internet directly, not that kind of WiFi, but the streaming over a simple WiFi chip could work 30, 35 or 50 feet, meaning an entire house, not just 1 room. People could have then used the Gamepad as a tablet around their whole house. I personally would have purchased at least 2 less tablets over the past 4 years if I could a have used the Gamepad in my entire house, not just the basement where the Wii U was.

Again, not for gaming, I understand latency concerns, but Miiverse doesn't care about latency. So I do think Switch is different, it's a real honest to goodness hybrid. In the entertainment industry there are always concerns about things like residual payments. Here's a quick rundown of Youtube TV forgot that was a thing highlighting some of the "home and away' issues regarding things like location near the bottom. Mogster I'm not downplaying anything. All i'm saying is I want the Switch to be known as a gaming tablet, not a tablet that does gaming.

If you disagree, you disagree. Nintendoforlife What does it matter what you want it to be known as? What you want it to be known will hinder the systems sales. Let the system grow and achieve it's full potential. Guess I'll weigh in on this too. I also have a smartphone and a tablet. Not to mention my Switch's connectivity up here is bad enough that I would spend most of my time waiting for videos to buffer.

Of course that doesn't mean this shouldn't happen, though. Plenty of people seem really interested! Mogster You're acting like I call the shots at Nintendo. It's just my opinion and in the long run any opinion really doesn't matter to Nintendo. They will still go with the plan they have in place regardless of what we say. So I don't know why you're trying to appeal to me.

It is rumored that former Factor 5 members are working on the Netflix App, just like they did for the Wii and Wii U version. As long as they're not mandatory updates, good. I want to keep the available space free for games. Nintendoforlife because is nice to have options? You don't have to download it Anti-Matter Instagram with no camera? Nintendoforlife to have the option to do something is always better than not to have it No one said it is necessary. Does Switch have very sensitive touch screen?

Which means you're saying we should add a bunch of "unnecessary" apps to the switch. In that case, I say what's the rush. People said that with the Wii U. I have no doubt some grandparents will take a look at the Switch and just think it's another iPad. Nintendoforlife yes, I think they should have apps for people who would like to use them and try to diversify their userbase. Crazy thought, I know! Anti-Matter I haven't tried it with a stylus yet.

I will try it soon. The Switch uses a sensitive multi-touch screen, and does behave and work as great as on any modern smart-device today. I haven't felt any difference. And the OS is smooth, fast and work fantastic. Some smart-devices like the Galaxy Note, and the Nvidia Shield tablet has native stylus support. So maybe the Switch has as well? It was Nvidia who build the tech after all. I use Netflix on my Wii u slot and YouTube. Have a better picture than my Blu-ray player for Netflix.

Never really used the Netflix app on my 3DS because the speakers were terrible and the screen resolution was too. I used it on Wii U all the time, but never in Off-TV mode because again the GamePad speakers weren't the greatest although the screen was ok. The Switch has a beautiful screen and the speakers are pretty good in portable mode so if Netflix gets added, I'll probably use it.

Although, a tablet like the iPad is still the best means of watching Netflix on a portable device. That's the funniest thing since Wayne's world. Of course, more choice is good so, for folks that want these things, I can't see why they shouldn't have them.

Nintendoforlife well I use my Switch a lot and when I feel the need to go to the web why not do so on the Switch? I think is needed. Well obviously, porting the app for the Switch could've been done easily and quickly anytime. That was never the problem. It's just Nintendo blocking apps including the browser for no apparent reason.

Nintendoforlife First of all: Second of all to answer your question: Why wouldn't they release the web browser and a Youtube app already? Also, when taking a break from Splatoon e. A simple menu button press and with in moment I had my answer and back in the game in under a minute.

It is a nice feature to have. Cosats People have been gaming on Nintendo hybrid systems for years in that case. The below is a pretty fun article. I'm in no doubt nintendo are holding onto app and vc announcements until there's a bit of a lull in the AAA release window to keep the switch in the news. There arent enoigh hrs in a day to play all the class games never mind watching netflix!

Don't need this app, all the apps I need are built into my TV. I buy consoles to play games, everything else is just unnecessary fluff. I'm looking at the source, and the website says the rumor is based on screenshots from a gonintendo. There's still no proof. Even if you do believe customer service reps, the conversation itself could have easily been fabricated.

Be carefull what you wish for. More apps more updates more bloated. My Xbox1 is now a cluttered bloated mind boggling UI that's shockingly laggy and requires massive lengthy updates often. The switch needs to remain clean quick and intuitive. Some apps by all means but pls Nintendo be sensible.

Because you can login into public wifis with the Switch. A web browser within the wifi settings will open up if it requires password or login details. WiltonRoots It's Nintendo's fault the topic were derailed. BensonUii I just got one I'm aware that there is a very basic browser for wifi logins, but I have also heard that some authentications give it trouble For example a huge selling point of the Xbox is you can watch 4K DVDs on it so this proves that people want to use consoles for other things besides gaming.

BensonUii Oh yeah completely. The sooner they go out of business the better for all of us. I have one so at least I can actually share my opinion not judge from the outside. At first I really wanted these apps now I found that there is no two channel audio out for my vintage Mcintosh tube amps. One thing that is nice if I turn my switch on I know I will be gaming that is kind of a nice thing down to business no distractions. It doesn't seem it but in the old day thats how it was.

Also it has gaming news all about games. I almost wish it would stay that way. Keep it relevant to all things gaming so a browser would be a must and youtube app if you wanted tips. Or not figure it out like we had to in the old days. I get distracted on my wiiU and hardly even game on it. Its mainly my media box over anything for it's sound quality. Add them all if I decide I want to keep it clean I can choose not to download any of it.

I'm just thinking I may keep it only about gaming there is a certain vibe I get from it now how it is. I may want to keep that vibe. The focus should really be on the fact that Nintendo has repeatedly made this mistake, and early adopters of Nintendo's hardware have to yet again stand around twiddling their fingers in between games waiting for Nintendo get around to releasing miserably simple things like video streaming or web browsing.

Did you have a Wii? You waited months if not years for Netflix. Did you have a 3DS at launch? You waited then too. Didn't even have eShop at launch, let alone waiting for streaming video services.

Its and now you have a Switch! Less available than on Wiiu's launch?!? And yes, even more waiting But if you're a Nintendo fan, you're gonna wait, regardless of if you want Netflix or not.. It's What makes it so awesome and in such high demand.

A console for some, portable for others and in my case both. So it's already much more successful with 3rd parties than the Wii U ever was. TommyRabbit I don't think you need to worry about it. I can't imagine Nintendo slowing down the OS. I do want themes for it too, but the Switch isn't going to be hindered by something like that. I'm sorry, why would having more streaming apps developed by entirely independent companies detract from the Switch being a gaming focused console exactly?

Its sole purpose is gaming. Add non gaming elements and it will dilute that focus. JHDK I disagree that it will dilute anything related to gaming. What are you basing that stance on? I just don't want it to become an ipad that plays Nintendo games. There needs to be VERY careful curation of non gaming apps allowed onto the device. JHDK no, XBOX is in 2nd place not failing literally because Sony introduced a more powerful system at a cheaper price while also brilliantly mocking them on the biggest stage that year.

There's nothing else to it. Regarding non-gaming applications on switch, it doesn't matter how many come out. Nintendo's focus will always solely be gaming. I don't personally care about streaming apps. My Samsung TV has all the apps built in and it will stream in 4K. Even my Bluray player has Netflix. Being able to stream in the Switch's portable mode is cool and all, but it can be difficult to find decent wifi to use with it.

I've never seen public wifi that can compare to my private home wifi and internet. They are standard on game consoles now. I look forward to when my Switch can do the same.

I use my phone with my Chromecast fairly often, and switch between watching something on TV back onto my phone - and I would do the same thing with my Switch. No need to pause a movie when you have to go to the bathroom! Just take it with you What you are talking about, is bad marketing. MS got it all wrong, when they focused on all the non gaming stuff at the e3 you are referring to.

It did hurt the X1's reputation, for sure. But then you look at the PS4, and all the media apps it got. It's offers the same as X1, and is no different. Sony where just smarter, and focused on gaming in their marketing message. Nintendo has always focused on games. Their marketing and message has also reflected that. And with the Switch, their message about gaming where even stronger. Maybe because the Switch hardware is similar to mobile devices, and they didn't want to make the same mistake as MS?

It was a smart move by Nintendo. But all this is about marketing and what message you want to send to the consumer's. Slowly releasing some streaming app's and a browser down the line, without much fanfare and focus, will not hurt the Switch as a game console. It will just give customers some more usage options. The PS4 and 3DS has all this stuff, and it didn't hurt those machines. Because the marketing was all about games, and the companies behind delivered on that promise.

If the Switch suddenly hits a massive game drought, like the Wii U, only then it will hurt the Switch as a game console. Especially when the device is full of non-gaming options, and people begin to use it mostly for media consumption. Xbox Live members have the ability to view over 12, movies and episodes. Users can browse for titles based on their interests and Netflix ratings with the Xbox interface.

Users no longer need to visit the website to choose the content to watch. Another feature gives players the ability to create Avatars. Players are able to customize avatars by changing body shape, facial features, hair and clothes, as well as new clothing being released from time to time. For most games this feature also reduces the amount of time spent reading the disc, thereby helping to extend the life-span of the optical drive mechanism.

The first announced game is an adaptation of the Endemol game show 1 vs. The Xbox Guide has also been redesigned. Players are not only able to view their friends and messages, but are able to access their game library. If a user has installed any game onto their Xbox Hard drive, they are able to immediately start the game from the guide, whether they are in a game or in the dashboard. Microsoft also confirmed that every new comes with 3 free Xbox Live Gold trial accounts, upon creating a new account the player is allowed to claim a trial period upon refusing to pay for Gold subscription; therefore allowing the user to try online gameplay for that one-month trial period, after which the player is required to pay subscription fees to continue matchmaking online.

While previous system updates have been stored on internal memory , this is the first update to require a storage device. Microsoft's Major Nelson stated that unauthorized installation of NXE would result in the user's console being banned from Xbox Live until its official release which was on November 19, On September 22, , Major Nelson announced that the Xbox Live dashboard would be redesigned once again. As well as a new color scheme and other minor tweaks to the overall layout, the update would also include a "Kinect hub", designed specifically for the Kinect sensor for easier dashboard navigation.

Xbox Live members were able to sign up for a preview program, which opened on September 29, On June 6, at E3 , it was announced that the dashboard would be updated again to include the Bing search engine, allowing users to search for games, trailers, movies etc. Kinect would also be updated allowing users to navigate the dashboard and Bing using their voice. Other updates would include cloud storage, YouTube access and live television streaming.

The company also announced "Games with Gold" that would give subscribers free games on both Xbox and Xbox One with one single membership, and "Deals with Gold" for exclusive discounts for Xbox One games at the Xbox store.

On November 6, , Microsoft announced the Xbox Video formerly Xbox Video Marketplace , an exclusive video store accessible through the console. Launched in the United States on November 22, , the first anniversary of the Xbox 's launch, the service allows users in the United States to download high-definition and standard-definition television shows for purchase and movies for rental onto an Xbox console for viewing. With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded.

Movies are available for rental from the Video Marketplace. They expire in 14 days after download or at the end of the first 24 hours after the movie has begun playing, whichever comes first. Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles. Downloaded files use 5. The "Game with Fame" initiative has been Microsoft's way to connect Xbox Live members with celebrities and game developers. As of March , there are ambassadors representing 18 countries in more than 30 languages.

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The show ran for four series and was released every other Saturday. The show was driven entirely by user-generated questions. To ensure the volume of questions remained high, fans could contact the show in a variety of ways, including sending questions to the SentUAMessage Gamertag over Xbox LIVE, writing an email, or using social network websites. Microsoft implements a number of different security measures on its Xbox Live service. One of these takes the form of a proactive security check that assures that only unmodified machines may access their service.

On May 17, , Microsoft banned consoles with modified firmware from Xbox Live. According to Microsoft, consoles with firmware of unknown origin, quality or intent were banned permanently from Xbox Live. A Microsoft representative indicated that the action was taken to assure "the integrity of the service and protect our partners and users.

It has been discovered that pretexting has been used to impersonate an Xbox Live user for sabotage. Microsoft has implemented greater security to decrease the service's susceptibility to social engineering. Microsoft is responding to such incidents by restricting access to the account for 25 days whilst the fraud team investigates.

Both EA and Microsoft have denied that there is a problem with security. Users from other countries are not officially supported, although it is possible for them to access Xbox Live if they provide an address located in a country where Xbox Live is officially available.

The country selected during account creation affects the payment options, content, and services available to the user. Subscriptions, such as that for Xbox Music, cannot be transferred with this method. On May 18, , Microsoft announced that it planned to launch Xbox Live in the Middle East within the next twelve months, [97] but it never occurred during that time period.

However, on October 20, , Microsoft officially announced the service will be launching in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in three days time.

The service was launched in China in late Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, , encouraging gamers to upgrade to the Xbox However, no third-party software developed thus far has been fully compatible with all original Xbox titles.

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