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Netflix are raising prices for their US subscribers

Published: 15/Jan/2019 15:10 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 16:04

by Matt Porter

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Netflix are raising the prices for subscriptions to its service by up to 18% for American subscribers, the biggest price hike since the company’s streaming service began.

Netflix’s most popular plan will jump from $11 to $13, while the premium plan which offers their programs in ultra-high definition will go up from $14 to $16.

The new prices will affect all new customers in the United States, and will be rolled out to existing customers over the next three months. The price rise will also affect customers in around 40 Latin American countries, where Netflix charge customers in US Dollars, but will not take place in countries like Mexico and Brazil.

In a statement from the company, Netflix said they “change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving overall Netflix performance.”

Netflix are hiking up prices to help pay for their original content, and will also use the added revenue to finance they heavy debt it accrued as it battles against over streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon.

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The streaming service will hope that shows like Stranger Things and House of Cards will convince customers to stick with them after the price hike, however Netflix faced huge when they unbundled their video streaming and DVD mailing services, losing 600,000 subscribers back in 2011.

NetflixNetflix will hope that original shows like Stranger Things will convince subscribers to stay.

Netflix spent $3 billion in 2018 and are expected to spend the same amount this year as they continue to create original content in an attempt to remain at the top of the market.

There is currently no information regarding whether the company intend to raise prices in other areas.

Source: AP

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How to get your 2020 Twitch Recap: A simple guide

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch has been rolling out 2020 recaps for both viewers and streamers, letting you see who you watched the most, and if you streamed, how many total viewers you racked up. So, here’s how you can get ahold of yours. 

Over the last few years, services like Spotify and Apple Music have started to give users a recap of their year – showing off who they listened to, how many hours they spent on the app, and also adding a few recommendations for the following year.

Users of other platforms have called for similar things, so they can see just how much time they’ve spent watching videos, listening to music, and even playing games.

Twitch is one of those platforms that has followed suit, giving both viewers and streamers a recap of their 2020 on the platform – including who they watched the most, how many messages they sent in chats, and what their favorite emote to spam was. 

xQc Twitch Clip Recap 2020 Chat
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xQc showed off his 2020 Twitch Recap numbers and explained that they aren’t accurate.

To get your hands on your own, account-specific recap – whether you streamed or just watched along with Twitch chat – you don’t have to jump through many hurdles.

Just make sure that the email address you use on your Twitch account is active and can receive emails. If that’s all sorted, then, you’ll get an email from Twitch delivering your stats. 

If you think you’ve already got an email and might have missed it, then simply go into your email inbox and search either your Twitch username or 2020 Twitch recap. It should be there. Also, make sure to check your spam inbox, it might have gotten lost along the way and ended up in there.

That’s all there is to it, really. You don’t have to go to any new website and opt into anything special, just make sure that the email account linked to your Twitch is able to receive emails.

Of course, as nice as it is to see which streamers you’ve wasted far too much time watching, some content creators aren’t happy. Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel pointed out that the stats are skewed, and his case ruined altogether, for some streamers because of bots.