Netflix’s new releases list has been announced and House Of Cards fans will be pleased to know they can finally watch that third season opener for longer than ten seconds.
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— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 23, 2015
As The Inquisitr reported on February 12, Netflix suffered a technical glitch which meant that Season 3 of the hit show starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright went live two weeks early. Fans were pleased, for a moment. For, as soon as the premiere episode opened, an announcement flicked up correcting the mistake. However, disgruntlement aside, those who avidly follow House Of Cards – one of the most binge-watched shows out there – can rest assured that Netflix’s release of the third season on February 27 will be official and lasting.
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It’s not the only amendment on the Netflix schedule, as fans of Hasbro cult classic cartoons were delighted to find out as well. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was meant to be removed from Netflix on February 2 due to the contract between the two companies ending. However, a new announcement has stated, as Gigaom reports, that My Little Pony and other Hasbro shows, such as Pound Puppies and Littlest Pet Shop, will remain online until March 16. Meanwhile, as Netflix viewers continue to indulge while they can, Hasbro has released a statement promising that they are trying to tie up a new contract with the company.
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The continuance of classic cartoons on Netflix – which has its own child-safe section with parental controls – comes at the same time as Google announced a new, child-specific YouTube app. On Monday, CNET reported that the company had released the kid-friendly app for Android and iOS devices, with kids’ tablets like Kurio to have the app made available to them soon. After all, keeping children safe online is a very real concern nowadays.
“Videos in the YouTube Kids app are narrowed down to content appropriate for kids. You can browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Or search for videos of particular interest to your family.”
The availability of specifically ‘learning’ programs on Netflix has, in turn, become a reality with the release of the Neil Patrick Harris-narrated Brain Games. The show focuses, as Decider reports, on optical illusions and memory challenges in the every day world. Originally aired on National Geographic, human perception is studied by magicians, sound engineers and even neurologists. Potentially the hottest new thing on Netflix, now is the time to have a taste of the two seasons.
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Other new releases on Netflix announced this week included Season 2 of Bates Motel, the contemporary prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock classic movie, Psycho, which stars Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, and a grown-up Freddie Highmore as the ever-so-slightly twisted Norma Bates and sons. Movie-wise, the beautiful film The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (starring Jennifer Garner), the popular Bradley Cooper flick Limitless, and the hilarious and oh-so grown-up Judd Apatow-directed This Is 40 have been made available also. Daredevil and the Being Human series are in line to be shown soon.
As The Daily Mail reported on February 23, around the world “Netflix has almost 60 million subscribers after launching back in 1997 as little more than a DVD mail order company.” With Netflix due to go live in Australia and New Zealand at the end of March, and Japan within its sight, who knows what visual gems this highly successful company will dish up next? Follow Netflix on Twitter to stay updated.
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