Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Updates: Family-Related Shows, Orange is the New Black’s Alex Vause, Mako Mermaids & More

Editor’s Note: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Netflix’s Latest Shows Are All In The Family (Huff Post Tech)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is continuing its fight for a key demographic it has yet to pin down: families. On Thursday, the company announced that it would be partnering with Scholastic to bring more children’s television shows to the streaming-video site before school resumes. Multiple seasons of many Scholastic TV shows, including “Harry the Dirty Dog” and “Danny the Dinosaur,” will be available to stream. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) also added more seasons of Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus” and “Goosebumps,” which premiered on Netflix this summer.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)‘Orange is the New Black’ Alex is leaving Netflix show (New York Post)
“Orange is the New Black” co-star Laura Prepon, who plays Piper’s (Taylor Schilling) on-again/off-again girlfriend, is leaving the show. Prepon will return early next season to wrap up her storyline on the Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) prison dramedy, currently shooting its second season. Producers are leaving the door open for Prepon’s character, Alex Vause, to return to the series if the situation arises, according to reports. “Orange” is based on Piper Kerman’s autobiographical best-seller, in which Alex is only a lateral character. The role was beefed up for the Netflix version, which premiered in late June and has received critical kudos.

Netflix: should I subscribe? (The Guardian)
So you’ve just signed up for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to watch new episodes of Breaking Bad. You’re not alone. Breaking Bad is why most people I know have Netflix. It’s why I have Netflix – after guzzling up the first four seasons on DVD in a dizzy, near-continuous, sleep-deprived, pizza-fuelled sitting at Christmas, I panic-subscribed because Netflix was the only place I could watch season five with any degree of legality (although the new episodes are also available on iTunes). But now what? Perhaps it’s time to explore Netflix a little more. The problem is that Netflix will try to recommend things for you to watch, based on your love of Breaking Bad.

New Episodes Of Netflix’s ‘Mako Mermaids’ Get A Release Date (Web Pro News)
Less than a month ago, the latest Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) original, Mako Mermaids, debuted. It hasn’t received anywhere near the attention the company’s previous originals have, but that’s probably because it’s more a kids show. Nevertheless, it seems to have found its audience. As with Arrested Development, Netflix has the luxury of building upon an existing audience with Mako Mermaids. The show is a spin-off of the popular Australian show H20: Just Add Water.

Why Netflix’s Recommendations Are Getting Better (The Motley Fool)
The viewing behavior of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s streaming members is telling the company something, and the good news for subscribers — and investors — is that Netflix is listening. Its recommendation engine is focusing more on viewer data, and less on the five-star rating system that Netflix depended on when it was a DVD-by-mail business. That shift appears to be working well for the streamer. In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos argues that Netflix’s data-crunching has led to some profitable insights for the company, including in recent gambles on original series like Orange Is the New Black. Still, there are good reasons to expect that Netflix’s recommendation engine will continue to improve in the quarters ahead, helping push subscriber engagement levels up in the process.

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