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streaming follow-up: we need a universal watchlist app: updated!

On my recent post about streaming -- five reasons streaming is still better than cable and etc. -- I alluded to something towards the end of the post that I want to spotlight here.We need a universal watchlist app. Perhaps several universal watchlist apps, so we can choose the one that suits us best.This app would combine all your watchlists, from all the different streaming services you use, into one list. I wouldn't have to look through Netflix, Crave, Prime, and Britbox - not to mention some ...
Tags: Travel, Netflix, Canada, Starz, Streaming, HBO Showtime, Laura K, What I'm Watching, BritBox, Reelgood, Kanopy, Cinetrack Seriesguide

streaming follow-up: we need a universal watchlist app

On my recent post about streaming -- five reasons streaming is still better than cable and etc. -- I alluded to something towards the end of the post that I want to spotlight here.We need a universal watchlist app. Perhaps several universal watchlist apps, so we can choose the one that suits us best.This app would combine all your watchlists, from all the different streaming services you use, into one list. I wouldn't have to look through Netflix, Crave, Prime, and Britbox - not to mention some ...
Tags: Travel, Netflix, Canada, Starz, Streaming, HBO Showtime, Laura K, What I'm Watching, BritBox, Reelgood, Cinetrack Seriesguide

Day 10 of 21daysOfLockdown

Day 10 of the lockdown.Day 15. 15 days now since I have been indoors. Except for the two grocery runs I made. And except the occasional walk that I go for around my building. One time I ever walked up 12 stories - you know, was trying to get fitter. But then that shall remain a distant dream.  So, the 10th day. I think I am beginning to accept that lockdown is not a bad idea, after all. I mean I am fairly sorted in the head even though I am alone. I am enjoying this solitude. I do miss company...
Tags: Travel, Netflix, Lem, YouPorn, COVID-19, 21daysOfLockdown

five reasons streaming is still better than cable, even if the price tag is the same (plus a long story mostly for myself)

If you stream movies and TV series, you know that the proliferation of streaming channels has had mixed results for consumers.Many shows that were formerly on Netflix have been pulled by their media parents, and are now found on different streaming apps. At the same time, Netflix's monthly price has increased -- so you're paying more for less.Those who still want access to the shows no longer on Netflix need to subscribe to an additional streaming service; Disney (which has all the Marvel prope...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Advertising, Disney, US, Netflix, Canada, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Mlb, Roku, Buffalo, Amazon Instant Video

‘Tiger King’ on Netflix

In 2017, I visited Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue and had a private media tour led by Susan Bass. Bass appears in the mega-hit Netflix documentary Tiger King, which premiered to great enthusiasm earlier this month. I heard from friends that the organization run by Carole Baskin (a central and not entirely sympathetic figure in the documentary), is not positively portrayed, but I wanted to decide for myself. From my experience at the sanctuary, I believed Big Cat Rescue had its heart in the right plac...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Netflix, Tigers, Peta, Costa Rica, Tampa, All, Don, Goode, Cardi, Carole, Don Lewis, Baskin, Joe Exotic

Around Paris

Another mix of photos as I showed family around Paris. I saw these dramatic clouds which led to a hard rain storm. Notre Dame under reconstruction. An old shutter on an old window in the Latin Quarter. This corner is often seen on Instagram. The area around the Seine is starting to flood. I think this was etched glass and thought it was so pretty. Saint Severin Church with its famous columns. The Abby Bookstore. The marvellous tapestry...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Netflix, Paris, Flooding, States, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Seine, Latin Quarter, Heb, Cluny Museum, Saint Severin Church, The Lady and the Unicorn

Lockdown in Paris: Day 15

This is the 15th day since the French government announced closures and then confinement to try and stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Some of you have asked what it’s like in Paris under the lockdown. I usually write my newsletter based on what I see and test around Paris, but since restaurants, shops and museums are closed, events all cancelled, and I can’t even run more than a kilometer from my apartment, all I can share with you now is what I can see from my little corner of the city,...
Tags: Travel, France, Netflix, Paris, Health & Safety, BFM, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Around Town, Rick Steve, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Grains de Sel

Tuleries and Beyond

We did quite a bit of walking looking at the Tuleries Garden and the area around it (with family before having to isolate). A look into the garden just getting ready to have green leaves on the trees. A look at Place Vendome. Pretty Spring window of Goutal Perfume shop. Lauderée is doing a planetary thing right now for some reason. The Village Royal has changed their umbrellas from a mix of bright colors to shades of pink. Here they are from underneath. Th...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Netflix, Paris, Norway, Umbrellas, Tuleries Garden, Plaza Athénée, Lauderée, Village Royal

National Internet Exchange of India starts allowing content providers to peer

We missed this earlier: The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is now open to peering with content providers like Google, Amazon Web Services, Akamai and Netflix (h/t Gurshabad Grover), the exchange announced last October. This is significant, since NIXI, which was set up by the government in 2003, has so far only allowed ISPs […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Netflix, Telecom, NIXI, Gurshabad Grover, National Internet Exchange of India NIXI, National Internet Exchange of India, Google Amazon Web Services Akamai

International LGBTQ films and TV

Let’s go on a gaycation. We can fall in love in Italy or have a San Francisco affair. We can don our best drag for an Australian road trip, or visit small-town America to shake up the local scene. If lounging by a lake in Provence is more your style, we can do that, too, though Miami’s waters are far warmer this time of year. Better yet — let’s do it all. We don’t need a train, plane, or automobile to get there. As long as you’ve got a secure WiFi connection and a device that can stream cont...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Australia, NYC, Washington, New York City, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Paris, Dolly Parton, Italy, Sydney, Oscar

Virtual field trips to take online

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home lately, and for some, this new reality is tougher than others. After two weeks you may have already binged every Netflix show that piqued your interest and are desperately looking for new sources of entertainment — especially if you have kids. The is trying to make it easier to entertain the whole family over the coming weeks and months by providing a thorough list of virtual field trips. While virtual excursions are never a truly satisfying rep...
Tags: Travel, Nasa, Netflix, All, Huntsville Alabama, Virtual Tours, Boston Children 's Museum, Zoo Atlanta, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virtual Field Trips, US Space and Rocket Museum

Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Greece, Indonesia, California, France, China, Germany, India, US, Netflix, Vienna, United States, Ireland, Chile

Netflix is currently down for many users around the world

Netflix is currently experiencing outages around the world, but affecting mostly users in the United States and Europe. According to Down Detector, users began reporting issues around 12PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, and many people are still unable to connect to the streaming service on different platforms, including mobile, PCs and smart TVs. Many people around the world are relying on Netflix for entertainment while under lockdown or quarantine measures to stop the spread of COVID-...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, European Union, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Streaming, Outage, Italy Spain, COVID-19, COVID

Day 1 of 21daysOfLockdown

Hola!We are in a lockdown for the next 21 days. And that means that I am away from all the people that I care for and talk to and want to talk to and like to talk to. And that means that I am by myself for the next few days. And that means that this is the closest I will ever come to being a Forrest - you know live by yourself? Of course, I have a comfortable house and a laptop and a refrigerator full of Diet Coke and an Internet connection that allows me to talk to people across the world and a...
Tags: Travel, Netflix, Diet Coke, COVID-19, 21daysOfLockdown, Amy Lenord Raj Howard Penny Bernie

Facebook, Hotstar, Netflix, TikTok to reduce video quality amid COVID-19 pandemic

Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, SonyLIV, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Zee5, ALT Balaji, Voot, and MX Player decided to collectively limit their utilisation of Indian telcos’ bandwidth after a video call yesterday. This comes after the Cellular Operators Association of India wrote a letter to the government and streaming services urging that their traffic on Indian […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Net Neutrality, Netflix, Telecom, Cellular Operators Association of India, Hotstar, Tiktok, Facebook Hotstar Netflix, Netflix YouTube Facebook TikTok SonyLIV Amazon

Asian grocery stores during COVID-19

In the United States , we’re used to being able to get pretty much whatever we want, whenever we want it. Think about the last time your WiFi went out when you were trying to cue up Netflix, and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Which is why this past week, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, was especially unnerving for a lot of people, who went to the store to pick up a few items they can usually find on-demand and found literally none of what they were looking for. Not just toilet paper...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, US, Netflix, United States, Miami, Seattle, Everglades, All, South Florida, Publix, Little Havana, Laura Grier, Asian Markets, Laura Reilly, Coronavirus

What is feng shui?

Feng shui is one of those terms that probably sounds familiar, like something Phoebe might have gotten into on an episode of Friends, but many of us would struggle to define. Feng Shui with Me founder and consultant Marianne Gordon likes to describe it as follows: “Feng shui is to the house what acupuncture is to the body.” Like acupuncture, feng shui an ancient Chinese practice that can be traced back millennia. Both are regarded as methods of chi, or energy, healing. Both are included in t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Organization, Netflix, Homes, All, Feng Shui, Carter, Gordon, Marie Kondo, Phoebe, Chi, Flower Of Life, Karen Rauch Carter, Marianne Gordon, Kostikova Natalia Shutterstock

COVID-19: Netflix, Prime Video, Zee5 reduce streaming bitrates in India, Hotstar to wait and watch

Update (24 March): Netflix said that it will join other streaming services in India and reduce the bitrates of its videos to avoid congesting networks. This comes as the COVID-19 outbreak has led to telecom companies to put pressure on the government and streaming services to reduce this load on their networks. Earlier (23 March): Zee5 CEO […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Netflix, Streaming Services, COAI, Hotstar, India Hotstar, MX Player, Coronavirus, COVID

Amazon follows Netflix’s lead, reducing streaming quality in Europe

Following moves by Netflix and YouTube, Amazon announced today that it, too, will be throttling streaming bitrates in Europe in an effort to conserve bandwidth. The online giant confirmed the move in a statement to TechCrunch, writing, We support the need for careful management of telecom services to ensure they can handle the increased internet demand with so many people now at home full-time due to COVID-19. Prime Video is working with local authorities and Internet Service Providers wher...
Tags: Travel, Health, Amazon, Apps, Europe, Entertainment, Youtube, Eu, European Union, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Youtube Amazon, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Happy, positive books to read

Netflix parties and virtual pasta-making classes are not the only ways to pass the time while you’re stuck at home, doing your part to flatten the curve and tackle the coronavirus health crisis. There are plenty of books out there to keep boredom at bay and to inject a dose of hope, humor, and joy into those long and anxiety-filled days. So stay away from the screens and dive into the following good reads to be transported to a place where COVID-19 does not exist and to keep your spirits up. ...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, Reese Witherspoon, California, France, China, New York City, US, Netflix, Ford, Paris, Italy, Antarctica, Smith, Penguin Random House

Netflix cuts down bandwidth in Europe amid COVID-19 pandemic

Netflix has decided to cut its bandwidth by 25% in Europe, Reuters reports. This comes as traffic on home broadband surges globally on the back of remote working due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The decision came following a call between the European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. This […] ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Video, News, Net Neutrality, Netflix, European Commission, Reed Hastings, Europe Reuters, Thierry Breton

Around Paris

A mix of photos taken around Paris, as usual. I saw this fitting sunset the morning I found out a friend of mine died back in the States. A side entrance for employees into the Louvre Museum. A fountain in the Palais Royal. The water doesn’t run in the winter. A side entrance into the garden. Outdoor art installation. Spring is here! As are many in the world, we are practicing isolation. They will now give you a ticket if you are outside unless you h...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Netflix, Paris, Spring, States, Louvre, Sheldon, Louvre Museum, Palais Royal, Architecutre

Work from home tips from experts

As the coronavirus forces millions of people to make drastic changes in their daily routine, everyone is starting to adapt to a new way of life. While most of these changes are unwelcome inconveniences, requiring us to distance ourselves from friends and family, it’s not all bad news. For many office workers around the country, working from home has become a new reality. To prevent the virus’s spread in the workplace, thousands of employees across a variety of industries are transitioning to ...
Tags: Travel, Work From Home, Social Media, Remote Work, Netflix, Working From Home, Skype, All, Matador Network, Matador, Telecommuting, Cody Doucette, Tim Wenger, Ryan Dury, Jessica Berdeau, Eben Diskin

Netflix Party extension

Calls for social isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic are now requiring people to get creative if they want to spend time with their friends. A Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party is making this easier on those of us who are isolated at home. The extension has been around for a few years, but it’s more popular now than ever. According to the extension’s website, “Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronized video playback and add...
Tags: Travel, Google, Netflix, Streaming, Dublin, All, Netflix Party

What is Mongolian throat slinging?

I was in college the first time I heard throat singing. A friend, who was then enrolled at the Berklee College of Music, had learned of a bitonal chanting technique from Mongolia and spent months trying to master it before attempting a demonstration one night over dinner. What resulted was a chorus of grunts sounding from a quickly reddening face. It was a far cry from the Youtube clip we pulled up after, which featured a throat singer belting guttural yet smooth, almost vibrational, harmonie...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Music, Japan, China, Germany, Russia, Netflix, Unesco, Canada, South Africa, Dartmouth, Siberia, Ussr, Singing, Drake

No, there is no need for ‘consensus around self-regulation’ for streaming services

Mint’s March 12 piece on online content regulation is titled innocuously enough: “Need to build consensus on self-governance by OTTs”. But its contents are anything but. The piece’s author essentially wraps her argument around her distaste for the swearing in the Netflix film ‘Guilty’. Citing a “quick chat with some viewers who are increasingly watching shows […] ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Netflix, Editorial, Views, DCCC, Online content regulation

How to get cheap flights with VPN

Flight booking hacks seem about as ubiquitous as grocery store coupons. From booking on a Wednesday to booking a connecting flight only to ditch the connection, the internet is filled with loads of virtual advice on how to fly around for less. But have you ever considered booking from another country? Since airfares are notoriously inconsistent, and the person sitting next to you on the plane may have paid half or five times what you did, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that airlines charge...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, New York, London, La, Singapore, India, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, Canada, Brazil, Tokyo

Nighttime safari in South Africa

From capturing footage of rarely seen species to documenting unique, new, or never-before-seen behaviors, nature documentaries offer glimpses into the lives of animals around the world, allowing us to better understand and learn about them. But due to technology and access, their nocturnal activities have largely remained a mystery to us. Netflix has shined a light — literally and metaphorically — on what animals do in the shadows with its new nature series, Night on Earth. Using advanced th...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Earth, Safari, Netflix, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, All, Phinda, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal South Africa, Scott Dyson, Night On Earth, Nighttime Safari, Sunit Sanghrajka

Travel News: February 26, 2020

Coronavirus Could Cancel 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Travel Pulse The longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee says the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo in July could be canceled if the coronavirus outbreak shows no sign of dissipating. Former Canadian swimming champion Dick Pound, who has been on the IOC since 1978, says organizers have a three-month window – or less – to make a decision about the fate of the Games. Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement Tr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Innsbruck, Tokyo, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Auckland, Air New Zealand, News And Deals, Reuters, Walt Disney Co, Dick Pound, Bob Iger

CBS All Access to gain content from Nick, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures & more

CBS All Access, the streaming service now owned by ViacomCBS following the merger, is expanding. Announced today as part of the company’s otherwise underwhelming Q4 earnings, the plan is to launch a new “broad pay” streaming service that will include CBS All Access content along with other ViacomCBS assets in film and TV to complement the company’s existing free streaming service Pluto TV and premium network Showtime. The company believes this three-tiered strategy of free, broad pay, and premiu...
Tags: Travel, TC, Media, Australia, Disney, Netflix, Canada, Showtime, Switzerland, Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Latin America, Pluto TV, Nbcu, Cbs All Access

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