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Hollywood’s Role in the Post-Roe Era

Showrunners are asking studios to do more to ensure abortion access. That’s just the beginning.

How to Play Games From Your Netflix Account

The streaming giant offers free mobile games to all subscribers. Here’s how to find them—and what you should play first.

Nobody Is Playing Netflix’s Games

New findings show 99 percent of subscribers may not even know the streaming giant’s video games exist.

The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service 

HBO Max was a big-swing Emmy machine. Its merger with Discovery+ will mean more casualties of the crap you love.

The Endless Afterlife of The Sandman

Theoretically, Neil Gaiman finished his fantasy comic series in 1996. But studios and publishers keep reviving it—maybe not for the reason you think. 

The Gray Man Doesn’t Need a Cinematic Universe

But Netflix needs franchises—so here we are.

Netflix CEO Predicts Linear TV’s Demise Over Next ‘5-10 Years’

The streamer lost nearly a million users last quarter, but Reed Hastings believes things could be worse.

The Emmy Nominations Prove No One Knows How to Watch TV Anymore

Not that folks have forgotten the mechanics, it’s that there’s no longer any order to the medium.

Netflix’s Spiderhead Lacks the Charm of the Story It’s Based On

The movie takes itself far more seriously than the George Saunders story at its core.

The Uncomfortable Comforts of Stranger Things

As the show’s latest season sweeps Netflix, jokes about scandals like Watergate seem almost quaint.

The Franchise Frenzy Leaves Nothing to the Imagination

From The Rings of Power to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+, streaming services are adapting everything in sight. No one’s head canon is safe.

Nobody Knows How to Watch Movies Anymore

People get distracted, hit pause, never finish. It seems hopeless—but it’s not as dire as it sounds.

Reality TV Has Become a Parody of Itself

If you can think of it, there’s probably a reality show about it. The surplus has taken the genre into the surreal.

Streaming Is Too Big for Its Own Good

Viewers are overloaded with content. And as Netflix and other major services are now learning, blind excess comes at a cost.

Prediction Engines Are Like Karma: You Get What You Stream

WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on the virtues of sharing a streaming profile and screwing with algorithms.

Netflix Struggles to Hold Its Place in the Streaming Wars

Subscriber fatigue, unwelcome price hikes, and competition from the likes of Disney+ and HBO Max have rattled Netflix. What’s next?

Netflix Can Cut Off Moochers Without a Password-Sharing Crackdown

There's a simple way to limit Netflix freeloaders—give users the ability to easily boot unknown devices linked to their accounts.

How to Download Videos to Watch Offline

Losing your internet for a few hours? Here's how to keep watching media from the likes of YouTube, Netflix, and Prime to pass the time.

Battle Kitty Stretches the Limits of Netflix’s Interactive Tech

The animated kids series plays like a video game—and demonstrates the potential of interactive shows. 

Netflix’s SpaceX Documentary Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Return to Space chronicles the company’s unlikely rise, but it avoids talking about its shortcomings.

Apple TV+ Just Won Best Picture. Everything Is Different Now

Hollywood has been waiting for years to see if a streaming service could nab the Oscars’ highest honor. This year, they got a historic answer.

Netflix’s Windfall Is a Perfect Class-Rage Noir

A tech billionaire confronts his burglar in the Netflix’s latest thriller. 

Amazon Finally, Officially Owns MGM. Now What?

As streamers continue to consolidate and land-grab, will owning the classic Hollywood studio give Amazon the edge it needs?

Why The Andy Warhol Diaries Recreated the Artist’s Voice With AI

The filmmakers had under four minutes of audio to work with. And yes, they considered the ethical concerns.