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Update: Valve tells us Steam.tv was a test feed that accidentally went public.
Research silenced amid copyright, trademark claim
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The Mile 22 star chats about his sleep routine, his FaceTime habits and how hard he worked out for his new film, only to not show off his abs.
Netflix has confirmed a major change to its video-streaming service, effective as of this week for at least some users: video ads for other Netflix series between episodes.
The news emerged via user reports, particularly on the primary Netflix Reddit community, in which users claimed that ads for entirely different series would play between episodes of a given show's binging. One initial claim said that "unskippable" ads for the AMC series Better Call Saul appeared between episodes of Rick & Morty and that this ad appeared while using Netflix's smart TV app on an LG set in the UK. Replies to that thread included an allegation that a video ad for I Am A Killer (a Netflix-produced true-crime series) appeared between episodes of the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.
An American Netflix user offered more details for exactly how the ads appear:
Federal regulators have filed a complaint against Facebook for letting landlords and home sellers pick and choose who gets to see their ads.
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