Netflix today added a slew of 30-second video trailers to its iOS app, after limited testing of the feature since early March.
Optimized for mobile, the trailers ape the look of Snapchat and Instagram Stories, appearing as circular icons on the app’s main screen and playing back in a vertical format on iPhones. Netflix offered its rationale for the feature in a blog post on its website:
Today, we are excited to introduce mobile previews (launching today on iOS and coming soon to Android) to the mobile experience. Mobile previews present members with a fun, simple, and easy way to learn about all the new content on Netflix — and find something great to [...]
Popular photo editing app Darkroom reached version 3.5 today, introducing the ability to edit Depth shots taken on supporting iPhone cameras, along with several other notable new features.
After updating to v3.5, Darkroom will automatically load the depth map for Portrait photos encountered in the library and recreate applied blur from scratch, handing control of its strength and location back to the user. Thanks to a new depth range selector, it’s now possible to define exactly where the foreground and the background are.
Meanwhile, in what the developers are calling an industry first, Darkroom 3.5 now features Depth-Aware filters. These come premium [...]
Apple this morning added a new Music Videos section to its Apple Music streaming service for $9.99 monthly subscribers.
The new section is accessed by way of the Browse panel in iTunes on macOS and iOS 11, and is currently showcasing several music videos that have been available on the service for some time, along with Apple Music exclusives from the likes of Kylie Minogue and Beck. A curated „Today’s Video Hits“ playlist and artist spotlight on Taylor Swift are also featured.
Word of new music video content for Apple Music subscribers came via Apple when it outlined many of the upcoming changes in iOS 11.3 in a preview announcement at the [...]
Tidal has added the ability for users of the music streaming service to automatically add new albums to their music library as soon as they become available.
The new „pre-save“ feature ensures albums are displayed in album collections the moment they’re uploaded to Tidal servers on the official release day. The feature is launching in tandem with Deadmau5’s new album Where’s the Drop?, which can be pre-saved in advance of its official release next week.
Apple Music already offers a similar feature for pre-ordered albums purchased through iTunes. Spotify also has an equivalent feature, but so far it’s only been used in [...]