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In our new Stream Better video series, we're showing you everything you need to set up the ultimate home entertainment experience.

From 4K and smart lights, to boosting Wi-Fi and watching offline, there are a whole host of apps and gadgets you can get to enjoy a truly cinematic experience in your living room.

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Here’s a cool phenomenon: the Netflix Christmas special. This month, in addition to way too many original shows and films, Netflix is releasing Christmas episodes for existing shows, including Nailed It!, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Ezra Koenig’s Neo Yokio, and awards-bait Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle.

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If our current glut of TV just doesn't have you satisfied enough, it's time to look ahead to all the amazing shows on the horizon for next year. A lot of influential TV shows are marking their final seasons (Game of Thrones, anyone?) and then all the new series looking to take their places. Here's what's coming.

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If you're one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment centre (or affix it to your wall) and starts watching your favourite show to celebrate... you missed a crucial step. Your television, new or old, comes with a bunch of settings that are worth exploring to get the best picture quality — or, at least, a picture you're pleased with.

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Dee Johnson will take you to Mars before Elon Musk even launches his next car out of the atmosphere. Johnson has run shows like The Good Wife and Nashville, worked on shows such as ER and Melrose Place, and now she’s showrunner on season 2 of MARS, National Geographic’s hybrid scripted/documentary series on the big desert planet we dream nightly of escaping to.

The new season premiered this Monday; we caught Johnson to talk about her career path, what she’s reading, and what seems to be the only way to get a new TV show on the air.

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I've never been one to sit and watch TV shows with my son. Sure, I check them out to make sure they're age-appropriate and have overall messaging I can get behind, but you won't often find me curling up on the couch with him just for the heck of it. His TV time is my get-stuff-done time.

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November is a solid month for Netflix. You’ve got the new She-Ra, a new season of MST3K, a previously unfinished Orson Welles film, and classics like The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And the site is only losing a few hit films. Here’s everything coming and going from Netflix in October.

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Free-to-air TV is under attack. Streaming services, YouTube, and easy, unlicensed access to content over the internet have all given traditional broadcasters a massive kick in the butt.

But I wonder if in a a few year's time we'll see that bygone era as the good old days as the media landscape fractures. For starters, it now costs us more to sit at home and watch TV.

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Most old kids TV shows are like bottles of champagne gone flat. Once the fizz of the pop culture moment passes, they’re just vinegar you pour down the drain. But not always. Some shows transcend their moment, by chance or by design, and manage to become timeless. The 10 programs listed below are my choices for older kid-and-teen focused TV shows that even the most jaded modern child will enjoy.

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Netflix is going all-in on Halloween this month, with a new set of original horror and horror-ish films and shows every Friday. There’s also new non-scary stuff, like Samin Nosrat’s cooking show Salt Fat Acid Heat. Here’s everything coming and going on Netflix in October.

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Jay Williams is one hell of a high school basketball coach. In 2003 Williams, a record-breaking player at Duke, cut short a promising career with the Chicago Bulls after a motorcycle accident. In the docuseries Best Shot, which premiered on YouTube in July, Williams (now an ESPN host) becomes an assistant coach for the Newark Central High School boy’s basketball team, which involves life guidance as much as it does on-the-court training.

We talked to Williams about his career, how he reinvented himself after his accident, and what he wishes more people knew about sportscasting.

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News has been making the rounds this week about the Netflix secret request feature, which allows users to suggest movies and TV shows that aren't currently available for streaming. The request page is hidden in Netflix help centre, which is probably the reason why most users weren't previously aware of it.

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There’s a problem in the city. A dump truck has dropped her bin full of bowling balls all over the street without realising it — the balls that were supposed to be delivered to the bowling alley. Stinky, a garbage truck, and Dirty, a backhoe loader, see it happen and decide they will get the balls to the destination themselves. But how?

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Parents who share a Netflix account with their families know the distinct pain. After putting your kids to bed, you sit down to watch a sexy new drama (or for me, The Great British Bake Off), and up pops on your TV screen: “Because you watched Lalaloopsy: A Sew Magical Tale, here’s Luna Petunia, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake!” Your shows! What happened to all your shows?!

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August is a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening's fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full list of shows, movies, and comedy specials coming and going from Netflix next month.