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The coast-to-coast solar eclipse, “exclusive previews” come to Netflix, and House of Cards Season 5

This is the 55th episode of the Stream Team Show, hosted by Saeed and Cherie Gatson.

In this episode:

  • Several towns in Oregon are prime viewing locations for the coast-to-coast solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
  • Netflix begins targeting you with custom teaser trailers based on your viewing history (yes, this even applies to ad-free subscribers).
  • And House of Cards Season 5 is everything we expected and we’re not sure that’s a good thing.


Scroll below for links & show notes…

Question of the week: Yay or nay to movie trailers ahead of your feature film?

Say What?

Up to 1 million expected in Oregon for solar eclipse

Officials in Madras, a small town in Oregon, are preparing to accommodate visitors from all over the world for a solar eclipse that will cast a coast-to-coast shadow on the US for the first time in 99 years. — AP

We’re planning to have our next kid on a plane for this reason…

Jet Airways said it will give free flight tickets for life to a boy who was born on one of its flights between Saudi Arabia and India. — CNN

What We’re Streaming

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics

Directed by: Neal Brennan

Starring: Neal Brennan

Neal Brennan is taking multitasking to a whole new level in his new Netflix special, 3 Mics, which features the comedian switching between three different microphones symbolizing three different styles of comedy.

House of Cards Season 5

Created by:  Beau Willimon

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly

Cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power.

The Latest in Streaming

Netflix tries its luck with “choose your own adventure” shows

Netflix may just have found a way to make kids TV shows even more addictive: The video service launched a first interactive kids show that allows the little ones to pick between branching narratives. “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and “Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile” are now available to view/play. — Cord Cutters News

18 new Netflix originals are coming next month

Netflix just announced its full lineup of content additions for the month of July, and the big news is definitely one movie in particular. On July 18th, Netflix will add Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to its library, and Netflix subscribers can’t wait. — BGR

Netflix “enhances” its content with exclusive “previews”

By “enhance,” we mean monetize — and by “previews,” we mean ads. The streaming platform is testing the waters with personalized pre-roll trailers (think the “Coming soon on videocassette” part you had to wait through to watch Mighty Ducks). — The Hustle

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