Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what stood out on Thursday, November 5: Netflix which launches its Direct function in France, the Switch continues its great success and DJI which presents its new Mini 2 drone. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.
Netflix launches Direct, its online TV just for France
Netflix launched this Thursday in France a new feature, unprecedented in the rest of the world. Simply called “Direct”, this new option aims to bring the video-on-demand service closer to a linear broadcast offer such as Twitch or television. Users will thus be able to access some of the most popular programs on the platform with a program established in advance and common to all subscribers. Netflix Direct will gradually be deployed in France with access to all users during the month of December.
Nintendo Switch: the console is enjoying ever more insolent success
More than three years after its launch, Nintendo’s hybrid console continues to be successful and its sales are not weakening. According to the financial results published by Nintendo for the third quarter of 2020, 6.86 million consoles were sold by the console between July and September 2020. A figure largely up compared to that of the equivalent period in 2019. In total, 68.3 million Nintendo Switch have sold since 2017.
DJI Mini 2: still as compact, but more powerful
A year after the launch of its miniature version of its drone, DJI is back with a new version, the aptly named DJI Mini 2. Still quite light – with its 249 grams – and compact with its size of 13.8 x 8.1 x 5 , 8 cm with folded wings, the DJI Mini 2 is not lacking in arguments. It thus makes it possible to shoot sequences in 4K, whereas its predecessor was limited to 2.7K. The drone also has a 12-megapixel 1 / 2.3-inch format sensor and more efficient motors. The drone is already available from 459 euros.