The new Netflix feature. Hollywood doesn't like it, but many users will love it

The new Netflix feature

The new Netflix feature has been on YouTube for a long time.

The new feature that Netflix is ​​testing, it is ideal for those who have little time. Truth be told, not everything on Netflix interests me. I haven't been in for a long time, But when I'm interested in something, for example a series with many chapters, it bothers me to have to interrupt the viewing to do something else.

Anyway, it is not something too novel. It is something that YouTube and most multimedia player software have been implementing for a long time.

What's the new Netflix feature?

Productivity specialists recommend not only listening to audiobooks on trips and waiting times. They also recommend doing it at the fastest speed possible without making it difficult to understand the content. YouTube, as we say, has a similar function. But Google's streaming site has educational and informational content. Until now no one had considered using it for fiction.

But, now Netflix is ​​testing the feature with some users of the app for Android devices.

Those who had access to the experiment reported that they had new speed controls. 

Users who had access to the new speed controls commented that  can configure playback of Netflix titles to look too fast or too slow. The fastest playback speed is one and a half times normal. The slowest is half normal.

So far this is not a global adjustment, but rather it should be done title by title.

Hollywood don't like

Judd Apatow, was the first in the industry to complain on Twitter:

«We give you nice things. Leave them as they were meant to be seen. "

From the jar of Nutella in which he lives, Mr. Apatow cannot understand that we have personvisually impaired that sometimes we need to see a scene at a slower speed to capture all the details. Or that there are simply people who they can't spend their lives in front of a screen.

But what will we who pay the subscription know?

Although from Netflix they assure that they take into account the concern of the creators, they remember that that function was already available in dvd players and, my addition, in video players of the 80's.

 


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  1.   Aritz said

    Indeed, most people cannot spend their lives in front of a screen. But there are many options, including watching less content, watching series instead of movies, or watching content in two days. Content at 1.5x is the true reflection of what a society should never be.

  2.   leo said

    I see it more on the side of the slowness to capture details that Netflix's own series sometimes have as a key element for the endings. They are like key points that one must grasp to understand things. Like Black Mirror, Orange, among others.

  3.   Miguel said

    And I wonder they don't add 2 and 3x

    Subtitled you can find out about a chapter.

    I put them as "background music" of how slow the plots go in some cases.

    There are few series, perhaps the 20-minute comedies are saved in which if you enjoy each joke and each gesture, which are not all.

    And in movies it is much worse.

    It has been a long time since they made a 90 minute comedy that cannot be seen at 2 or 3x with some pause for the 4 gags they do.

    It is understood that they do things so that even the person for whom it costs the most can enjoy it, and for that reason, those of us who are easily can consume them faster.