Netflix is Considering Podcast Form For Some Series And Movies

The streaming platform begins with a test phase on Android Smartphones.
Wednesday 30 December 2020
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Yes, Netflix has outdone it again with another exciting consideration to entice its users with the audio-only format. Given the growing success of podcasts, the company is considering for their share of the market. Nothing is solid yet but the ideation gives a simplified version of entertainment by removing the video from its content.


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“We’re always looking for new ways to improve the Netflix mobile experience for our members,” a Netflix spokesman declared in a statement to entertainment publication Variety. “We run tests in different countries and for different periods of time – and only make them broadly available if people find them useful.” Netflix seems to be very interested in the podcast format. First unveiled by Android Police on December 16, the streaming platform allows some users in several countries the opportunity to test an “audio-only” version of its content via the Netflix application for smartphones.

Set up as a test phase at the moment on Android Smartphones, users can remove the visual with the quick activation of the “Video Off” button. Whether it’s a series or a movie, the audio-only format does not yet apply to interactive content. Conveniently, you can also turn on the “screen lock” mode while listening to a podcast. This allows you to leave your smartphone unintended while leaving the application open. Convenient and battery savvy!

If Netflix receives good feedback during this test phase, the streaming platform may well extend this option to all of its users permanently. The question is, are you ready?

Source: AFP Relax News