Hollywood Stars Say Hell, No to Netflix Speed-Up Test

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This episode of Business Wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from. Your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney. GOES TRY IT free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit. PBA DOT com slash B W daily the From wonder I'm David Brown in this business. Wars daily this Tuesday November fifth. Everyone gets the same. I'm twenty four hours in a day right and perhaps in the stress of a modern world another must see Binge Watch on. Netflix might take more time than you have to spend. But perhaps you would manage to watch a few more shows if you could. What speed them up with? That thought may have never occurred to you but Netflix has been testing the idea India all the same. The streamer recently began testing. A new variable speed control feature viewers given access to the tests could watch shows up to one and a half times. Faster the normal. They could also slow programs down to three quarters or even half speed. netflix tested the feature only a select group of android phone users. Variable able control. Playback was common in the era of. DVD's Today podcast youtube enthusiasts. Take it for granted but it's new to Netflix. And according to the company any it's a feature some users have been requesting for a long time. UPDATES have a wave sneaking up on APPs some Netflix subscribers notice the appearance of variable. We'll play back. In mid October accompanying a slate of more mundane updates that improve brightness language and audio controls the idea some viewers like to speed beat up slow documentaries or watch old favourite faster. Alternatively viewers learning languages are watching instructional videos say exercise or cooking king often wish they could slow things down just a little bit but net flicks must not have thoroughly anticipated. What would happen next for the last few years? Here's you see. The streamer has been recruiting Oscar level. Show runners writers actors and directors to develop original films. TV show several of which have gone on to win awards. It's their strategy airing higher quality programs than their rivals to help them keep subscribers from fleeing to growing streaming competition from Amazon Apple Disney H. B. The ob at and a whole host of others and Oscar winning or at least Oscar worthy films should tempt users into subscribing right well that strategy gene assessment dated a supportive relationship with Hollywood's best so it paid big name stars like grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda rhimes and glee producer Sir Ryan Murphy. Hundreds of millions of dollars to come into the net flicks fold and it promised artists director. David Vernay that the company would be. They're are safe home. A Production House dedicated to shepherding their finest creative work so when Netflix announced the speed tests. The question quickly arose should viewers be allowed to speed through shows. Made with such care. Some of Hollywood's a-list reacted with outrage. No just as soon as the speed up was out the streaming. The giant crashed into hardcore criticism from actor. Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad Fame and writer director Judd appetite according to the New York Times Erin. Paul tweeted there is is no way. Netflix will move forward with this. That would mean they are completely taken control of everyone else's art and destroying it. Netflix is far better than that and appetite. Appetite threatened to call quote every director and show Creator on Earth to fight net flicks. The Times reported some users have applauded net flicks for putting speed control roll into the hands of viewers but given the verbal version of rotten tomatoes. That talent has thrown at the company. The new feature isn't likely to stay for now. It seems you'll have to content yourself with watching shows at normal speed maybe rather than trying to accelerate life even more. You could take up meditation. Probably a show for that. You know on Netflix. From wondering wondering this is business wars daily. We hope you listen to our site business news at normal speed and if you like this episode hit that subscribe button so you never miss a day pay fast astronaut already. Wouldn't you say thanks a bunch. I'm David Brown. And we'll see you tomorrow. This episode is brought to you by Centro online from Pitney bowes shipping and mailing from. Your desk has never been simpler than with sent pro online from Pitney. Bowes with simple online is just click sand and save for as as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month send envelopes flats packages right from your PC and and you were back to business in no time. Try It for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit. PB dot com slash rush V._W.. Daily that's P._B..

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