Not so fast: Netflix faces backlash over playback speed test feature

Friday, 01 Nov, 2019

YouTube already allows users to speed up or slow down what they're watching.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul added, 'There is NO WAY Netflix will move forward with this.

Whereas I will trace why movie purists would gain variable playback imperfect, it is price serious about that the bulk of Netflix's snort is rarely precisely excessive artwork.

Ant-Man director Peyton Reed tweeted: 'This is a awful idea, and I and every director I know will fight against it'.

Judd Apatow tweeted: "Don't let me call every director and maker on earth to fight you with this". 'Save me the time. I may recall but this may maybe maybe clutch a ton of time. Don't f**** with our timing. We provide you with good issues. "Leave them as they were meant to be seen". News surfaced on Monday about Netflix's tests, and now the streaming service has responded to all the brouhaha.

A Netflix spokesperson informed The Hollywood Reporter that the experiment is a new way to help subscribers use Netflix.

Even amid the backlash, Netflix has had a clam response and has continued to state that the testing of the feature does not guarantee that it will soon be introduced for the masses. "Why support & finance filmmakers' visions on one hand and then work to destroy the presentation of those films on the other", The Incredibles director Brad Bird added.

Netflix also seemed to be aware of the potential blowback from the beginning, since it only chose to test variable playback on Android phones, and not bigger screens like TVs.

The function, which is still on trial, allows mobile users to watch its content at various different speeds.

Call me boring, but I have only ever wanted to watch a movie or TV show at its normal speed.

The blog post says that Netflix has no plans to implement this test further, and based on the feedback, it's hard to believe it would ever get the green light.

Robison said Netflix had considered the test because it has been "frequently requested" by customers for purposes like rewatching certain scenes or wanting to slow programming down to read subtitles in a foreign language film.