Netflix is ​​experimenting with automatically pause the viewer falls asleep




Netflix has shown some experiments that have been developed internally during Hack Day. Among other developers working on sleep-tracking where a video is automatically put on hold if the viewer falls asleep. There were tests with Apple iBeacon technology.

To monitor the activity of the viewer, and thus be able to “see” whether it is or not gedommeld asleep, the developers used the smart FitBit bracelet, via sensors in detail the temporal behavior can monitor.

Another test was held under the name Netflix Beam. It shared the developers simply videos between different iOS devices to keep them. Close together This functionality is made possible by the proximity functionality that Apple iBeacon technology brings within reach thanks to Bluetooth.

Further experiments, which Netflix describes in a blog post, affected the ability to create your own playlists by users can enter text using gamepads easier and protecting profiles through pin. Netflix emphasized that the Hack Day is mainly for fun and to stimulate the creativity of developers and not so much for the development of effective new services. Yet close the streaming video platform video not that experiments be further developed.

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