Why this new feature is anything but popular
Available for the first time on Android, the change in reading speed is not only pleasant.
This is a new feature that appears attractive to users of the platform, but it also clenches directors and producers.
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Tested since 2019, changing the playback speed of a movie or series is now a reality on Android. As of this Saturday, four modes are available: 0.5x, 0.75x, 1.25x and 1.5x. In other words, a 50-minute episode watched 1.5 times lasts just over half an hour.
A spokesman for the service said: ” Our customers appreciate this flexibility, be it to watch their favorite scene or to slow down certain passages because they see a subtitled show or have difficulty hearing “Regardless of whether they are convenience or accessibility options, there is no question that someone must use them as the default selection.
How can you kill the soul of a movie? Start messing around with the frame rates. The art of wanting to force-feed the viewer with entertainment until they are completely destroyed. https://t.co/7BZAHW6dFK
– Mikael Buch (@mikabuch) August 1, 2020
It’s a shame, but it stays in tune with what Netflix offers, so no wonder https://t.co/aTkjpw1W5M
– Davit (@HHardant) August 2, 2020
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Aside from the fact that many Internet users were already outraged on Twitter about this new feature, which is considered humiliating for works and their creators. I am not sure whether this controversy will improve the image of the American platform.