Oct 29, 2019

Netflix angers film-makers with 'insulting' speed-up function

Netflix has come in for criticism from film-makers over a new feature that allows viewers to speed up or slow down its programmes and movies. The feature allows users to play content from half the normal speed up to one-and-a-half times faster, and is reportedly only available to Android mobile users. "Netflix vice-president Keela Robinson said in a statement:"We regularly test new features that could help improve Netflix. Google Chrome has extensions that allow viewers to speed up Netflix content, while YouTube offers a variable speed feature, as does Apple for podcasts. "Efficiency: Like an assembly line, if we increase the speed of the line, we will see more completed."

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