Netflix testing new feature that users hate

Published: December 15, 2018
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Subscribers of streaming service are protesting against restricting them from accessing wider Netflix content catalog. PHOTO: AFP

Subscribers of streaming service are protesting against restricting them from accessing wider Netflix content catalog. PHOTO: AFP

Netflix has confirmed to Los Angeles Times that it is testing an “Instant Replay” button.

The feature will be a button for the viewers to instantly replay what they watched at the end of a scene without having to rewind or fast forward.

LA Times reported that during certain films such as Mowgli and Dumplin’ the instant replay button appears on the screen which means that the users did not have to rewind frame by frame and could instantly go to the previous or next scene.

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“We’re trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability to rewatch favorite scenes and memorable moments with the click of a button,” a Netflix spokesperson told the LA Times.

Netflix is just testing the feature as of now and then may or may not roll it out for its users.

The users have said that the feature reads “show me that scene again” at the bottom corner of the screen where the skip button is usually. While one user said that it “popped up” five times when they were trying to watch Dumplin’.

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Users have in frustration taken to Twitter to express their annoyance at the constant pop-ups.

Safe to say, Netflix might be forced to drop this prospective feature.

This article originally appeared on Mashable.

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