Netflix Testing Content Promos Between Episodes

Netflix Confirms It Wants to Ruin Your Binge-Watching Experience By Testing Ads

Netflix Confirms It Wants to Ruin Your Binge-Watching Experience By Testing Ads

One Netflix subscriber was watching Rick and Morty when the ad popped up.

But in their quest to disassociate streaming from the image of lonely 1am binges of Brooklyn 99 to fill an un-fillable void, Netflix has begun trialing "ads" to give you breathing space. Instead, they're "recommendations", short clips of other shows you could be streaming right now, if only you weren't re-watching Queer Eye for the 86th time.

Subscribers on Twitter have dismissed this explanation, saying that it's unfair to receive ads at all if they're paying. Three ads just so i could finish the last 3 minutes of an episode of the Office?' said another. It was a sentiment echoed by many more. "I already pay over $200 a year and watch only a few shows here and there".

Some Netflix users are concerned that their binge-watching could be affected by the trial introduction of "recommended viewing" promos between episodes on the streaming service. Multiple Netflix subscribers across the United Kingdom started seeing unskippable ads in between episodes of shows like The Package and Better Call Saul.

"We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster", Netflix said in a statement to Ars Technica. Unlike those, these are skippable.

Many other users have had the same issue, and were forced to watch a commercial between their episodes.

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Netflix has about 130 million customers worldwide.

But don't fret, the removal shouldn't affect your Netflix experience.

In 2016, Netflix launched video previews that play when users browse. The streaming service switched from a five-star system to a simpler "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" rating in 2017.

Trolls would purposefully "review bomb" a show title with hopes of bringing its ratings down.

"At Netflix, we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch".

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