The video streaming giant Netflix is planning to test more interactive content this year, which means the viewers would be able to choose the ending of their favorite show. According to a report by Dailymail.com, the Los Gatos California-based streaming company is planning to test interactive content that will allow the audience to have a say in how the story of their favorite original show on Netflix ends.
Soon, the viewer could be able to decide how their favorite Netflix show ends
The viewers will be able to interact with the original show with just a click of their remote. In an interview with Dailymail.com, Chief executive officer Reed Hastings said the viewers can try anything once they have got interactivity. The production teams would film scenes around different plot lines in order to pull off this stunt. The plot lines will be for all original series so that viewers would have a choice of which way they want the story to go.
The format is almost similar to the 1980s and 1990s’ choose-your-own-adventure books where the reader is the protagonist and he gets to make the decision throughout the story about how the story begins and ends. The Street reports the options available in the series will be linear sometimes, like choosing which relationship Princess Margaret ends up in for The Crown and whether a character in the Netflix original series ‘Orange is the New Black’ becomes a gang member or not. Other decision will be more preliminary, like allowing viewers to map out different plot lines by using their remote as a tool.
A source told dailymail.com that they are doing work on branch narrative so they are actually making choices as people watch. The source further said, “All the content will be there, and then people will have to get through it in different ways.” The source claimed that the project was just a test and the streaming giant was waiting to see if it was successful or not.
Hulu, Amazon and Netflix video will come in time to the Switch: Nintendo
Nintendo Switch has long been criticized for not allowing non-gaming features, like including support for streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. In January, the gaming company addressed this problem and said that this functionality was “being considered.”
However, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America’s chief operating officer, reiterated those promises while speaking to The Washington Post recently. He did not provide a firm timeline though. The COO said, “We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time.”
Fils-Aime also said that these are not differentiators in their view. He said, “What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.”