Netflix Fitbit Hack Pauses Movies When Viewers Fall Asleep [Video]

Netflix Fitbit Hack Pauses Movies When Viewers Fall Asleep [Video]
technology

The Sleep Tracking feature uses the health-tracking wristband to detect when people begin to doze off and pauses playback.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 3 march 2014

The Sleep Tracking feature uses wearable tech wristband Fitbit to detect when a viewer begins to doze off in the middle of watching a movie on Netflix and pauses the film at that point.

When the feature detects that the viewer has fallen asleep, it displays a message that says, “Looks like you fell asleep.” The feature bookmarks that point and the viewer can resume watching the movie when he or she has woken up.

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