Netflix is considered the O.G of streaming services. While the competition is growing faster than ever, the company is changing just as quick — and it’s angering both users and creators.
It was just last week when there was an announcement made that the app that everyone loves may be putting an end to password sharing. Right now, binge-ers are able to watch from multiple devices on different I.P addresses which makes it possible to share your monthly subscription with others.
Netflix is planning to monitor that feature more closely.
Product chief of Netflix Greg Peters explained: ‘We continue to monitor [password sharing]. We’ll continue to look at the situation and we’ll see those consumer-friendly ways to push on the edge of that, but we’ve got no big plans at this point in time in terms of doing something different there.’
Meanwhile, there is a feature being tested which allows customers to toggle with the playback settings of the content that they’re watching. A select few accounts are able to adjust the time to go faster for those who feel the pace is too slow or slower for those who may have trouble understanding it.
Some A-listers have expressed that Netflix is completely changing the artists’ vision.
Judd Apatow tweeted: ‘Don’t make me have to call every director and show creator on Earth to fight you on this. Save me the time. I will win but it will take a ton of time. Don’t f— with our timing. We give you nice things. Leave them as they were intended to be seen.’
Aaron Paul added: ‘Stop … There is NO WAY @netflix will move forward with this. That would mean they are completely taking control of everyone else’s art and destroying it. Netflix is far better than that. Am I right Netflix?’
Peyton Reed threatened: ‘This is a terrible idea, and I and every director I know will fight against it.’
The company released a statement saying that it’s not a permanent option and the fate of the playback speed settings will be decided after receiving feedback.