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Netflix tests new vibrate feature for phones

Netflix has tested a new vibrate feature for mobile phone viewers.

The hugely popular streaming platform has opened up about the update - with a working title of 'Project Rumble Pak' - which came from one of the company's Studio Hack Days as developers look to innovate the service in surprising ways.

The feature would look to give responsive haptic feedback to viewers based on what's happening on screen.

Rather than the rumble features seen on the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers, this would use the vibration settings on a smartphone to enhance the experience.

In the Netflix TechBlog, the company revealed: "The Project Rumble Pak hack day project explores how haptics can enhance the content you're watching.

"With every explosion, sword clank, and laser blast, you get force feedback to amp up the excitement."

However, it should be noted that a lot of the ideas born through the Hack Day Spring 2019 won't make it to reality, but Netflix still strives to find fun ways to switch things up.

The company added: "The most important value of hack days is that they support a culture of innovation.

"We believe in this work, even if it never ships, and love to share the creativity and thought put into these ideas."

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