Netflix just added a new feature and it's "annoying AF"
14 December 2018, 12:46 | Updated: 14 December 2018, 13:15
"Hey @netflix, that 'watch this scene again' pop-up in the middle of a movie is garbage and you should be ashamed of yourselves."
If, like us, you're obsessed with binge watching Netflix shows (we've really got to get our Princess Diaries views in before January) then you might have noticed something different. The streaming service has been testing out a new feature that allows you to instantly replay your favourite scenes. That means we'll have Bo Larson's Dumplin' scenes on constant loop then...
The feature is just in the test stage at the moment so not everyone has it, but if you're one of the lucky few, you might have seen a little pop-up at the bottom of your screen that reads: "Watch That Scene Again."
"We're trying out a feature which gives Netflix members the ability to rewatch favourite scenes and memorable moments with the click of a button," a Netflix spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times. "Right now we’re just looking to learn from it and may or may not roll it out more broadly in the future."
But how does it even choose which scenes you would like replayed? Well, Netflix didn't answer that. However, people who don't like the update pop-ups do have the opt out of the test in their account settings.
That's a good job too because the new update hasn't gone down with Netflix subscribers.
Hey @netflix, the "show me that scene again" pop up is distracting and annoying af. How do I turn it off? Because I am 100% not cool with it. I'm trying to watch a movie, not a football game. I dont need replays, thanks 🙄— Krissy (@TheFoxxandFlora) December 13, 2018
Hey @netflix, that “watch this scene again” pop-up in the middle of a movie is garbage and you should be ashamed of yourselves.— Scott Renshaw (@scottrenshaw) December 11, 2018
netflix just said "show me that scene again" and like, yeah, how did you know my distracted eyes weren't lookin??— maddy! (@goylepower) December 13, 2018
NETFLIX STOP ASKING ME IF I WANT TO “WATCH THIS SCENE AGAIN” IT IS TAKING ME 4 HOURS TO WATCH A DAMN MOVIE.— Recycle Bin (@BrookeAshley923) December 11, 2018
Just no... don’t do this.— Brandon Pierce (@brandonpierce) December 14, 2018
Yep. And it's annoying.— Jesse Peden (@facepalmtime) December 13, 2018
This isn't the first time Netflix has pissed people off this week. Everyone lost their rag when it was revealed that The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement would be leaving the site in January 2019. It's not just the '00s feel-good flick that's going either, dozens of movies will be given the chop in the new year.