Netflix has built a DIY personal trainer that will make you earn your binge-watching

Signal of change / Netflix has built a DIY personal trainer that will make you earn your binge-watching

By Gwyneth Marcelo / 03 Mar 2017

Did this come out of a hack day? It also seems to speak directly to user behaviour. I wonder what the data is on people binge watching and if Netflix felt a moral responsibility to get people off the couch. Crunch in New York had stationary bicycles that gave you internet if you sustained a certain speed.

Netflix has built a DIY personal trainer that will make you earn your binge-watching

Netflix, the tech company that enabled a generation of couch potatoes to "Netflix and chill," has released instructions for a Netflix-themed personal trainer that connects to your streaming-video account. The device, which can be made at home, connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth and uses an accelerometer to monitor your activity while you work out, according to the company's instructions.



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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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