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WATCH: Netflix experiments with phone vibration feature to enhance viewing experience

/ 09:17 PM June 23, 2019

Netflix hosts hack days that are an opportunity for those in the company to create and experiment with new ideas that could potentially become a reality for users someday.

Last Thursday, June 20, the company announced some of the projects that were produced at the most recent event, and one of the favorites was the Rumble Pak.

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Photo for Netflix Studio Hack Day. Image: Courtesy of Netflix via AFP Relaxnews

This project “explores how haptics can enhance the content you are watching” the idea of the Rumble Pak is that, during exciting scenes of a movie or TV show — like during an explosion, for example — your phone would vibrate accordingly to enhance your viewing experience similar to how video game controllers respond in combat situations.

Netflix imagines this type of feedback would sync not only with major explosions, but also with sword clanks and laser blasts. At the Studio Hack Day, Netflix used Immersion Corporation technology to create the effect. RGA/JB

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