It was earlier reported that Netflix would soon give users the chance to alter endings for TV shows. Netflix said that it would begin a trial run this year with TV shows for children and proceed further with the implantation if the feature becomes successful. As expected, Netflix has debut the feature with two new original shows for children namely, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. The feature will be available for TV and smartphone app as well. Also Read - Top 5 best stock trading apps in India in 2021: Tradingview, investing.com, INDmoney, moreAlso Read - Top 5 Android apps that help quit smoking
Netflix‘s latest shows will give kids options to choose their own endings multiple times. Changing the scenario would be a better way to describe this feature. Certain incidents in the show will come with two scenarios from which kids can choose the preferred one. For example, in Puss in Book, a scene where Puss encounters different characters in the forest, two optional scenarios are given. One is where Puss can fight with them violently or bond with them over a cup of tea. More scenes include Puss deciding whether to kiss the evil queen or simply share a handshake. Puss also encounters a bear trio where it is left to decide whether they become his friends or foe.
Kids can simply choose the ending they prefer by pressing the right or left button on the TV remote. On a smartphone or tablet, kids can simply tap on the two scenes displayed. The different episodes that take place are also very interactive with Puss constantly voicing the decisions that he has to take in his journey. Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale was released yesterday, and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile will be released on July 14. ALSO READ: PSA: Netflix has limits on the number of times you can download a movie or a TV episode
The New York Times reports that Netflix will introduce this feature with another series for kids later this year, and that it is still in an experimental stage. Netflix has no plans as of yet to implement this on its original TV shows, but doing so would certainly revolutionize the TV industry as whole and would bring in a lot of implications as well. Giving users control over their favorite TV shows like Narcos, Daredevil or Orange is the new Black would either excite or disappoint them. How this would work in anyone s favor would largely depend on one s preference. ALSO READ: Piracy still rules despite growing popularity of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hotstar streaming services