Netflix tests ‘Audio-only’ mode for mobile users

The popular video streaming platform, Netflix is testing audio-only playback mode. It has launched a ‘Video-off’ option for android mobile users to disable the video and listen to audio with a playback screen.

Audio-only mode is presently available to some Android users. The full-screen video player has a Video-Off button at the top, which once enabled, results in a blank screen within the ‘Settings’ menu.

This feature resembles the one in YouTube Premium which lets the user listen to the audio without watching the video.

A company representative said in a statement:

“We’re always looking for new ways to improve the Netflix mobile experience for our members. We run tests in different countries and for different periods of time – and only make them broadly available if people find them useful.”

The new feature can also hint at Netflix’s arrival in the podcast arena. Well, seems like Netflix is all up for experiments as it also tested the ‘Shuffle Play’ feature months back. This option played a random title based on TV users’ list and viewing history. The new changes depend on the results and feedback of the tests.

What does the audience say? Would you listen to your favorite shows and movies on your headphones?

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