Don’t you just love it when a great film or television show draws you in and you feel like you’ve been completely immersed within the fictional world and story lines? When you have a connection like that with a film or series, it makes the viewing experience that much more personal, doesn’t it?
Now, what is you could, for real, be in the show? We’re talking full on, interactive, you make the decisions regarding what happens to the character type of stuff. That would be awesome, right? Well, it seems like that’s where the streaming service giant Netflix is heading.
Netflix has announced a brand new way for kids to experience their programming by adding a choose your own adventure type platform. The new viewing experience debuted Tuesday and is kicking off with a new Puss in Boots series called Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.. The new feature will allow children not only to watch the Puss in Boots story unfold but, they will also be able to sort of direct their own stories.
A second interactive story will premiere in just a few weeks time. That story is called Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile and will be premiering on July 14th. At this time, it is unknown if the interactive feature will be developed for adult type shows but, seriously, how cool would it be to interact with the Orange is the New Black series or Stranger Things? The possibilities are endless!
Are you curious as to what an interactive evening with Netflix looks like? If so, you can check out the teaser video below. Kudos to Netflix for taking the next step in entertainment and changing “Netflix and chill” to “Netflix and interact”!
What do you think of the new interactive Netflix platform for kids? If they were to develop this feature for more adult programming, what series would you like to see become interactive? Sound off in the comment section below!
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).