Netflix experiments with phone vibration feature to enhance viewing experiences

  • TECH
  • Sunday, 23 Jun 2019

During Netflix’s latest Studio Hack Day, one of the company’s favourite hacks was Project Rumble Pak, a feature that would coordinate smartphone vibrations with movie scenes. 

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. 

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

This project “explores how haptics can enhance the content you’re 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 similarly to how videogame 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. – AFP Relaxnews

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Tech News

U.S. lawmakers ask Facebook for details on advertising practices
Tesla to build large battery for Texas grid - Bloomberg News
Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers
Harry and Meghan interview sparks shock, anger and memes on Twitter
Report: WhatsApp desktop calls to remain connected if phone gets disconnected
Apple’s iCloud locked user out of her own account for six months due to a surname code bug
Russia rebukes Facebook for blocking some media posts
Report: Scammers targeting Internet-savvy young adults online
World’s largest e-scooter factory to make EV every two seconds
Deliveroo launches London IPO after business surges in 2020

Stories You'll Enjoy