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DIY Streaming Service Switches

The Netflix Switch Button Orders Food & Dims Lights for TV Watching

— September 29, 2015 — Art & Design
The Netflix TV streaming service created the Netflix Switch button, which aims to enhance each the consumer's viewing experience. Pittsburgh-based agency Deeplocal created this button that will actually turn on the TV to Netflix, dim the lights, silence phone notifications and order food. The only catch is that Netflix users must assemble the switch themselves.

This button is the perfect way to ensure complete relaxation. By providing each user with a distraction-free environment and catering to their specific needs, the service offers a personalized experience. The user is able to program the device to meet the needs and particular requests such as which food establishment to order from.

The Netflix Switch "was unveiled at the NYC Maker Faire over the weekend" and the only requirement for obtaining a button is for each user to make it themselves. A website called makeit.netflix.com is a place where users can find step-by-step directions to create their own personal buttons.
Trend Themes
1. Personalized Viewing Experience - The DIY streaming service switch enables users to create their own personalized viewing experience by programming the device to meet their specific needs.
2. Convenience Automation - The Netflix Switch button highlights the potential for automated convenience by dimming lights, silencing phone notifications, and even ordering food with a single press.
3. DIY Tech Integration - The DIY streaming service switch demonstrates the trend of integrating technology into everyday items, offering opportunities for consumers to customize and enhance their entertainment devices.
Industry Implications
1. Streaming Services - The DIY streaming service switch is a disruptive innovation opportunity for streaming services to provide customizable features and enhance the user experience.
2. Home Automation - The Netflix Switch button showcases the potential for home automation companies to create seamless and convenient experiences by integrating multiple functions into a single device.
3. DIY Electronics - The trend of DIY streaming service switches opens up opportunities for the DIY electronics industry to develop user-friendly kits and resources for consumers to create their own personalized devices.
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