Skip to main content

Netflix launches new interactive kids shows

Netflix has announced the first (of possibly many) shows with interactive elements. Viewers are able to decide what happens in the show they’re watching.

Netflix is debuting these new interactive elements to a few new children series, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, which is available now and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, which will debut on July 14th. The third series with the new “branching narratives”, called Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout will arrive in 2018.

Netflix has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation Television, American Greetings Entertainment, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to help make the new series with their branching narratives.

The company also says that they’ve done extensive research and have collected a lot of data by talking to parent and kids to help them better understand if people will be interested in this sort of thing.

Netflix says that Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, has 13 breaks to offer viewers a choice and there are two different endings. Your adventure in Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale can be as long as 39 minutes or as little as 18 minutes, depending on what choices you make.

The interactive branching narrative episodes will be playable on most TV experiences and iOS devices.  Android devices, Netflix.com, Chromecast, Apple TV do not support interactive content at this time.

If this new way of storytelling is proven successful, Netflix could bring it to their other shows.

Source: Netflix




from WordPress http://ift.tt/2srf2o5
via IFTTT

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HTC Vive now $799 in Canada

HTC has announced that they’re dropping the price of their Vive headset by $200, making $799 CAD ($599 USD), down from $1,149 CAD ($799 USD).This is likely in order to better compete with the Oculus Rift which also just recently dropped its price to $549 CAD ($399 USD).Each purchase of a Vive headset comes two base stations and two motion controllers along with a one-month free trial to their Viveport subscription, which allows users play up to five VR titles each month, you also get Google’s Tilt Brush app.“We know price is just one component of a purchase decision, but when you line up all that Vive offers, we’re building a complete VR ecosystem that customers can rely on today and for years to come,” HTC said in a statement.The HTC Vive is available from Amazon.ca, Microsoft Store and directly from HTC’s site.Source: HTC


from WordPress http://ift.tt/2vXfQ47
via IFTTT

Everything that’s coming to Netflix Canada in October

Things are about to get Stranger this October on Netflix Canada.October sees the premiere of the much-anticipated season 2 of Stranger Things but lets take a look at what else is coming this month. October 1st – 7th To start of the month, we have Black Mass, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitney Bulger, the infamous gangster. Also on the 1st, sees the release of Patriots Day which tells the story of a cop on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. On the 2nd, we see the release of Mr.Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown which is a documentary about the music icon. On the 5th, we see the release of It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond which is a “rockumentary” featuring rare archival footage of The Beatles as they create their most iconic album. October 8th – 14th On the 11th, we see the release of 2015’s Goosebumps starring Jack Black. And starting on the 12th, the second season of Riverdale airs new episodes weekly. Season 4 of Voltron: Legendary Defender releases on O…

Everything that’s coming to CraveTV in November

CraveTV has a couple of titles coming in November.Starting on Friday, November 3rd, new episodes of The Beaverton will stream on CraveTV after it premieres on The Comedy Network. New episodes from season 2 will continue to air every Friday.The new Showtime comedy series, SMILF, which is about Bridgette Bird (Frankie Shaw), “a young, single mom from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of working-class single motherhood.” SMILF will air on Sundays starting November 5th at 10pm ET and run for eight episodes. The 2o-episode drama series, The Knick by director Steven Soderbergh will be available for streaming on Friday, November 10th. On November 12th at 10pm ET, is when Long Time Running, the documentary about the iconic Canadian band, The Tragically Hip on their final tour. On November 13th at 10:30pm ET, the six-part comedy thriller, Ill Behaviour will begin streaming. The Showtime documentary, George Michael: Freedom will be available …