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Netflix Scraps ‘Patches' Rewards Plan For Kids

6 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The other day it was revealed that Netflix was testing out a way that appeared to encourage kids to binge watch shows. This came in the form of “Patches” that kids could collect when watching shows which in a way acts as a reward/achievement of sorts. Unsurprisingly this raised some eyebrows. The good news for parents who might be concerned about their kids spending more time watching TV than they should, it looks like Netflix has decided not to go ahead with the Patches rewards program after all. This was confirmed in a statement that Netflix had released to Engadget. According to Netflix...
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Netflix Nixes Feature That Gave Patches to Kids for Watching TV

Netflix Nixes Feature That Gave Patches to Kids for Watching TV

6 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Netflix has decided to stop testing a new gamified TV streaming experience for children, which offered kids "patches" for watching episodes of certain television shows.
Netflix started testing the feature in February, but it received widespread attention last week after the beta test was highlighted by various media sites. Given the negative attention Netflix received over the feature from parents concerned about their children watching too much TV, Netflix has decided not to move forward with development.
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In a statement to BuzzFeed , Netflix said the testing for patches...
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