As if Netflix hadn’t already made watching movies easy enough. First they eliminated the process of leaving your property to rent a new movie — just go to the mailbox and pick up your DVD. Next they made it so you didn’t have to leave the room — watch instantly streamed movies online. Now Netflix has put a button on your remote, so that instead of having to switch from the TV remote to the Blu-ray or Roku remote, the viewer can simply press the big red button that says Netflix.
Netflix announced today, January 4, that most of the world’s largest remote manufactures have agreed to add a Netflix button to their latest models of remotes. The Netflix button will allow viewers to have one click access to their instant queue. The manufactures that have agreed to produce remotes with a Netflix button by this spring include: Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Best Buy’s brand Dynex, Haier, as well as Memorex.
The move by Netflix was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show. This is the next step in what Netflix has previously stated about the future of their business. Netflix knows that as technology advances so should the company. Instead of falling behind the curve as many video rental stores did in the past decade, Netflix knows that instant access of movies is the future and is prompting hardware manufacturers to adhere to that vision.
The future of the remote controls is interesting to ponder. Recently the Song Google remote showed us a glimpse of the future. The remotes of the future will have new buttons, but what new buttons should be added to the new remotes? Netflix was an obvious choice but what are the next top 5 buttons that should be on all new remotes.
This is a must have, it is the most visited site of last year, beating out Google for the 2010 crown. It was the most searched item of 2010 as well, which makes this our pick for the most desired remote button of the future.
Facebook may have been outpaced by Facebook but let’s not overreact: until people start to say “I should Bing that” instead of “I should Google that” the discussion is mute.
Who know the future of TV, this might become the most used button out of all these buttons — this might be the only button in the future.
As Twitter progresses towards becoming an essential breaking news source, news hounds will flip over the ability to quickly check their favorite Twitter talkers’ telling real-time Tweets. The bird will make a cool little button, too.
Whether it’s Android apps or Apple TV apps, the remote control of the future will have a clearly marked button entitled “apps”, and it will open your TV into the world of cool little games and weather widgets.
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