Netflix is Testing Commercials and Folks are Pissed
Oh no they didn't! Tell em why you mad son! Netflix has folks upset about its commercials!
Just Netflix and chil...it's not the end of the world...yet! According to Cord Cutter News, Netflix is showing short teaser commercials for other content in between shows, not commercials like you see on cable and network TV. So when you think you're in the middle of 'Stranger Things' binge, you might just see a commercial for another show (good or bad)! However, Netflix says it's not something to freak out over, the streaming giant released the following statement:
At Netflix, we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch. A couple of years ago, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, because we saw that it significantly cut the time members spend browsing and helped them find something they would enjoy watching even faster. Since then, we have been experimenting even more with video based on personalized recommendations for shows and movies on the service or coming shortly, and continue to learn from our members.
In this particular case, we are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster. It is important to note that a member is able to skip a video preview at anytime if they are not interested.