The Netflix TV team works with device manufacturers to explore new input methods (like your phone!) and improve the screens we watch our favorite shows on. Beyond that, we’re testing the boundaries for content discovery and playback while bringing Netflix to more users around the world.
We’ve come a long way from the television dial. From simple remotes to dedicated tablets to waving hands to saying “Hi TV!”, there are a variety of ways that users interact with their TV today. For the sake of this post, we’ll keep it to the two primary input methods: standard and pointer remotes.
We use the acronym LRUD to describe input via directional controls — that is:
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