As a regular Netflix binge-watcher myself, I'll admit that overall, I don't have too many bad things to say about the streaming service. They've stepped their game up with creating awesome, original content on a regular basis that makes the subscription price well worth it, and they regularly update their content library of other TV shows and movies for us to enjoy. However, Twitter users are frustrated with this Netflix feature and it's so relatable.
For the last FUCKING TIME, the answer is ALWAYS YES pic.twitter.com/DDBiTrRr6P— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) March 11, 2019
If you haven't figured it out yet, the feature people can't stop complaining about is the uber-annoying "Are you still watching?" that Netflix prompts us with every few episodes. I'm the kind of person who likes to throw on a movie or TV show while I'm studying, cooking, or cleaning my house, and oftentimes, I won't even realize my show has stopped until I realize how quiet it suddenly is. Yes Netflix, I'm still watching, even if I'm not really watching.
Plenty of people have taken to Twitter to share their frustrations:
Netflix is so judgmental. Yes, I’m binge watching. Stop— Ben Bagley (@btbagley5) March 11, 2019
"Sir, don't you think you've had enough?" for the next millennium— Anton van Hamel (@suorpio) March 11, 2019
Right?? .. and JUST right before I’m in a deep sleep!— Jennifer Deschamps (@jldeschamps) March 11, 2019
When looking for remote to answer "Continue Watching" & i cant find. pic.twitter.com/gLKXSV5pI1— Laura (@LauraLou1115) March 12, 2019
The Netflix US Twitter account even got in on the fun:
How can I be sure though?— Netflix US (@netflix) March 12, 2019
You have our metrics, Netflix. You know which of us watch 2-3 episodes before bed. You know which of us are the worst, the true binge gremlins, devouring seasons in mere days, bathing in takeout containers and trash. You know that the notif only slows us. Leave us to our shame.— Paley (@PaleyProb) March 12, 2019
Will Netflix ever get rid of this annoying feature? Probably not. Let's be real - they're kind of doing us a favour by not endlessly streaming things while we sleep. Now we can keep track of what episode we're on, and not run up our Internet bill, so maybe it's a blessing in disguise.