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stewsucher
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Netflix Startup Sound

Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:20 pm

stewsucher wrote:
Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 

That's built into the Netflix channel. Nothing external can be done other than muting your audio when you start it. 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:22 pm

lame. I'll contact netflix about it. 
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:25 pm

Good luck. They don't seem to listen much.  :lol:
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:53 am

stewsucher wrote:
lame. I'll contact netflix about it. 

LOL as if they'll listen!
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:09 pm

stewsucher wrote:
Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 

As you've discovered, that's within the app, which Netflix writes and maintains.

But for users of Roku devices that have remotes with headphones, using headphones for late-night listening stops it. Well, it doesn't stop it, but it directs it to the headphones, which would accomplish the goal of not playing where others can here it. Also, other sounds from within the Netflix (or any app) content that would wake someone won't do that.

You didn't say what Roku player you have, so I can't say if that's an option for you. But if your device came with a remote with headphones, then it is an option for you.
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:35 pm

Best solution is to cancel Netflix.
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:56 pm

Or get an old Roku with the old UI, like the 2xs
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:57 pm

I also hate the Netflix startup sound...it is so JARRING. Why the heck did they create that?
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:03 pm

The sad part...  It's actually BETTER than what it was.  And yeah, it's pretty jarring. 
 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:11 am

Use headphones sounds like a lazy way to manage poor user experience. I don't want to use headphones, my TV volume was quiet enough not to wake anyone until an unnecessary and loud startup sound is played. We can all figure out ways to work around bad design, or we can simply fix the bad design and give users what they want/need.

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