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Netflix is testing out a new pop-out player to kill productivity even further

Wait, you mean people don’t watch shows on a second monitor?

Netflix pop out player
Image: Engadget / Netflix

According to a report in Engadget, Netflix is testing out a pop-out player which should make things even harder to get work done in the office.

I mean, just look at it. Nothing is going to make my WPM tank faster than being able to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion over my text editor.

Pop-out everything

Seriously though, productivity is hard enough to sustain when you can only see one browser window at once. Sure, you could have a second monitor running full-screen video, but that’s not going to cut it if the boss walks by.

If Netflix goes through with making the pop-out player a permanent piece of the UI, my work is going to plummet (sorry, Kev).

  • So far, the feature is only showing up for a few users
  • It’s activated by a new icon on the in-video controls
  • The video feed can be dragged around once popped out
  • Nothing kills productivity faster than multitasking, with only 2-percent of the population actually being good at tackling multiple things at once

In fact, multitasking can kill up to 40-percent of your productivity. I’m honestly surprised that it’s that low, as dividing your attention by 2 (or more) feels like it would reduce productivity by 50-percent. It certainly reduces mine by more than hal… ooh a squirrel!

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