In a somewhat amusing move, Netflix at the 2015 World Maker Faire show announcedsomething called the Netflix Switch.
What’s that, I hear you ask. It’s basically an Internet-connected DIY physical button that turns on Netflix, dims the lights and puts your phone in Do Not Disturb mode to get you ready for a Netflix marathon with just one press.
“Settle in—the simple way,” teases Netflix. “One press dims the lights, silences incoming calls, orders takeout and turns on Netflix.”
Netflix’s prototype is housed inside a custom wooden enclosure with a standard momentary push button. The electronics include the micro controller, a built-in lithium-ion polymer, an IR blaster and a Particle Core for Wi-Fi connectivity.