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You can build your own smart "Netflix and chill" button

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Netflix already has a hold on the TV viewing of millions of viewers, but it’s now looking to lock down your whole evening – and possibly your love life.

The company has released schematics for a dedicated button that can ready you up for a night of Netflixery.

“You’ll see that we built a switch that does everything you need to get ready for a Netflix marathon with just one press,” explains Netflix.

It continues: “It turns on your TV and brings you right to Netflix, dims your lights, silences your phone, and even orders you food.”

The device is already being dubbed the "Netflix and chill" button, in reference to millennial slang for hooking up.

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So how does it work? Well you’ll need to be a little tech savvy to build it, but the final result could be a serious boon to your Netflix-and-chill sessions.

The device is powered by a Particle Core – that’s an Arduino-friendly development board that supports Wi-Fi connections.

The box also contains a battery, some LEDs, and an IR transmitter to signal your TV.

To get the setup to work, you’ll also need to pick up some Philips Hue lightbulbs, a TV that supports Netflix buttons, and an app that will turn your Android phone to silent.

The lengthy process of creating this device is only for the most committed Netflix-and-chill devotees, but if you’re going to try your hand at the device, let us know how it goes in the comments.

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Hamish Campbell

September 28, 2015, 10:55 am

Until it can also put the kids to bed, then it's worthless for me.

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