Netflix Made a Button That Dims the Lights, Silences Your Phone, Orders Food and Turns on Netflix

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If you thought Domino's Grand Prix-winning emoji ordering was a cool one-click trick, check this out from Netflix. The streaming service, working with Pittsburgh-based agency Deeplocal, created a button that—with a single press—turns on your TV, brings you right to Netflix, dims the lights, silences your phone and orders your favorite food.

The Netflix Switch was unveiled at the NYC Maker Faire over the weekend. And a brilliantly fun little gadget it is. There's just one small problem: If you want one, you have to make it yourself—using step-by-step instructions at (But be warned, in Netflix's own words: "You should be comfortable with a soldering iron and have a solid understanding of electronics and programming before embarking on your journey to one-switch watching.")

Netflix is pretty into maker culture, with its product development teams holding regular Hack Days. And it wants the public to submit more bold ideas, which it hopes to bring to life with some code.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
Publish date: September 28, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT