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Netflix created a doorbell ‘hack’ for Halloween so you never have to stop binging

Now you don't have to leave your couch on Halloween.

Feb 28, 2020, 9:45 pm*

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Audra Schroeder

It’s a modern dilemma: What do you do on Halloween when those pesky trick-or-treaters interrupt your Skin Wars binge?  

Netflix revealed that pause rates spike every Halloween, as viewers get up to hand out candy to kids. So it’s devised a branded doorbell “hack” that lets trick-or-treaters know you can’t be bothered to get up and interact with humans because you’re watching Netflix. 

To make the doorbell, which can be customized with a song from one of your favorite shows, you “should be comfortable with basic electronics, physical fabrication, and Arduino programming.” 

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2016, 1:15 pm