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Netflix creates co-watching contract to save you from spoilers

Netflix thinks it's time to lay down some rules for binge-watching.

August 3, 2019
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Have you ever found yourself sitting on the couch watching Netflix with your best friend or significant other, only to realize they’ve jumped three episodes ahead in the show you were supposed to be watching together?

Now, Netflix has decided to lay down some rules in regards to binge-watching by creating a “co-watching contract” for both parties to sign.

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The contract requires a signature from both parties, with Netflix listed as a witness.

Signing the document will mean that the signees agree upon the five major rules of binge-watching.

You can view those rules below!

  • I won’t fall asleep
  • I won’t get distracted by my phone causing the other person to rewind because I missed something;
  • I won’t continue watching a show without the other person present;
  • I won’t talk whilst the show is on; In the event that I come across a spoiler,
  • I won’t share it with the other person.

The contract is ideal for those in a relationship or who simply like to watch shows alongside their best friends, roommates, etc.

We’re not sure how well this document holds up in court, should your Netflix fights actually go that far. However, it does provide us with the hope that maybe it will bring an end to a lot of irritated binge-watching companions.

With so many new shows and movies hitting Netflix’s lineup this month, this contract couldn’t have come at a better time.

What do you think of Netflix’s “co-watching contract”? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.