Netflix doesn't want to make exclusive VR content

VR isn't yet popular enough for Netflix to make VR exclusive content.

Published Mon, Apr 18 2016 4:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Netflix isn't convinced that VR will see enough mainstream adoption to warrant the production of exclusive VR movies and TV. So don't expect to see Orange is the New Black or Trailer Park Boys in 360-degree video anytime soon.

Netflix doesn't want to make exclusive VR content |

Although Netflix released a VR app that allows users to watch shows and movies in virtual reality living rooms, the streaming titan currently has no exclusive VR projects in the pipeline.

"We're really focused on movies and TV shows and doing more of those, which you can watch in a virtual reality headset if you want to," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings told Mashable, "but we think most people will watch Netflix on a smartphone or a smart TV."

Hastings will likely change his mind once virtual reality hits its stride and becomes widely used, but for now, if you want to watch Netflix on an Oculus Rift, you'll be stuck doing it in a simulated 3D living room.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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