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Netflix launches 'choose your own adventure' videoInteractive videos let kids decide the fate of characters. The concept is new to Netflix, but you may see this in more places.
Binge watching is getting more interactive. Netflix is adding choose your own adventure style videos. The first take on this interactive story is gonna be targeted to kids. It's called Puss in Book, starring the Puss in Boots character from Dreamworks' Shrek universe. As you go through the story, you have to decide which path your character follows. And the storyline will branch off in different direction depending on what you choose. There are 13 choices to make in the Puss N Boots story, but in the end it comes down to two different endings. Netflix will have another interactive story next month on July 14, that one is called Buddy Thunderstruck and there's a Stretch Armstrong story planned for next year. But not every device can play these interactive stories. It will not work on Apple TV, Chromecast and it won't work on any Android device. At least not yet. It should work on some Smart TVs and on iPhones and iPads. This is not the first time someone has mashed the choose your own adventure concept with video. YouTube creators have put their own twist on interactive stories for a few years now. People can create buttons that link out to other videos. To hash together a similar experience. This technology is also coming to the movie theater. A film called Lakeshift is a 90 minute movie making its US premier in Los Angeles next month where the audience has three seconds to make a choice using their phones. Film makers had to create a total of four hours of content for all the different possible story lines I'm Bridget Carey and you can see what tech adventure awaits you by clicking around CNET. COM.