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Netflix Startup Sound

Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

"stewsucher" wrote:
Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 

That's built into the Netflix channel. Nothing external can be done other than muting your audio when you start it. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

lame. I'll contact netflix about it. 
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Good luck. They don't seem to listen much.  Smiley LOL
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

"stewsucher" wrote:
lame. I'll contact netflix about it. 

LOL as if they'll listen!
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

"stewsucher" wrote:
Can we add a feature to disable to loud "ba-boom" sound that Netflix makes when the app sometimes starts up? The noise is usually very loud and startles my family if I watch a show late at night. It's even startling during the day! I really don't understand what purpose it would ever serve, but makes for a bad user experience. 

As you've discovered, that's within the app, which Netflix writes and maintains.

But for users of Roku devices that have remotes with headphones, using headphones for late-night listening stops it. Well, it doesn't stop it, but it directs it to the headphones, which would accomplish the goal of not playing where others can here it. Also, other sounds from within the Netflix (or any app) content that would wake someone won't do that.

You didn't say what Roku player you have, so I can't say if that's an option for you. But if your device came with a remote with headphones, then it is an option for you.
DBDukes
http://www.dbdukes.com/
Roku Ultra (4660)
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Best solution is to cancel Netflix.
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Level 7

Re: Netflix Startup Sound

Or get an old Roku with the old UI, like the 2xs
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

I also hate the Netflix startup sound...it is so JARRING. Why the heck did they create that?
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Re: Netflix Startup Sound

The sad part...  It's actually BETTER than what it was.  And yeah, it's pretty jarring.