According to a recent report from Deadline, Netflix may soon allow users to watch episodes live on the platform. According to the article, the American streaming service is working on a live streaming option for stand-up specials and other live programs.
This would allow Netflix to stream live shows, such as the one staged recently by the real estate reality show Selling Sunset. Live voting for competition shows and live comedy specials will also be possible.
Netflix presented its first in-person live comedy show, Netflix Is a Joke Fest, earlier this year. Hundreds of well-known comedians, including Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, Ali Wong, and others, were invited to the show, which lasted several days. Some of the shows recorded at this event will stream on Netflix later this year in June.
A live streaming option, on the other hand, will allow customers to watch shows in real-time.
There are few information about the impending film known at this time, and Netflix has yet to react to a request for comment. Disney Plus, one of Netflix’s main competitors, has already implemented live streaming and broadcasted a live show for the first time in February. Later this year, it will also provide a live stream for a celebrity dancing competition series.