Netflix offers streaming countdown early so adults can celebrate late

Hey parents – hoping to catch the ball drop this year, but worried about getting the kids to bed? Netflix has a solution for you.

The popular streaming video service is offering a "streaming countdown" so that parents and kids can celebrate the New Year as a family…a little before the actual ball drops at midnight.

According to Netflix, more than 58 percent of parents say they want the opportunity to put the kids to bed early and celebrate late. Thus, the company is offering six streams that offer family-friendly programming that counts down to the "New Year" before the parents can pop the bubbly for the official New Year’s celebration.

Netflix’s research suggests that parents say 9 p.m. is the optimal countdown time.

You can read more about the feature here.

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