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While Netflix competes with sleep, YouTube wants users to 'take break'

Netflix, one of the leading video streaming services, has emerged as a major player in the TV game. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team Delhi, India May 15, 2018, 06.55 PM (IST)

Two of the world's biggest video streaming giants, Netflix and Google's YouTube, seem to have varying opinions when it comes to sleep. 

While Google recently announced rolling out a feature that lets YouTube users set a "Take a break" reminder to limit prolonged viewing, Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings last month noted sleep as the company's biggest competition. 

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“We’re competing with sleep, on the margin. And so, it’s a very large pool of time,” Hastings noted. 

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Netflix enjoys close to 125 million users worldwide, but Hastings had previously admitted having got "YouTube envy”.

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