In the meantime, Netflix has become an indispensable part of television and mobile devices. You can also hear the tune of the streaming service continuously. It is striking that that tune could almost have been completely different.
Netflix’s VP of Product Todd Yellin and Oscar-winning sound editor Lon Bender indicated, according to Screenrant, that they wanted to use the tune of MGM (the roaring lion) at some point, only with the sound of a goat.
Netflix almost had a goat sound
“I liked the sound of the goat,” Yellin said during a TED podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. “It was funny, it was quirky and it was our version of Leo de Leeuw.” The reason this option was considered was that they wanted viewers to feel like they were seeing something beautiful. “Wow, I’ll have something great soon,” said Yellin.
The original Netflix tune had to be chosen from 20 to 30 different effects. The goat finished in the top three, but it was not. Now we do it with the “TA-DUM” tune. This has been heard since 2015 when starting a Netflix Original.
Incidentally, there is also a cinema version of this version, the “Netflix Theatrical Sonic Logo”.