Senators from Hawaii and South Dakota have introduced a bill that would change the Emergency Alert System and add these alerts to streaming services like Netflix. This is an interesting idea and I can get behind this effort as long as the government fixes false alerts like those that happened in Hawaii. To be honest I'm surprised this hasn't come up earlier since the cord cutting phenomenon has been occurring for some time. Contact your senator to support this if you think it's a good idea. Also, check out the bill because it touches on a few other items you might be interested in. “Hawaii? Wasn’t that the state that had a very public false alarm with its emergency alert system?” Yep! But it seems that in investigating what went wrong, the state found plenty of long-lived shortcomings in the existing, aging alert system.