Finding what you want to watch on Netflix just got easier
Netflix has just rolled out a new feature that will make finding the shows and films you like much easier.
We’ve all been there, sitting on the sofa spending hours mindlessly flicking through Netflix trying to find a film to get you through the night or a new TV show to fill the Orange is The New Black shaped hole in your life.
It varies from country to country, but the quantity of content on Netflix is estimated anywhere from 3,700 titles to more than 6,000 titles. While Netflix has a host of great stuff, it’s statistically implausible for someone to vibe with all 6,000 of those titles.
Finding something good can be hard, and the layout of Netflix in recent years has never done its users any favours. Netflix has listened however and has now rolled out the ‘coming soon’ or ‘latest’ feature into all mediums of its service.
This may not sound that exciting but what it will do is put all the shows coming to Netflix over the new weeks and months in one easy to process place. Users will also have the option to hit the ‘Remind Me’ button which will send you a notification when a new show or film you’re interested in finally drops.
My personal issue with Netflix’s interface is that it has always been too niche, looking at my Netflix while writing this, I’m hit with “Ensemble TV Programmes”, “Witty Workplace TV Programmes” and “European Programmes”. Perhaps I’m too simple a man, but I’d much rather a broad stroke “drama” section or “comedy” rather than cluttering my feed with categories I’m not even sure of the meaning of.
The ‘latest’ section however removes that niche issue I have and gives me all the shows coming soon without the confusing sub-categorisation that makes me question what kind of show or film I may want to watch.
The feature has been rolled out on all Netflix mediums, though Apple product support is still in the works.