Netflix is possibly the most popular content streaming platform in the world and in Spain, but since it has so many series and movies, it is sometimes difficult to choose what to watch. This now has a solution.
If you don’t know what to watch, let Netflix and its algorithm choose for you: this is how the platform’s new mode of playing series and movies works
As we had already anticipated, Netflix has introduced a new playback mode for its series and movies that, more than new, evokes another era in which one did not choose what one could see on television beyond changing the channel.
The new suggested content reproduction has officially arrived in Spain and it works in a very simple way: you let Netflix choose what you see by clicking on the option … and that’s it: it puts you a series or movie from its catalog.
The function is available in both the television, browser and mobile versions of Netflix, so it will reach all users of the platform starting today.
If you’re worried about Netflix putting something you don’t like, don’t worry so much – the mode isn’t as random as it sounds. The first, because as soon as you press, it puts you in front of several options from which to choose: a movie, the first chapter of a series, a program that you have not seen in a long time … There are several options that limit what you see.
On the other hand, the algorithm also comes into play here. Because Netflix knows you very well, it knows your tastes and will not put you in a documentary about Serengeti animals if you have never seen a nature program before. Although maybe you should see one, for a change.
Netflix is innovating in various ways of consuming its series and content. Either because they have much more competition (and very tough, in the case of Amazon and Disney) or because they are adapting to how users’ habits change. Recently, he opened a part of his catalog to view it for free. And they are also studying launching a rate only for those who watch series and movies on their mobile.
Of course, not everything can be good. Since Netflix allows sharing accounts between family members and since many people used this to divide the monthly fee, they will very soon limit how a single account can be distributed among several people so as not to lose that money.