Coming to Netflix: Reminders for Your Favorite Titles

Coming to a Netflix near you: A new way to find out what’s new.

Like all entertainment fans, there are a few things we hate:

a. Being spoiled about major plot twists. We want to experience the romance, the heartbreak, the shock and the what-just-happened?! for ourselves rather than hearing about it second-hand on social media.

b. Not being in the loop on the latest pop culture sensation. If there’s a new show or movie everyone can’t stop talking about, we want to be among the first to know so we can get in on the conversation (and, best case scenario, be the one to recommend it to all of our friends and family).

Which is why we’re excited to roll out a new feature designed to alert members like you about what’s new and coming soon. The new ‘Latest’ tab, located on the left side navigation bar, will break titles down into three helpful new categories: ‘New This Week,’ ‘Coming This Week,’ and ‘Coming Next Week.’

These three rows will reach across all content areas: drama, comedy, horror, docs, foreign, original, licensed and even kids’ content.

This will allow members to explore all the latest additions to the service and also get a sneak peek at what they’ll be watching next.

And we still haven’t gotten to our favorite part: Members will now be able to click a ‘Remind me’ button on specific upcoming titles to receive a notification when they are available to stream. One click and you’re all set.

The Backstory

Since launching about seven years ago, our monthly ‘Now on Netflix’ newsletters have become incredibly popular. Not only do our members seek out these lists, but we’re constantly hearing about how much they delight and inspire our members.

But at Netflix, we’re constantly looking for ways to develop and deliver a better member experience. How could we make it easier for members to stay caught up with their old staples and find their next favorite project?

The Member Experience

We launched this feature in August and will continue to roll this out on eligible devices over the next few weeks. The ‘latest’ tab will be available on all Netflix enabled devices, including many game consoles and Roku devices. Smart TVs and others will get this exciting upgrade in the coming months. Additional information about the new feature can be found on our Help Center.

Sparking joy with members is always at the top of our list, so we hope these new rows will deliver on that. Want to be alerted the moment the new season of The Crown launches? Check. Want to see what’s coming up so you can play your calendar around watching The Politician? Done. The ‘latest’ tab is here to help.

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