Have you ever entered a room and had absolutely no idea what TV series or movie your family members, friends, or co-workers were discussing? Does it happen to you daily? Netflix is currently in the process of releasing a brand new feature, which essentially prevents that dreaded situation from ever occurring again.
If you aren't already familiar with Netflix's Top 10, it's definitely about to come in handy. Netflix's latest and greatest feature constantly keeps you up-to-date on all the most popular series and movies.
Starting today you’ll notice something new when you go on Netflix: The Top 10 row!— Netflix US (@netflix) February 24, 2020
The lists update daily to show what's popular in your country and are broken into three categories: Netflix overall, shows & films. Here’s an example of what they look like https://t.co/PKxTreBQuo pic.twitter.com/qaAlqCGgRn
First, there's the Overall Top 10 list.
On your Netflix homepage, users around the world will now be able to see the overall top 10 most popular things to watch, whether it's a new TV series, or one of Netflix's original releases, according to a press release. This will change on a daily basis, and whenever you see one of the series or movies on the site, they'll have a badge, indicating that they made it to the top 10 list.
Keep in mind that it only accounts for the most popular shows and movies in your country, so chances are if you jet-set to Montreal for the weekend, they'll have completely different things on their list. Mexico and the U.K. received both features several months ago, and they proved to be useful. Now it's rolling out globally.
They also show Top 10 Movies and Top 10 TV shows.
Like I said before, Netflix users will see "Overall Top 10" on their homepage, combining movies and TV. However, when subscribers navigate to the "Movies" or "Shows" pages, there will be "Top 10 Movies" and "Top 10 Shows" separately, according to the press release. This expands your options and helps you decide between starting a brand new TV series or snuggling up for movie night.
Similarly, when shows or movies from the "Top 10 Shows" or "Top 10 Movies" list appears anywhere else on Netflix, they will have a badge showing they made top 10. These also change on a daily basis, depending on what people are watching that day.
There are a slew of other ways to improve your Netflix experience.
This is one of many groundbreaking innovations to enhance your Netflix viewing experience. For example, there's apparently a Chrome extension that adds IMDB ratings to each series and movie. Additionally, a few years back, the site enabled a Download feature, so you could watch your favorite things without WiFi or cell service.
Additionally, if you'd always rather have someone else pick what you watch, you can use Reelgood, which basically chooses what Netflix subscribers should watch based on certain filters and options that you set yourself.
There is definitely no denying that Netflix's Top 10 is about to revolutionize your social life. So instead of watching that niche TV series or the same film you've re-watched upwards of 50 times after work today, consider checking out Netflix's Top 10 after work. It'll definitely pave the way for interesting conversations tomorrow.