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17 Apr 2019

Soon, Netflix will offer 'top 10' lists of movies, shows

Netflix will offer 'top' lists of shows, movies

In a bid to take on growing competition, Netflix is working on a new feature - top 10 lists.

Yes, the streaming giant will soon start showing a list of trending content, from movies to Originals, on its platform.

Naturally, the capability would come handy for users looking to explore new and popular content.

Here are the details.

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Netflix will offer 'top' lists of shows, movies
Top 10 lists for all content

Feature

Top 10 lists for all content

In a letter to investors, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke about the company's growth and the introduction of 'top 10' lists.

He said they plan to show a list of most popular TV shows, movies, and Originals to customers in the UK as part of a test.

The catalog will appear in the app on a weekly basis for each genre/category.

Benefit

This will give customers a chance to explore trending content

The launch of this feature, scheduled for later this quarter, will make it easier for Netflix users to find the content that's trending on the service.

"For those who want to watch what others are watching, this may make choosing titles even easier," Hastings wrote. "After a few months, we'll decide whether to end or expand the test."

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No word on India launch

India launch

No word on India launch

Having said that, it is important to note that the feature has only been announced for those in the UK and there's no word on when it might come to India.

Additionally, the customers will only see the top trending items and not the number of times they have been viewed, much like how YouTube goes about it.

Growth

Netflix's user-base grows, goes past estimates

Along with this, Hastings also revealed that Netflix's user base has grown by 9.6 million in the last three months, touching the 148 million subscriber mark.

This is way more than the 8.9 million the company had predicted for the quarter.

Notably, Hastings also told investors that the addition of new competitors (Disney and Apple) in the on-demand streaming arena won't affect Netflix's growth.

Here's what Hastings wrote

"We don't anticipate that these new entrants will materially affect our growth because the transition from linear to on demand entertainment is so massive and because of the differing nature of our content offerings," he wrote.

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Is this feature available in India?

When the feature will come to India?

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Is this feature available in India?

Asked 2019-04-17 14:58:37 by Anika Bhatnagar

Answered by NewsBytes

No, the feature has only been announced for users in the UK.

When the feature will come to India?

Asked 2019-04-17 14:58:37 by Sanvi Mittal

Answered by NewsBytes

As of now, it is not clear when or if the new feature will come for Indian users.

Will Netflix reduce prices in India?

Asked 2019-04-17 14:58:37 by Saanvi Gavde

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, the company is testing new pricing models, including weekly options.

What is the cheapest Netflix plan?

Asked 2019-04-17 14:58:37 by Divya Lobo

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, the cheapest Netflix plan costs Rs. 500.

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