Netflix Now Giving Subscribers Ability to Share Recommendations
By Christian Bautista for Tech Times
Netflix is now giving its subscribers the ability to send private recommendations to friends. The new tool lets Netflix subscribers with Facebook accounts to privately recommend shows to friends, thereby doing away with the need to inform everyone of your affinity for trashy reality TV shows.
“Starting today, we’re launching our new social recommendation feature that allows you to easily, and privately, recommend the shows you love to the people you care about,” product innovation director Cameron Johnson wrote in a blog post. “You know that feeling when you’ve watched something really great, something that moves you or makes you laugh, and you immediately think of someone else who would love it too? It’s the feeling of wanting your friends and family to enjoy the show just as much as you did.”
The feature, which is now available on Netflix website as well as on iPads, iPhones, Xbox, PS3, smart TVs and set-top boxes, kicks in once you’ve finished watching a show. Netflix will display a page with the photos of your Facebook friends, giving you the option to share what you’ve just watched to friends and family member who you think might be interested.
Unlike the previous method of making Netflix recommendations, the new feature will not post your suggestion to Facebook. Your recommendation would also not show up on the News Feed of your friends, which is great if you want to keep your love of shows about hoarders under wraps.