Netflix Updates My List Feature So Users Can Find Content They Haven’t Watched Yet
With a new update, Netflix is making it easier for iOS and Android users to search “My List,” a feature that lets users have a dedicated section for saved movies and TV shows.
On Monday, the streaming service began rolling out new filters for the My List feature, including options for users to sort titles by release date, alphabetically, whether the title is a movie or a TV show. , along with the date the user added the title to the list.
Arguably the most useful filters are the new “Not Started” and “Started” options, which let users sort by titles they have or haven’t started watching yet. The new filters should be a useful addition for users who save a lot of titles to watch in their list and need a way to sift through the clutter.
Previously, My List features had no filters, so mobile users had to keep scrolling through the app to find the specific title they were looking for.
Android users will be the first to see the update. Meanwhile, Netflix will roll out the update to iOS devices over the next few weeks.
Additionally, subscribers can now swipe directly on title cards if they want to remove movies or series from the list. Prior to the update, users had to tap on the title to be redirected to the details page where they then had to select the My List tick icon to remove it.
Note that updates are for mobile users only. Netflix has no immediate plans to roll out the update to TVs, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch. Netflix originally launched My List in 2013.
Additionally, the streamer is introducing a new “Coming Soon” line on the TV home screen – which is set to roll out to all subscribers worldwide in the coming weeks. Currently, users can discover upcoming titles in the “New and Popular” tab. Adding a Coming Soon line directly to the homepage will allow TV users to quickly see what movies and series are launching on the platform.