Netflix’s New Top 10 Feature Will Help You Find Something Good to Watch

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Can’t find something to watch on Netflix? Well, the streaming platform is rolling out a new feature that might be able to help.

Netflix on Monday announced a new top 10 list feature that will rank the most popular TV shows and movies in your country.

While the company has been experimenting with similar lists in Mexico and the U.K., it is now rolling it out globally.

“When you watch a great movie or TV show, you share it with family and friends, or talk about it at work, so other people can enjoy it too. We hope these top 10 lists will help create more of these shared moments, while also helping all of us find something to watch more quickly and easily,” Netflix said in a press release.

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The ranked lists will aggregate content from across Netflix’s offerings, including movies, documentaries, Netflix originals and TV programs. If you’re looking for something a bit more specific, there will also be individual lists for the top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows.

Any program that appears in the list will also get a special “top 10 badge,” which will show up when you’re browsing your recommendations. That’ll make it easier to spot popular titles across the Netflix feed.

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You’ll also be able to spot the list among other normal recommendation rows, thanks to large numerals that make it obvious how each show is ranked.

There’s some deeper algorithmic learning going on in the background, too. The top 10 feature will show up on your Netflix home screen, but its actual position for you may vary depending on what you watch.

For example, if you only watch horror movies, a Netflix top 10 full of rom-coms or documentaries may not appear prominently for you.

It isn’t clear what metrics Netflix is using for its top 10 lists, especially since the streaming giant has always shied away from revealing viewership statistics. And, again, you’ll only see the top 10 programs that are popular in your own country, not internationally or in other regions.

The new top 10 list feature should now be rolling out to all platforms for all users today, but it might take some time to reach your devices. If you don’t see it, just try again later.

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