Remember the good old days pre-iPod era when you carried around an old school CD/cassette player? The bulk of those product forever a frustrating thing to carry about unless you’re sporting a hoodie with huge front pockets. Is nostalgia hitting you yet? What about the mixtapes you used to create for that one girl or guy you had a crush on or just for fun to share with friends?
Well, Netflix is bringing that back in a new way. Netflix recently launched something called Flixtape and with Flixtape, you’re able to create your own selection of shows to keep or share with friends and family.
“Flixtape is a short playlist of Netflix titles based around a theme, mood, or message. It’s like a mixtape, but for Netflix.” - Netflix
If you head over to Flixtape, everyone has the option to either create their own Flixtape or browse from pre-made Flixtapes and you’ll notice all Flixtapes has a different theme (for whatever flavor of shows or movies you’re up for on a certain night). Can’t think of a good Flixtape theme? Hit the ‘Inspire Me’ button a few times and have Netflix get the ball rolling for you.
Creating your Flixtape is relatively easy and the directions are straightforward but if you need help, just click on ‘How It Works’ at the bottom of Flixtape homepage for a step by step guide.
The release of Flixtape is another of Netflix's plan to collect data on subscribers viewing behaviors in order help the streaming service organize content selection based on what you like to watch. Notice those "recommended for you", "based on what you've watch" or "more like this" options, Netflix is striving to improve related content to boost viewing experience across the board.
So, what do you think? Give it a try! You might even find a few new shows from the range of pre-made Flixtapes available !