Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Got Any Good Recommendations?

At Netflix, we believe that great stories have the power to connect us with the people we care about.

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.

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.

When you finish watching something you’ll be asked if you know anyone else who’d like that show, and prompted to find your friends by connecting to Facebook.  

Connecting will not post to Facebook or share what you watch to your friends’ News Feed.

After selecting friends from a row of their pictures, and adding an optional message, click Send. Your friends will receive the recommendation the next time they log into Netflix. They can thank you for the recommendation, and if they watch it or add it to their list, we’ll let you know.

For friends who have not yet connected Netflix and Facebook, we’ll send your recommendation as a private message to Facebook Messenger.

The feature is available on the website, iPad, iPhone, PS3, Xbox, and many set-top boxes and smart TVs. We’ll be adding additional platforms in the coming months.

The next time you watch a great story on Netflix, passing it along to someone you care about will be just a click away. We hope you enjoy.


Cameron Johnson is director of product innovation at Netflix