November 2, 2022
Netflix Collections test

Netflix is Experimenting with Collections Curated by Humans rather than Algorithms

Netflix is currently evaluating a new section titled “Collections,” which is curated by people, instead of computer algorithms…

A new test by Netflix for its iOS app adds a Collections section, which brings together titles grouped under themes like “Watch in One Weekend,” and “Stream and Scream.”

Netflix Collections Test Curates Content put Together by Humans instead of Algorithms

The new Netflix Collections experimental list is curated by humans rather than algorithms. It resides in place of the “My List” area, moving the latter section over to the “More” tab.

Tapping on Collections reveals themes such as Feel All the Feels, Critics Love These Movies, and Netflix is a Joke.

This comes after the streaming service debuted its “Latest” section, which alerts viewers to the newest additions to the library. (That feature is already live, being located on the sidebar of the television app. It’s also available on streaming devices, along with game consoles but not present on the web.)

Netflix tells TechCrunch the following about its experimental Collections lists:

“We’re always looking for new ways to connect our fans with titles we think they’ll love, so we’re testing out a new way to curate Netflix titles into collections on the Netflix iOS app. Our tests generally vary in how long they run for and in which countries they run in, and they may or may not become permanent features on our service.”

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