You’ve likely hit “peak binge mode” by now. It’s not a criticism, just a fact of life during these coronavirus times. Heck, even people who normally never stream movies and shows are doing just that; Netflix reportedly gained 16 million new subscribers in this past quarter, which is a record increase in subscribers and well over double what the company had been expecting. So, if you’re new to the streaming service, here’s a quick tip: download the New on Netflix app.
It’s not a new or particularly novel app, but it accomplishes two things really well. It lets you know what (and when) movies and shows are going to be added to Netflix, because new stuff is added all the time, and it lets you know what (and when) other movies and shows are going to disappear from Netflix, because that happens all the time, too. The app dumbs it down so that it’s all really to understand, which is what I really appreciate.
Of course, there are several other ways of finding out this information. Netflix’s own mobile app has a tab called “Coming Soon,” plus the company frequently sends its subscribers emails telling them to the same thing (but let’s be honest, an email from Netflix is probably a quick delete). There are other apps, such as Bestflix, which is a little more in-depth and will even let you know when shows are renewed or canceled.
But for me, I like how simple and straight and to the point the New to Netflix app is. It tells me what’s in and what’s out, and then I can quickly move on with my day.
The New on Netflix app is free and only available on iOS.
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