I am writing to say THANK YOU. Being able to watch thousands of movies at the mere touch of a button, in the safety, warmth, and convenience of home (or anywhere) is nothing short of magical. You make my life, and the lives of countless millions, so much better. As a gesture of true friendship, I’d like to offer some suggestions as to how you can improve. My husband, an IT guy, has vetted the feasibility of each of the features below, and assures me they are do-able. So please consider implementing them. They’re your DESTINY.
The 7 Fabulous New Features Netflix REALLY Needs to Add:
Number One: Instead of suggesting 15 movies similar to the shitty one I watched for 5 minutes 2 weeks ago before turning it off, how about movies similar to the one I rated 5 stars yesterday?
Number Two: A feature to X out movies that hold no interest whatsoever to me. And do not ever resurrect them again. EVER. Feel free to add a pop-up confirmation before deletion – ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DELETE THIS? Sometimes I’ve had a glass or two of wine and my finger agility’s not what it used to be, so I might make a mistake. But if it’s a pain to add that, no problem; I’m cool with losing a couple films just to make the crap disappear.
Number Three: Give us the ability to search movies by star rating. I have become such a Netflix snob, I no longer watch anything lower than 4 stars – and even then, almost nothing lower than 4.5. Can we block out movies below a certain standard? Or at least be able to identify and ban from our account anything below a minimal rating. 2 stars. 1 star?! Are you kidding me??!!
Number Four: Similarly, can we opt in/out of entire categories? You could have a page with boxes that you can click to add or eliminate types of movies. Whatever you like or dislike, be it war films, documentaries, horror, you name it, just click and POOF! it’s either in or out. This would be particularly helpful when viewing with children or adults upset by certain types of films.
Number Five: I can get this feature on my iPhone when I view Netflix, but how about putting it on the TV where I do most of my viewing? When you click on a movie, offer suggestions of similar movies below. If you like “such and such,” here’s something analogous, that kind of thing. Similarly, if you do a search for a specific film, offer related movies as well.
Number Six: How about a privacy feature? Some of us might explore more movie options or categories were we able to do so PRIVATELY. For instance, I’ve been dying to watch the TV series Frisky Business, which seems both educational as well as engaging, but I simply can’t for fear of what my teen/tween daughters will say. DID YOU SEE WHAT MOM’S WATCHING?? Dildos r’ us!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWW. (*Hangs head in shame*)
Number Seven: A request movies feature, where you can ask for movies not currently available for online streaming -or- upcoming films not yet released to the public. Netflix could tally votes and decide what’s worth showing.
So, Netflix, that’s it for now. As your loving friend, one who truly cares and wants the very best for both of us, please consider implementing at least some of the features, particularly 1, 2, 4, and 6. Thanks in advance, buddy!