Netflix adding video previews to speed up browsing

  • Netflix adding video previews to speed up browsing

Netflix adding video previews to speed up browsing

Along with the announcement of the new feature, Netflix slipped in that it will be launching more than 1,000 hours of original content in 2017.

According to the streaming company when it first tested the video preview, it came out that users watched the title more when it has the video previews run a test.

As Netflix approaches nearly a decade as a video streaming company, it has had to adapt to the changing technological landscape. After binge-watching a horror series, viewers turn to comedy before endeavoring upon the next nail-biter. For one it is shorter in length, and two it is more focused on offering a synopsis of the video that highlights the story, character or tone.

Netflix said that it found people watched more of story when it tested video previews, and they browsed less, which is why it made the decision to roll out the feature to its worldwide audience.

The company says these previews aren't traditional trailers, but more a snapshot of what the viewer can expect from the title.

The previews launch globally today, and they'll make their way to all users over the next couple of weeks.

Fulfilling its role as wise omnipotent narrator, Netflix has surveyed its vast subscriber base of 86 million happy couch potatoes and discovered patterns in our binging once again.

But Netflix viewers don't always look for similar subjects.

The company, which launched in New Zealand past year, recently made it so users can download shows and movies to watch offline.

Netflix has already succeeded in transforming our lives for the better, and now the streaming portal wants to ensure that we continue having the best possible viewing experience ever.

While programmes including Orange Is The New Black, Narcos and The Crown can be downloaded, not all of Netflix's content is available for download yet.