Flixtape by Netflix

Like mixtapes but for Netflix

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I could see this really catching on if they allowed people to list individual episodes rather than entire shows. People could essentially create TV channels.
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@aschuen episodes would be cool!
Very similar to Product Hunt collections. Awesome idea and could be an effective marketing strategy in partnership with big brands or influencers, curating shows and movies. I wonder if it will make its way into the core Netflix experience.
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@rrhoover Intriguing, though I'm not sure the branding lands. The concept of a "mixtape" in the notion it evokes is one of the musical variety, wherein there are a collection of songs grouped together pertaining to a particular theme or emotion. The difference here, though, is that movies and TV shows are media of a much longer variety than songs (even long songs). I think the analogy to a "Collections" mentality is a better, if broader, example. The term "collections" need not imply any particular length or connote any preconceived experience, as the term "mixtape" does. In terms of curation. however, I think that this looks towards a different dynamic. The point of (most) curation is essentially to eliminate the need for active choice; at its core, it's meant to build a list of media morsels so easily digestible that the consumer need not apply any repetitive attention to the selection process after a sufficient ratio has been found. Collections, on the other hand, are less structured than basic curation. While curation relies on a continued determinism in its functionality (that is to say, it relies on previous steps and examples to further build upon them), the collection mentality is much more fluid and abstract. Collections can be made along any number of logical lines or themes, or they can be assembled according to none of these. Simply in terms of marketing and branding, Netflix might consider that more benefits reside in the ability to maintain an abstract dynamic in this collection-building, at least for the moment that it exists as a new offering on the platform.
@rrhoover at scale, curation makes its way to almost everything, as it should. Giving the ability to curate to users is where the magic comes in (like with PH collections). Curation Nation FTW!
@adammarx13 @rrhoover COMING SOON: A Flixtape of Rom-Coms with happy endings perfect for hungover Sundays. Mine will all have this theme,
@bentossell @rrhoover I demand that "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" make that collection ;D
@adammarx13 now we're talking!
Really giving their 'Netflix and Chill' dating game a new angle hey?! - How does it work I hear you ask? (from their site) Flixtape is a short playlist of Netflix titles based around a theme, a mood or message. It’s like a mixtape, but for Netflix. 1. Name your Flixtape The name of your Flixtape is everything it's how we kick off your playlist with a few movies and shows that capture the vibe you want. Type in the feeling you're trying to capture a nod to the genre you love to geek out on or a message to the person receiving it. 2. Edit your playlist Mix it up. The editor allows you to replace and remove any of the 3 titles Flixtape has suggested for you. You can also search for and add up to 6 total titles to your playlist. 3. Customize your cover Your Flixtape is meant to be personal. Each one has a customizable cover with doodles that match just about any theme. Feel free to personalize it even more by adding the name of a friend, loved one, or whoever else is lucky enough to get your awesome Flixtape. 4. Share it Launch your Flixtape into the world with Twitter or Facebook. You can also share it with someone special via email or text. Anyone who has the privilege of viewing your Flixtape will see your amazing title, experience your custom cover, peruse your playlist and watch the titles on Netflix (as long as they have an active account).
I love that this is something they can put out at Netflix. As a developer, it shows that they are still open to fun innovation. This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to work at certain companies.
As someone who habitually "looks for something to watch" for 45 mins, only to just say f it I'm rewatching The Office again prettttttty much 3x a week.... THIS IS AWESOME
@juliaonken hopefully the UK Office....