Netflix has introduced a small yet significant change to how viewers stream TV and films, and it could well save you a few blushes during times when you have company over
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At long last, Netflix has introduced a much-hoped-for option to manually delete the TV shows and movies left lurking about unfinished in your “Continue Watching” row.
For many, this dusty row has proven to be an irritation for far too long, being a constant reminder of the sluggish films you gave up on halfway through or the marmite TV shows you simply gave up waiting for your other half to get enthusiastic about.
Viewers may now finally remove content from this universally dreaded row by simply selecting the card you wish to chuck before scrolling down to the brand new ‘Remove from Continue Watching’.
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Fortunately, for any indecisive viewers, this action is completely reversible, meaning that – should you fancy hopping back into that series you’ve simply had no time to catch up on – you can do so with ease.
All you have to do in this instance is to click the ‘Remove from Continue Watching’ a second time to immediately undo the removal, allowing you to backtrack on any hasty snap decisions.
As well as tidying up your Netflix library nicely, this chance means that many viewers are breathing a sigh of relief for exactly the same reason, being now free to watch whatever embarrassing shows they want without detection.
Of course, you should never feel self-conscious about your movie choices, but if you do want to keep your love for a particularly cheesy romance secret from your flatmate, then the power is now very much at your fingertips.
As one Twitter user perfectly put it: “Netflix added a feature to remove shows from the continue watching list. That’s like when Google gave us a way to delete our browser history.”
Another approving person remarked that it was “such a simple yet satisfying addition”, while another declared it to be “the best thing since ‘skip intro'”.
This new feature is already available on Netflix’s web, mobile, and TV apps, so you can now go spring clean your library to your heart’s content. Or at least make it appear as though you only watch the coolest releases.
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