Netflix Users Are Being Asked To Weigh In On N-Plus Service Featuring Playlists, Extras - Report

I'll build a playlist of all the good Iron Fist episodes.


For a brief, glorious period of about 15 years--give or take--we were all collectors. Whether it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, or Cowboy Bebop, we were all DVD hunters. We had our favorite shows decorating our shelves and the discs were filled to overflowing with extras. Netflix is looking to reclaim a little of that magic with its N-Plus service, according to Protocol.

Netflix has reportedly begun surveying some users about a service called N-Plus, which the streamer is describing as a "future online space where you can learn more about Netflix shows and things related to them." Netflix asked surveyed users about features like podcasts, user-generated playlists, and more.

Based on the survey, the service seems like it would be the resting place for everything Netflix-related that isn't the shows itself. This could include behind-the-scenes videos and other extras, information about actors in Netflix shows, and any other additional information that Netflix hopes fans might engage with. If Netflix decided to move forward with this service, it could possibly be a way to bring Netflix's social verticals like Geeked and Strong Black Lead closer to the service.

That playlist feature is one of the potential highlights. Users would be able to build and share playlists of their favorite TV shows and movies. For example, some Star Wars fans prefer to watch the series in the so-called "Machete Order" which places Episodes II and III of the Skywalker Saga between Episodes V and VI. While that particular playlist would only be on Disney+, just about every popular show has a community that agrees on which episodes are necessary, which are the best, and which are worth dropping completely.

Another suggested feature would let N-Plus users "learn about a planned show and influence its development with feedback before filming has finished," which probably won't backfire.

Of course, this is strictly a survey, so just some or even none of this may ever see the light of day.

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