Netflix is trying to make it easier for subscribers to keep up with people's observations across the country by introducing a top 10 line on its homepage.
A new blog post released today by the company notes that the top 10 line is updated every day with the most popular titles in a subscriber's country and the position of the line also changes depending on how relevant the shows and Movies in the list are for your interests. Netflix also finds that subscribers can get an even better overview of the trends by clicking on the individual tabs for movies and TV shows to get the top 10 lists for each category.
Netflix first experimented with a top 10 list in the UK and Mexico last year. "For those who want to see what others see, this could make selecting stocks even easier," CEO Reed Hastings wrote in a letter to investors in April 2019. It's unclear how many of the movies and TV shows make it The top 10 are licensed and how many are original Netflix series, but both are eligible, the company confirmed to The Verge.
At the end of last year, Netflix released a list of the most popular films and TV shows. With the exception of Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2, every title on the list was a Netflix original. The company has lost many of its top titles that it has licensed from studios and networks like Disney, FX, NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros. as the companies release and prepare their own streaming services. This in turn makes the shows and films Netflix produces more popular on the platform and more important to the company's business.
The top 10 line is available to Netflix subscribers as of today and will appear with a different design than other traditional content lines in the streaming service to help differentiate.