Netflix Direct, a TV Channel-Like Offering, Will Choose Content for You So You Don’t Have To

first_imgIf proven to be successful, it’s likely that Netflix will roll out availability of its Direct channel in other global markets as well. Of course, the functionality of the channel depends on careful curation of content, with a good mix of movies, TV shows, and other specials playing as per a set schedule. The curation would have to be based on respective markets, since users in France and users in India will naturally have different preferences.For now, Netflix Direct is only available in France, and is naturally being curated for French audiences, with a selection of French, international, and US feature films and TV shows, as per the Variety report. Users will of course have the option to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix normally by selecting and immediately viewing as before, but Netflix Direct will have some appeal to users who are between TV shows or just want to sit down and watch something at the end of the day without putting much effort into looking up content.Netflix is known to live test many of its upcoming features in various global markets, and only recently announced plans for a ‘weekend trial’ of its premium service for select users, starting with India. The streaming service has also been gradually improving the technical quality of its original productions. Much of its new content is being produced in 4K Dolby Vision, compatible with many current-generation HDR TVs.- Advertisement – Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Netflix Direct is a TV channel-like service that is being tested in France. The great thing about streaming on OTT platforms is having access to movies and TV shows whenever you want to watch them. You aren’t bound to programming schedules, and in most cases, you don’t need to wait for a week to get a fresh new episode of your favourite show. That said, it can sometimes be frustrating to look for something to watch, and the traditional experience of flipping through TV channels to find something interesting remains an option that many prefer. That’s why Netflix plans to bring this experience to OTT streaming, through Netflix Direct.Designed to function like a regular TV channel within the streaming platform, Netflix Direct is the company’s first attempt at linear, scheduled programming. The channel is rolling out in a phased manner for testing in France right now, according to a report by Variety. The report states that Netflix chose France because traditional TV consumption habits are still popular in the European country. Netflix Direct has been soft launched in France on November 5, and will be widely available in the country in December, as per the report.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Man City, Juve lead Barca in race for Wolves winger

first_img Loading… Barcelona are interested in a move for their former winger Adama Traore but are behind Manchester City and Juventus for the Wolves winger. The Catalan giants carry an interest in signing their former B team winger, according to a report in ESPN, but the outgoing English champions and the Serie A leaders lead the way for the Spaniard. The 24-year-old has starred for the Midlands club this campaign – starting 24 of their Premier League matches and catching the eye due to his great speed and dribbling ability. Barcelona transfer news this summer has focused on the club’s pursuit of Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, while Miralem Pjanic has already been signed from Juventus with Arthur Melo going the other way. Read Also: Mbappe, Havertz, Camavinga all waiting on Real Madrid before contract talks The Spain-born player has yet to be competitively capped at international level although he has been called up recently to La Roja’s senior squad, where he had to withdraw through injury, having previously said he wanted to declare for Mali. Traore made one substitute appearance in La Liga for Barcelona in the 2013/14 campaign, while he has also represented Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in England. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Traore has netted four goals and registered nine assists for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the league this campaign but if they miss out on a Champions League spot then the club may cash-in on the winger. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more