Netflix is making it easier to hide what you’ve been watching

Now you can drop that movie you gave up on from your Netflix homepage.

Netflix has added a new feature that lets you easily remove programs you're no longer watching.

The “continue watching” row on the Netflix homepage allows viewers to jump back into a show or movie right where they left off. That’s great if you actually want to go back to it and don’t mind others on your account seeing what you’ve been watching. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

You’ve always been able to remove titles from that row, but it meant sifting through your account settings on a web browser, going into your profile and parental controls, clicking on your viewing activity and then discarding the titles you no longer wanted to populate the “continue watching” row. 

It was a lot of work for a minor annoyance. Eventually, as you watch more new titles, those nuisance titles slide down the list and out of view anyway, but they’re still there.

Netflix’s new solution to the problem is simple. When you hover over the title, you’ll see a few options including the ability to give the title a thumbs up or thumbs down. At the bottom of the list, you’ll find “remove from row.” Click on that choice, and the title disappears from your “continue watching” list on the homepage. 

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The feature is currently available for Android phone and tablet users with iOS users receiving the update on June 29.

Netflix is also adding a feature that lets you go to specific episodes without having to click on a title’s landing page first. These are small moves designed to make Netflix’s homepage experience more user-friendly.

Featured Resources

Staying ahead of the game in the world of data

Create successful marketing campaigns by understanding your customers better

Download now

Remote working 2020: Advantages and challenges

Discover how to overcome remote working challenges

Download now

Keep your data available with snapshot technology

Synology’s solution to your data protection problem

Download now

After the lockdown - reinventing the way your business works

Your guide to ensuring business continuity, no matter the crisis

Download now
Advertisement

Recommended

Google Nest Hub is the first smart display to support Netflix
streaming

Google Nest Hub is the first smart display to support Netflix

22 Jul 2020
Netflix donates $5 million to support black organizations
streaming

Netflix donates $5 million to support black organizations

16 Jun 2020
HBO Max enters the streaming wars — does it have what it takes?
streaming

HBO Max enters the streaming wars — does it have what it takes?

29 May 2020

Most Popular

How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

3 Aug 2020
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

4 Aug 2020
How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?
operating systems

How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?

3 Aug 2020