Netflix is testing lists of content compiled by employees, which complements the content promoted by algorithms. Whether or not the moderated lists will become available to everyone is not yet known.
Under the name Netflix Collections, some subscribers are shown lists of video content compiled by employees. Those lists were sorted based on various characteristics, such as “let’s keep it light”, a user discovered who posted his findings on Twitter . Subsequently , a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that it is conducting a test, which for the time being appears to be only available to some iOS users.
Those who participate in the test can find the new Collections at the top right of the screen. Users can then browse through the various playlists and subscribe to them. Incidentally, it is not yet entirely clear which iOS users do and do not have access to the test; the Netflix spokesperson said nothing about it. It is also not yet clear whether Netflix intends to introduce the new functionality for everyone in the long term. This will probably be determined after evaluation of the experiment.
The functionality seems similar to what music streaming services have been offering for some time. Services such as Spotify and Apple Music contain many playlists compiled by employees based on certain genres.