Netflix Top 10 feature to roll out globally, shows the most popular movies and shows in your region

netflix on Monday announced plans to launch a new Top 10 feature that will allow users to view the most popular TV series and movies from their country.

The Los Gatos, California-based company has kept its viewership data for years and only recently began revealing information about how many people watch its shows.

Director of Product Innovation Cameron Johnson wrote in a company blog post that Netflix will update the Top 10 feature daily. It will include an overall Top 10 list as well as lists of TV series and most popular movies.

Netflix will update this list daily

Shows that appear on these lists will be designated with a “Top 10” badge elsewhere on the platform. The streaming giant has been experimenting with top 10 lists in Mexico and the UK over the past six months, Johnson wrote.

Netflix uses an algorithm to deliver content based on a user’s viewing history, but still faces criticism that it’s hard to navigate. The Top 10 list responds to those criticisms and also reflects a trend for the company to be more transparent about how its shows are performing.

In December, Netflix released a list of its most popular shows and movies of 2019 in the United States, based on the number of households watching at least two minutes of a series, movie or special on the during its first 28 days on service. The figures have not been verified by a third party.

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Alfonso E. Cramer