Netflix now allows you to make your own mixtapes of films and TV shows.
Netflix has long allowed users to craft their own watchlists to give them something to binge their way through, but “Flixtape”, launched this weekend, puts the streaming site in similar territory to fellow subscription platform Spotify, which also allows users to pick and choose their own playlists.
While watchlists are for personal use, Flixtapes are primarily designed to be shared with other people – whether that’s to woo them (“Flixtape and chill?”), like a cassette tape compendium of old, bid them farewell or simply show off your own excellent taste.
To create a Flixtape, type in the name of your playlist, whether that’s a genre, or the name of the person you’re sending it to. Flixtape will automatically suggest titles to go on the list and you can replace and remove any of them, adding up to six in total.
You can customise your cover too, before sharing the finished thing on Twitter of Facebook.
However, you can also keep them for yourself, by picking shows around a theme or to suit a particular mood. To that end, Netflix has already created several Flixtapes to get people started, including The Kiss and Tell Flixtape, The Besties or Frenemies Mixtape, The Mom and Pop Flixtape, The Family Reunion Flixtape, The Couch University Flixtape and The Summertimes Flixtape.
To get started, or to browse the selection already there, head to Flixtape.netflix.com.