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Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on mobile

Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on mobile

If you're so busy you don't even have time to turn your phone horizontally when checking out previews of new Netflix shows, the company has you covered ... Added to that, they play like a slideshow, allowing users to swipe or tap to skip to the next video without returning to the main screen. "Last year, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, which brought dynamic and engaging video to the TV interface".

Netflix is offering brief previews of new content in vertical video format.

This launch comes more than a year after Netflix brought a similar feature to its TV app and serves as another push to increase stickiness and keep viewers glued to their screens for longer. With the launch of mobile previews on the Netflix app, the video browsing experience has been optimized for phones and is much more interactive. Users can also save content for later, which adds the show or movie to a wish list. This feature will be available on the home page of the app.

Additionally, Johnson claims that the previews will "load very quickly" and will take advantage of the streaming service's AI savvy to appeal to your specific tastes.

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Unfortunately, mobile previews feature are not yet available on Android, but will be available "soon".

Finding something to watch on Netflix is the most hard thing any human has ever done. Netflix said in a blog post.

At the initial stage Netflix will release around 75 video previews for movies and TV shows. As with other content recommendation features on Netflix, each user will be presented with different previews depending on their viewing history.


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