Netflix’s search option is not that great, and many users would agree to this. But, things can be sorted out by deleting recently watched content on Netflix, which is exactly what we are going to discuss in this blog post.
Netflix may be good at a number of things, but when it comes to content discovery, a significant improvement needs to be made. I don’t know whether I’m the only one who is facing problems while searching for new enjoyable stuff in the company’s library or there are many like me who are facing the same problem.
I think there has to be a significant amount of Netflix users who are not satisfied with the search functionality. It is not easy to find new content to watch, which sucks because Netflix is all about entertainment, and when aren’t able to find new entertainment on the platform, then they leave the platform with nothing but disappointment.
Users instead of following the straight and simple path to finding the new content are forced to take help of not so user-friendly secret codes. Netflix should do something in order to make this a lot easier otherwise get ready to lose some customers.
Ideally, one shouldn’t be using the codes because after all, he/she is using a world-class streaming service, which is supposed to offer all the offers on a platter, but that doesn’t seem to the case. Netflix apps have a list of recommended shows, which are generated by the sophisticated algorithms, which keeps track of the videos that a user has watched already.
But, this feature can’t be used when two or more people are using one Netflix profile. I don’t understand how Netflix missed this drawback, but it is what it is. Though the algorithm to analyze watched videos is sophisticated, but it is not that difficult to make it confused.
But, there is one way through which things can be brought back on the right track. It is possible for a user to remove the shows that he/she has watched. He/she will have to go the Netflix history and remove the shows from there. With this, he/she can avoid the algorithms from considering previously watched content when recommending any new content.
What is the process of deleting recently watched on Netflix?
Here are the steps that will be brought into use if a user wants to remove shows from the Netflix’s recently watched list.
- The first step is to go to Netflix.com followed by clicking on ‘Sign in’.
- Type in Netflix username and password, and click ‘sign in’.
- The user will have to open his/her primary account
- Click the small arrow, which is given in the upper right corner of the screen.
- The user will see a drop-down menu from which, he/she will have to select ‘account’.
- Then, he/she will have to go to ‘my profile’ followed by ‘viewing activity’.
- He/she is going to see the shows’ list that he/she has watched so far.
- He/she will have to click on ‘X’, which is given right next to the show’s name in order to remove a particular content.
It is also possible for the user to edit show ratings. For that, he/she will have to click on the rating tab, which is given at the top right corner of the screen.
One must also remember that if he/she has watched multiple episodes of a series, then he/she will have to remove all those from the Netflix algorithms in order to stop the app from recommending them in the future.