Netflix Is Testing a Channel with Scheduled Programming
You know, like TV
Published Nov 06, 2020Aside from shows like Insatiable, the worst thing about Netflix is arguably how difficult it is to figure out what to watch. Fortunately, if you're hoping to tune in and drop out without having to read 100 thinkpieces first, the streaming service has got you covered — it is introducing a channel with scheduled programming.
Yes, like television. Remember television?
According to IndieWire, the streamer is launching a new service called Direct that will offer prescheduled programming so you don't need to argue with your partner about whether you should watch Selling Sunset or The Keepers.
The service will reportedly include "real-time, scheduled programming." In a document obtained by IndieWire, the company said, "Many viewers like the idea of programming that doesn't require them to choose what they are going to watch."
Direct is currently being rolled out in a test phase in France only. For the sake of all our relationships, here's hoping it makes its way to Canada soon.