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Hi listeners, this is Brett Molina. Welcome to Talking Tech. I’m a huge fan of Netflix. I love using it. Recently I binged Seinfeld because I haven’t watched it in a very long time. I also tried watching Breaking Bad, which I know a lot of people love and they think it’s a wonderful TV series. I watched an episode or two and it was fine. It’s a little too dark and I wasn’t ready for the dark TV genre so I stopped watching it. But what happens with Netflix is that even if you start watching a show and you don’t like it, it stays in your Continue Watching section for a while, even if you don’t actually watch it. regularly. The streaming giant now has a solution for that. You can read about it in my story at tech.usatoday.com
Finally, you have the option to remove shows or movies from your Continue Watching section. So let’s say you’re like me, you walk into a TV show, you walk into a movie, you realize you don’t like it. It remains in your Continue Watching section. You can get rid of it completely. Netflix confirmed the details of this in a recent blog post. Here’s how. I tried it.
If you’re on the app, you’ll see the particular show you’re trying to delete. In this tile, you will see three dots stacked vertically. You click on it, then you click on remove from row. I tried this, it didn’t work as well as I thought. I had to do it several times. And even then, it still stuck. But that’s the trick, it works if you have it and use it, for example, on your phone or tablet. If you’re watching on TV, navigate to the show, click on it, then select, delete to continue watching. If you’re there and you realize, “Oh, I made a mistake” or “Oh, you know what? I want to keep watching this”, there is a back arrow. You can click on it and it will undo the deletion.
I love it. I think it’s a great little feature. It’s a very small detail, but I think it makes a huge difference, especially if you’re trying to follow a bunch of different shows and you have a lot of stuff in that section keep watching, a good way to carve that out and make it a little easier and cleaner and you’re not just littered with a million shows you still have to watch. You can find out more about Netflix and all the news related to the streaming giant at tech.usatoday.com. Listeners, let’s listen. Do you have any comments, questions, show ideas, technical issues that you would like us to try to resolve? You can find me on Twitter @BrettMolina23. Don’t forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, wherever you get your podcast. You listened to Talking Tech. We’ll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the tech world.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Control Your “Keep Watching” Space on Netflix: Talking Tech Podcast