Before iTunes and Apple Music, the average pubescent teen would edit together their favourite songs onto an audio cassette and create what was known as the traditional ‘Mixed Tape’. The cheesy, homemade compilation mixed tapes were made popular by teenagers in the 1980s and 1990s, and every character Michael Cera played up until the invention of Spotify.
With advances in technology, and Apple making it as simple as just a few clicks, ‘Mixed tapes’ have evolved to ‘playlists’ that can be shared and streamed, digitally, to whomever you choose, no locker break-in required.
Now Netflix has jumped on to the digitally interactive train, announcing their new feature called Flixtape.
The multimedia provider is making it easier than ever for you to give the world taste of your digital streaming menu, with customizable ways to create lists of things you like to watch, and then share them with other Netflix users.
The company says ‘Flixtapes’ are meant to be built around certain themes, moods or a particular subject matter, with two main options: ‘create your own’ or view the ones specifically ‘made for you’.
Creating your very own Flixtape is actually quite simple! Just type in a name of your playlist, and Netflix will help you out with a few suggestions based on your title.
Then, you can edit and manage the list, by including both TV shows and movies to the same Flixtape.
Once your playlist is complete, you can then edit the “cover” by adding cartoon graphics and listing a “To” and “From” if you’re sending it to someone special.
And of course, you can share it via Twitter and Facebook, or by copying and pasting the link.
To see how easy it can be, head over to flixtape.netflix.com and try it out for yourself!
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