Netflix Adds 'Latest' Section to Show Everything That's New and Coming Soon

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Netflix today introduced a new "Latest" section to its service, which is designed to highlight newly released titles and movies and TV shows that are coming soon.

    According to Variety, the "Latest" section focuses specifically on just released titles, movies and TV shows coming in the current week, and movies and TV shows coming in the week after.


    Upcoming titles are teased with a trailer, and Netflix users can opt to be reminded when a particular TV show or movie becomes available on the service. Netflix plans to update "Latest" multiple times a day, with content personalized for each Netflix user. This appears to be separate from the New Releases and Trending sections that Netflix offers, as it also includes upcoming content.

    The new section is accessible via the Netflix app sidebar and has started rolling out on Smart TVs, streaming devices, and game consoles as of Monday.

    Article Link: Netflix Adds 'Latest' Section to Show Everything That's New and Coming Soon
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    It amazes me that this wasn’t already a thing.
  3. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    I think Netflix is feeling lots of pressure before Disney+ comes out.

    Why didn’t Netflix release these features years ago?
  4. DogHouseDub macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    They've had NEW for years, and it NEVER shows what is actually new. Always have to find that info elsewhere. Will this be different, or just re-named?
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I'd actually find it more useful if they added a "Here's what'll be leaving in a few weeks" section.

    There are websites which have tried to do this, but Netflix has made it harder for them to get that information.
  6. will_is_here macrumors newbie


    May 25, 2019
    I think movie services haven't been competing on features for some years now, but instead on shows.
  7. zhang96 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2016
    If it's not available, it is not available, don't fool me.
  8. zunamo macrumors member

    May 4, 2015
    From my experience, Netflix does not want to make it easy to find anything you like, quickly. By now they could have added so many useful ways to find what you are looking for. Nope, they just want you to keep scrolling and see all the stuff they have.
  9. valkyrie917 macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2019
    Can we get a revamp on My List?? It's not sorted in any good way. Can I get a way to filter and sort? Please?
  10. Minxy macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2012
    exactly this! I use the U.K. store and newest section is a lie, it doesn’t show new films or programmes, it is normally just a curated list of crappy Netflix originals, and not even their news ones.
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Still better than Amazon Prime Video. They don’t even group the same TV show, so when you’re browsing it’ll have all the seasons listed separately. Also a PITA to figure out where you left off.

    Netflix is a godsend comparatively!
  12. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    I hate how you have to scroll up and down just to find what is new.
  13. CarlJ macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2004
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Now if we could just get it to STOP AUTOPLAYING VIDEO PREVIEWS. I know the marketing people say it "enhances engagement". I don't care. I already subscribe to your service, I'd like to be able to scroll through the list in peace.

    I'd also like that list to actually stop when it hits the end (both vertically and horizontally), rather than wrapping around (or at least have some very distinct marker where it wraps around). I much prefer "okay, you've seen everything on offer (make a choice)" to just starting to get the uneasy feeling you've seen these particular selections before.
  14. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    I cancelled Netflix a couple months ago. They’ve cancelled too many of my favorite shows. Sense 8 and now OA, come on. I think those shows were really good and unique too, they just cancelled it smh.
  15. twistedpixel8 macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2017
    Also how about a way to remove stuff from “continue watching”, rather than having to find that “history” page in a web browser.
  16. twistedpixel8 macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2017
    It constantly shows that there’s “new episodes” of Suits and other TV shows even though there haven’t been new ones added for weeks (or months). It’s a total mess.

    You can go to the search page and scroll down the category list to “new releases” and “recently added” which actually seem to be in a bit better chronological order but still that gets messed up sometimes.
  17. cardfan, Aug 21, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 21, 2019

    cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    Apple has been rumored to be calling its service internally the Netflix killer.

    But hey let’s talk about the mess that is the Atv app. Can’t play next episode automatically. Lost the view at top. Auto plays. Mixed in with your library. Channels you don’t want all over the place. But with only a few show it shouldn’t too hard to find what’s “new”.
  18. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Try to find a good horror flick on Netflix is horror in itself.
  19. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    How about a Netflix section that shows what they are losing due to all the new streaming services ?

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