A Netflix add-on that would make it more satisfying

If you’re an “organized TV watcher” like I am, you probably have a list of TV shows you watch just to keep on track with all the exciting shows either premiering now or later.

Currently on Netflix, users can view shows that they are currently watching under “Continue Watching for…” and they could add ones they want to watch in the future under “My List”.

Now this is far more convenient than users realize. It’s nice to see all of them listed together on the same screen. And below the currently watched shows, you got the ones recommended to you based on your favorites and past viewing choices.

A minor but pretty satisfying add-on to the website would be another vertical tab to view all the past shows you’ve watched. And when you browse on the watched show, it provides you the date you started the show, the date you ended it and the number of weeks & days it took you to finish it. It helps in two ways:

  1. You can track the amount of time it took to start & finish it. It gives you an idea on whether you were super glued to the show or it was just an on-and-off hobby. You can share your information to your family and friends either recommending to watch it or not.
  2. It provides Netflix expert users/binge-watchers an estimate on how long it’s going to take to finish any other future shows of a similar length. For instance, it took me 2 months to finish all 12 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy along with my ongoing life. When I started to watch Gilmore Girls, I figured it would take a little more than a month to finish all 7 seasons.

(This is applicable to movies as well.)

I’ve sketched out how the laptop/desktop screens would look like if it was implemented:

And mobile screens:

Personally for someone who enjoys watching TV shows and movies that aired a long time ago, I’d love to have a collection of all the ones I’ve watched on Netflix. Seeing them together, it would show me either how similar or diverse my viewing choices can be.

Feel free to let me know what you think about adding this feature on Netflix!