Part of Netflix’s charm is its endless library of movies and TV shows. But what if you’d rather not spend 30 minutes scrolling (and scrolling) to find something to watch? The company is testing a solution—but just in France, for now.
French subscribers can now access Direct, which is basically a Netflix television channel . It provides a continuous flow of popular content to those who want to see the best of what Netflix has to offer. And just like TV, there’s no rewind button. The service launched on Thursday, with plans for release to all of France from the beginning of December.
“In France, where traditional TV consumption is very popular, many viewers like the idea of programming that avoids having to choose what to watch,” reads a Netflix press release.
Direct’s programming is based on what all of France finds appealing, not just on a viewer’s personal taste. Frandroid reports that the channel will generate a real-time stream over five days, so viewers won’t see the same shows and movies over and over again. They can navigate to the traditional version of Netflix at any time.