Binge–watching keeps getting easier. Last year, The New York Times launched yet another website that’s aiming to change your viewing experience forever; if you haven't caught on yet, you're missing out.
Watching is a movie and television recommendation website that aims to help you choose what to watch next. With so many options out there—and only 24 hours in a day—the forum claims to be able to narrow down your options to only those that you would actually want to watch, based on your given mood or interests. It's also a biweekly newsletter that publishes content not unlike what you’ll find in Street’s Film & TV section.
Here’s how it works. When you first enter the site, you fill out a brief questionnaire to tell the website’s intelligence which genre you’re actually in the mood to watch. Based on your answers, you will be given a number of recommendations, spanning across multiple streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. You can also choose to only select the particular services that you have a prescription to, so Watching is not giving you a recommendation that you do not have access to.
Once you’ve settled on a title that you want to watch, the website provides more information on the work, such as top reviews, essays, and recaps on the title that can be found across the Internet. And once you’ve selected enough titles, the website will start featuring movies and shows that it thinks you will enjoy based on past preferences.
You also have the option to create a personal Watchlist, full of titles that you’ve either previously enjoyed, or would like to watch in the future.
Watching is available to anyone who is a registered user with The New York Times. Even if you’re not, you can still go online and create a free account.