Ever had a friend who’s never watched Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead or Daredevil and thought “are you for real?” Well now you can just shoot them a playlist of must watch TV shows and movies using Flixtape from Netflix.
So what exactly is Flixtape? This revolutionary new feature is the latest way to share your favorite movies and binge-worthy shows with friends and family. Flixtape’s clever name goes back to the days when people would paste together their favorite songs on one cassette tape called “mixtapes” and gift them to their friends.
So you’re thinking “This is great! How do I use Flixtape?” Well we played around with it for a little while, found out what does and doesn’t work and spelled it out step by step.
Tutorial: How to send someone a Flixtape
We wanted to add some Aubrey Plaza titles and had to leave the page because the app doesn’t allow you to search by actor.
Since we couldn’t search by actor, we used the Netflix search site to find flicks that feature Aubrey Plaza.
Check out Netflix’s search site to see what Netflix has to offer and build your playlist from it. We wanted to add the episode “Up All Night” from 30 Rock to the list and found we only had the option to add the whole series. It would be nice to be able to add a specific episodes to make the list more personal and manageable.
Stick to movies for gift lists like “birthday flixtape”. Your recipient may be more likely to actually watch what you send.
Next we’ll add some razzle-dazzle to your Flixtape. We went with the sea monster and taco, because sea monsters and tacos are both delicious! After you’re done adding your flair fill in the To and From names and click Done.
Now you’ll want to click “Preview” to see what your friends will end up getting. If everything looks good, it’s time to send your Flixtape!
So that’s pretty much it. You can add up to six titles on one Flixtape. Remember your friend must have access to Netflix to watch what you send. So have fun getting your friends and family to finally watch Mad Men or House Of Cards… it’s about time isn’t it?