Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App

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Back in September, Netflix launched a social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it asks if you know anyone else who’d like the title, and prompts you to find your friends using Facebook.

Upon launch, the feature was available on the Netflix website, on iOS, PS3, and Xbox, and a variety of set-top boxes and smart TVs. It promised Android availability within months, and now it's delivering on that promise.

The Android version even comes with some extra features.

"First, we’re taking full advantage of the rich Android push notification capabilities to add images and action buttons that let you to watch, get more info, or thank your friend for a recommendation," says Netflix in a blog post.

"Second, for Android smartwatch users, we’ve created an Android Wear integration that alerts you when you’ve received a recommendation, and lets you watch, thank, play, or get more details on the show," it adds.

The feature does not post anything to Facebook or share what you watch to your friends’ News Feeds.

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