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Netflix would have live broadcasts for comedy shows

Netflix. (photo: Virtual DR)
Netflix. (photo: Virtual DR)

Netflix may be expanding to live streaming. According to a report from Deadline, Netflix is ​​currently working on a live streaming option for TV specials. stand up and other live content.

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As Deadline pointed out, support for live streams could open up the possibility that Netflix broadcast meetings livesuch as the one recently held by the real estate reality show Selling Sunset, as well as allowing live voting for competition shows.

Netflix could also use the feature to stream stand-up comedy specials. This year, Netflix held its first live, in-person comedy festival, called Netflix Is a Joke Fest. The Los Angeles-based event spanned multiple days and featured more than 130 popular comedians, including Ali Wong, Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney and more.

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Netflix Is a Joke Fest. (photo: Engadget)
Netflix Is a Joke Fest. (photo: Engadget)
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Netflix is ​​set to start streaming some of the shows it recorded at the event later this month and into June, but a live option could give users at home the ability to watch shows as they unfold (That is, if Netflix chooses to bring the festival back next year.)

So far, not much is known about the upcoming feature yet. Disney Plus, one of Netflix’s biggest rivals, has already entered live streaming. In February, Disney Plus aired a academy awards live screening, a first for the service.

Disney Plus logo. (photo: Robyn Beck/AFP)
Disney Plus logo. (photo: Robyn Beck/AFP)
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It has also become the new home for the celebrity dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars, which will debut as a live series on the platform later this year.

In Netflix’s most recent earnings report, the streaming service reported losing subscribers for the first time in more than a decade, while Disney Plus managed to add 7.9 million new users in the first quarter of 2022.

To help offset a drop in revenue and subscribers, Netflix has hinted at potentially cracking down on password sharing, as well as adding a cheaper ad-supported streaming option.

Netflix. (photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)
Netflix. (photo: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Netflix has a wide catalog of movies and seriesalthough at the beginning there are almost always the same titles, there are many more that the hidden platform can access with a few simple clicks.

This occurs because the platform uses a algorithm that recommends titles appropriate to the user’s profile so that, for example, he does not have children’s movies next to criminal series and fishing documentaries at the beginning, when he is interested in action movies.

In this way, the streaming service It ends up hiding a large part of its library, since it considers that these movies or series are not of interest to the client. However, it does not mean that they are restricted, so you can still access this “hidden catalog”.

As mentioned, they are inside Netflix, so it only takes a few clicks to view the entire library. Hopefully the algorithm will be wrong and there will be things that the user will find to his liking.

Netflix. (photo: Bollywood)
Netflix. (photo: Bollywood)

This is how you can access the hidden Netflix catalog

To do so, you must first access the Netflix account from a Web navigator, because the option is not available in the application for cell phones Y tablets not even for televisions.

– In the search engine you have to write “Netflix Category Lookup” or enter this link: https://netflix-category-lookup.netlify.app/

– Once inside you will see that all the categories of the library appear.

From there everything that follows depends on the user’s ability to navigate and have patience reviewing the wide variety of options (21), among which stand:

-Cult Movies

-Bollywood Movies

-ForeignMovies

-Faith and Spirituality

-Independent Movies

-Music

-Westerns

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