Ey, so yeah - the snow is here :) I'd like to use that opportunity to announce 2 more little things:
on your Watchlist page, you can now sort by "recently added".
we now have more than 5000 TV show trailers on Next Episode! I feel reaching this milestone is worth noting and celebrating as all those trailers are being manually hunted down, added and are checked on a daily basis (for removals, country restrictions or other youtube video problems) and replaced with new ones when needed.
Suggestions for missing (but on YouTube) trailers are much appreciated - please don't hesitate to get in touch!
As last year - if the snow here bothers you - you can follow this link to get rid of it. Cheers!
We used to have 2 separate lists of hidden shows - one for the Homepage and one for the Top Charts.
To unify and tighten up this functionality on Next Episode and make show discovery easier:
There is now only one list of hidden (ignored) shows
Hidden shows management has been moved to settings/sitewide (visible there when you have hidden shows)
Browse section is now also filtered against your hidden shows (and you can hide from it)
I tried to make this update as painless for everyone as possible, but in case you've carefully curated your previous "hidden" lists and this somehow messed it up - drop me a line in here and I'll look into it and fix it.
Hide show buttons are not visible on mobile so try this on a desktop browser and let me know what you think!
Streaming services availability on shows details pages is now available to all users!
Check out how it works and change your country through the little orange gear icon (if not auto-detected properly).
Another change I wanted to make for a long time is to the homepage Discover Other Great Shows widget:
The Upcoming tab is now replaced with a Premiering Soon one, which is effectively the same, but displays the most popular shows premiering in the next 30 days (before it didn't have the 30 days range).
I believe this change makes the purpose of the tab clearer and more useful to discover new great shows.
Please let me know how those work for you and if you have any comments or suggestions!
You can now easily see where all your movies and episodes are available to stream:
There is now a new menu item in your settings called "Stream on".
By default, Streaming Services Availability is turned on for show details pages only, but you can now toggle it on or off for each section it's available for.
If you turn it on for Episodes or Movies, there may be a slight delay in the initial page load for those sections (as it scans for streaming availability, depending on your locale, for the first time).
The Movies and Episodes implementation will not look great on mobile as it is still in a beta state and work in progress for now. I'll be working on it in the coming days.
Please let me know how it works for you and if you find those additions useful!