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Netflix testing 'Max' assistant on some PS3 users to improve movie recommendations

It's not available to all, but if you're running the latest version (2.08) of the Netflix app on your PlayStation 3 you may see a prompt for a new item called Netflix Max, spotted by one of our readers. Described by a PR rep we contacted as a "new user experience" the company is testing, the assistant talks to users directly and asks them to rate a few movies on the spot before providing new suggestions. The Noisecast was among the first to try out the new experience and even has a few tips on how to get it for yourself, although it didn't work on our PS3, even after uninstalling and reinstalling the app to get the latest version. The blog mentioned it does more than simply rating movies also, as it sometimes asked users to select movies based on specific criteria, like the starring actors. It can be brought up by pressing the square button on your PS3 controller, although how much you enjoy the gameified experience may vary.

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rufusman911397d ago

Good, I'm really thinking about switching to Amazon Instant Video, but maybe this will keep me on Netflix.

b163o11397d ago

Stay with netflix a little longer, I have both, Amazon has improved since it first came out, and they do have one of my favorites "TheWarriors", but they're not there yet. Also no Anime on amazon...

nik666uk1396d ago

Netflix Brazil has The Warriors, get it with unblockus along with Mexico, Canada, US, UK and Ireland Netflix

HmongAmerican1396d ago (Edited 1396d ago )

download Cruchroll app on PS store if you're into anime. Anime episode get upload after it air on tv. 30 days free trial.

ApolloAdams1397d ago

Amazon doesn't quite have the catalog but if you are also a member for free shipping then it is worth the $80.

himdeel1397d ago (Edited 1397d ago )

I have both Amazon Instant and Netflix. The two services compliment each other depending on your watching preferences. They cost roughly the same but the free shipping on Amazon is pretty nice when you need it.

nukeitall1397d ago

On one you get free shipping and no tax in many states (which won't last long for many of us), on the other Netlfix has a vastly better catalog and easier interface.

Either thought is a huge bargain though compared to cable TV. Of course the content isn't quite comparable, but I haven't really missed cable.

b163o11397d ago

Also Max is annoying, and more often then not takes you to a movie you've already seen

Smashbro291396d ago

I HATE MAX! I hit ONE button by accident I gotta listen to him chirp on for 5 minutes.

HmongAmerican1396d ago (Edited 1396d ago )

Download Cruchroll app on ps store if you're into Japanese Anime. New episodes after they're air on tv. 30 days free trail.