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Date: 2018-01-23

There is a light at the end of the vast amount of content on Netflix: someone created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.

Reddit user, CrazedEli – aka Ville Salminen, announced his creation, called Flixable, on the r/television subreddit last Friday. It is basically a search engine for Netflix and it is worth checking out; it could save you hours of wasted time.

Flixable shows what is popular, what is original and what is leaving Netflix. Users can browse by genre and IMDb rating, and filter their searches based on release date. Salminen said he built the site as a hobby to learn more about programming. He noticed that many Netflix user on Reddit were frustrated by the streaming service's unintuitive browsing options, pointing to one popular complaint in particular: 

"Why doesn't netflix have a decent way to browse content? I feel like i'm fairly stuck with the 50-100 titles shown to me on the homescreen, why can't I browse their thousands of titles that they do they have outside of a search bar? why do I have to know the shows name to find it?" from netflix

"That confirmed my suspicions that there's still demand for a site like Flixable," he said.
Flixable only catalogues what's available on Netflix in the United States, but he plans on expanding it to include other countries as well.

"It's starting to seem that I should start reconsidering my day job." added Salminen.

Let us know what you think about the platform, will it make your life easier?

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