I have been waiting a couple years to figure out if Netflix planned to introduce Max to the other Netflix interfaces, but it seems like he’s just stayed on the Playstation Network and I really have no idea why.
If you don’t have a Playstation and Netflix, let me fill you in. ‘Max’ is a interface much like “Face” that was on Nick Jr. back in the day with his goal to help you ‘Max’imize your Netflix experience. Max talks to you and asks you a number of questions to help you decide what you might want to watch. Usually this consists of The Rating Game where you rate things you’ve already seen. It’s not always that great which is why I figured it was part of some kind of beta, but after about 2 years it seems like Max has remained a Playstation exclusive.
Of course, if you have been using Netflix on your Playstation you might just need to update. Not everyone has Max, but most accounts should if you regularly watch Netflix on your Playstation. There isn’t any way to turn Max on or off, since your account is theoretically always trying to suggest titles for you based on your ratings and viewing history. This is just a different interface for the same information.
Anyway, it’s kind of fun to play with if you’re bored and don’t know what you want to watch so if you haven’t yet, you might want to give Max a try.
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