|The Watching home page, where viewers can use filters to begin finding recommendations on what to watch next.|
GUEST BLOG / By Gilbert Cruzoct, New York Times.
There are more movies and TV shows to watch — and more ways to watch them — than ever before. But there are still only 24 hours in a day.
The New York Times has launched Watching, a TV and movie recommendation website that will help you choose programs and films you’ll love and find where they live.
What Is “Watching?”
You’ll find Watching at nytimes.com/watching. It’s a new website designed to help you make decisions about what you should watch next. (It’s also a twice-weekly newsletter that you should definitely subscribe to here.) We are constantly looking at the wide world of streaming and TV content and winnowing out everything that’s not worth your time.
What Can I Do With Watching?
At the top of the site, you can tell us what you’re in the mood to watch or which genre you’re interested in, and we’ll give you a series of recommendations from across many streaming services. (See the screenshot above.)
If you give us your streaming preferences, we can weed out content that does not appear on your particular services.
When you find a TV show or movie that sounds interesting, get more information by heading to its individual recommendation page, where you can find:
• Information on where to stream the title and the ability to start watching with one click
• Guidance on why you should watch it (or why it may not be for you)
• Links to some of the best essays, interviews, recaps and reviews about the title from across the web
After you tell us what services you’re most interested in and use our tags a few times, Watching will prominently display recommendations at the top of the home page that fit your preferences.
If you want a little extra guidance, read our Recommendation of the Day or our thematic lists for some inspiration.
Once you’ve found a title you want to watch, you can save it to your personal Watchlist. Consolidate all of those scraps of paper and random phone notes in one place and never lose track of what you plan on watching.
All New York Times subscribers as well as anyone who is a registered user. If you’re neither, head over to Watching (link below) and sign up for a free account.