How to Request Shows on Netflix


Got a favorite movie you’d like to see added to Netflix? Good news. Netflix makes it easy to put in a request for your favorite movie or TV show to be added to the streaming service. Let’s walk through the steps to do that. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in the YouTube video below.

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Steps to Request Shows on Netflix

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to Log in to your Netflix account if prompted. You’ll arrive at the Netflix Request TV Shows or Movies page.
  2. Enter the name of either the TV shows or movies that you want to request be added to Netflix in the three Title Suggestion fields.
  3. Click “Submit Suggestion” after entering the TV shows or movies you would like to see added to Netflix. The Thanks for Your Feedback screen appears, with information around why some recommendations don’t ultimately find their way onto Netflix. Separately, if you want to request more TV shows or movies for Netflix to add, you can click “Suggest More Titles” toward the bottom of this screen.

5 Reasons to Request Shows on Netflix

1. Expanding Viewer Choices

When viewers request a show to be added to Netflix, they’re actively expanding the platform’s diverse catalog. This benefits all subscribers by offering more options. Imagine finding more of your favorite genres or discovering new ones. Such requests keep Netflix’s content fresh and engaging. They cater to niche audiences who crave specific types of programming. This approach ensures that all viewers have something that piques their interest. From forgotten classics to international gems, expanding the repertoire keeps subscribers satisfied. It also keeps them longer on the platform, reducing churn.

2. Filling Content Gaps

Viewers often spot gaps in Netflix’s library that could be filled by specific shows. By requesting these additions, they help Netflix identify and respond to these needs. For example, if horror fans notice a lack of classic 80s slasher films, requesting them can lead to a broader horror collection. This strategic feedback is vital for Netflix to stay competitive against other streaming services. It keeps their content aligned with user expectations. More importantly, it ensures that every genre and interest is well-represented. This responsiveness enhances user satisfaction and loyalty.

3. Influencing Cultural and Social Narratives

Shows often carry significant cultural or social messages that can influence public discourse. By requesting the inclusion of socially impactful series, viewers can help highlight important issues. Consider shows that address topics like mental health, diversity, or climate change. Their presence on a major platform like Netflix can stimulate conversations and potentially lead to societal change. This is particularly crucial in today’s world where media can shape perceptions and actions. Plus, it encourages producers to create more content that is not only entertaining but also enlightening and educational.

4. Supporting Favorite Creators

If a show has been discontinued or is not available on any streaming platform, fans often rally to have it included on Netflix. This support can breathe new life into the show and also benefit the creators. For the creators, having their show on Netflix means a wider audience and potentially more opportunities to create. It’s a show of support from fans that can lead to revivals or even additional seasons. This helps maintain a vibrant creative community where new ideas are rewarded and sustained by viewer interest.

5. Personal Convenience

Many viewers prefer having all their favorite shows in one place. By requesting specific shows to be added to Netflix, they streamline their viewing experience. No need to switch between multiple platforms or subscribe to additional services. This convenience is a significant factor in user satisfaction. It also enhances the value of their Netflix subscription. If Netflix can serve as a one-stop-shop for all entertainment needs, it becomes indispensable to its users. This convenience factor cannot be underestimated in the digital age, where ease of access is often as important as content quality.

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