Netflix Will Release a New Movie Every Week This Year
Netflix recently announced that it will release over 70 original movies in 2021. That means you’ll be able to watch a new movie on Netflix every week this year. The streaming service also made several other announcements, including the best ISP (internet service provider) for streaming Netflix, the most-watched movies and TV shows on Netflix in 2020, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the announcements Netflix made.
A New Netflix Movie Every Week
Some of the 70+ original movies coming to the streaming service this year include ‘Red Notice’ starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot and ‘Don’t Look Up,’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
There are also other big stars coming to Netflix this year, including Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Garner, Dave Bautista, Jake Gyllenhaal, and more. Halle Berry is also making her directorial debut with the movie ‘Bruised.’
If you’re a fan of high school romance films, you’re only a few weeks away from being able to watch the final installments of ‘To All the Boys’ and ‘The Kissing Booth.’ Netflix’s list is also expected to grow over the months as the streaming service acquires more productions from film festivals and other sources.
Netflix Reveals the Best ISP for Streaming
Netflix recently updated its speed index report that ranks the best ISPs for streaming in the US. The report says that the best ISPs for streaming videos this year are Comcast, Cox, Mediacom, Optimum, Spectrum, Suddenlink, and Verizon FiOS.
Netflix updated its speed index report after the company upgraded its encoding scheme to deliver high-quality videos at smaller file sizes. That means you can now enjoy faster Netflix streaming speeds without a loss of video quality.
If you want to find out how your ISP performs compared to others, you can download the full ISP Speed Index on Netflix’s website here (Netflix ISP Speed Index).
Netflix Reveals Its Most-Watched Movies and Shows
Most Watched Shows on Netflix
In its latest letter to shareholders, Netflix revealed the most popular original shows in the last quarter. The list includes ‘The Crown,’ which had over 100 million viewers, ‘Bridgerton,’ which had 63 million viewers, and ‘Alice in Borderland,’ which had 18 million viewers.
Netflix also revealed Google’s top 10 most searched movies and TV series of 2020, many of which were Netflix originals. The list includes ‘Tiger King,’ ‘Cobra Kai,’ ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Emily in Paris,’ ‘Ozark,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Outer Banks,’ and ‘Enola Holmes.’
Most Watched Movies on Netflix
According to Netflix’s report, George Clooney’s ‘The Midnight Sky’ is on track to be the most-watched movie of the season. The streamer estimates it had 72 million viewers in its first 28 days. ‘We Can Be Heroes’ was also a hit, with an estimated 53 million viewers in its first four weeks.
Netflix Shuffle Button Rolling Out Soon
While Netflix has not officially announced when it will release a shuffle feature, the company said it plans to release a feature that “gives members the ability to choose to instantly watch a title chosen just for them versus browse” in the first half of 2021.
With the Netflix shuffle feature, you will see a button on the Netflix home screen that will choose a movie or TV show based on what you’ve watched before and what’s saved to your My Netflix List.
The Netflix shuffle button has already been available for some smart TV users in the past months as part of the testing process. If you want to find out more about the Netflix shuffle button and how to use it, check out our previous article here.