Inside Netflix’s “secret club,” movies are released early to a privileged few

“This is to decide the season Netflix binge – but apparently not all Netflix menus are created equal.

According to The Wall Street JournalSeveral thousand Netflix users have been granted special access to unreleased Netflix original TV shows and movies before they are officially released.

This secret society was used to help the streaming giant iron out any kinks in its programming to pave the way for seamless streaming for its 223 million subscribers. Although only 2,000 members have signed up, according to the magazine, the mega-platform will reportedly open its exclusive door to tens of thousands of people from around the world early next year.

A special program called Netflix Preview Club was launched more than a year ago. Members reportedly fill out surveys after viewing unreleased content. Feedback played a crucial role in the 2021 film Look Up, with critics suggesting the film would be more comedic and less serious.

The report claims that the streaming service has a secret preview club that influences its programming.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence star in Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’, which helped launch the streaming giant’s preview club.

On Reddit from 2021several people claimed to have received invitations to the coveted clique.

“Yes, it is legal. You’ll watch Netflix original movies before they’re released and answer survey questions about them. (Also, you have to sign an NDA because they’re not actually released and still in final editing), one user wrote.

“You get a dedicated Netflix account and they get an email when there’s a movie for you to watch. You should usually watch and review within a week.

It is unclear how these elite members were selected.

The Post has reached out to Netflix for comment.

The power of content suffered two quarters in a row It lost subscribers this year and expects to spend about $17 billion annually on new shows and movies, according to the Journal. Subscriber growth recovered in the third quarter.


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