The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left everyone across the globe quarantined at their home to make an effort to avoid the outbreak and help flatten the curve. While some people are still working remotely from their homes and balancing it out with their regular home chores, few are finding it hard to pass their free time and beat the boredom. If you find yourself in a similar situation, binge-watching content across different platforms, it is likely that, at this point in time, you might be count-zero on your watchlist. In which case, here’s a quick tool to help you find what to watch next — aptly named, WhatToWatch.
What is WhatToWatch?
As you can guess by its name, WhatToWatch is a show and movie recommendation service, which helps you find your next title to binge-watch on your favorite platform. It is completely free to use and does not display annoying ads on its interface, unlike some of the other show/movie recommendation services. What’s even interesting about WhatToWatch, is that it recently got featured on Product Hunt — a product discovery platform that allows creators to share their latest creation with the world and users to find new products that interest them. To give you an example, VisaList, one of the essential travel tools, in our opinion, that allows you to find Visa requirements for different countries based on your home country for a simplified travel experience, also started its journey with Product Hunt.
How does it work?
WhatToWatch works by first searching for popular shows and movies on the internet, based on what people are searching for online. And then, curating them based on type, genre, rating, and release date to help you find something to watch to your liking or interest. All of that, every single day — to keep you updated with the popular shows and movies so that you don’t miss out on them.
How to use it?
To use the WhatToWatch, all you need to do is head over the website, here, and filter the recommendations by genre to get all the shows and movies per your selected genre. From here, filter the results by type — shows or movies — based on what you want to view. And then, sort these results by rating, release date, or alphabetically, to further narrow down your search. While you do that and come across a show or movie that interests you, tap on it to view more information. The service, then, pulls up the details for the same, such as its ratings on IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, the directors, the cast, and a brief overview of what the title is about — all in one place, without requiring you to leave the website.
Besides, WhatToWatch also gives you the option to add the shows and movies you find interesting to your watchlist so that you can revisit them later. Furthermore, to keep you updated with the latest titles, in case you can’t hop on to the website every time, the service even has a digest weekly subscription, which you can sign up to, to receive the best trending shows and movies recommendations in your inbox, every Friday.
So, if you are struggling to find a way out of boredom and are cannot make up your mind on what to watch, you must definitely check out WhatToWatch to find some good recommendations.
Note: At the time of writing this article, WhatToWatch has recommendations for around 220 shows and movies, with new ones getting added every day.