Receive Netflix recommendations from friends and play them with your smartwatch

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Netflix has added Android devices, including smartwatches, to the list of those through which subscribers can make direct recommendations to friends about cool shows to watch, the video streaming company confirmed in a blog post. Other features included in the update will allow Netflix control directly from Android Wear smartwatches.

Using the Social Recommendation feature, which launched through the Website, iPad, iPhone, PS3, Xbox, and other set-top boxes and smart TVs back in September, Netflix subscribers can let friends know about great shows by sending a recommendation on Facebook. Watch a show, and once the episode finishes, select the friend you want to recommend it to via an icon of their faces. You can add a message, and send the recommendation, which will show up the next time the person logs into his Facebook account. If he hasn’t yet connected the two, it will be sent as a private message via Facebook. And now the capability is available from Android devices as well as via the Netflix app.

Netflix Android Wear

Related: Netflix now lets you choose which Facebook friends you recommend movies to

There’s specific Android Wear integration, too, that will allow the recommendations to work with Android smartwatches as well. A subscriber will receive an alert on his wristworn device when he’s received a recommendation.

What’s more, Android users will be able to enjoy some additional cool features. As seen in the image above, you can add images and action buttons to watch, get more info, or thank a friend for a recommendation before adding it to your watch list.

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