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Netflix Launches Flixtape, Allowing Fans to Make Mixtapes of Their Favorite TV Shows & Movies

What will John Cusack make of this?

We’ve come a long way from John Cusack blasting Peter Gabriel on a boombox in “Say Anything…” With cassette tapes and burnt CDs having mostly been replaced by Spotify playlists, Netflix is looking to go even further with its new Flixtape feature, which is just what it sounds like: custom playlists of movies and TV shows for you to keep to yourself or share with the object of your affection.

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The streaming giant introduced the new functionality via a minute-long video pairing instructions with brief clips from some of its most popular shows: “Master of None,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Orange Is the New Black.” In a clear appeal to younger viewers, the 101 offers an explanation for what mixtapes actually are before explaining that Flixtapes have their own names and can be sent to whomever you want.

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Flixtapes are already available, so go forth like a latter-day Cusack and share your favorite streaming media with someone you love.

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