Netflix will soon let you preview films and TV shows via trailers

The streaming service wants to help users make "faster and more confident decisions"

Netflix is to add preview videos to its service in a new movie to help users decide what to watch.

Currently viewers of the streaming service can only watch previews for original content produced by Netflix itself. Soon, though, you will be able to watch a short trailer for all TV shows and films in its catalogue.

As Consequence Of Sound reports, the trailers are made specifically by Netflix as “video synopses that help members make faster and more confident decisions by quickly highlighting the story, characters and tone of a title”.

Previews will currently only be available when streaming Netflix on your TV, but are expected to be introduced on all eligible devices such as Roku and games consoles within the next few weeks.

Last week (November 30), it was announced that Netflix users can now watch some of its content offline for the first time.

Confirming recent rumours about offline viewing , the streaming giant announced in a statement on its website: “Netflix members worldwide can now download in addition to stream great series and films at no extra cost.”

The statement continued: “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the details page for a film or TV series and you can watch it later without an internet connection.”