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Max launches on Netflix for PS3 today

Netflix has officially launched "Max" on the PS3 version of its app. According to the company, Max is a new experience "that helps you find something great to watch in a fun, conversational way."

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Netflix has officially launched "Max" on the PS3 version of its app. According to the company, Max is a new experience "that helps you find something great to watch in a fun, conversational way." By playing along with a few games, the service will recommend something for you to watch. However, if you find yourself unimpressed by Max, or don't want a robot telling you what to do, Netflix promises that Max's prominence on the dashboard will diminish over time.

Joystiq points out that Max was developed by Jackbox Games, the team behind You Don't Know Jack. That probably explains the snarky commentary of the program's virtual host.

Currently, Max is for PS3 only, but we wouldn't be surprised if he popped over to other platforms in the future.

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    June 28, 2013 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Max launches on Netflix for PS3 today.

    Netflix has officially launched "Max" on the PS3 version of its app. According to the company, Max is a new experience "that helps you find something great to watch in a fun, conversational way."

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      June 28, 2013 10:06 AM

      Is this like "Clippy" on MS Office?

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      June 28, 2013 10:24 AM

      I cannot stand search engines like this as they tend to narrow my viewing habits rather than getting me to branch out and watch things that I would normally not take a chance on. And what's with rating movies that I haven't seen, or from the example had they been viewed?

      I don't understand why Netflix cannot implement a really good basic search engine. The current one is terrible, at least on the PS3.

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      June 28, 2013 10:32 AM

      All i've ever asked for from netflix is that they let me browse all their titles like they do on the PC, but no, they keep adding garbage like this to try to 'guess' what i'd be interested in watching.

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        June 29, 2013 7:43 AM

        It really is baffling how there is no A-Z search of all titles. But there are sites where you can get this information, check out: instantwatcher.com

        It isn't surprising that they could be so far off in their decision making. Remember the idea of splitting into two smaller companies? They are still recovering from that.

        How about more titles instead of a robot? And does it really talk to you? I want to get rid of netflix now.