Netflix knows exactly how long it has before it loses you

Researchers at the company have found that if a typical subscriber doesn’t find something to watch in about 60 or 90 seconds, they could lose interest and move on to something else, like a video game, a book, or even old-fashioned TV. […] Getting recommendations right is crucial for Netflix. The company’s business is built on keeping you interested and keeping you streaming. Because as soon as you can’t find something to watch, you’ll quit. – Tim Stenovec, Tech Insider