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Time to confess: Netflix now lets you expose your viewing history

Time to confess: Netflix now lets you expose your viewing history

  • You can find out the first thing you ever watched on Netflix. Turns out the answer is Orange is the New Black.
Orange is the New Black cast.

Netflix has revealed how you can find out the first thing you ever watched on the streaming service.

And from the replies so far, it looks like Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad are the top contenders.

Netflix created comedy-drama Orange is the New Black in 2013 and it ran for seven series until 2019. It tells the story of life inside a women’s prison and has included a range of LGBT+ characters and storylines over it’s seven-year run.

Meanwhile the five seasons of drug-dealing crime drama Breaking Bad originally aired on AMC. But since then, it has become a hit on Netflix.

How to see your Netflix history

To find out the first thing you ever watched on Netflix, simply:

1 Log in to Netflix on your desktop.
2 Click ‘account’ in the dropdown list.
3 Scroll down to ‘viewing activity’.
4 Either scroll down your list or hit ‘download all’ to get a copy.

If you download the list, you can also see how many individual episodes you’ve watched.

Interestingly, Netflix is famously guarded about revealing their statistics. And even show producers don’t always know how well their content performs on the channel.

Of course, this won’t reveal the most popular shows and films on Netflix. But users have already started confessing their viewing history.

Lil Free Stay Land on Twitter said: ‘Already know it was Orange is the New Black. Got Netflix to watch it and never looked back.’

And while Jessika on Twitter commented ‘I’m too embarrassed to say,’ other users were less shame-faced.

JamesTalksFilms screenshot his first show in February 2014 was SpongeBob Square Pants. And he said: ‘I’m very happy with this.’

LGBT+ content on Netflix

Netflix’s expansion has made it easier than ever for many to access LGBT+ content. Popular shows on the service include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sex Education and Schitt’s Creek.

But if you are still looking for LGBT+ content to stream, there’s plenty more to choose from. Check out our list of the top 20 LGBT+ inclusive boxsets here to get you started.