Published on March 23rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Have You Gotten Onboard With Watchworthy Yet? If Not, Here’s Why You Should Do That ASAP

As this article is being written, hundreds of millions of people — if not billions of people — are currently quarantined, or at least keeping themselves at home. When stuck at home, one must keep themselves entertained in some form, and presently there is no shortage of high-quality programming available through television and streaming services. But how is it that we can best find out about which shows and films are absolutely worth your time and energy with minimal effort?

Brought to you by Ranker — the #1 digital media company for opinion-based, crowd-sourced rankings — comes the just-launched Watchworthy. In short, Watchworthy is an innovative new app geared to change the way we watch television. It offers the ability to research your tastes based on your habits and give you the best recommendations on the next shows to binge, much like how Spotify offers users suggestions based on their musical tastes and/or prior listening history, or how delivery service Postmates suggests where you ought to order your next take-out meal from.

When pressed for comment, Sean Bradley — VP of Product for Watchworthy — told The Hype: “Your Watchworthy Watchlist will ultimately take the place of what used to be your DVR list or your cable TV channel guide. We are fixing a problem where technology has actually made an experience worse — you’ll now have a centralized and personalized watchlist again. We’ve heard from a lot of early users that Watchworthy has recommended shows they’ve never heard of, so we are really proud that we’re going deep and wide into services and catalogs that people are really interested in.”

Further comment was offered by Chantelle Silveira, Chief Product Officer to The Hype: “Coronavirus has taken us from ‘Netflix-and-chill’ to a ‘Netflix-and-quarantine’ scenario and people are glued to their phones during this crisis, desperate for news, connections and entertainment. People are asking for TV recommendations on every social network out there. For better or for worse, Watchworthy couldn’t have come along at a better time as a lifeline for streamers.”

The Hype also got a quote from Clark Benson, CEO and founder of Ranker: “There’s an inherent problem when only one-third of adults say they browse their streaming content menus, and 21 percent say they would simply give up altogether when they can’t find something to watch. And with so much TV out there, it’s only getting harder to pick new shows across all of the new streaming services popping up.” Added Benson: “Watchworthy is designed to relieve the paradox of choice by accurately recommending what is worthy of your time, where to find it, and how to watch it.”

Watchworthy is free and currently available on iOS devices. You can download it from Apple’s App Store here. More on Watchworthy can be found online by directly visiting

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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