Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 pm30 5:26pm

MightyTV Is Like Tinder, Only It Sets You Up With Movies

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You have the TV on, the clicker in hand, the popcorn made, the lights dimmed, and you’re ready to watch a movie. You fire up Netflix, and start scrolling. And scrolling. And scrolling. Suddenly you’ve blown half of your two-hour window just looking for something to watch, drowning in a sea of star ratings and Western Movies With Strong Female Protagonists. Hate to break it to you, but you’ve come down with a case of Netflix Paralysis. It’s an epidemic.

A new app called MightyTV (iOS-only for now, Android soon) aims to solve this problem using a unique concoction of Tinder-style swiping, machine learning, and a collaborative personalization mechanism that can not only find something for you to watch right now, but can account for the tastes of everyone on the couch and find something you’ll all love. The app is out today, it’s super slick, and it might have a chance to do what so many have tried and failed to pull off.