Do you also feel like you spend more time scrolling through Netflix than actually watching anything? Same. Well, it seems the streamer has finally picked up on the general sentiment and has launched a new feature for those of us who can't make decisions.
Yesterday, Netflix announced its new "Play Something" feature. Effectively a shuffle button, when selected the tool automatically puts on new shows and movies that you’ve never watched before, sparing you the gruesome task of looking for what to watch next.
So what if you don't like the show Netflix suggested for you? Netflix has thought of that too. A "Play Something Else" button can launch a brand new series or film, something on the user’s list, or an unfinished series or film that might be worth a revisit.
Play Something made its official worldwide debut for all Netflix users on Wednesday with the button appearing on TV-based versions of the Netflix app. However, the streamer has announced plans to roll out the feature for mobile and Android devices in the future.
For now, you can find the Play Something button in several places on Netflix’s app, including underneath your profile when you log in, the left-side navigation bar, and in the tenth row of Netflix’s homepage.