If you haven’t noticed it yet, go and check the Netflix home screen as there have been some changes. You can now see a “shuffle play” option!
So, Netflix has decided to add a shuffling feature so that its users can enjoy streaming movies and TV shows with a hint of surprise! This option is actually great for two reasons. Firstly, now you don’t have to think hard and ask other people for suggestion on what to watch. Simply use this feature and let the fate decide!
In addition, say no to fights with siblings, spouses, and friends! Let Netflix decide what you’ll be watching this evening.
Source: The Verge
Do you know that this option has been available since July? In fact, the company has already tested and is still testing a couple of looks on how the feature might look in future. They’ve played with “Play Something” as well.
Obviously, the plan is to productize it and not just leave it on as an experiment. For now, the option is only available for TV devices so stop right there if you were about to complain the inaccessibility.
Again, this shuffle feature or shuffle button chooses programs, based on your previous watches! So, if you previously watch Stranger Things, it’s possible the spin might lead to Umbrella Academy.
TechCrunch was the first to notice these changes! Previously, there were features that took you to a completely random episode of a specific TV series. It sounds interesting but not if you’ve got a very specific taste – or if you’re too moody!
A spokesperson has said: “We run these tests in different countries and for different periods of time - and only make them broadly available if people find them useful.”