Authorization

Netflix says its testing a shuffle feature for when you dont know what to watch

Netflix is testing a new feature that can help you start streaming when you dont know what to watch. The company confirmed its testing a shuffle mode of sorts, which will allow you to easily click on a popular show to start playing a random episode. The idea with the feature is to offer an experience thats more like traditional TV where you could just turn the set on, and there would be something to watch.
With todays streaming services, that sort of seamless experience is more difficult to achieve. Instead, viewers now have to first select a streaming app, then scroll through endless menus and recommendations before they can settle on their next title.
The new shuffle feature, instead, offers something closer to the experience of turning on cable TV, when there was always some classic favorite show playing in syndication.
The shows being tested with the new feature appear to be those that people choose when they dont know what else to watch, like The Office, New Girl, Our Planet, Arrested Development and others.
The Office, in particular, has a reputation for being a go-to pick for when youre not in the middle of some other binge fest.
The TV shows appear in a new row, titled Play a Random Episode. To get started, youd click any TV shows thumbnail, and a random episode from the series then starts playing.
The thumbnails themselves are also adorned with a red shuffle icon to indicate theyll play a random episode.


Can Netflix and Hulu just add a shuffle button to tv series ? I know I want to watch the Office, but narrowing down the episode is just way to hard.
CHEMICAL aleX (@alexandra54637) April 19, 2019
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«     2020    »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930