April 20 2019

Netflix reportedly testing random episode play button

Have you ever sat there thinking, “Man, I wish I could just shuffle Netflix like I do a musical playlist?” I know I haven’t! Well, it seems Netflix thinks there are some people out there who want this.

Reports have cropped up of some users being offered a “Play a Random Episode” button, which the company then confirmed. “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app. These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”

Currently, the test seems to be using episodes from The Office, New Girl, Our Planet, and Arrested Development.

I get it, sometimes you don’t know what to watch, but the idea of shuffling TV episodes just seems… odd. Test away, but I can’t picture myself ever using this.

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