Does the idea of a random play button for Netflix seem appealing? The company started to test exactly that with some users of its Android app, according to Android font. For those who have been included in the test, this new option appears in two ways: a dedicated column "Play a popular episode" on the screen of the application, which shows The office, arrested developmentand Our planet. Fans of these first two players can probably enjoy any episode, regardless of the season, and the reshuffle makes sense for nature documentaries where each episode has its own theme.
Netflix also displays a "Random Episode" button in the playback controls once you have started watching a series for which the service thinks this concept is perfect. Obviously, there are many serial shows where falling into a random episode would not make much sense or would be nice.
But if you just want to put on Friends, NCIS, Parks and recreation, or The anatomy of Gray in the background, this could turn out to be rather practical. Netflix is also very interested in anthology type programs – hello, Black mirror – and mixing also makes a lot of sense for this type of content. The company has already experienced to mix his episode orders.
The edge You have contacted Netflix to find out if subscribers of other devices and platforms can expect to see this option soon. I do not see it on my Pixel 3 XL, so even on Android, it seems like a limited test at the moment.