Netflix is always very careful to add new features that can make its subscribers happy. Following the introduction of the “Audio Only” mode, it is time for another feature.
In particular, according to what was reported by 9to5Mac and The Verge (the original source is Variety ), the company of Reed Hastings has confirmed that in the first half of 2021 will arrive the much-requested functionality of random playback (“Shuffle Play”). The more attentive among you will surely remember the fact that this feature had already been talked about in August 2020, but in that case, it was about targeted tests and it was not yet clear whether random playback would come for everyone or not.
For those wondering, the “Shuffle Play” feature allows you to press a special button, in the test phase under the icon of your profile, to start a movie or a TV series randomly. This is in some ways similar to Spotify’s shuffle and Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. Put simply, Netflix wants to eliminate the problem of choosing content, which sometimes leads the user to spend more time in the platform’s menus than watching movies and TV series.
In any case, apparently, the choice is not totally random. In fact, the “Play Something” and “Shuffle Play” buttons start content similar to what the user has seen previously, also based on the genres most appreciated by the person involved. Furthermore, the function also seems to “fish” from the contents added to the personal list.