Netflix Now Has a “Play Something” Feature That Randomly Chooses What to Watch

Netflix offers a variety of content from kilig-inducing K-dramas to action-packed Hollywood blockbusters to exhilarating anime titles. However, there are days when you might just want to relax and watch something without having to stress over the multitude of choices on the service. Or perhaps you really just can’t decide what to watch even after hours of scrolling through their offers. If you can relate to this, then you will be ecstatic to hear that NETFLIX FINALLY HAS A “PLAY SOMETHING” FEATURE TO HELP YOU OUT.

In a blog announcement by Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix, the Play Something feature offers a unique and exciting way to discover new titles based on what you’ve watched in the past. Here’s how it works:

There are multiple ways to find ‘Play Something’ on your TV:

  • Underneath your profile name

  • The 10th row on your Netflix homepage

  • The navigation menu on the left of the screen

When you hit the ‘Play Something’ button, you’ll be instantly met with a series or film Netflix chooses based on what you’ve watched before. Or, with one more click, you can ‘Play Something Else’ and get:

  • A brand new series or film,

  • A series or film you’re already watching,

  • A series or film on your list, or

  • An unfinished series or film you may want to revisit.

If you use screen-readers, ‘Play Something’ fully supports Text-to-Speech (TTS). To discover your next favorite film or show with ‘Play Something’ using TTS, visit the Accessibility help center through your TV device settings.

When finding your next story, let the story find you. Whether you’re in the mood for a new or familiar favorite, just ‘Play Something’ and let Netflix handle the rest. Easy.

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