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Netflix rolls out Shuffle Play option to help decide what to watch

Netflix rolls out Shuffle Play option to help decide what to watch
Posted at 12:10 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 19:08:52-04

As the pandemic has stretched on, maybe you have run out of things to watch on your Netflix playlist. Or maybe you have a hard time deciding what to watch when you finally get a moment to relax.

The streaming service has a solution: Shuffle Play.

The new feature will appear on the main page below your profile icon, according to some users who are already seeing it.

Netflix confirmed to TechCrunch.com the button will randomly play content it thinks you will like, it could be a movie or show you are currently watching, something you’ve saved or a title similar to things in your queue.

Netflix has experimented with “shuffle” concepts, releasing a sidebar option called “play something” earlier this summer for some users. Last year, there was a shuffle mode that would play random episodes of tv series you liked.