Thanks to Netflix’s huge catalog of movies and TV shows, choosing what to watch is often an overwhelming task. Well, not anymore. After adding this nifty shuffle feature to its smart TV app, Netflix is now bringing the “Play Something” button to Android to help cure your indecision.
Netflix adds Play Something and quick laughs to Android
Netflix users on Android will notice a new “Play Something” button on the home page, tapping that will take you to a random TV show or movie that Netflix thinks you might like. Right before starting the movie / TV series, you will see an interface with details on why this show was suggested, along with the option to play something else.
Netflix’s Play Something feature is currently available on Android. Like The Verge report, iOS users will have to wait to try the feature. Netflix will begin testing Play Something on iOS in the coming months.
In addition to Play Something, Netflix is Launch of the Quick Laughter feature on Android. First launched on iOS in March earlier this year, Fast Laughs is a TikTok-like feed of funny clips from movies and TV shows available on the streaming platform. The feature is available in select markets, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.
You can access Fast Laughs from the bottom navigation bar of the Netflix app. It is located between the “Coming Soon” and “Download” tabs. You’ll also find options to react, share the clip, mute, add to watchlist, or watch the show directly.
In addition to these, Netflix is expanding its “Download for You” tool on iOS in the coming months. The feature will automatically download movies and shows to watch online based on your preferences.