Undecided what to watch? Tired of streaming the same things? Recently, Netflix added a new feature that could help viewers decide what to look for.
The streaming service giant introduced a new “Shuffle Music” button under the home screen profile icon. Since July, it rolled out the the feature to millions of members worldwide, but only on television devices.
This feature would enable the device to automatically stream content you might like. The button will also help you stop another fight with your partner on what you’re going to watch tonight.
What’s with the feature?
Netflix has been continuously trying to help users find content that would fit their taste. The company also used various tests and features over the past few years. They also added pre-roll videos, screensavers for TV apps, pre-roll videos, and content shown on the home screen.
Similarly, the streaming service has an auto-play feature that makes it look like a traditional television. The film usually starts when it’s turned on. But it didn’t suit many users’ tastes. Netflix recently allowed members to disable the feature when it was updated earlier this year.
Elsewhere, Netflix attempted to put up a toggle feature with the recent “Shuffle Play” button, which is the latest of numerous tests. Also, Netflix’s algorithm might pick something the consumer hasn’t seen before but the recommendation algorithm thinks they’ll like it.
Nonetheless, Netflix confirmed the button is just an experimental project. But it’s not just an ordinary experiment. The company hopes to absolutely productize “something,” a spokesperson told Variety.
Netflix added they’re running these tests in different countries and for different periods of time. The feature will only make them broadly available if people find them useful, the company added.
Lately, several Netflix users had a shuffle alternative in their TV app’s sidebar navigation. In 2019, the company attempted to play random episodes of a particular show or movie.
How the Internet reacts with the new feature?
The recent toggle function has, meanwhile, caused conflicting views from users who woke up on the home screen with a different click. Below are some of their thoughts on Twitter, as expressed.
Twitter user Turner Levison tweeted that although the latest functionality is fascinating, even a mad person will “rock the fortune wheel of Netflix.”
Another person answered to Levison claiming the user has been asking for years to get this feature so he/she wouldn’t like to click for 30 seconds and photo one. “I want to be striking unexpectedly,” said Noisea.
Stacy said on her tweet that everyone who still watches free TV these days. “These people usually cannot make up their minds and Free TV takes this burden off their hands,” the Twitter user added.
While many users were surprised to see the new button on the Netflix app for TV, Netflix still needs to collect feedback from each different test.
The video streaming company should compare the results before making decisions on whether to continue with it or when the shuffle feature will be launched publicly.