Netflix is reportedly testing a new feature which allows immediate viewing of a random selection of episodes of certain shows – effectively it’s ‘shuffle play’ for streaming viewing.
The new feature will reportedly help viewers instantly stream an episode of their favorite show when they’re not particularly searching for something specific. TV shows offering the featured appear in a new row called ‘Play a Random Episode’.
A statement from a Netflix spokesperson says: “We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app. These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”
For now, the test seems to be restricted to shows with mostly standalone episodes like “The Office,” “New Girl,” “Our Planet” and “Arrested Development”.