Netflix is testing out a 'shuffle episode' feature for some TV shows 1 year ago

Netflix is testing out a 'shuffle episode' feature for some TV shows

Feel like you can't ever decide which show to watch on Netflix?

We all know trying to choose what to watch on Netflix is one of the most difficult challenges for human beings these days.

You'll scroll, watch trailers, add stuff to 'My List' and keep browsing until it's actually too late to watch something.

It just happens way too often.

Well, we've got some good news: Netflix are reportedly testing a "shuffle episode" feature for some of their shows.

The idea has been compared to the shuffle music feature on Spotify (or whatever music-streaming service you use), and would let people instantly stream an episode of their favourite show.

Which, let's face it, would be so handy when you can't decide what to watch.



In s statement to Deadline and other publications, a spokesperson for the streaming service confirmed they were testing the feature - but for a very, very specific group of people.

They said:

“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.”

The publication report that shows like The Office, New Girl, Our Planet, andArrested Development are among those that are involved in the experiment.

The shows that offer the feature would be included in a new row, called Play A Random Episode, and would have a red 'shuffle' icon.

Android Police report that the Android app, v7.6.0 build 19 34157, gave some users the option to hit 'Random Episode' in the playback options.