Never Get Stuck On What To Watch Again With Netflix’s New Shuffle Feature

Cool Sh*t / 27 January 2021

Ditch the browsing dilemma and let someone else make the decisions thanks to Netflix’s new Shuffle Feature.

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long day at work and can’t wait to melt into the couch with a takeaway feed in your lap. You flick on the TV and start browsing for something to watch. Suddenly, you’ve spent 30 minutes watching trailers and endlessly scrolling through TV shows, plagued by indecision.

Your dinner’s cold, your brain’s fried and you toss the remote to the side in defeat. But, what if there was a better way?

Get ready for a brand new feature from Netflix that is set to banish decision fatigue for good. In the first half of 2021, the streaming giant is due to roll out a new shuffle feature that will give you an easy way to find a flick in minutes.

Essentially, the shuffle function uses Netflix’s algorithm to predict films and shows you might like based on your past streaming behaviour. The feature will then automatically start playing new picks, meaning you can skip browsing entirely if you choose.

It won’t feel like a new concept to many of us. In fact, many of our favourite streaming services such as Spotify already use a shuffle feature to predict songs and artists we might like.

So, when can we expect to access this new shuffle feature? While details are scarce about the exact rollout dates, Netflix has said it is due to launch in the first half of 2021. We’re unclear whether this is a trial or slated to be a permanent new feature, so we’ll keep you updated once we know more. 

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