Netflix will make an experiment for a shuffle feature for some specific shows -this new feature will select a random episode from certain shows.
From the subtext we can understand it will be like the shuffle feature for music in a playlist. This new feature will help the viewers pick an episode to watch when they are not sure which episode to watch. The test of this pilot will include shows like The Office, New Girl, Our Planet and Arrested Development and more.
Netflix spokesperson confirmed the experiment in a statement – “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.”
There will be a new row in the Netflix menu which called “Play a Random Episode.” Once the viewers click on a thumbnail, a random episode plays. If you want to test this feature, look for a red “shuffle” icon.
The Android Police publication, which monitors Netflix developments on Android devices was the first to notice this experiment.
This new feature might be related to Disney’s streaming service.