Thanks to the huge catalog of movies and TV shows on Netflix, picking is often a daunting task. Well, no more. After adding this nifty disruptive feature to its smart TV app, Netflix is now bringing the ‘Play Something’ button to Android to help remedy your insecurity.
Netflix offers Play Something and Fast Laughs on Android
Netflix users on Android will notice a new ‘Play Something’ button on the homepage, tapping on it will take you to a random TV show or movie that Netflix thinks you might need. Just before you start the film / TV series, you will see an interface with details of why this show was recommended, as well as the option to play something else.
Netflix’s Play Something feature is currently rolling out on Android. Mar The Edge reports, iOS users will have to wait to try out the feature. Netflix will start testing Play Something on iOS in the coming months.
Along with Play Something, there is Netflix roll out the Fast Laughs feature on Android. Fast Laughs was first launched on iOS in March earlier this year. The feature is available in selected markets, including the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.
You can access Fast Laughs from the bottom navigation bar of the Netflix app. It is placed between the ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘Downloads’ tabs. You also get options to respond, share the clip, mute, add to the watchlist, or watch the show directly.
Apart from these, Netflix is expanding its ‘Downloads for You’ tool to iOS in the coming months. The feature will automatically download movies and shows to watch online based on your preferences.