Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix? You’ll love this new feature!

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Watching Netflix. (Photo: Mollie Sivaram/Unsplash)
  • Struggling to find something to watch? Netflix content will now find you.
  • A new feature titled "Play Something" will do all the hard work for you.
  • You just have to open Netflix and start watching. Easy!


Netflix on Thursday announced a brand-new feature that takes the cumbersome decision-making process out of your hands.

Can’t decide what to watch? Leave it to the experts at Netflix.

"Sometimes you just want to open Netflix and dive right into a new story. That’s why we’ve created Play Something, an exciting new way to kick back and watch," says Cameron Johnson, Director, Product Innovation at Netflix.

He added: "When you hit the 'Play Something' button, you’ll be instantly met with a series or film we know you’ll love based on what you’ve watched before. Or with one more click you can 'Play Something Else' and get: A brand new series or film, a series or film you’re already watching, a series or film on your list, or an unfinished series or film you may want to revisit."

To keep it easy, you can find Play Something in multiple ways on your TV: Underneath your profile name, the tenth row on your Netflix homepage, or on the navigation menu on the left of the screen.

Play Something fully supports Text-to-Speech (TTS) for users that use screen-readers.

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