Netflix Testing New Random and Top 10 List Features, But What They Still Need Is Playlists

/Film | 4/19/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Netflix has become such an integral part of our entertainment livelihood that most subscribers don’t even care when the streaming subscription service raises their prices a little bit. Thankfully, they’re finally coming around to giving their users new ways to find programs to watch, as well as making it easier for them to pick something to watch on a Saturday night.

After years of Netflix customers asking for the ability to choose something to watch at random, the streaming service may finally come through. They’re testing a new feature that would allow users to play a random episode of a given TV series, which will help keep you from wasting time trying to pick an episode to watch.

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On top of that, Netflix is also trying out a feature that gives users Top 10 lists of popular programs in certain categories to see if they want to watch what everyone else is watching.

Find out more about the Netflix testing random feature and Top 10 list features below.

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First up, Android Police (via Mashable) reports that some viewers are being given the opportunity to try out a new “random” viewing option. It won’t pick just any title at random in Netflix’s library, but instead, you can use the random selection feature within individual TV shows to pick an episode at random. As you can see above, the random feature has been applied to several shows available in the Netflix library.

The screenshot above came from an Android user’s Netflix app (for those curious, it’s v7.6.0 build 19 34157). Netflix also released a statement to Mashable about testing the new feature:

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“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...
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