Netflix is testing a random episode option for watching shows

It didn’t disclose which series are being tested with the new option.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 4:18pm
  • Life

By Peter Sblendorio / New York Daily News

Watching Netflix might soon take even less effort than it now does.

The streaming giant announced it’s testing out a new option that would allow users to tune into a series without having to select a specific episode.

“We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app,” a rep for Netflix said in a statement obtained by the Daily News.

“These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”

Under the current Netflix format, viewers select the series and episode they wish to watch before it starts to stream.

Netflix did not disclose which series are being tested with the new random episode option. The streaming service is home to numerous original series, in addition to shows that previously aired on other networks.

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