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Netflix Just Wants You to PLAY SOMETHING

About Netflix:

There are times when we just don’t want to make decisions. A Friday evening after a long work week. A fridge full of food but nothing jumps out. A family movie night where no one can agree. We’ve all been there.

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.

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.

It’s not a bad idea — and there’s a great Vulture article explaining the gestation of this new feature — but personally, I don’t know how much I’m going to use it.

Personally, I just need the ability to hit random on shows I know and love and would be fine with as background noise (The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Frasier, etc.)