INTRO: We’ve all scrolled aimlessly through Netflix‘s never-ending catalog before deciding what to observe. After so many months of testing, the streaming giant Netflix has reportedly started rolling out a Shuffle button in its app.
As reported by The Independent UK and a number of other users on Twitter and Reddit, Netflix subscribers are seeing the new button on the service’s home screen.
Lol Netflix now has a “shuffle” button. This is something I needed that I didn’t even know I need. pic.twitter.com/JEEsF65Bc0
— Chaby Digital (@Chabz_Classic) July 14, 2020
Unfortunately, for now, Netflix has not started a wider global rollout for the feature yet. A Netflix spokesperson told ny Post that this roll-out is simply a “second round of testing”. They have also informed The Post that the button may get revoked anytime soon for the users.
As mentioned above, this is often not the primary time Netflix is testing its Shuffle button. Last December, the corporate started adding a Shuffle button for TV shows. This time around, however, the button works for movies also. While Everybody is not an enormous fan of watching random episodes without context or re-watching TV shows, this is able to are available handy sometimes when one is finding it difficult to pick a movie.
With that said, if you’re someone like me who is basically picky when it involves watching movies and television shows, the Shuffle button won’t be a perfect solution unless your recommendations on Netflix are fine-tuned. To optimize your recommendations, i might suggest rating the shows and films you watch in order that the algorithm gets to spot the type of content you’re curious about.
So, are you seeing this new Netflix Shuffle button? Do not forget to let us know in the comments.