Netflix is testing a ‘random episode’ feature for TV shows

Does the idea of a shuffle button for Netflix sound appealing? The company has begun testing exactly that with some users of its Android app, according to Android Police. For those who’ve been included in the test, this new option appears in two ways: there’s a dedicated “Play a Popular Episode” column on the app’s home screen that features shows like The Office, Arrested Development, and Our Planet. Fans of those first two can probably enjoy any random episode, regardless of the season, and shuffle definitely makes sense for nature documentaries where each episode has its own theme.

Netflix also displays a “random episode” button in the playback controls once you’ve started watching a series that the service thinks this concept is a…

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