New Netflix Feature Automatically Plays Content You Like

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If you ever have been frustrated trying to find a good TV show or movie to watch, Netflix has a solution.

A new Netflix feature called “Play Something” lets you shuffle through a selection of movies and shows that match your interests, based on what you have watched on Netflix in the past.

And if you don’t like what’s been suggested, you can click “Play Something Else” and get more options, including new shows or films, an unfinished show or movie you previously were watching, or a series or film on your watch list.

Writing about the new feature, CNBC says:

“It will help Netflix mimic a more traditional cable experience where users turn on the TV and something is already playing. The feature could also help get viewers hooked on the company’s exclusive content, which would help it retain subscribers.”

If this new feature sounds familiar, it’s possible you already have seen it. Netflix has been testing the shuffle feature for several months, so it will not be a surprise to some subscribers.

Netflix plans to introduce the feature for TVs initially. It also plans to begin testing it on mobile devices soon.

There are multiple ways to find “Play Something” on your TV. Netflix says it will be:

  • Under your profile name
  • On the 10th row on your Netflix homepage
  • On the navigation menu on the left of your screen

Watching more Netflix programming is just one way consumers in the U.S. continue to move away from traditional cable TV service. Rather than paying the high cost of cable and satellite services, consumers increasingly are looking at lower-cost options for their entertainment.

If you want to slash your programming costs, consider subscribing to a streaming service. We run down some of the most budget-friendly options in “13 Streaming TV Services That Cost $20 a Month — or Less.”

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