Netflix’s new ‘Play Something’ feature is for the indecisive

Netflix is introducing a feature that will let you put the decision-making into an algorithm's hands, if you want to.

With Play Something, Netflix uses its algorithm to immediately queue up a film or series you’ll likely be interested in based on what you’ve watched before. If you’re not satisfied, Netflix also lets you click again to ‘Play Something Else’ to start watching a new series or film, something from your list, or anything you’ve partly viewed.

As it currently stands, Play Something is coming to Netflix’s smart TV apps first, followed by other versions including computers and smart devices, so you may not see the new feature just yet. It does not appear to be on desktop or Apple devices in Australia at the moment.

When it’s available on your device, the Play Something button will appear either underneath your profile name, after scrolling to the tenth row of the Netflix homepage, or in the navigation menu.

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Chris Button is an award-nominated writer for Screenhub based in Adelaide, who specialises in videogames and technology. His words have appeared on Junkee, GameSpot, Byteside and plenty more. He loves all things screen-related, sport, and small fluffy animals.   Chris also uses Twitter more than he probably should.