Thursday, October 21, 2021

Netflix launches ‘Play Something’ for Android users

Netflix has launched a new feature "Play Something" that will make it easier to find something to watch when a user can't make a decision.

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Netflix has launched a new feature “Play Something” for its Android users that will make it easier to find something to watch when a user can’t make a decision.

Currently, iOS users won’t be able to use the new shuffle feature. But Netflix announced that it will start testing Play Something on iOS in the coming months.

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“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,” the company said in a statement.

Netflix also launched its Fast Laughs feature, which rolled out on iOS earlier this year, on Android mobile. Fast Laughs is a TikTok-style feature that shows clips from various comedies found on the platform.

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On Android, Fast Laughs will be accessible from the bottom navigation bar with a dedicated tab.

Netflix recently announced the acquisition of video game creator Night School Studio, marking the first purchase of a gaming studio for the streaming giant.

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Along with the acquisition, the company has also rolled out five mobile gaming titles in select European markets.

Night School Studio is best known for its debut game, Oxenfree, a supernatural teen thriller with an eerie soundtrack.

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