That means you might end up with a series or a movie you have never seen before, something you’re already watching or that’s on your list, or a show or film that you left unfinished midway through. And if you don’t like what Netflix picks for you, you can hit a “Play Something Else” button as many times as you want until you land on something that does suit your interests — a little bit like flipping the channels on television.
In its announcement video, Netflix showed a couple having trouble deciding what to watch — that’s a situation we have all been in at some point, but Play Something isn’t perfect for those situations since it only works with one profile in mind. It won’t take into account the tastes of multiple profiles before picking something for you at random. It’s also restricted to TVs/ living room devices.
But Netflix wants you to really make use of the feature, so it’s putting it in three places. Play Something will be available on the profile selection screen right under your name. You can also access it in the navigation menu (wherever available) on the left side of the screen. And lastly, Play Something will also take over the tenth row on your Netflix homepage.
Play Something is also compatible with Text-to-Speech (TTS), Netflix says. If you use screen readers, head over to Netflix’s Accessibility help centre to learn how to set up Play Something over TTS on your TV.