Netflix unveils Play Something, a new feature designed to make streaming more like regular TV
Streaming television has always been rife with decision fatigue. The endless buffet of content can make choosing a show to watch a debilitating chore, a far cry from the joy of browsing an old-fashioned video rental store like Faye in San Francisco or watching a regular old CRT TV. and immediately find a sitcom or news show.
Now Netflix has unveiled a new feature that takes the guesswork out of what to watch. Play something, a feature that Vulture reported has been going on for decades, essentially allowing your Netflix app on a smart TV to randomly start playing a show or movie, bypassing the decision-making process entirely.