Netflix's Play Something button decides what to watch for you

The button will play something Netflix thinks you'll like.

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With the Play Something feature, you don't have to pick something to watch.


Indecisive Netflix viewers have a new way to find something to watch. The streaming platform has created a feature called Play Something.

"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 Wednesday in a blogpost. And if whatever pops up doesn't suit your fancy, the Play Something Else option will surface either something new, something you're in the middle of watching, something you never finished or something on your list to watch. 

Netflix said you can find Play Something in three ways: under your profile name, in the 10th row of the Netflix homepage or in the navigation menu to the left of the screen.