Netflix has announced an update to its Android processor that will bring the Play Something and Fast Laughs feature. The previous, a random shuffle play feature, was first tested in May and added as a feature to the TV app in April. The Fast Laughs feature is similar to Dicto, in that it shows random little comic clips on a quick fire. It first appeared on the iOS processor in March. Fast Locks displays a fullscreen vertical video automatically on the feed.
The Play Something update for Netflix is currently released for Android users only. The video-streaming site indicates that this feature will be tested first on iOS in the coming months. However, the Android Fast Laughs feature is already available on iOS devices from March.
You can use the Netflix Play Something feature with a new button added to the home screen – after selecting the user profile. It is visible in the lower right corner, above the menu bar at the bottom. The Play Something button hovers over the content of the home screen. It’s basically a shuffle play option that streams a movie or TV show that Netflix thinks a user wants to watch.
However, the Shuffle Play feature is not random, as it will only direct content based on Netflix users’ interests and previous viewing behavior. Play Something feature Content that users have started but is not completed, added to their watchlist or brand new content that Netflix Algorithm recommends to users.
Also, Netflix has added the TickTalk-SQ feature to its mobile apps — laughs fast. This feature automatically displays random little funny clips in full screen vertical format on the playing feed. Fast Laughs gets the exclusive menu with it in the bar below House, Coming soon, And Downloads. This feature was first introduced for the iOS app in March and the clips featured here come from a vast library of stand-ups of TV shows, movies and comedy genres.
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