We currently subscribe to pretty much every major streaming service. The size of the list of movies and TV shows I would like to watch is the problem, not picking which one at any given moment to watch.
Netflix, however, thinks the feature we most need is a shuffle feature which will allow us to jump immediately into watching something.
In the company’s shareholder letter, released this week, it said it planned to roll out its “Shuffle Play” feature, which it has been testing worldwide since August. According to Netflix, the idea behind the feature is to “make it easier for members to find something to watch.” Shuffle Play serves up movies or TV shows similar to what you’ve already watched, or within genres you frequently view. It will also select from shows you’ve saved in “My List.”With This Brilliant New Feature, Netflix May Have Just Solved the Biggest Problem With Streaming Video | Inc.com
After further thought, I can think of one time this feature would be useful: when putting something on to go to sleep watching. Something random that either passes or fails the test of keeping me awake.