While I’d like to see a global Netflix shuffle button in the same vein of Spotify, that’s probably not happening. There are hints that we’re getting the next best thing. Netflix was earlier spotted running a test which would let users shuffle episodes on long-running TV shows. It was a limited test, and the firm made no promises that the changes would stick.
For users not lucky enough to be in the test, ShutterFlix for Netflix is a chrome extension that does the same. Installing the extension adds a random episode button (pictured above) to TV listings. Not sure what episode to start on? Just start anywhere. The extension will also let you shuffle while watching an episode — in case you change your mind.
It’s probably not going to be your cup of tea if you’re into watching plot-heavy, drama-filled shows like Stranger Things, The OA and so on. On the other hand. if you’d rather unwind with a random episode of the Office or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it’s probably something you could consider doing.
Like all Chrome extensions, this one will work on the new Microsoft Edge as well. Give it a try from the Chrome Web Store and let us know what you think in the comments below.