The Netflix Play Something feature is perfect for indecisive viewers

Can't decide what to watch? The Netflix Play Something feature will make things a whole lot easier

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Nothing is quite as satisfying as cozying up in bed and indulging in a Netflix marathon. However, sorting through endless options—or, worse, finishing a series—definitely presents its challenges. Luckily, the streaming service is here to help those who are a bit indecisive or having trouble letting go of their favorite show. (If you like the Movies Under 90 Minutes section, you're going to love this.)    

The new Netflix 'Play Something' feature will likely save you a half hour of searching through titles. On signing in, subscribers are prompted to hit the Play Something button underneath their profile , which in turn presents three choices: 

• Play a new film or show that's similar to something you've watched before

• Play a film or show that you've previously seen but might want to rewatch

• Play an episode from something you've started but haven't finished. (Not to worry: you'll pick up right where you left off!)

Essentially, the service makes it simple to settle on something quickly—a luxury for the lazy and the tentative.  

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Although we're anxious to test out this new element, we're pros who are already well-versed with the current Netflix queue. From rom-coms on Netflix to documentaries and everything in between, we're more or less settled on what to watch next, but we'll help you keep an eye out for things you can't miss!

Be sure to catch up on these fantastic Oscar-nominated movies and get ready to air out those teenage grievances with Never Have I Ever season 2, due out later this year. If you're anxious to get caught up in an empowering fantasy, the newly released Shadow and Bone is perfect for you. And, if you've had one too many marathons and can't quite muster up the will to hit the hay, Netflix’s Headspace Guide to Sleep will help you catch those much-needed zzz's. 

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)