Bingers unite! Netflix is testing a feature that lets you select “play without asking again”

A dream for hassle-free binging

Netflix is testing a new feature that allows users to select “play without asking again” when asked if they’re still watching the content in question.

A pop-up that currently appears after watching multiple episodes in a row asks viewers whether they’d like to continue. Now, Netflix is trying out an additional option that, if chosen, remembers the user’s choices moving forward.

The news of the function being tested was confirmed by the streaming giant to The Verge earlier this week. Reporter Julia Alexander called the potential permanent feature a “sick day function” because bed-ridden bingers can easily set their favourite TV show to roll on to the next episode.

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The Verge also added that it appears the function has been in testing in certain regions but not worldwide.

Netflix subscribers on social media were excited about the idea – see some of those responses below.

 

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In other news, NME recently rounded-up the best new films, TV series and documentaries that have landed on the platform this month.

Song Exploder, David Attenborough: a Life on our Planet, Pose (season two), and Unsolved Mysteries (volume two) are some of the recommended titles that are now available to watch.

NME‘s Greg Cochrane wrote an explainer on the Song Exploder TV series, remarking on what was learned from the stories featuring R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Ty Dollar $ign and more.

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