Netflix Solves an Ultimate First World Problem with New “Post-Play” FeatureBy: Josh Wolford - August 15, 2012
I (and you as well) should probably blame our sloth, impatience, and general inability to say no to anything on Netflix Instant. I’m so used to watching TV series in marathon blocks of 5, 6, 7, and even 10+ episodes in a row that watching a new series week-to-week nowadays is brutal, brutal torture. Sometimes, I’m even tempted to let episodes of Breaking Bad pile up on the DVR just so that I can watch them in one, glorious block. I don’t do that, of course, because I’m not superhuman. But sometimes I want to.
People who love nothing more than a good dozen-episode marathon of a great TV show: Netflix is thinking of you. Today, they’ve announced a new “Post Play” feature that makes it even easier to watch the next episode of whatever you’re watching.
With Post Play, Netflix will minimize the credits as soon as the episode it over. They’ll be sent to the top left-hand corner of the screen in a small PIP box. They’ll also cue up the next episode for you. You can click on it immediately or wait 15 seconds, at which time it will begin on its own. It’s a time saver, and a solution to an ultimate first world problem.
Post Play also work with movies, as Netflix will now cue up three recommendations of movies you may want to watch next.
Netflix says that Post Play should be available online and on the PS3 today. Support on other devices, like the Xbox 360, is coming soon.