It's not very often that Netflix launches actual new features. It tends to focus more on content (which is generally fine), but Android users now get a feature that users of some other devices have had for a while - Post-Play.
Netflix first launched Post-Play in 2012. What it does is queue up the next episode in a series as you finish one, making it easier to just keep on binge watching (which has become a big part of television viewing culture with Netflix's help).
In a blog post late Friday, Netflix said:
At Netflix we’re very focused on making it easier to enjoy more TV shows and movies. If you use Netflix on Playstation 3, our website or a number of other devices, you may already be familiar with the “Post-Play” feature. Today we added this feature to our Android app making it even easier to watch more on additional devices.
“Post-Play” works for both TV shows (phones and tablets) and movies (tablets only). At the end of an episode, we will automatically queue up the next one and start playback unless you choose to pause or stop. For movies, we will offer three recommendations to try next. You can dismiss “Post-Play” by simply tapping on the video.
The release happened to correspond with the debut of Orange is the New Black: Season 2. If you were watching it on Android, perhaps you noticed.
Netflix says Post-Play is coming to Chromecast in the coming months.
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