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Netflix update makes it even easier to binge watch your favorite shows

The latest update to the Netflix for Android app has improved what they call the "post-play" experience, making it even easier to jump to the next episode in a series. While Netflix users have long enjoyed auto-play of the next episode, the new version slaps a bright red "Play next episode" button on the screen as the credits start to roll, saving you those extra few seconds when it comes to binging through whatever you're watching.

The update comes right in time, too, as the second season of the sleeper hit Orange is the New Black premiered this week to the delight of fans of the Netflix original series. Those watching Netflix on their Android phone will be able to skip right ahead to the next TV episode or movie in their list, while those watching Netflix on an Android tablet only get to skip ahead on movies. The latest version of Netflix is available from the Google Play Store.

With this new-found ability to jump ahead with a single tap, what are you going to binge on from Netflix next?

 

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Netflix update makes it even easier to binge watch your favorite shows

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This is great and all, but i've been using an old Galaxy S2 Skyrocket with MHL an d a BT controller to watch my media and make my dumb TV smart.
I wish mobile Netflix had autoplay for TV shows, but it doesn't.
This is a step in the right direction though!

Why doesn't Netflix integrate some of this for the Chromecast. Not that it's taxing to click the next episode on my phone/tablet but every single other way to use Netflix provides the auto-next feature.

Really sucks that this new functionality is only available is watching on your phone or tablet. With so many Chromecasts sold (and Netflix being one of the first non-Google services able to be used with them and a selling point in those first few days with the free Netflix offer if you bought a Chromecast), it's amazing that they didn't make it a universal feature no matter how you watched.

If you read the "what's new" section under Netflix in the play store it actually says this feature works for TV shows for phones and tablets bit movies for only tablets. So tablets get the midst functionality, not the other way around. Actually makes a lot more sense

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Good catch. Maybe Derek can edit the post accordingly. I read "What's New" to mean tablets can jump to the next episode in a TV series or the next movie in My List, but phones can only jump to the next TV episode in a series.

It doesn't say anything about Chromecast in "What's New", and I haven't tested it, but I would think the same functionality would work since the phone/tablet functions as a remote for Chromecast playback.

Love Jericho too.. That's my next show to binge watch. .. In the process of binging in Prison Break

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Been binging on the new season of OITNB. It's been really choppy. Not sure if it's the app update, server stress or something else. My WiFi network is fine and speedy as usual.

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It's the preferred method for me to watch my shows at the moment. It certainly does make watching shows from the couch elegant on older living room setups. Actually it does a better job than the PS3, so I stopped using that for the task.

Or hated Post-Play with a passion. Just thought I'd point that not everyone likes being forced to run to the remote if they don't want to watch another episode, or for those who fall asleep and forget which episode they're on. Or those who don't want their kids to be able to binge.