Amazon Prime Video on Android now offers a ‘shuffle episodes’ button on some TV shows.
As spotted by Android Police, the button shows up on the Prime Video Android app’s latest version. Interestingly, there’s no option to shuffle on iOS or Prime Video’s website yet.
In my testing, the shuffle button didn’t show up for every TV show. Parks and Recreation had it, for example, while The X-Files did not. Granted, I wouldn’t use the shuffle button on a more narrative-driven show like The X-Files — it makes more sense for comedies and other shows with asynchronous development.
One downside to Amazon’s implementation is you can only shuffle episodes on a per-season basis. It’d make more sense to have an option to shuffle every episode of a show from every season.
Amazon’s Prime Video isn’t the only streaming service adding shuffle options. Netflix is set to launch a shuffle play feature sometime in the first half of 2021.
Source: Android Police