Whether with Netflix, with HBO Max, with Disney + or with whatever service, or worse still if we have several of themsometimes choosing what to see can be more complicated than it seems. And it is that, the greater the offer, the more we will have to think about which option we finally stay with. This is the same thing that happens when we cross the section of the supermarket dedicated to chocolate, when we have to decide on a new smartphone, and also when we have some leisure time and we have to choose what we want to see.
And sometimes this problem can become more acute, and I mean. The first time we watch a series, we obviously consume it sequentially. Whether it has a deep horizontal plot (the one that extends between all or part of its chapters) or a light comedy without any continuity, the logical, common and normal. However, once seen in an “academic” way, sometimes I want to see her again but in a more casual way. And this is where the problem intensifies, but also the solution proposed by HBO Max.
I don’t know if it will happen to you, but sometimes it happens to me that I want to remember a series that I have already seen, but not sequentially. Instead, I feel like watching a single episode. Friends, Futurama, House, How I Met Your Mother, Curb Your Enthusiasm… it happens to me with many, and in the end, after deciding which series to watch, tI have to spend some time deciding which episode to watch.. And yes, I am aware that it is a minor problem, but it never ceases to annoy me to lose five minutes of my free time to make that decision.
Thus, precisely to facilitate that decision, and as we can see in the service itself, HBO Max has included a new button that allows you to play a random episode of the chosen series. This function, at the moment, is available in 45 series, among which we find from Friends to Rick and Morty, passing through Big Bang and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The function, yes, at least for the moment is only available in the web version of HBO Max, not in its apps, and at least for now it is unknown if it will be incorporated later, as well as how this function will reach more series.
This feature is coming to HBO Max almost a year after Netflix added its Shuffle Play feature, still pending to reach all service interfaces. The main difference is that the Netflix function randomly chooses some content that we have half played, and is not limited to a specific series, as HBO Max does.