One of my few complaints with the Netflix app for Android has always been that the app makes it more difficult than it should be to indulge in binge-watching behavior. Watching episode after episode of a TV show meant either going back into the episode list again, or hitting the show's tile from the home view again, and neither was ideal.

With a recent update, however, Netflix has added what it calls a "post-play" experience, which gives users the number and title of the next episode, along with a big red "play next episode" button. Just like on the web, the next episode will play automatically unless you stop it. For movies, Netflix will offer three things to watch next, making it easy to jump into another film, though the movie recommendations will only appear on tablets.


The only downside to this new experience is that it's not available on Chromecast just yet. But the official Netflix blog promises that post-play will come to Chromecast soon.

Source: Netflix Blog

Liam Spradlin
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  • Elislurry

    Finally!! That was the most annoying thing about Netflix and chromecast

    • Ray

      Sure was sometimes I would forget the episode number I just watched and had to guess until I got it right pretty annoying

      • JoeyKhache

        1st world problems...

      • Kevin

        Both of your comments don't make sense.

  • sean

    But will ever be available for the Roku 2xs or roku 3 :/ *sigh*

    • Brian Lippman

      I have a Roku 3 and it does do the Post Play "Next Episode" stuff. Is your app/device not updating correctly?

      • sean

        I have the two xs. I'm not upgrading until the 4 comes out.

        • smithj33

          Then why would you say it's not available for the Roku3, when the 3 has had this feature. Don't make stuff up.

          • sean

            Can you read? I never said it's not. I said "But will it" It's a question. Let's not be that person.

          • smithj33

            You did say will and it has been as long as I have owned a 3. Do some research or ask.

          • sean

            I thought the word "it" went through. So will it be available for the 2 or 3. Is that better. My apologies for the one word missing that confused you. I'm sorry. I forgot the question mark as well. Feel better?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Just in time for the binge watching of Orange Is The New Black season 2. Excellent.

    • MistMaster

      Saw the first episode of season 2 last night, sooooo good! However, I haven't been able to find the new "post-play" option, I still have to go back to the episode list and manually select the next episode. I use an android box called a Minix Neo 7 and stream via vpn (https://ironsocket.com) since I live outside the US. That shouldn't be a problem, right? I should still get the update like everyone else?

  • slurivariv

    This is a step in the right direction! Hopefully they have the chromecast update in a few weeks.

  • Alexandre Leites

    apk pls?

  • Austin Haggerty

    They should also do this for the Wii u

    • hoosiercub88

      It does it on the PS4 and Xbox One.. so it seems like a matter of them updating the Netflix app for Wii U.

  • Renu Bisht

    Finally this has come, great.


  • Steve Freeman

    This is awesome. I watch Netflix on my phone while on the elliptical at the gym (so I don't get bored and just not do cardio...), and trying to hit the little back arrow, and etc etc to get to the next TV episode was annoying. The little button that pops up now is so much more convenient.