Netflix tests its TikTok-like comedy feed on TVs

Deepak Gupta February 22, 2022
Updated 2022/02/22 at 11:47 PM

You didn’t think Netflix would leave its TikTok-style comedy feed on phones, did you? Sure enough, the company is rolling out a test that brings the Fast Laughs feature to TVs. Turn it on and you’ll get a flurry of funny clips from Netflix shows, movies, and (of course) comedy specials. Find something you like and you can watch the entire event or add it to your watch list.

The addition is rolling out “slowly” to subscribers in English-speaking countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. If it’s enabled, you’ll find it on several lines on your homepage. Fast Laughs will respect your content settings, but will not be available on children’s profiles.

The expansion might seem odd for a feature effectively built to attract people glued to social media apps on their phones, but it’s easy to see the logic of a TV edit. Fast Laughs is ultimately a discovery tool for viewers who can’t decide what to watch. This can help you decide on a show relatively quickly when trailers (or Netflix’s seemingly endless carousels) just aren’t enough.

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