Netflix introduces a new way to stream its shows with 'bizarre' audio-only mode

Tapping this button will turn the entire screen on your Android device blank, with only audio playing. Alternatively, you can go into the Netflix app settings and switch the ‘audio only’ option on.

The new feature could come in handy for certain users, but the mileage you’ll get out of it depends on the content you like to experience.

If you’ve got a tonne of chores to do around the house and want to listen to something while you work, then this feature could be perfect for following documentaries, true crime programmes or stand-up shows that have been in your watch list for ages.

However, if you’re the kind of person that mainly watches action films – such as 2020 Netflix Originals Extraction or The Old Guard – then this feature won’t be as handy.