HBO Max Adds a Shuffle Button on Desktop

HBO Max has launched a shuffle button for desktop users, allowing users to start playing random episodes of some of their favorite shows on the streaming service.

With the shuffle button, users can cut down on time spent scrolling through the HBO Max library, looking for something to watch. It’s great for those subscribers who have a “comfort show,” or a title they like to leave on for background noise.

HBO Max subscribers can choose the shuffle button on the series detail page for 45 shows, including titles like “Friends,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Looney Tunes,” “Rick & Morty,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “Selena + Chef,” “Whose Line is it Anyway,” and more. 

Unlike the Netflix shuffle button, which chooses a random show or movie related to previously watched content and viewing preferences, HBO Max randomizes episodes from a series the user picks themselves. That can cut down on time spent watching the first few minutes of a new-to-you title to see if it’s interesting before switching to something else.

Here’s the full list of titles users can shuffle on HBO Max where the new feature is available:

  • A World of Calm
  • Adventure Time
  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  • Apple & Onion
  • Chappelle Show
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog
  • Craig of the Creek
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Ed, Ed and Eddy
  • ER
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Fresh Prince
  • Friends
  • Full House
  • Great Pottery Throwdown
  • Hot Ones
  • How It Really Happened
  • Impractical Jokers
  • Key and Peele
  • Looney Tunes
  • Martin
  • Mike & Molly
  • Regular Show
  • Reno 911!
  • Rick & Morty
  • Robot Chicken
  • Scooby-Do, Where Are You!
  • Selena + Chef
  • Sesame Street
  • South Park
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Boondocks
  • The Mentalist
  • The Middle
  • The Nanny
  • The Office
  • The Shot: Uninterrupted
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Total Dramarama
  • Two and a Half Men
  • We Bare Bears
  • Whose Line is it Anyway
  • Young Sheldon