Netflix has rolled out its Kids Mystery Box feature to Android devices worldwide today, eight months after the initial announcement. This feature, located in the “Favorites Row” at the top of the Netflix homepage, allows kids and their caregivers to discover new content in a more interactive and fun way. The Mystery Box will change daily and includes shows and characters like Ada Twist, Iggy, and Rosie from “Ada Twist, Scientist,” as well as dinosaurs from “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.”
The streaming service has a variety of kid-friendly content, including popular titles like “Cocomelon,” “Gabby’s Dollhouse,” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio,” which was just nominated for the 2023 Oscars. Netflix also has dedicated kids’ profiles, which enable parents to block specific shows and access viewing history.
The Mystery Box feature is similar to Netflix’s shuffle button, the Play Something feature. This feature selects a title for the user based on their preferences. The Kids Mystery Box feature uses the same concept, but is designed to be more playful and engaging for younger viewers.
The update follows Netflix’s recent revamp of its iOS app, which has a new billboard layout, card transitions, animation for profile screens, and more. It is unknown whether the Android app will receive the same upgrade.