I'm sure /qa/ has heard of Kodi - a media player most infamous for hosting plugins that enabled piracy. But! That's not what I want to talk about!
A common problem I find with local streaming solutions like Plex, or Emby, or even paid streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, is that although there's mountains of content to be potentially watched, the sheer number of options makes it impossible to find anything to watch. And, so, your backlog steadily grows ever longer as you download more and more content that you will never watch.
So, that's where a really cool plugin for Kodi can step in! PseudoTV! Essentially, you point it to media directories and dictate how it should play episodes: randomly or sequentially, and in essence, it creates a sort of TV station for all the media you've amassed! You can even set up ads breaks, set channel logos, and browse the program guide for what's coming up throughout the day. And, unlike with standard TV, if there's nothing on that you want to watch, you can time-skip to a later point when there is something on that you want to watch. Moreover, you don't just have to have one station: you can set up multiple. For example, you might setup an anime movie TV channel, a TV anime TV channel, a live-action TV channel, a movie channel, and so on.
Maybe this is too niche of a thing for most people to want to deal with, but I still think it's a really neat idea.https://github.com/PseudoTV/PseudoTV_Live