Netflix testing 'skip intro' feature that cuts off opening credits



The total time saver button is now live, however, only for web-browsers.

"Netflix finally has a Skip Intro button!" one elated tweeter wrote, while another joked: "I nominate the inventor of Netflix's "skip intro" button for a Nobel Prize".

Binge watching Netfix's numerous originals would be a lot better if viewers didn't have to watch the same intro over and over again. It seems that, for the moment, the feature is available for a handful of shows, including Iron Fist, House of Cards, Rick and Morty, and Doctor Who. What's more, the opening sequence will be automatically skipped in case the episodes are auto-playing.

Also in the news of Netflix, the firm announced that it is ditching the five-star movie ratings in favor of a Facebook-style system using thumbs up and down.

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Of course, if Netflix really wanted to help people binge more easily, they could just get rid of the "Are you still watching?" prompts.

Netflix said to PCMag via a written statement, "Given that star ratings have traditionally been used to indicate quality in entertainment, members were sometimes confused about how to think about rating a title". Given that opening credits are normally the same length for every episode of a TV show, it's not exactly hard to implement from a technological level. The new system should be more straightforward, enabling members to tell the company what type of titles they did and didn't enjoy.

However, not all of shows available on Netflix let users skip through.

Netflix users have long called for an option to skip the opening credits to a TV show.

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