New Netflix button lets viewers skip the intros on some shows

Posted March 20, 2017

Thankfully the new feature will compensate for the shows that have cold openings as well, containing different prompts for each. It has started testing a new "skip intro" button. Netflix already does this with many shows that have intros that are at the top of the show.

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. According to Business Insider, it is now available on House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Iron Fist, Mad Men and The Office.

After the longstanding request of many Netflix users, the option to skip intros has been added.

As the name suggests, the skip intro button will enable viewers to skip the entire intro that's at the start of every episode. Although if the episodes are on auto-play, the opening sequence will usually be skipped anyway.

Now the feature is only available online and not from the Netflix app. PC Magazine reports that the streaming site is also looking to replace its rating system from its current 5 stars to a thumbs up or thumbs 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.

It's only appearing for some users at this point, and if you do have it, you'll see it in the bottom right hand corner during the opening credits.

As it so happens, I never skip the credits - there is an art to the title sequence, and even the mediocre ones these days still establish a mood.

This change in Netflix's rating system has been in development for a while. We're assuming that it will show up on mobile apps relatively soon, although that will require an update.