via Business Insider
Mar. 17, 2017
Some Netflix members are discovering a new time-saving option that could improve binge-watching on the streaming service.
For viewers who are binge-watching a show, it can be annoying to have to watch the opening credits and hear the theme song numerous times, so Netflix is testing an option that allows viewers to skip the intro altogether.
As we’ve seen with Netflix when it comes to show ratings numbers, the company is keeping details of the feature close to the vest.
A Netflix spokesperson told CNN that the feature is one of “hundreds” of tests that the company conducts each year.
“We’re looking at what does or doesn’t enhance the viewing experience,” said the rep, who declined to comment further on the “skip intro” button and when testing on it began.
The “skip intro” option doesn’t appear for all members. If you do have it, it can be found in the lower-right corner of your screen at the beginning of episodes. For those who don’t have access to the button, keep in mind that Netflix already automatically skips the intro to TV shows when it recognizes that you’re watching multiple episodes in a row — this new method just takes that feature and turns it into a button.