One thing about binge watching shows is that you don’t always want to watch every episode’s intro. Life would be easier if Netflix just offered a button to skip the intro if you just want to jump straight into the show itself.
Well, according to reports, Netflix is doing just that. It is testing a new “skip intro” button that I bet users will love.
The skip intro button will allow viewers to skip the entire intro at the start of every episode. However, it looks like this button is only appearing in select TV shows like Netflix’s own House of Cards and Iron Fist at the moment. It’s also appearing in some third-party shows like The Office and Mad Men. This button will work with two kinds of intros, ones that have a title sequence and others where the intro comes up after a cold open.
This button has only been spotted on the web version of Netflix so far and not on the apps. We don’t know if and when this button will be widely rolled out and when support for apps will be added, but users will find it interesting if and when it becomes available widely.