The feature is now only available on the Netflix web platform, but it's appearance could mean Netflix if planning to bring it to their apps down the line. The shortcut has yet to make its way onto the Netflix app.
Netflix is experimenting with a new button that would change that, giving some users a new clickable square on the intro screen that says "Skip Intro".
Nothing kills a good binge-watching session like a painfully long intro. However, reports suggest that this button is only appearing in select TV shows like Netflix's own House of Cards and Iron Fist.
Netflix has proven time and again that it values user experience, always testing out new features, picking up discarded popular TV shows, and enhancing the quality of its videos. But I can see why skipping the intro is a requested feature; viewers can only stomach House of Card's ominous time-lapse opening, which is almost two minutes, so many times. What's more, the opening sequence will be automatically skipped in case the episodes are auto-playing.
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Netflix executive Smita Saran told CNN the feature is still being tested and the company has not made a decision about whether it will become a permanent feature on all platforms. Back in the dizz-ay, users could rate series on Netflix with a scale of 1 to 5 stars.
The problem with the five-star system, he said, is that it encourages people to try too hard to be critics.
The streaming service is now testing a button that permits subscribers to skip the theme or credits of some TV shows.
On Wednesday, Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said he was considering bringing mobile-specific cuts of its original movies and shows to its users.