Netflix Is Testing a Button That Skips The Opening Credits

Netflix Is Testing a Button That Skips The Opening Credits

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Maggie Coughlan
Mar 20, 2017
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Netflix just made binge-watching your favorite TV shows easier than ever. The streaming service is currently testing a "Skip Intro" button that allows users to skip the opening credits of television series.

If you can't bear to listen to Regina Spector howl out "Yooooou've gotttt tiiiiiimmeeeee!" yet again when you're trying to get your fill of "Orange Is the New Black" or if you're starting to feel like "House of Cards" theme song composer Jeff Beal is working on the soundtrack of your life, you're in luck.

Eagle-eyed Reddit users were first to spot the new feature, which you'll find at the bottom right corner of the screen once a show's intro begins to play, about 23 days ago. Some said they spotted it while watching "Stranger Things," the Netflix original science fiction series starring Winona Ryder and David Habour, while others noticed it during "Parks & Recreation."

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Netflix's spokesperson Smith Saran told CNN that the feature is just one of "hundreds" advancements the company is testing this year.

"We're looking at what does or doesn't enhance the viewing experience," Saran said.

But according to Entertainment Weekly, you'll only be able to use this feature when streaming a show in a web browser, it is currently unavailable on the app.

While it's unclear whether the "Skip Intro" button will be a permanent feature, some social media users sure seem to hope so.

"There is a skip intro button on Netflix now. I've never been so blessed," someone wrote on Twitter.

"Netflix installed a 'Skip Intro' button and my life has improved by like 50% because of it," said another.

But not everyone is in a rush to get to the next episode.

"You know you love @HouseofCards tho when the new @Netflix button to skip the intro means nothing to you," wrote another Twitter user.

Do you love or loathe the opening credits?

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