Most Netflix viewers practice the art of binging, which is to watch multiple episodes of television shows all in one sitting, and there is nothing worse than having to go through the same old opening title sequence 13 times throughout that session.
Netflix has heard the cries of many and are currently testing a ‘skip intro’ button to solve all your woes. It even works on shows where the opening titles start after a cold open – an opening scene from when you press play.
While the button is still in testing phase, many viewers have begun spotting the function, with the earliest report of it on Reddit about 22 days ago.
Speaking to CNNMoney, Netflix spokesperson Smita Saran noted that the new function was one of many tests that the company conducts on a yearly basis.
“We’re looking at what does or doesn’t enhance the viewing experience,” Saran said.
Many Netflix users have begun to heap praise on the streaming company for the feature, as seen on Twitter.
@netflix officially has a “skip intro” option. this is pure joy.
— Erin O’Brien (@erin_skii) March 18, 2017
THERES A SKIP INTRO FEATURE ON NETFLIX NOW I AM SCREAMING
— Delaney Motter (@loser513) March 8, 2017
I love “skip intro” part on Netflix thank you @netflix
— CK (@TheRealCEK) March 8, 2017
the skip intro feature on netflix is my fav part of 2017 thus far which says a lot about how exciting my life is
— ☻ (@djsandbach) March 8, 2017
Whoever created the "skip intro" button on Netflix is going places
— abigail johns (@abigail_johns) March 16, 2017