Did Netflix just create the ultimate binge-watching hack?

Posted March 20, 2017

For those that don't want to sit through a minute or two of opening credits on TV shows, Netflix has you covered.

The service has reportedly begun rolling out a new feature that allows users to skip title sequences of some shows. Until now, those who were exhausted of hearing the same jingle for the tenth time during a binging session used the right arrow key to skip a couple of frames, but that always left them either watching the last seconds of the intro or missing the first seconds of the show.

So far there's been a lot of positive reactions to the new Netflix feature on social media.

The Skip Intro feature also works for other programs outside of the Netflix Original label, such as The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.

But it is not clear to how long the button has been in effect. Netflix did not respond to a request for comment. Although if the episodes are on auto-play, the opening sequence will usually be skipped anyway. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. It seems that, for the moment, the feature is available for a handful of shows, including Iron Fist, House of Cards, Rick and Morty, and Doctor Who. For Netflix to roll out the feature on a broader scale, would require certain updates on various platforms where Netflix is available. We've reached out to the company asking for more information.

'Five stars feels very yesterday now, ' Mr Yellin said at a press briefing, according to The Verge.

Netflix has already tested its new ratings system on a select number of users. If you click on it, you can start binge-watching right away.

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That's thanks to a new algorithm that "matches" users to content based on their previous activity.

Of course there are some people who prefer their intros.

All you have to do is change the numerical code on the end of the "genre" URL.

From Asian action movies to baseball films, the codes allow you to access thousands of sub-genres - no matter where you live.